THE GAP. BtVS Intertext/Allusion.

After the destruction of the Hellmouth and Sunnydale at the end of "Chosen," the Scooby Gang assesses the aftermath:


WILLOW: We changed the world. I can feel them, Buffy. All over. Slayers are awakening everywhere.

DAWN: We’ll have to find them.

WILLOW: We will.

GILES: Yes, because the mall was actually in Sunnydale so there’s no hope of going there tomorrow.

DAWN: We destroyed the mall? I fought on the wrong side.

XANDER: All those shops, gone. The Gap, Starbucks, Toy R Us… who will remember all those landmarks unless we tell the world of them?

The Gap is an American clothing store chain. Its official website offers this brief self description:


Gap Inc. was founded in 1969 by Donald and Doris Fisher in San Francisco, California, with a single store and a handful of employees. Today, we're one of the world's largest specialty retailers with three of the most recognized and respected brands in the apparel industry — Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy. Gap Inc. has approximately 165,000 employees supporting more than 4,200 stores in nearly 3,100 locations in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Japan and Germany.

--David Lavery