As Xander, Dawn, and Willow retreat into their own complicated lives, Buffy finds herself drawn more closely to her new friend Severin, a mysterious crime fighter in his own right, and a snappy dresser to boot. Together they take on a new kind of vampire threat while Buffy's not-in-the-know roomies start snooping through her unslept-in bedroom. Now what could they possibly find? Source
Spike talking about how Buffy needs someone normal. Sounds a bit like Angel in S3. I really hope he gets a story of his own rather than just being all about Buffy 24/7.
Why weren't Buffy and Spike killed when he zapped them? Were they not zapped long enough? Or did Severin do something to them? Did he zap only Spike's demon making him a human? Does Sev even have power to do that? And if so, that is a pretty HUGE plot development to be left ambiguous. Also, if that is in fact what he did to Spike them what did he do to Buffy? Take only part of her slayer powers?
Dowling has potential to be a fairly interesting character, maybe he and Buffy will date some? Would be nice for her to have another friend (outside the Scoobie circle) to lean on.
I wonder how Buffy is going to explain herself to her roomies. I can't imagine them being pleased, especially with the police knocking at their door looking for her...maybe Dowling could help patch things up.
I'd like to see more Xander/Dawn. I hope they don't fade into the background and become the boring wallflower couple.
Willow's attitude about the loss of magic is getting old. I'm glad to see her and Buffy making up but it makes me sad to see Willow so hell bent on needing magic. She was awesome before magic, she had plenty to offer the world and the Scoobies; why doesn't she see it?
So what did you guys think?