March - May 1997:
Buffy comes to Sunnydale
Cheerleader and Amy’s mother
The Anointed One arrives
Xander possessed by the Hyena
Buffy finds out that Angel is a vampire
Moloch the demon robot
Death of the Master
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September - December 1997:
Buffy (now in her junior year) returns to Sunnydale from her summer vacation in L.A. with her dad but she’s not the same old happy-go-lucky Slayer. Her death, temporary though it was, freaked her out more than she's willing to let on. Meanwhile, the Anointed One has a plan to bring the Master back to un-life. Angel tries to warn her that the Anointed One is up to something, but Buffy's acting cold and nasty to everyone, even dancing seductively (or 'making it with' depending on your point of view) with Xander to make Angel jealous. Vampires kidnap Willow, Cordelia, Giles and Miss Calendar, beating up Xander in the process. He tells Buffy off about her behavior and they go to save their friends with Angel. After the gang is safe and all the vampires are destroyed (except for the Anointed One who sneaks away) Buffy grinds the Master's bones to powder, finally coming to terms with what happened at their last meeting. She apologizes to Giles but is scared to face Xander and Willow in class, but when she arrives, it's just like old times. The three are still best buds. (Buffy Timeline site)
The Epps brothers try to make a female Frankenstein
Xander is again possessed, this time by a soldier
Sergeant Harris Special Forces - Sniper and Demolitions
Mark of Eyghon
Buffy slays Billy Fordam
Order of Taraka
Eggs of Gorches
January - May 1998:
The Judge comes alive
Angelus is reborn
The group finds out that Jenny is a gypsy there to watch over Angel
The Judge is killed in the Mall
Xander finds out that Larry is gay
Valentines Day and its consequences
Angelus kills Jenny
They find the cure for Angelus
Kendra is killed by Dru
Faith is called
Willow is knocked out while trying to resoul Angelus
Buffy is accused of killing Kendra
Xander breaks his arm
Giles is kidnapped
Spike offers his help
Joyce finds out that her daughter is the Slayer
Xander lies to Buffy when he tells her that Willow said to do it (Meaning kill Angelus)
Willow (With the help of Jenny’s ghost) resouls Angel just in time for Buffy to send him to Hell
Buffy runs away
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September - December 1998
Oz has to repeat senior year
Buffy goes by the name of Anne and works for a diner
Buffy takes out the demon portal that is kidnapping people for slave labor
Buffy heads for home
Joyce finds Buffy on the doorstep and welcomes her in
Buffy heads to see Giles and the gang
Snyder refuses to take Buffy back even though she had been cleared of all charges
Giles forces Snyder to allow Buffy back
Trick and his Master arrive in Sunnydale
The next morning, Principal Snyder finally re-admits Buffy into Sunnydale High, due to orders from the school board itself. Buffy needs to follow a few conditions, one of which being her ability to pass make-up exams for all the classes she missed last school year. A student again, Buffy visits the library with Willow, where they find a variety of spell ingredients on the counter. Giles tells Buffy that he needs to perform a binding spell on Acathla to make sure the demon remains dormant. In order for the spell to work, Giles needs to know the exact details of how Buffy defeated Acathla and Angel. Buffy lays out the basics, leaving out the part where Angel's soul was restored. Later that night at the Bronze, Buffy turns down a dance offer from Scott Hope, a fellow student who's had his eyes on Buffy for a while. Cordelia points out an interesting couple on the dance floor. As Buffy watches them dance, she begins to suspect that the guy may be a vampire on the prowl. As they head out of the Bronze, Buffy and her friends follow them out. Sure enough, the guy is a vampire. What does take the group by surprise is the girl's handling of the situation. Instead of screaming and trying to run for her life, the girl proceeds to beat the crap out of the vampire, stopping momentarily to greet Buffy by name and introduce herself as Faith. This new Slayer then takes the stake out of Buffy's hand and finishes off the vamp before heading back inside. While the group listens to Faith's wild stories, Cordelia finally puts the pieces together and realizes that Faith was called forth in response to Kendra's death. Faith is unlike Buffy, but she's different than Kendra also. Kendra was always uptight and on the defensive, while Faith is much looser and a little wild. During their conversation, Faith informs Buffy that her Watcher is currently at an annual retreat. (Buffy Timeline site)
Faith meets Giles
Faith meets Joyce
While hunting Faith and Buffy get into a fight
During which vamps attack
Faith brutally beats on one while two others pin Buffy and go in for the kill
