Welcome to another episode written by the great David Greenwalt. It starts off with the trio of Scoobies watching a Bollywood film and trying to figure out the plot while a lone girl runs from a group of men in cloaks dressed up like monks. Is there any wonder why I love this show so?
Cordy practices laughing to impress a guy while Buffy and Willow walk and talk of guys, or well undead guys. Well one undead guy by the name of Angel. Cordy talks down on Xander, how he is beneath her and she only dates grown men. So why do they end up dating in a few episodes time? Oh Cordy, if only you knew what the future has to hold.
Giles tries to make Buffy see how important it is for her to keep training more and more. If things are a bit slow around the hellmouth right now that is no reason to let up her work. It is time for her to work harder and get ready for whatever happens next. He tries to make her see how she has a purpose and that makes her special but she points out what again that she wants a nice normal life and none of this.
She blows off the library as she is prone to do after school and meets up with Willow and Xander. Meanwhile Cordy practices her fake laugh and oh can you tell it is fake. Her college boyfriend has a friend who takes an intrest in Buffy and Cordy forces her to go and talk to him while Xander once more lets out his jealous side. Buffy isn't impressed by them, at least not until one of them starts to be all charming and what not and Buffy can't help but smile. He warmed his way into her heart. Buffy still turns the man down just as Giles calls her to train. He is not happy. She runs after him as Xander and Willow look on, wishing they had money and cars like those guys.
Buffy finds a bracelet on the ground and Angel pops up out of nowhere. We see how much the two of them care about each other but Angel pushes her way. Telling her that it would be too hard for the two of them to be together. It would only cause them pain so Buffy storms off. The next day at school Cordy asks Buffy to go with her to the college party and Buffy says yes in order to get over how Angel treated her.
Turns out the college kids are doing demon sacrifices underneath their fraternity. Xander tries to get Buffy put on patrol duty but she lies and tells Giles that her mother is sick and she can't go. Willow lectures her about the party and how it isn't good for her to go but Buffy doesn't want to hear it. She just wants to have fun, tho Cordy tells her that this isn't about fun, it is about helping Cordy find her place in the world. Xander decides to go to the party as well, in case there is an orgy.
Cordy and Buffy make it to the party and Cordy still doesn't know how to drive. She can't park worth a damn, almost as bad as me. Almost the second they make it inside Cordy ditches Buffy and runs off with some guy, leaving Buffy standing alone against the back wall. Poor girl. A drunk guy tries to get a hold of Buffy but the guy who swept her off her feet at school shows up and asks her to dance at the last minute.
After the dance she goes outside, if she had stayed inside she would have seen Xander carried off. The guy she was dancing with comes outside and finds her. The guy Cordy was with shows up and gives them each a drink. Buffy throws caution to the wind and takes a drink. Meanwhile Willow and Giles figure out that the bracelet went to a girl at the same school as the party.
Xander is forced to wear makeup and wig as he dances for everyone, Buffy walks upstairs way too drunk off of one drink. She was drugged!! The creepy guy who was with Cordy walks in just as Buffy passes out on the bed, giving you a sick feeling in your gut like he is going to do something evil to her. Lucky the guy Buffy was with shows up and saves her, or well saves her from rape so that he can sacrifice her. Turns out that Cordy is knocked out right next to the bed.
Willow and Giles find out that there are a lot of people missing and it is a year to the day that they went missing. Xander gets kicked out of the party, still in his wig and bra while Cordy and Buffy are tied up down stairs along with the girl who tried to escape earlier. Buffy's date is their leader and Cordy blames Buffy for everything.
Giles and Angel try to figure out what to do with the information they have while Willow asks the important questions, how does Angel shave? Angel and Giles ignore her question and head to the fraternity but Willow cracks and tells them everything.
Buffy's date starts saying a weird prayer and a snake demon comes out of the ground. His only goal is to eat the girls. Xander is in a robe and sneaks up on Angel, Giles and Willow who notices right away that Xander is still wearing makeup.
Angel and Xander start fighting the guys upstairs while the snake goes after Cordy. Now how did Angel get in? Is it because it isn't a real house or what? Always confused me. Buffy breaks free and Willow cries out for a sword to help Buffy. Xander starts talking his problems out on one of the guys who made him wear lipstick. Buffy beats up her date and saves Cordy in the nick of time by killing the snake. Cordy thanks Angel for saving her instead of Buffy who is the one who saved her.
