| The subject of this article is non-canonical.|
While created as part of licensed material, it has not been confirmed as part of the "real" Buffyverse.
|"Sins of the Father"|
|The past revisits both the Slayer and her Watcher...|
|Publication date||November 1999|
|Published by||Pocket Books|
Buffy's old boyfriend from Hemery High in LA, Pike, makes a surprise appearance in Sunnydale, much to the everyone's shock, particularly Buffy's. Only Pike hasn't come to catch up with Buffy; he's being pursued by a rock demon known as Grayhewn. Pike had originally killed the demon's mate after it had killed his friend and now the demon wants Pike dead in the most painful way possible. As soon as Pike makes his appearance though, Buffy struggles to deal with her old feelings for Pike as well as her love for Angel, creating nothing but confusion within herself. Meanwhile, Giles appears to be dating a new teacher named Miss Blaisdell. But since Giles has been seeing her, he seems to waver in and out of consciousness and doesn't appear to care at all about Buffy or her struggles. Miss Blaisdell, as it turns out, is working for a man from Giles' past, a man from his very personal past, who wants nothing more than to painfully torture the Watcher and make him suffer.
- Buffy Summers
- Joyce Summers
- Rupert Giles
- Xander Harris
- Cordelia Chase
- Willow Rosenberg
- Oliver Pike
Behind the Scenes
- Tagline: "The past revisits both the slayer and the watcher."
- Setting: Season 3.
- German: "Sünden der Vergangenheit" (Sins of the Past)