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Bargaining (Parts 1 & 2)
Buffy's friends try to cope with Buffy's death and are left to defend Sunnydale without her.
Meanwhile a gang of marauding demons threaten to jeopardize their plan to bring the slayer
back from the dead. To complicate matters, Giles contemplates leaving Sunnydale to come to
terms with the loss, on the special two-hour season premiere of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".
Marti Noxon wrote Part 1 and David Fury wrote Part 2. David Grossman directed both parts.
Buffy has been resurrected from the grave and although she’s a bit shaken from her return trip from a hell dimension, everything
would appear to be falling back into place. Or is it? After re-associating Buffy (who we find out has been dead for
one-hundred and forty-seven days) with her once familiar surroundings and friends, strange things begin happening.
Did the gang bring back a tortured and evil Buffy from the grave? Or, did something else come with her? Why is Spike
suddenly returning to his romantic days? Our two fave mega-witches, Willow and Tara, start hitting the books to find out why
several demonic possessions are taking place within the click. What they find out is almost as shocking as Buffy’s death and
resurrection. David Solomon directed the episode written by Jane Espenson.
Buffy's readjustment to the land of the living is not going so hot. Her
basement is flooded, she's bankrupt and - oh yes - the M'Fashnik Demon (Todd Stashwick) is
hellbent on killing her. Also: Giles returns; a trio of slackers plots the takeover of Sunnydale.
Jonathan: Danny Strong. Warren: Adam Busch. Andrew: Tom Lenk. Savitsky: Michael Merton.
Giles: Anthony Stewart Head. Willow: Alyson Hannigan. Doug Petrie and Jane Espenson wrote the episode
directed by Doug Petrie.
Jonathan, Warren and Andrew test Buffy's abilities---and
patience---with a secret campaign of harassment. The Slayer struggles to readjust to life in
Sunnydale by attending classes with Willow and working with Xander. Jonathan: Danny
Strong. Warren: Adam Busch. Andrew: Tom Lenk. Tony: Paul Gutrecht. Xander: Nicholas
Brendon. Buffy: Sarah Michelle Gellar. Nick Marck directed the episode written
by David Fury and Jane Espenson.
All the Way
In a quirky and erudite episode, a sudden announcement sends the
Scooby Gang into celebration mode on Halloween, but plenty of frights come to light when
Dawn disappears. Anya (Emma Caulfield), who has been bugging Xander (Nicholas Brendon)
to announce their engagement for months, finally gets her wish. After Xander drops his
bombshell, Buffy and company throw a party for the couple. Only then do they realize that
Dawn (Michelle Trachtenberg) has sneaked out with a friend (General Hospital's Amber
Tamblyn). Out on the town, the younger Summers winds up meeting a teen (Kavan Reece)
who craves more than just mischief. Steven S. DeKnight wrote the episode
directed by David Solomon.
Once More, With Feeling
Series creator Joss Whedon wrote, directed and composed the music
for this episode in which a mysterious force impels the Scooby Gang to burst into song. Even
Buffy devotees may be hard-pressed to find an episode as off-the-wall as this, as
Sunnydale denizens become players in production numbers in which cast members do their
own vocals. Hear Tara (Amber Benson) sing about her love for Willow (Alyson Hannigan)!
See Xander and Anya (Nicholas Brendon, Emma Caulfield) perform a duet! Listen to Buffy
(Sarah Michelle Gellar) croon about her lack of life direction! Who's behind the music? Dawn
(Michelle Trachtenberg) provides the key.
Despite Tara's misgivings about her overindulgence in witchcraft, Willow
tries to cheer Buffy up by making the Slayer forget the idyllic afterlife she
left behind. Alas, the spell goes awry and affects the minds of all the
Scoobies. David Grossman directed the episode written by Rebecca Rand Kirschner.
Buffy's rejection of his amorous advances gives Spike (James
Marsters) a headache that renews his primal impulses; Willow
reverts a former classmate to her old self; Jonathan, Warren and
Andrew pull a heist with the help of supercool new weapon. Turi Meyer directed the episode
written by Drew Z. Greenberg.
Buffy's tryst with Spike leaves the Slayer shaken to the core; Willow
falls victim to a warlock (Jeff Kober) who stimulates her craving for magic. David Solomon directed the episode
written by Marti Noxon.
