Season 6 Episode #22
Overall Episode #122; Original air date May 21, 2002
Written by David Fury. Directed by James Contner.

Slay Me - episode rating
<== <== <== <== (out of 5 stakes)

The Story:
- - In The End Love Redeems - -
Giles returns to Sunnydale hoping to stop Willow. At first his spells appear successful and he and Buffy reunite with hysterical laughter over the events of the past few months. Xander relates Spike's near rape of Buffy to a shocked Dawn. Willow escapes and sends a fireball after Andrew and Jonathan forcing Buffy to leave the Magic Box. Willow drains Giles of his magic leaving him near death. Now in control of more power than any mortal person before her Willow feels all the pain and emotion in the world and decides she must destroy it. Willow traps Buffy and Dawn with a bunch of demons and Dawn gets to show off her slaying skills. Giles reveals that nothing supernatual can stop Willow and it is Xander's unconditional love for her that finally stops Willow and brings her back from the black magics. Spike survives his trials and is rewarded with his soul.

Say What? - quote of the week... More Quotes
Willow: Is this the master plan? You're going to stop me by telling me you love me?
Xander: Well, I was going to walk you off a cliff and hand you an anvil, but it seemed kinda cartoony.
Willow: Still making jokes.
Xander: I'm not joking. I know you're in pain. I can't imagine the pain you're in. I know you're about to do something apocalyptically evil and stupid and hey, still want to hang. You're Willow.
Willow: Don't call me th-
Xander: First day of kindergarten you cried cause you broke the yellow crayon and you were too afraid to tell anyone. You've come pretty far, ending the world, not a terrific notion but the thing is, yeah. I love you. I loved crayon-breaky Willow and I love scary veiny Willow. So if I'm going out, it's here. You wanna kill the world you start with me. I've earned that.
Willow: You think I won't?
Xander: It doesn't matter. I'll still love you.

Slayage - 4 - Another stage of Spike's quest is a demon whom he beheads. 3 earth demons, sent by Black Magic Willow, are killed. 2 are sliced and diced by Buffy, and 1 by Dawn with swords.

Body Count - 0.

Credits - the cast: *Sarah Michelle Gellar - Buffy Summers; *Nicholas Brendon - Xander Harris; *Alyson Hannigan - Willow Rosenberg; *James Marsters - Spike; *Emma Caufield - Anyanka; *Michelle Trachtenberg - Dawn Summers; Danny Strong - Jonathan Levinson; Tom Lenk - Andrew Wells; Anthony Stewart Head - Rupert Giles; Brett Wagner - Trucker.

Rock On - Soundtrack: Prayer Of Saint Francis by Sarah McLachlan. Episode score by Thomas Wanker.

Awesome!! - don't miss these highlights
** Buffy and Giles reuniting with hysterical laughter over the events of the past few months.
** Spike getting his soul returned to him after completing his mystery quest.
** Xander saving the world.

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