Buffy manages to kill them, and then takes out the poor vamp that Faith had beaten up
Giles finds out that Faith’s Watcher is dead
Buffy tracks down Faith to a sleazy motel. Buffy informs her that Kakistos is in town, which causes a look of fear and dread to wash over Faith's face. She immediately starts packing and starts to head out. Buffy stops her by mentioning her Watcher, who was killed by Kakistos. They hear a knock on the door, and Faith opens it. They are greeted by Kakistos, Mr. Trick, and a few of their cohort vampires. Buffy shuts the door and escapes out the back with Faith. The vampires chase them into a building. Seemingly safe for now, Faith explains that she witnessed Kakistos murdering her Watcher. Just then, Faith notices a couple of dead bodies on the floor. Buffy realizes that they didn't escape the vampires, but were instead driven into the building on purpose. As the vampires start to converge on them, Buffy and Faith run into the middle of the floor. Buffy takes on several vampires while Faith goes one-on-one with Kakistos. Paralyzed with fear, Faith can't fight back while Kakistos grabs her by the neck and repeatedly strikes her in the face. Buffy runs over to help, while Mr. Trick and a female vampire decide to abandon their master and head out into town on their own. Kakistos' body is so strong that Buffy's stake has no effect on him. Faith takes a cue from Kakistos' mockery and picks up a huge pointed beam. Before Kakistos can realize what she's doing, Faith drives it straight through his heart, causing Kakistos to crumble into dust. (Buffy Timeline site)
Giles receives permission to become Faith’s Watcher
Buffy finds the Angel has returned from Hell
January -May 1999:
Willow and Amy are tied to a stake and nearly set on fire when they are rescued
Not before Amy turns herself into a rat as a way to escape
Sisterhood of Jhe
Xander forces Jack to disable the bomb
A magic user has trained hell hounds to attack those who are in dress clothes
The Ascension of the mayor for graduation
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September - December 1999:
Oz, Willow, and Buffy start UC Sunnydale
While Willow and Oz are in their element, Buffy drifts around wondering what she is going to do
It doesn’t help matters that she is beaten by a Vampire named Sunday and her pack
She ends up going to get Xander to help her take out the nest and he lets her know that she is going to do ok
Buffy has a hard time with her new roommate and when she tries to complain to her fiends about it, they just tell her give the girl a try
Turns out that her new roommate is a soul sucking demon and they are forced to banish it with the help of the girls family (they wanted her to come back home)
Spike and the “Gem of Amara”
Oz leaves Willow and Sunnydale after he is forced to kill another werewolf that wanted to kill Willow
Riley and the Initiative with Spike escaping
Thanksgiving with the dead natives
Xander is given smallpox and syphilis
Willows My Will Spells
Tara and Willow meet and begin to date
Oz returns to Willow, taking her out into the moonlit night to prove he finally has the wolf under control after travels to Romania, Tibet and other exotic places. Unfortunately, things are complicated by Willow and Tara's burgeoning relationship, and when Oz realizes something is going on, he wolfs out and is captured by the Initiative. Riley tries to get the Initiative doctors to stop their sadistic tests on Oz and is thrown in the brig. Buffy and the gang launch a rescue mission for Oz and help Riley also, who deserts the project. Oz once again leaves town, leaving Willow and Tara to see where their relationship will go
Buffy returns to Sunnydale, where Spike and Adam have cut a deal - Spike splits Buffy from the Scooby Gang and Adam splits Spike from the restraining chip in his head; Buffy and Riley's best friend Forrest run into Adam in a cave - Forrest is skewered and Buffy barely escapes with her life; Angel shows up to apologize for the way he treated her in LA and runs into Riley; Spike's plan works and Buffy leaves the gang in a huff, while the last part of Adam's plan shows up - in the form of Riley
While Riley is held captive by Adam, thanks to the chip Prof. Walsh put in Riley's chest, the Scooby Gang deal with the feelings brought out by Spike. Gradually they realize that Spike was the one behind the whole mess and get the group back together in time for an all-out assault on Adam, holed up in the Initiative complex. The gang performs a spell to imbue Buffy with the combined power of all the Slayers there's ever been, giving her enough strength to turn aside Adams attacks and yank his power supply right out of his chest. Afterwards, they have to fight their way out of the complex, now overrun by a bunch of cyber-demons cooked up by Adam. They make it, of course, and the Initiative is shut down for good.