Buffy's efforts to help Willow's recovery are disrupted by a run-in
with an intrusive social worker and a spat with Spike. Then, she's mistakenly zapped by an
invisibility ray wielded by Jonathan, Warren and Andrew. At least she gets a new hairdo.
David Fury wrote and directed the episode.
Buffy thinks she smells
something rotten after she takes a job at a fast-food restaurant that soon has her
wondering about the "secret ingredient" in the burgers. Hurting for cash, the Slayer (Sarah
Michelle Gellar) takes a job at Doublemeat Palace, where her fellow employees don't respond
well to her sense of humor. "Levity is a time thief that picks the pocket of the company,"
explains one co-worker. But it's Buffy's growing concern that something demonic might be
going on that really turns her stomach. Also, Anya's old friend Halfrek pays an unexpected
visit and questions whether Xander (Nicholas Brendon) is the right man for her; and Willow
(Alyson Hannigan) tries her best to stay away from magic. Nick Marck directed the episode written
by Jane Espenson.
Spike (James Marsters) attacks Buffy---despite the chip in his head
that is supposed to defuse his violence. Then, the Slayer's framed for murder by nerdy
nemeses Andrew, Warren and Jonathan. James A. Contner directed the episode
written by Steven S. DeKnight.
Older and Far Away
Lonely Dawn feels like the odd-girl out when the Scooby Gang throws a party in honor of Buffy's birthday, leading to a
fateful wish that leaves the Slayer and her friends in a fix. Michael Gershman directed the episode written by
Drew Z. Greenberg.
As You Were
Consumed by professional and personal disappointment, Buffy is jolted
from ennui by the reappearance of her old beau Riley (Marc Blucas), who
needs her Slayer skills to track down a demon called the Doctor. He also
has some startling news to share about his private life. Meanwhile, Anya
and Xander struggle to finalize their wedding arrangements. Sam: Ivana
Milicevic. Doug Petrie wrote and directed the episode.
On the day of his wedding to Anya, Xander (Nicholas Brendon) gets
cold feet about their prospective life together when an odd stranger offers him a glimpse
into the future. David Solomon directed the episode written by
Rebecca Rand Kirshner.
A demon doses Buffy with a powerful chemical that causes her to
hallucinate, convincing the Slayer her parents are alive and Dawn never
existed. Rick Rosenthal directed the episode written by Diego Gutierrez.
Still smarting from being jilted at the altar by Xander, Anya (Emma Caulfield) seeks
advice from Halfrek (Kali Rocha); Buffy tries to bond with Dawn while avoiding Spike; Andrew, Jonathan and
Warren experiment with a talisman; Willow asks Tara out for coffee. James A. Contner directed the
episode written by Drew Z. Greenberg.
Buffy's ongoing tussle with a trio of would-be supervillains intensifies in an episode
packed with imaginative plot twists. Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) goes looking for trouble in the lair of Warren,
Andrew and Jonathan (Adam Busch, Tom Lenk, Danny Strong), the three nerds obsessed with her destruction,
and she nearly falls victim to a booby trap of buzz saws. But that's the least of the Slayer's worries. With a
little help from his friends, Warren acquires the Orbs of Nezzla'khan, a pair of demonic talismans that he says
imbue him with "strength, invulnerability... the deluxe package," thus setting the stage for a fateful
showdown. Michael Gershman directed the episode written by Steven DeKnight.
Buffy tries to recover from an assassination attempt; Jonathan and Andrew share a jail cell; Warren seeks allies at a
demon bar; Anya is confronted by a distraught Willow. David Solomon directed the episode written
by Marti Noxon.
Two to Go
In the first of a two-part sixth-season finale, Buffy, Anya and Xander race to the Sunnydale
police station to try to save Jonathan and Andrew from a sorceress; Dawn persuades Clem to take
her to Rack (Jeff Kober); Spike's stamina and courage are put to the test by a mysterious demon.
Bill Norton directed the episode written by Doug Petrie.
In the second part of the sixth-season finale, a magical friend helps the Scooby Gang try to
stop a sorceress. But the witch still has a few tricks up her sleeve---and an unwilling
assistant. Also: Spike's African sojourn comes to a climax. James A. Contner directed the
episode written by David Fury.