The paramedics arrive at Buffy’s house and try to save Buffy. While they are doing that, Willow is upstairs calling on Osiris to bring Tara back to life. He denies her because the dark magicks will not reverse a natural human death. She instantly becomes consumed with rage. Tara was her emotional anchor, and with her gone, she has gone straight back to the dark arts she had turned away from out of her love for Tara.
She goes straight to the Magic Box and absorbs all the information in all the dark magick books she finds there. The absorbing of all the information makes her eyes and her hair go black. Buffy and Xander find her, and they hunt Warren down on a bus heading out of Sunnydale. She goes to kill him, and they find out he’s a robot. Buffy and Xander can’t believe what she’s willing to do, and they try to stop her. She blasts them with the dark magic and flees.
Back at the house, Dawn gets home from school and finds Tara’s body.
With the help of Anya and the return of her vengeance demon powers, Buffy and Xander find Willow. Just as she’s tortured Warren, skinned him alive, then burns him. Then she goes airborne…
Willow: One down…
6×21 Two To Go
After exacting revenge on Warren for Tara’s death, an extremely powerful and vengeful Willow now vows to go after the other two members of the trio, Jonathan and Andrew.Â After freeing the Duo from jail they have to escape a chasing Dark Willow. As she’s chasing them with a semi, she starts to run out of magic energy. The Gang and duo escape her and they run to the Magic Box to find a protection spell. Of course, she finds them. She tries to attack the two dudes, but they’ve managed to get the protection spell up and running.
Willow: You’re trying to sell me on the world? The one where you lie to your friends when you’re not trying to kill them? And you screw a vampire just to feel? And insane asylums are the comfy alternative? This world? Buffy it’s me. I know you were happier when you were in the ground. The only time you were ever at peace in your whole life was when you were dead. Until Willow brought you back…you know, with magick.
They manage to get the guys out of the shop, and distract her. Willow is willing to do just about anything to get what she wants, even if it means going through Buffy to do it. As they start battling it out, a bright green light sends Willow flying across the shop and Giles appears in the doorway.
While all this is going on in Sunnydale, Spike is undergoing a crazy harsh challenge given to him by an African demon. An Africa that looks like a California beach with a bonfire and some huts tossed on it. Very weak there. See, he’s doing this challenge in hope of becoming what he once was. I’m sure we’ll find out what this means in more detail later.
Giles has some new-found power given to him by a local coven to help him battle Willow. He is able to bind her, but only momentarily. She does some mind control on Anya who gets her free. Buffy and Giles go a few round with Willow, which destroys the magic shop, and weakens Giles. He still tries to get her to see her evil ways by talking about Tara, but that doesn’t faze Miss Evil Thang. She sends a big magical fireball out into the world to find the nerd duo.
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 goin’ out, it’s here. You wanna kill the world? Well, then start with me. I’ve earned that.
Buffy races to save them and Xander from the fireball of death, and just barely makes it. However, she ends up trapped in a big while in the graveyard with Dawn while Xander has been knocked unconscious. The nerds take this opportunity to flee.
Willow is busy continuing her attack on Giles, and he tries to counter her, but no go. She sucks his energy out of him and into her, which hits her with a huge burst of emotion. She suddenly feel so much pain and hurt in the world and this just makes matters worse. Now she wants to end the whole world’s pain. That’s quite the burden there. But, she’s gonna do it the easy way, by just ending the whole world. No world, no pain.
While Anya is helping Giles as he lay dying, she learns of Willow’s world ending plans. She goes to find Buffy who is still stuck in the hole with Dawn. Anya gives her the lowdown on what’s going on, then she goes back to Giles.
Willow speaks to Buffy telepathically and wants her to die fighting, so she makes a group of weird tree root and mud zombies from the hole they’re in. Buffy is outnumbered, so enlists dawn to help. See, two swords had fallen down in the hole with them… can you say convenient? Gah. Dawn shows off some killer slayer-esque movies, and seems to impress her big sister.
Willow is busy up on the edge of a cliff bringing up an old satanic temple to help her destroy the world. However, Xander steps in her way to stop her. He starts to talk to her, trying to remind her of her past and how he will always love her. She uses magic to wound him, and he just keeps yelling at her that he loves her. The emotions he is bringing up drains her of her powers. She finally breaks down in his arms as the magic continues to drain from her. Finally making her hair red again, and the black veins disappear.
Once her powers are gone, Giles recovers. He tells Anya that the powers Willow took from him were a bit spiked. They were meant to allow her to tap into her emotions so Xander could reach her humanity.
Meanwhile, back in Africa, Spike is told that he has indeed completed the challenges and has won his prize. But I’m thinking it wasn’t what he was expecting. The demon slams his hand on Spike’s chest and restores his soul.Â Maybe he should have been more specific with the wording. Cuz he did say something like “restore me to my old self, so the slayer gets what she deserves”. Oooh, next season could be very interesting.