Dawn’s fading away and everyone’s out for their own gain. The stakes are getting higher as the battle rages in the depths of the Deeper Well. Who will make it out alive? And will Buffy have a sister, or even remember that she ever did, by the time it’s all over?
Note: This recap may contain spoilers!
This month’s issue of the comic focused on the Deeper Well and the ramifications of those events topside. Buffy needs to gain enough power in order to save Dawn from her ultimate demise, and that takes precedence over the war with Severin, much to the Council’s displeasure. But with Xander all about double-crossing and Willow having a history of magic-gone-wrong, it’s understandable that the Slayer might have some trust issues going on. Added to that is the fact that Buffy’s starting to forget Dawn entirely, and there’s a new enemy in their midst. The pressure is definitely on. It’s time to make this a team effort, whether Buffy wants to or not.
Severin and Simone have reached their destination, allowing Severin to gather more power for his ultimate goal, but it turns out that the Deadly Duo aren’t quite on the same mission. Simone has her own endgame, one that involves zompires. Or, more accurately, slaypires. That’s right, Simone is making an army of Vampire-Slayers, emphasis on the hyphen. And one step in this plan is to free Maloker, the one that sired the first vampires. Now that he’s been let loose, Buffy and the Council have even more trouble on their hands.
And even before all that went down, Xander knew that trusting Simone wasn’t the smartest plan. But he’s not going to go groveling to Buffy for forgiveness. They both have their faults, they both did some wrong things, but now is not the time to focus on the past. They’ve got a common cause they need to be fighting for — Dawn. She’s disappearing, causing her loved ones to forget her existence, and even Dawn herself is forgetting those around her. One person who refuses to forget is Xander. Even if Dawn cannot remember her boyfriend, even if she disappears from this world, she will still remain in his heart, so she will never truly be gone. It’s a lovely sentiment, which I hope holds true and helps them save the day when it’s all over. And maybe, just maybe, they can bring magic back to the world while they’re at it. There’s a lot at stake, but the Scoobies have faced off against worse. Together, another round of saving the world isn’t so far-fetched.
Rating: 4 / 5 Stars