||Summary: After a vicious shooting
spree by Brian Dellasandro, a straight A student, the
town of Sunnydale goes into a state of shock, though not
one everyone would expect; they turn on each other and
become nasty. At the same time, Helen, an ancient vicious vampire over 1500 years old has come to Sunnydale. she
has hunted and killed every single Slayer she has ever
met in her life and Buffy is next of her list. Helen and
her lover Julian have come to Sunnydale to raise Meter, a
goddess of destruction and to do that they need the heart
of the Slayer and the ashes of the Emperor Caligula from
way back when in 47 A.D. The urn, containing his ashes,
has arrived in Joyce's gallery and is later stolen.
a run in with Helen, Buffy learns that Angelus and Helen
used to be paramours in 1800s but that it ended when he
regained his soul. Angel explains to her bout Helen's
past and how she came to hunt down Slayers.
Buffy and her friends are captured and suited up on
the night of Meter's ascension. They are led onto a
battleground where Buffy must stay alive against dozens
of opponents as well as her friends who have been
infected by the Potion of Madness in order to prevent
Meter from rising.