Everyone heads upstairs but for Buffy and Giles. She apologizes and he surprises her by doing the same. It's a real growing moment for the two of them. Very sweet. The episode ends in one of the best ways possible. Jonathan is on a date with Cordy. Aw, how sweet!!! Oh and everyone from the fraternity, going back decades start losing everything. Seems Buffy messed up everything for them. Angel shows up at the Bronze to talk to Buffy and asks her for coffee. God i love this show!
I know that I have been away for some time. Things have gotten crazy around here, that is the truth my friends out there in the Blueroof nation. But I have not forgotten you or the many tasks I have set out for us. Most of my time has gone towards the Christmas Horror movie that I'm writing but I'm back and the goal is to be daily as I was when I started.
The episode we come back on is a favorite if for no other reason than it allows us to meet Jonathan, the man who would one day bring us Empire, such a great show!
Empire Season 1But this review isn't about Empire, it is about a far greater show. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the second season is when things really started to get rolling and here we have their take on the mummy story written by Matt Kiene & Joe Reinkemeyer.
As the episode starts out we learn that the school is having a foreign exchange program where students from Sunnydale High are having people from all over the world come to stay with them for awhile. Buffy is against it right off the bat but Xander thinks it sounds fun, at least until he finds out that it is going to be a man staying with Buffy. Then Xander goes away and Jealous Xander from episode one returns. Oh didn't we miss him so?
The students are on a field trip to an old museum where we see a mummy looking all mummified and also meet the school bully who Willow seems to be friends with. Over the high school years we see how Willow always befriends the assholes, they like her because she helps them pass their classes. The bully tries to steal a seal off the mummy but it brings her to life and she wastes no time in killing him.
Giles doesn't want Buffy to go to the school dance, he feels that it will distract her but she forces the subject till he agrees. Xander asks Buffy to go to the dance with him and Willow so that it isn't a date, Willow walks in unheard by the two of them as Buffy asks if Xander thinks about Willow sexually and he says no. Willow is hurt but plays like she didn't hear him. She tells them the bully is missing and Xander jokes that he woke the mummy. They go to check on the mummy and find the seal broken. They are about to leave when they are attacked by a mystery man. He takes off as quickly as he showed up. Willow notices that the mummy has braces. They now know that mummy killed the bully and left him for dead.
Buffy goes to find her new exchange student. He is alone at the bus stop as a girl voice calls out to him, a scary looking mummy girl pops up out of nowhere and kisses him. A beautiful walks out when the Scoobies arrive and Xander is smitten the second he sees her. None of them question the fact that the boy is a girl. Well but for Willow who is jealous of how Xander looks at her. Xander is a bit of a racist. Talking to her like a stupid child when she clearly talks English just fine. the two of them hit it off swell. After Willow and Xander leave Buffy and the mummy start to bond. Buffy suspects nothing and the mummy seems very excited to be here in this new place. she wants nothing more than to fit in. The mystery man is standing outside the window watching them.
Cordy doesn't like the exchange student that she was stuck with but lucky she is dating the singer of a band. What band? It is called Dingoes ate my Baby, the lead guitar is none other than Oz!!!! We finally meet one of the coolest characters in the buffyverse, the soon to be werewolf who steals Willow's heart and then breaks it.
Giles asks the mummy to translate the seal and she tells him it has something to do with bodyguards. Buffy has to stay to help Giles so she tries to ask Willow to hang out with the mummy but Xander breaks in and takes the mummy away. Willow is heartbroken. Xander and the mummy hit it off and flirt hardcore up on the bleachers.
Giles figures out that the mummy steals the life force of people right as Xander the mummy are attacked by the mystery man. They go back to the library and she begs them to destroy it but the mummy freaks out and storms out. Xander tries to cheer her up but it isn't working. Willow tells her to take the mummy to the dance as a date. Xander tells her that she is his best friend.
Xander asks her out and she agrees, he then checks to make sure she isn't a bug, hey he is close. While in the restroom the mummy kisses the mystery man and steals his life force. Afterward she looks older but no one on the show notices, maybe its just me. She also says that she is in love with Xander, aw yay! Xander found love with yet another demon. Or close to it.
The mummy tells Buffy not to unpack her stuff, she doesn't want Buffy to see that the stuff belongs to a man, lucky for the mummy Xander shows up at the door just then. Xander is dressed up as a cowboy. Buffy is shocked Willow isn't there but there is no denying how much the two like each other.
