^ That doesn't surprise me. Why do we have spoilers in a season nine thread? Like I said before, people shouldn't be in here who haven't already read season eight! I suspect that Giles will be on Angel's mind a lot in that book and rightly so.
I thought that it counts as a spoiler if it's directly about the content of S9.
Since they will be working the cases from Giles's journal, finishing his unfinished business so to speak (and with the statement in one of the interviews that Giles will be the 'third most important character' in the book), maybe we'll see more flashbacks of Giles, not just those related to what happened in S8. Maybe they're using some of the ideas that were considered for the Ripper movie that never happened.