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BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER

 


Season Six

Bargaining (Part 1)

Willow has become stronger in her abilities, and the rest of the gang are vampire hunting as a team, using the Buffybot to keep too many enemies from discovering that Sunnydale is without a Slayer. They are not the best substitute Slayers, though, and at one point Giles' life flashes before his eyes ("Cup of tea; cup of tea; almost got shagged; cup of tea."). Willow and Tara have moved into Buffy's home to look after Dawn, Giles decides there is nothing to keep him from returning to England, and leaves just before the gang try to bring Buffy back from the dead with a touch of magic. 

Tara Maclay Amber Benson
Shempy Vampire Paul Greenberg
Rupert Giles Anthony Stewart Head
Mag Geoff Meed
Razor Franc Ross

Bargaining (Part 2)

Buffy may be alive, but after being brought back in her coffin, six feet under ground, she is badly traumatised by the experience. A gang of demonic bikers has worked out that the Buffybot is no Slayer substitute and have decided to take over Sunnydale. The real Buffy, not recognising friend or foe, thinks she's still in hell, and it takes a frightened Dawn to convince her otherwise.

(Cast as before)

After Life

Buffy is alive, well, but not fully recovered. And there appears to be something wrong. Some force has been released by the spell which brought Buffy back. While she doesn't feel like saying much to the gang, and they are left leaderless after Giles' departure, a surprised Spike finds he has the most in common with Buffy, when she explains she was pulled back from Heaven, or the nearest equivalent to it.

Tara Maclay Amber Benson

Flooded

Buffy is struggling to pay the bills and keep the house in a state of good repair. Real life never used to be like this. While she's busy failing to get a bank loan, the three nerds try to use a demon's strength to rob the same bank. To make matters more uncomfortable, Giles' return sparks off a disagreement with Willow.

Tara Maclay Amber Benson
Rupert Giles Anthony Stewart Head
Warren Meers Adam Busch
Andrew McFashnick Tom Lenk
Demon Todd Stashwick
Jonathan Danny Strong

Life Serial

Buffy is worried about finding a new direction in her life. Going back to school doesn't help, working in construction comes a cropper, retail just seems to repeat itself. Someone is messing around with Buffy's head, and the black van that is following her around might hold the key to the mystery.

Tara Maclay Amber Benson
Rupert Giles Anthony Stewart Head
Warren Meers Adam Busch
Andrew McFashnick Tom Lenk
Jonathan Danny Strong

All The Way

Dawn has her first kiss but discovers her newfound beau has a deadly secret. Dawn is also stealing and lying, and is in danger of becoming a bit of a wild child. Buffy is not particularly good at parenthood, so Dawn falls in with a couple of teenage tearaways while Willow is using too much magic, to the concern of Tara. Anya and Xander have an announcement to make. Well...Anya wants Xander to make it but he doesn't see the need for such urgency.

Tara Maclay Amber Benson
Rupert Giles Anthony Stewart Head
Kaltenbach John O'Leary
Zack Dave Power
Justin Kavan Reece
Janice Amber Tamblyn

Once More, With Feeling

Willow's overuse of magic has reached the point where she is using it to make Tara forget an argument...about her overuse of magic. Xander seems to have caused Sunnydale to live the life of a musical (albeit a pretty good one). Frequently bursting into hilarious or dramatic song, our heroes struggle to discover the cause, whilst being forced to reveal their deepest secrets to imaginative scores. Buffy reveals she was pulled from heaven, Xander and Anya voice their doubts about marriage, Willow's addiction to magic is expounded, Giles feels he is in the way, and Buffy can find no enthusiasm now for life and seeks solace with Spike. Their lives may never be the same again.

Tara Maclay Amber Benson
Rupert Giles Anthony Stewart Head
Sweet Hinton Battle
Henchmen Timothy Anderson, and Alex Estronei
College Guy Hunter Cochrane
Mustard Man David Fury
Parking Ticket Woman Marti Noxon (Series Co-Executive Producer)

Tabula Rasa

Buffy's relationship with Spike is now a little difficult. The previous episode's musical chickens are coming home to roost as Tara makes Willow promise not to use magic for an entire week; a promise which is kept for now more than a couple of hours. Willow casts a spell of forgetfulness which goes wrong and hits the whole gang. For a while humorous chaos rules, but when order is restored Tara leaves, Giles returns to England, and Buffy and Spike are even closer together...