The great part of this episode is how both Buffy and the mummy were called to great important tasks when all they wanted to do was live normal lives. Buffy sacrifices her normal life for the greater good while the mummy tries to sacrifice others for her normal life. We see how different the two of them all despite being the same.
At the dance we see the beautiful Cordelia Chase in her sexy outfit and Willow dressed as an eskimo.
Buffy and Giles figure out that she is a mummy and even how to beat her meanwhile Oz spots Willow from across the room and falls for her in a second. Sweet sweet love. One of my favorite couples on this show.
The mummy takes Jonathan who finally shows up, into the back room and is about to kiss him when Xander shows up. She wanted to kiss him instead of Xander because she didn't want to hurt Xander, she needs one more life to be made whole.
She kisses Xander and starts to drain his life but pushes him away. She loves him and can't hurt him. Meanwhile Giles puts the seal back together. She senses it and runs off to stop him while Buffy finds Willow and the two of them go off to find Xander, just in time for Oz to miss his chance to talk to Willow, poor guy.
The three of them rush off to go help save Giles. He finishes the seal but she breaks it again and is about to kill Giles when Buffy shows up and stops her.
The mummy is about to kill Willow when Xander stops her, he tells her the only one she can kill is him and she tries but it has been too long and she turns to dust. The day is saved and no one feels like they have one. Buffy tries to relate to what the mummy went through but Xander points out how Buffy isn't like her, Buffy is a hero.
Such a great episode!! But don't take my word on it, go watch it yourself!
The episode we have all been waiting for. Spike has arrived in this episode written by the one and only David Greenwalt. Now I know we have dealt with him a few times already but those were all made after the fact just take place first. This episode is the first time Spike showed up. It is his first appearance. How great is it that I get to watch and write this one on my birthday? That is great luck!
The episode starts off with Snyder beating his chest in front of Buffy and a girl who seems to be even more trouble than Buffy. This girl stabbed someone and is being treated like she is in the same league as Buffy. Snyder put the two of them in charge of Parent teacher night. If they don't make it perfect one or both of them will be expelled. Yet another example of the expelled word being thrown around.
Buffy fills the Scoobies in on what Snyder is making them do and they fill her in on all the bad stuff the other girl has done. Xander jinxes her by mistake by saying that nothing bad will happen. Cut to the scene we have all been waiting for! A black car runs over the welcome to Sunnydale sign and a man in a long black overcoat gets out. He lights up a cigarette and says home sweet home. Who is this man you ask? he is Spike!!!!! The one and only yo.
The Anointed one is holding court looking for a replacement to lead their vampire religion. One man says he was at the crucifixion and Spike laughs saying that would make it Woodstock. Turns out Spike was at Woodstock. He moves into the warehouse and says he will lead the vampires on their religious day that makes their kind stronger. He also points out that he killed two slayers in his time. He is about to get into it when Drusilla walks in. Spike changes his whole mood when she enters. Fun fact, I'm friends with the actress who plays her on Facebook. Just thought that was cool. Oh and about Spike. . .
How cool is that? I have his and Cordy's autograph. I want to try and get them all. Anyways back to the story. Joyce tells Buffy that she got a note in the mail telling her about the parent teacher meeting. She also tells Buffy that if she isn't doing good in school than she will never leave the house again. She tries to act like a good mother by telling her that school isn't everything and she will love her no matter what. She then follows it up blaming her for them being there and telling her that she doesn't want to be disappointed in her yet again. Can I just say I hate Joyce. Hate Joyce.
The next day Willow helps Buffy makes the flyers since the other girl doesn't show up. She is under so much stress so enter Giles and Jenny with information about the vampire holy day that makes them stronger than ever. Giles tells her this is more important but she points out she can't get kicked out of school. Willow and Xander offer to help take the weight off of Buffy's shoulders. Snyder shows up so Giles and Jenny take off. He says that Xander and Willow better not be helping her in the other girls place but they cover for her. Just as she shows up.
Willow is helping Buffy study at the Bronze while Xander talks them into dancing. Spike shows up and watches them. You can see on Spike's face the attraction that he has for Buffy. It is all seen right here in their first meeting. The romance that would change his unlife for all time. He then sets up his fellow vampire so he can watch Buffy fight and introduce himself.
