He finds Giles drinking alone in his flat. His friend looks terrible. It’s the first time they’ve seen each other since Giles dropped out of university.
”How’s it going, Ripper?” Ethan asks.
”Don’t call me that.”
”What would you prefer? Rupert? Mr Giles?”
”Our friend is dead, Ethan. Because of us. Doesn’t that affect you at all?”
”You can’t wallow forever, Rupert.”
”I know. I’ve made a decision. I’m going to work for the Watchers’ Council.”
“What? Researching demons, instead of summoning them? Look, you can pretend to be a prim and proper Watcher, like Daddy, but you’ll always be Ripper at heart.”
”Get out, before I prove you right.”
”Be seeing you.”