The events of Season 8 take place somewhere between 1 1/2 and 2 years after the end of Season 7, if I remember correctly, which puts it after "Not Fade Away," and the "After The Fall" arc in IDW comics, which along with a couple of miniseries featuring Spike, are the only part of that publisher's issues that Joss was involved in, and has acknowledged as canon.Are the events of s08 happening after s05 of AtS ? But we know from The Girl In Question that at least some of the events happen at the same time. And I haven't read After The Fall but I assume it takes place right after Not Fade Away. So how is Angel everywhere at once ?
"The Girl In Question" was mentioned briefly at the beginning of Season 8 as being part of a hoax perpetrated by Giles and Andrew to mislead some of Buffy's enemies (and, I suspect, a couple of her old boyfriends) into thinking that she was in Rome, having an affair with the Immortal, when she was, in fact, running a Slayer academy headquartered in a castle in the mountains, somewhere in Europe.