The bad girl is captured by Spike while leaving a bar. The Scoobies all meet up in the library, Angel too and he tells them how dangerous Spike is. Meanwhile Dru talks to her dolls when Spike shows up with the bad girl to feed her. They talk briefly about what happened in Prague and how it almost killed Dru. It is the reason they came here to the hellmouth.
The Scoobies, along with Cordy who is almost one of them are getting weapons ready for as Buffy stresses about making punch for the parent teacher meeting that night. Willow follows her and we learn that Buffy can't even make punch right. Joyce shows up early and Buffy sends Willow to keep her busy and away from Snyder.
It almost works but at the end of the night Snyder catches up with Joyce and everything comes to a screaming end for the slayer. Giles learns that Spike is also known as William the Bloody. He also informs the others about how Spike has killed two slayers in the past 100 years. Joyce demands Buffy get in the car, she sounds pissed. So cue Spike and the other vampires breaking into the school to kill Buffy. The good news is they are early so they don't have the extra power. The bad news, there are a lot of people they can kill.
Everyone splits up, Buffy leads a group including her mother and Snyder into a classroom while Giles and the other Scoobies end up in the library and Willow and Cordy end up in a closet. The vampires have no idea where Buffy went and Spike is not happy. The phones have been cut so they can't call any help. Giles sends Xander to go find Angel to help. Meanwhile Snyder says the vampires must just be some kind of gang. Buffy tries to keep everyone in the room safe but Snyder doesn't want to listen to her. Joyce tells Buffy she can't go out there but Buffy goes into the roof instead. Now what mom would let her even do that?
Spike starts walking around the school calling out for the slayer telling her that he is going to kill her friends. He almost finds Willow and Cordy when he hears Buffy in the roof. Giles starts to unblock the library doors so he can find Buffy and Jenny tries to stop him. Lucky Buffy drops from the roof before he does it. She tells him that she is going to kill the vampires in the hall and when she does she wants him to get her mother and the others out to safety.
Snyder and Joyce start getting into it. Some other parent tries to escape and it costs him his life. Spike breaks out the fire ax to help one of the vampires break into the classrooms. Angel pretends to take Xander as a snack to give to Spike. Buffy kills the vampire with the ax just before he breaks into the room with Joyce. Who doesn't even question it when the man who was cutting the door down is gone and replaced with her daughter. Joyce looking through the hole looks a lot like the dream from the last episode of season 4, I never noticed that before.
Buffy finds the bad girl who picks up the ax and follows her to help out. Angel gives Spike Xander and they joke around about Buffy before getting ready to eat Xander. We then learn the bad girl is a vampire, something we should have known since she was last seen as food for Dru. Buffy kills the other vampires and she runs. She lets her mother out who then runs with Giles. She lets Buffy stay, bad bad mother. Very bad mother.
Spike tells Angel he hasn't seen him out and about in a long time. Now see why I have issue with the first issue of Spike and Dracula? In that he learns about the curse, here he doesn't. You want another mistake, he also calls Angel his sire, when in fact Dru is his sire and Angel sired her. Spike attacks Angel who takes off with Xander and Buffy comes with the ax to fight Spike. The fight that we have been waiting for since the Bronze.
It is a good fight between the two, while Angel and Xander fight others outside and Giles leads everyone else to safety. Joyce finally starts to think about her daughter just as Spike gets the upper hand and starts kicking Buffy's ass. He almost kills her till Joyce smacks him with the ax. Spike takes off and Joyce saves her daughter's life. I still don't like her. At all!
The rest of the vampires flee and we learn that Snyder knows about vampire, he also pretends that he tried to stop the man who ran out of the school. Something isn't right there. Xander questions Angel about being Spike's sire but he doesn't answer just takes off. Joyce tells Buffy that she loves her and is glad that she can take care of herself. Willow and Cordy are still hiding thinking that the vampires are right outside.
Back at the warehouse Spike offers an apologize for messing up the holy day but the vampires want his head. So he does want any kickass vampire would do, he kills the anointed one and takes over. Got to love Spike, how could you not?
Also Happy Birthday to me!
