Spike returns with a soul, and Buffy is forced to train an army of Potential Slayers as a force arises that wishes to destroy the Slayer Line. The final season of Buffy, this brings us the climactic battle with The First Evil and the end of an era.
Buffy returns from the dead an empty shell of her former self as the Scoobies face what it means to grow up. Meanwhile, they face their most off-beat enemies yet, a trio of human "geeks" who want to rule the world.
As the group deals with personal issues, they are faced with the need to protect the Key, who is given to them in the form of Buffy's sister, Dawn. We meet Glory, a hell god bent getting home to her own dimension, thus bringing Hell to Earth.
As the gang adjusts to the changes that a life out of Sunnydale High brings them, Buffy uncovers a secret Government installation called the Initiative, which indirectly makes an ally out of old enemy, Spike.
Newly arrived in Sunnydale, Buffy has to come to terms with life as The Slayer on a Hellmouth while balancing being a high school student as well. She forms new and valuable friendships along the way, but comes up against The Master and must make the most difficult choice of her young life in the battle against evil.