Tara Maclay Amber Benson
Rupert Giles Anthony Stewart Head
Teeth Raymond O'Connor

Smashed

Spike discovers an important fact about Buffy and how she returned to life slightly different. They fight out their tensions with each other and bring the house down. Willow realises she knows how to bring Amy back and the two go on a magic spree. The three nerds stage a diamond snatch, but it seems fairly incidental to the storyline.

Tara Maclay Amber Benson
Amy Madison Elizabeth Anne Allen
Warren Meers Adam Busch
Andrew McFashnick Tom Lenk
Jonathan Danny Strong

Wrecked

Buffy and Spike have finally got together, despite the former's repulsion at the thought, before and after. Willow is now addicted to magic and, with Amy in tow, seeks further thrills from a warlock. But when her thrills endanger Dawn's life drastic action must be taken.

Tara Maclay Amber Benson
Amy Madison Elizabeth Anne Allen
Rack Jeff Kober

Gone

Willow is in magic cold turkey while the three nerds gave developed an invisibility ray which they accidentally fire at the Slayer. Apart from being invisible, Buffy has other problems with a social services worker who is threatening to take Dawn into care. She decides to take advantage of her present condition, little knowing it is slowly killing her. Willow must use her brain power instead of her magic power to save the Slayer.

Tara Maclay Amber Benson
Marco Enrique Almeida
Vince Noel Albert Guglielmi
Tony Paul Gutrecht
Mark Richard S Horvitz
Warren Meers Adam Busch
Andrew McFashnick Tom Lenk
Jonathan Danny Strong

Doublemeat Palace

Buffy takes a job in a fast food restaurant, while Amy tries to rekindle Willow's interest in magic. Anya tries to convince her demon friend that marriage to Xander is a good idea. Buffy discovers that the Doublemeat Palace apparently has a special ingredient in its meat, and when she learns that employees are disappearing she puts two and two together. As her strange relationship with Spike continues, Buffy is served the truth behind the vanishing acts.

Amy Madison Elizabeth Anne Allen
Gina Marion Calvert
Halfrek Kali Rocha

Dead Things

One of the three nerds commits murder while trying to prevent a mind-control victim's escape. Then the nerds try to deceive Buffy into believing that she is responsible for the sudden appearance of a corpse in the woods. Spike realises he can now attack Buffy, despite the chip in his head.

Tara Maclay Amber Benson
Warren Meers Adam Busch
Andrew McFashnick Tom Lenk
Jonathan Danny Strong
Katrina Amelinda Embry
Gina Marion Calvert

Older And Far Away

Friends old and new gather at the Summers' home for Buffy's twenty-first birthday party. Dawn is still stealing, and Spike brings a demonic mate with him. Xander and Anya try and sort out a boyfriend for Buffy, but he has trouble coping with the usual associated weirdness. Dawn's new school councillor turns out to be a vengeance demon, and Dawn's wish is that no one leaves her. Unfortunately, that also includes the rogue demon which Buffy has unwittingly brought home with her. 

Tara Maclay Amber Benson
Richard Ryan Browning
Teacher Elizabeth Cazenave
Clem James C Leary
Halfrek Kali Rocha
Sophie Laura Roth

As You Were

Riley tracks a demon to Sunnydale and recruits a rather downcast Buffy into a lame hunt-and-kill mission where they are joined by Riley's new action-woman wife. Xander and Anya are becoming severely stressed about their upcoming wedding. Riley's visit makes Buffy take a very important decision about her relationship with Spike.

Tara Maclay Amber Benson
Riley Finn Marc Blucas
Lady Marilyn Brett
Andrew McFashnick Tom Lenk
Sam Ivana Milicevic
Skanky Vamp Adam Paul
Todd Ryan Raddatz
Jonathan Levinson Danny Strong
Baby Demon Puppeteer Alice Dinnean Vernon

Hell's Bells

It's the day of the big wedding. Xander is trying to keep the peace between his own hostile family and Anya's "circus folk" guests. Anya has lumbered her bridesmaids with nightmare dresses and a lot of work on their hands to manage what looks like total chaos. But Xander, far from calm himself, receives a jolt when his future self turns up with dire warnings about the future, and the wedding is suddenly in doubt.