Welcome to the Frankenstein episode of Buffy written by Ty King. The episode starts off with a morbid tale of Angel waking up buried alive. He lets onto Buffy that he is jealous of Xander, he says he isn't but it is clear as day that he is. Their argument is interrupted by the vampire that Buffy came to slay. And slay she does. The second he is dust the fight starts back. Angel storms off and Buffy goes after him falling into an open grave. Angel says another vampire has risen. Now, as stated above, Angel dug his way out of a grave. Wouldn't he know how a grave that a vampire escaped from would look? Why is Buffy the one to figure out that some one dug it up and dragged the body away. Angel, as a vampire should have picked up on that.
The next day Buffy and Xander walk in on Giles asking a chair out. They give Giles a really hard time about liking Jenny, it's pretty funny. And jealous Xander from season one pops up once again. Oh how I missed him! It is nice to see that Xander and Angel are both jealous of each other.
Willow is asked to check out some girls legs by her friend Chris's weird friend. She says no thank you, in a few years she would prolly be a lot more ok with it. Cordy reluctantly signs up for the science fair for extra credit. Chris and his friend talk about Cordy being perfect but Chris says that she doesn't work because she is alive.
In the library we learn that Cordy had something going on with Chris's older brother. We also learn that the girl who was dug up was one of 3 girls who died in a car crash. They invite Cordy to help dig up the other graves to see if they were all stolen to become zombies but she says no. It was almost her entrance into the Scooby Gang but alas she turned it down.
At the graves Giles and Xander dig up the graves while Buffy and Willow gossip. Now Buffy is the strongest one there, couldn't she help out a bit? But we learn some important information during this scene. We learn that Chris's older brother was died. Buffy jumps down and opens the coffin.
Back at school someone or something is following Cordy. She gets freaked out. She runs for her car and blames Xander like he would waste his time stalking her. She drops her keys and sees someone coming towards her, she takes off running and hides in a dumpster. It turns out it was Angel. He is hurt that Buffy is at the graveyard and not at home, but that is changed when Cordy starts screaming.
The Scoobies come into the library where they see Cordy and Angel waiting. We learn all 3 girls bodies are missing. Turns out that parts of the bodies are in the dumpster that Cordy was hiding in. It throws out all the ideas they have. Buffy suspects that it was a student but Angel says that it looked like a professional. Willow says a couple of the people at school could do it. Xander and Cordy have playful banter that sets up their romance just perfectly. Angel talks Cordy home, setting up their romance beautifully. Although we have to wait years and years for that.
Chris leaves his house where his mom is just sitting watching old home videos of his brother playing football. How sad. You can't help but feel bad for Chris. The Scoobies look throw the lockers and figure out that Chris and his friend are behind all of this. We jump to a lab where the two of them are putting a woman's body together. The friend has pictures of Buffy, Willow and Cordy. He wants to use one of them to finish the project.
The trio of Scoobies walk up on Giles as he waits all awkward on Jenny. Buffy gives some advice before they take off leaving Giles alone. He tries to ask her out but can't seem to spit it out. She interrupts him that she has to go to class. She then darts back out and invites him to the football game that night. He says yes. She even asks him out to Mexican food, the same thing Buffy told Giles to ask her out to. It's very sweet. I like Giles in love. Everyone should find love in their lives. Uh where is mine?
The Scoobies find out that Chris and his friend are still missing a head. They need to find a fresh corpse or kill one. Meanwhile Chris's friend tells him that if they don't find a head soon they will lose the body. Chris doesn't want to kill anyone but his friend keeps pushing it. We then learn that this girl isn't for them, it is for Chris's brother, you know the dead one? Yeah they brought him back to life. He talks Chris into agreeing to kill a girl. The man picks Cordy, after all they did use to date.
Giles takes off before helping the Scooby Gang so that he can go meet up with Jenny for their date. Buffy goes to Chris's house to look for him and finds only his mother watching the tapes still. The mother could care less about Chris. She only has eyes for her dead son. Buffy starts to feel bad for Chris, something that she didn't feel a few moments before. Buffy goes downstairs and finds the plans showing Cordy's head on the body. She is almost attacked by the monster but she leaves before he can get her.
At school before the big game Chris and his friend kidnap Cordy. Buffy finds Cordy and saves her from Chris's friend. Cordy runs off to go cheer, leaving Buffy alone. She hears someone in the locker room. She goes looking for him and tries to talk Chris out of this. Chris starts to tell her why he is doing this, at first she thinks he is talking about his friend but she soon figures out that he brought his brother back. His brother goes crazy when the friend tells him what happened.
