Willow has arrived back in Sunnydale after spending time with Giles in England. She is terrified of using her magic powers again for fear of a return to dark magic consuming her. However, suddenly Sunnydale once again becomes a center of the weirdness when an angel named Michael brings on signs of the apocalypse. Willow must find a way to overcome her fear of magic in order to perform one of the most dangerous spells known to mankind; the Belial Siphon, which has not been performed before. Meanwhile, Buffy is trying to stop an apocalypse of her own accord. Yet Buffy cannot seem to fight what is thrown at her.
Behind the Scenes
- Tagline: 'It's the end of the world as we know it'.
- Characters include: Buffy, Dawn, Xander, Willow, Spike, Anya and Giles
- The book involves Buffy driving people around Sunnydale. As far as we know from the series, Buffy had limited driving capabilities. She tried and failed to obtain a licence during Buffy Season 3.
- This marks one of the few occasions where overt Christian mythology is incorporated into the core Buffy mythology.