Back at Buffy's house after the showdown with Adam, the gang plans an all-night video marathon since they're all still too wired after the spell to sleep. Of course, once they all get still in the living room, they're asleep by the time the first movie starts. But their sleep is not peaceful. A malevolent force stalks them in their dreams. Eventually it comes down to it and Buffy, and Buffy realizes she's face to face with the very first Slayer. Buffy refuses to fight, and the all wake up, hale and hearty.
(Buffy Episode Guide Site)
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August - December 2000:
Xander moves away from home
Xander split in two
Harmony starts to get angry at Spike for mooning over the Slayer
Tara’s family tries to get her
January - May 2001:
The gang fight off Anya’s ex after Willow accidentally summoned him
Glory finds out that the Key is human
Knights of Byzantium
Dawn is captured
The groups finds out about Glory/Ben
Plans are made to take her down before the ritual is finished
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September - December 2001:
It's a dark and gloomy world without the Slayer. Buffy is dead, and the Scooby Gang must do the best they can without her. But concern about the way she died leads Willow to believe that she may have been pulled into a hell dimension. Unable to bear the thought of their friend enduring eternal torment, Willow, Xander, Anya, and Tara decide to perform a resurrection spell that will bring Buffy back from the dead.
As a gang of demon bikers attack, the Scooby Gang is chased away from Buffy’s gravesite thinking that the resurrection was a failure. They do not realize that the Slayer is alive...right where they left her. Buffy is awake but disoriented and afraid as she must claw her way out of her own grave. The Slayer is back, but if her friends cannot get to her and snap her out of the daze she is in, they may lose Buffy all over again.
With her mother gone, Buffy finds that her months spent dead and jobless have left them without enough money to keep the house in good repair. To make matters worse, a trio of slacker sorcerers summon a demon to rob the bank for them just as Buffy is trying to get a loan.
Buffy heads back to school so that she can get a better job
The evil trio keep them busy
Dawn sneaks out and spends Halloween night with a friend and two hot guys. When they are invited into the home of an eccentric old man, however, things take a turn for the weird. Meanwhile, Tara expresses concern that Willow is using too much magic and an argument ensues.
Sunnydale is alive with the sound of music as a mysterious force causes everyone in town to burst into full musical numbers, revealing their innermost secrets as they do. Add in the fact that some townsfolk dance so much that they simply burst into flame, and it becomes clear that the Gang must stop this musical menace.
Willow does a memory spell to help Buffy forget being pulled out of Heaven only for it to backfire and hit all of them
The group finds out that Willow has been doing memory spells on them to hide her dark magic
After breaking up with Tara, Willow successfully de-rats Amy and the two witches begin hanging out and having fun with magic, drawing Willow further into her growing addiction. Meanwhile, Spike notices that his chip doesn't kick in when he hits Buffy, leading him to believe that she may not be entirely human anymore.