Chris and Buffy find out that the brother has left the house. They run back to school, fearing the worst. Meanwhile Giles insults football to Jenny, not meaning any offense and she asks if that is how he handles every first date. He is excited to learn it is a date. Willow and Xander sit with them and Giles is beyond annoyed. Jenny finds it a bit funny.
Cordy wakes up just in time to see the brother and friend getting ready to cut off her head and put it on the other body. Chris caves in and tells Buffy where they are. She sends him to get Willow and Xander while she goes to save Cordy. Cordy tells the brother she will date him anyways. She doesn't need the other body. He tells her that he needs her to be a freak like him so that she will stay loyal to him. Buffy shows up just in time. A fight breaks out, during which gas falls everywhere.
As the fire spreads and the fight kicks into high gear Xander shows up and frees Cordy. Giles and Willow get Chris's friend out of the lab. Chris shows up and yells for his brother to stop. He lets go of Buffy and runs into the fire to be with the body they made for his wife. Angel shows up at the end of everything, not able to do a damn thing because he was late!!! Jenny asks Giles out on a second date. I'm happy for them! Meanwhile Xander tells Willow that he will never find a girl to date, Cordy picks this moment to walk up to him and try and thank him. He insults her and sends her away. It was almost the start of their relationship. A relationship that I am a big big fan of. I loved the two of them together.
In the graveyard Angel and Buffy talk about their relationship and what it could be. It is a sweet ending to a crazy episode that couldn't be more Frankenstein if it tried. Right down to the fire. It's perfect. Now let's all get some rest so we can get to tomorrow's episode! Because . . . . Spike!!!!!!!!!!
Buffy is back at the tail end of her summer after spending some father daughter time out in LA. The exciting season 2 starts off in this story written by Joss Whedon himself.
The episode starts off with Willow and Xander throwing movie quotes at each other until they start to get bored. Xander misses the excitement of fighting the undead as well as seeing Buffy who neither one of them have really seen or heard from since she left to LA to stay with her father. Xander starts to flirt with Willow and she is loving it. Setting the first tease of attraction that will ruin them both next season. Their almost kiss is interrupted by a vampire, who in turn has his dinner interrupted by Buffy herself. Seems the slayer has returned to Sunnydale at long last.
The trio or Scoobies are glad to be reunited. Seems that LA was good to Buffy. No undead or anything while she was gone. Since Buffy came back he forgot all about Willow. They tell the slayer about where they buried the Master's body. Hank and Joyce talk about Buffy and how she was in LA. It seems she was acting weird over. Distant, almost as if something was on her mind, like the fact that she died maybe?
Cordy is back in Sunnydale after a vacation as well and is already holding court with her lackeys. Snyder tells Giles that teenagers are useless, the second a pretty girl walks by they lose the ability to concentrate or even talk. Just then Jenny walks up and Giles proves it isn't just teenage boys but rather adults as well.
The Scoobies all meet up in the hallway, Jenny now part of the group, and we learn that just because the hellmouth is closed doesn't mean the energy isn't still calling demons to Sunnydale. Giles starts Buffy's training back up, she isn't right. There is an anger in her that is worrisome to Giles.
The Anointed one is still in town. A preacher vampire is now running things in his name. These damn religious vampires and all their vampire bible talk. Willow and Xander go and find Buffy sitting alone, they join her and try to cheer her up when Giles shows up and starts kicking her ass, choking the life out of her while Willow and Xander watch on. She pulls of Giles face and shows him to be the Master. It's all a dream, one that she is glad to wake up from. Sitting in her room is Angel. Seems he has heard that she is back in town. The two of them get into a fight quickly once he starts talking about work and she attacks him. Verbally not with the real fighting but still. He takes off but not before telling her that he missed her. She tries to say it back but he is already gone.
Joyce tries to connect with Buffy but she will have none of it. Willow and Xander can't really get through to Buffy either but they don't seem to understand that she is going through a hard time. Cordy is being all nice to them. Seems that fighting the forces of evil has had an effect on her. They make sure that she hasn't been telling people about what happened. She tells them that her secret is safe and Buffy throws out a pretty good insult. It's the first time Willow and Xander see that something is wrong with her.
