Nearly all the gang is admitted to colleges, Willow even Oxford; only Xander plans to tour instead. The mayor gives Faith a precious weapon as reward, and the mission to intercept at the airport the box of Gavrok, a container of mystical energy he needs for his demonic ascension. Mother Joyce hopes Buffy goes to Northwestern University, near an aunt in Illinois, but the watchers doubt if her slayer-duties allow any long absence from the Hellmouth; maybe if she first prevents the ascension, therefore Giles agrees to seize the initiative once they know more, quickly done ignoring Wesley's caution by the Council's book. Angel helps Buffy steal the box from the town hall, but Faith takes Willow hostage, only Wes would refuse to exchange her. First Willow kills a vampire guard and consults the Books of Ascension; at the meeting of both sides, the box is dropped, spilling some of its spider-scary content...
Did You Know?
This episode reveals Cordy's financial woes for the first time. See more
When Buffy gets attacked by a spider, it zooms in on Xander and Angel, and you can see Xander clearly smiling at the intense situation. See more
Hey, d'you hear about Willow getting into Oxnard?
...And M.I.T., and Yale, and every other college on the face of the planet? As in your face I rub it.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Written by Nerf Herder
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