Wondering Why Buffy has been such a hit? Should you be watching Joss Whedon’s vampire slayer on Netflix? What about those future seasons, you know, the ones in Dark Horse comics.
Or Maybe you are a Buffy Fan from way back. Well here’s your chance to get caught up so that you are prepared for Season 10 of Buffy and it’s sister comic: Angel and Faith. This is part 6 of “Buffy The Story So Far” where I’ll get you caught up on what happens in Season 6.
Last Season ended with Buffy dead and buried. Willow, thinking that Buffy is burning in Hell, decides to use an uber-spell to bring her back. Buffy comes back, but she was in Heaven and not Hell, and gets pretty messed up mentally by being ripped out of Heaven.
Buffy secretly enters into an intense sadomasochistic relationship with Spike. Dawn is left out in the cold by her sister’s depression and turns to stealing for attention. Willow becomes addicted to magic and when confronted by Tara, she puts a spell on her to make her forget all about their problems.
Secrets are all revealed when a special demon comes to town that causes everyone to burst into song. What follows is one of the most entertaining episodes of Buffy ever made. Once More With Feeling is well written, well performed, and catchy. Xander and Anya’s doubts are exposed, Spike and Buffy’s romance goes public, and Tara finds out about what Willow did. Also, Giles decides he is leaving again.
Happier times are ahead, Xander and Anya are getting married. Until an evil magician seeking vengeance convinces Xander that their future looks pretty grim. Xander backs out and Anya becomes a demon once again. she has a one-nighter with Spike, causing a whole new set of problems.
Buffy isn’t completely human now because Spike discovers he can hit her. His chip is still working, so it has to be Buffy herself. Willow changes Amy back from a rat to a human after four seasons, and they go on a magic binge, almost getting Dawn hurt in the process. She decides then to quit magic cold turkey.
The villains this season are three geek guys from the old Sunnydale High days. Warren, Jonathan, and Andrew use technology and magic to be annoyances to Buffy and the gang. Warren turns out to be the only truly evil one of the group, attempting to rape his ex-girlfriend (she ends up dead as a result). The group is stopped a few times, and then breaks up.
This isn’t enough for Warren. He gets some superpowers and attacks Buffy. She kicks his butt. Frustrated, he gets a gun and shoots both Buffy and Tara. Tara is killed. Willow goes insane and becomes Dark Willow. She promptly tortures Warren to death by skinning him, and then goes after Jonathan and Andrew.
Buffy and Xander try to stop Willow, but Buffy is no match for Willow. When Willow drains Giles of his power, she decides the world is too messed up to continue. Only Xander stands to save the world. Does he?
A new season synopsis is coming every day until everyone is caught up and ready for Season 10 of Buffy and Angel & Faith! Stay Tuned!