Xander doesn't want to hear it when Willow tries to point out how messed up Buffy is acting. She puts cream on her nose, the same way Xander did when he almost kissed her but this time he doesn't try, he just tells her to clean herself off. Poor Willow. The preacher vampire orders his lackeys to dig up the Master. Meanwhile back at the Bronze Buffy shows up and tells Angel that she has moved on before asking Xander to dance and goes all seductive mode on him. She asks him if she has thanked him for saving her and if he wises she would before taking off. You want to feel bad for Xander because it was brutal but at the same time he was just a jerk to Willow so I guess it's karma right?
Cordy catches up with Buffy outside and tries to talk her into stop being such a bitch but Buffy doesn't want to listen. She is could care less what Cordy has to say. Even less so when Cordy starts to speak the truth to her. Buffy storms off just as Cordy is kidnapped by the preacher's vampires. Buffy finds out that the Master's bones were stolen.
Willow and Xander think that Buffy is possessed but Giles isn't sure. He starts to tell them what he thinks is wrong with Buffy when she shows up and Xander warns him off. Buffy confronts them about the Master's bones being stolen to bring him back to life. She blames Giles for all of this. She then tells Willow to shut up but Xander jumps to her aid. Only before Buffy could say anything Snyder shows up and sends the trio running off. Snyder says that he just knows Buffy will be expelled before the year is out. And you know what? He is right!!!!
The Scoobies gather and Giles tells them that they need the person closes to the Master to bring him back. Buffy thinks that they mean her. The vampires throw in a note that shows them that they have Cordy. Buffy fires the other Scoobies and goes it alone. Telling them that she doesn't need them. Willow is pissed that Buffy is acting like this but there is nothing she can do. Angel follows Buffy and she makes it clear she doesn't want him around either. She even tries to fight him.
Buffy, alone, enters the Bronze to look for the vampires who have Cordy and instead finds just one vamp pretending to be Cordy. Angel shows up anyways. He tells Buffy something isn't right, this is the bait but not the hook. Buffy still doesn't get it. Back at the library, Giles figures out that the vampires need the people who were in the room with the Master when he died, that would be Jenny, Willow, Cordy and Giles.
Buffy rushes back to the library to find Xander beat up. He tells Buffy that all of this is her fault and if anything happened to Willow he will kill her. She asks why he was left behind when the others weren't. She takes Xander with her back to the Bronze where they torture the vampire pretending to be Cordy till she tells her everything she wants to know.
The vampires are getting ready to do the spell when Buffy, Angel and Xander show up. She tells the guys to save their friends while she goes to fight the vampires. The fight starts and Buffy is taking all her problems out on these blood suckers. Angel joins the fight as Xander gets the others down. Giles and Jenny wake up in time to see Buffy going crazy. It comes down to Buffy and the preacher, well the preacher and his hammer. She burns him to death without even trying. It was too easy but his death seemed to snap something in her. She picks up the hammer and smashes up the Master's bones. Angel holds her once she is done. He knows what she is going through and wants to help her. Giles looks up, feeling helpless as any father would when seeing their daughter hurt.
Giles tells Buffy that she needs to patch things up with her friends. That they will understand and accept her. She doesn't see how that will happen. She was horrible to them but they prove Giles right. They take her back with open arms. The Scoobies are back!!!
The Anointed one survived the attack.
Season 1 of Buffy is over but it is not yet time for season 2 of Buffy. In the meantime we have the events of Europe to deal with. In particular the reason that Spike and Drusilla show up in Sunnydale this season. Written by Drew Goddard himself. A great writer for such an important story.
This book tells the story of Prague and what happened to Drusilla that made the two of them flee to Sunnydale to try and help her. In this story she is captured and Spike is beaten and almost staked before being thrown off a bridge. He wakes up to find that Dru is gone.
She wakes up tied to a chair that slowly puts spikes into her arms and legs. It is a device that is made to cause pain for vampires that they won't forget or get past. It is made so that the pain will stick with them for all time. Meanwhile elsewhere Spike fights his way through the mad doctor's men. Trying to find out how much information as he can to lead him to Dru so he can save her.
The pain is driving her crazy, not hard since it is Dru and Angel made her crazy long ago. The mad doctor thinks that he may have pushed Dru too far so he gets ready to stake her but this is when Spike crashes in and saves her while killing the doctor.
Dru is badly hurt and their only hope is in Sunnydale. Spike looks forward to killing his third slayer. This is a great story that sets up all of season 2. On top of that it is written by Drew Goddard, what could be better? Read it now!