Silas is coming and the lines of allegiance have been drawn. It comes down to family. While Slayers may seem expendable by some, the bonds that the Scooby gang have created are more powerful that any ancient rules. Or so they believe. I just hope they are on the right side of this fight once it is all over!
Note: This recap may contain spoilers!
We start off with Silas arriving in Sunnydale, kicking back with a pizza and plans. He befriends an old man at the bus stop, sharing his dinner with him, but alas it’s the last meal the poor guy will ever have. The old man falls prey to the Lurkers and is stripped of his memory. Now Silas is focused on bigger rewards ahead.
Meanwhile, the gang is trying to gear up to take on the Lurkers. Willow, Anya, and Ethan are getting all the spells ready, with Willow thankful for Ethan’s guidance while training her. She has indeed learned how to control her power better, but it’s too bad that Ethan is only out for himself.
Buffy and Morgan get kitted up with weaponry to start the defense in the graveyard, while they await back-up. Unfortunately, one of the people they thought they could count on has switched sides. Kendra has been drawn in by Giles’ mom and the assurance that she, Robin, and Faith are the best people to lead the charge. And Faith is dazzled by the gift of the Scythe, her weapon of choice to head into battle.
The fight strengthens at the graveyard, with Buffy and Morgan being almost overrun while they await help. First we have Robin, Kendra, and Faith emerging from a portal to help take on the Lurkers. Then Willow, Ethan, Giles, and Anya show up. It’s all hands on deck, but they are not a united front. In fact, it comes down to family alliances, as Giles and his mom face off.
Giles’ mom sees the Slayers are expendable, just tools to be used and replaced. However, Giles sees the team as his family. That’s more than he can say about his mother. The team will stand together, not fall under the direction of Mrs. Giles. And the battle lines seem to have been drawn. Kendra, Faith, and Robin are on her side, while the others stand with Giles. Who will win in the end? We are anxiously awaiting the stand-off with Silas to find out.
Rating: 4 / 5 Stars