Tara Maclay Amber Benson
Tentacle Demon Mel Fair
Cousin Carol Jan Hoag
Tarantula Rebecca Jackson
Clem James C Leary
Warty Demon Daniel Mcfeeley
Halfrek Kali Rocha
Mr Harris Casey Sanders
D'Hoffryn Andy Umberger
Karen Megan Vint
Old Xander George D Wallace
Josh Harris (Aged 21) Chris Emerson
Mrs Harris Lee Garlington
Krevlin Steven Gilborn
Josh Harris (Aged 10) Joey Hiott
Demon Teenager Nick Kokich
Sara Harris (Aged 8) Abigail Mavity
Sara Harris (Aged 18) Ashligh Ann Wood

Normal Again

The three nerds continue their quest to kill Buffy by releasing a demon. It scratches her and she suddenly realises she is not Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but Buffy the long-term psychiatric patient. She's been in and out of asylums for years and Sunnydale was just a six-year long illusion as she sought to escape the real world. In that fake life, Anya has now left Sunnydale but Xander still wants to date and be with her, despite chickening out of the whole marriage thing. Buffy jumps into and out of her illusionary world to discover that in the real world her parents have come to visit her while she's unexpectedly lucid. It's all rather grim as the question of which life is the true one is left tantalisingly unanswered.

Tara Maclay Amber Benson
Warren Meers Adam Busch
Andrew McFashnick Tom Lenk
Jonathan Danny Strong
Hank Summers Dean Butler
Orderly Rodney Charles
Kissing Girl April Dion
Lorraine Kirsten Nelson
Nurse Sarah Scivier
Joyce Summers Kristine Sutherland
Psychiatrist Michael Warren

Entropy

Anya returns looking for Vengeance. But, despite trying very hard to get all or any of Xander's friends to wish him harm, she can't get the vengeance wish she needs. Buffy and Co find a lead on the three nerds but they are planning to lose one of their number. With the nerds' secret network of cameras being discovered, Willow and Xander learn a few horrible secrets, while Tara makes an important decision regarding Willow.

Tara Maclay Amber Benson
Warren Meers Adam Busch
Andrew McFashnick Tom Lenk
Jonathan Danny Strong
Halfrek Kali Rocha

Seeing Red

A magic crystal endows Warren with superhuman strength, setting him on a collision course with Buffy and her friends. Willow and Tara are back together again, and they forget about the outside world. Elsewhere, complicated relationships are tearing apart the rest of the gang, while Warren plans a robbery. With a bit of help from Jonathan, whom Warren had been planning to remove, Buffy inflicts one final defeat on the nerds. Back home with Xander, Willow and Tara, it's friendship that counts, but nothing, or no one, lasts forever...

Tara Maclay Amber Benson
Warren Meers Adam Busch
Andrew McFashnick Tom Lenk
Jonathan Danny Strong
Amy Madison Elizabeth Anne Allen
Frank Garrett Brawith
Administrator Tim Hager
Vengeance-wishing Woman Amy Hathaway
Clem James C Leary

Villians

With Tara's blood still drying on her clothes, Willow turns to the blackest magic to secure her revenge on Warren. Warren himself is desperately seeking magical help, but he is clearly going to be no match for the enraged Willow. She is on his trail and she doesn't need help from her friends. When she catches him he will experience pain beyond belief. Spike, oblivious to all this, is in Africa, seeking to be returned to what he was. Be careful what you wish for...

Tara Maclay Amber Benson
Warren Meers Adam Busch
Andrew McFashnick Tom Lenk
Jonathan Danny Strong
Rack Jeff Kober
Clem James C Leary
Cave Demon Steven W Bailey
Katrina Amelinda Embry

Two To Go

Willow is literally hell-bent on killing Jonathan and Andrew, and Buffy has her work cut out to stop her. Buffy and Xander break the two surviving nerds out of prison and just about manages to escape. Spike faces his tests in Africa. Dawn seeks Willow in her own fashion, but Willow is in danger of destroying friends as well as foes, and a showdown with Buffy is inevitable, and destructive.

Andrew McFashnick Tom Lenk
Jonathan Danny Strong
Rupert Giles Anthony Stewart Head
Rack Jeff Kober
Cave Demon Steven W Bailey
Officer Jeff Mccredie
Patrol Cop Damian Mooney

Grave

Giles is back, and he's brought a bit of borrowed power with him. He continues the battle to hold Willow while Xander and Dawn try to get the two nerds to safety. Willow draws all of Giles' power, linking them together as Giles had planned, and without her knowledge weakening herself just enough so that Xander can appeal to the last spark of humanity in her and save the world from destruction. Dawn shows she's learnt a move or two from Buffy (all of a sudden), and Spike gets his reward - a soul.

Rupert Giles Anthony Stewart Head
Andrew McFashnick Tom Lenk
Jonathan Danny Strong

 

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