Amy introduces Willow to Rack who is a magic dealer
January - May 2002:
Buffy and Dawn clear the house of magic items and supplies to help Willow, and Buffy has a surprise visit from a social worker checking on Dawn's home life. The meeting doesn't go well and in a fit of rage afterwards, Buffy cuts off her hair. Meanwhile, the Geek Trio have built an invisibility ray and accidentally hit Buffy with it.
Starved for cash, Buffy gets a job in a fast food restaurant where the weird manager and high turnover of employees has her more than a little suspicious. When co-workers start ending up in pieces, the mystery behind the "secret ingredient" comes into question. Willow works on staying clear of magic, but she is forced to make a big decision when Amy gives her an unwanted gift. A vengeance demon friend of Anya's visits and questions her relationship with Xander, leaving Anya worried about their soon-to-be-married life together.
The Troika's latest scheme, a new device which will make women their mindless slaves, goes horribly wrong when Warren's ex-girlfriend Katrina is accidentally killed. The trio use magic to make Buffy think that she has killed Katrina - and it works. Between finding out the truth about her resurrection and believing that she has killed an innocent girl, Buffy's world begins to fall apart.
Riley returns and introduces the gang to his new wife
This doesn’t help Buffy
When Xander is shown how his life with Anya would turn out, he leaves her at the alter for her own good
She gets her powers back, but her fiends won’t let her take vengeance against Xander
Willow and Tara begin to repair their relationship
Willow and Tara's relationship is well on the road to recovery, but Xander, Anya, Buffy, and Spike aren't having quite so much luck in love. The Troika move full swing into their biggest plan ever: stealing a pair of mystical orbs which imbue the bearer with super strength and invulnerability. They attempt to rob an armored van but Buffy crashes the party resulting in a battle between her and Super Warren. she defeats Warren he promises that his vengeance may be swift and terrible.
Warren shoots at Buffy, wounding her.
A stray bullet hits and kills TaraWillow desperately calls on Osiris to bring Tara back to life. She is told that magic will not reverse a natural human death and she becomes consumed with rage. With her emotional anchor gone, Willow gives in to the dark magic that she had turned away from for Tara's sake. As the magic begins to control her, it becomes clear that no one is safe. Especially Warren.
Willow captures and skins Warren alive
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. After freeing the Duo from jail and escaping from Willow, the Scoobies run to the Magic Box to find a protection spell. While all this is going on in Sunnydale, Spike undergoes a fierce challenge given by an African demon in order to become what he once was.
Xander stops Willow from destroying the world when even Giles and the extra white magic he had been given by the Devon Coven fail
Willow heads to England to heal(What happened to Xander? When she threw the dark magic at him, was he injured? Were there repercussions over this with Xander’s health?)
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September - December 2002:
The re-opening of Sunnydale High School feels just like old times for Buffy as some undead students and faculty rise up and blame the Slayer for failing to protect them. Dawn and Buffy, together with some of Dawn's new friends join together to defeat the evil. Meanwhile, the newly-ensouled Spike is seeking solace in the maze-like basement of the new school,
Anya grants a wish, then wishes that she had never done so
She is prepared to face the consequences of her actions with D’Hoffryn thinking that he would kill her, but he kills her best friend instead
After battling a new vampire who claimed to have been recently sired by Spike, Buffy warns the gang that they must keep a close eye on him. When Spike manages to go out, he falls into a mysterious trance and then seduces and attacks a girl as the First Evil looks on. Meanwhile in England, Giles finds a fellow watcher close to death.
Spike is held captive in the Summers home while the Scoobies ponder their options in the aftermath of his murder spree. Willow finds Andrew buying blood and decides to take him prisoner also. While they try to decide what to do next, the gang are interrupted by the mysterious hooded figures called "Harbingers" or "Bringers" - the minions of the First Evil.Giles arrives and reveals that the First Evil (first encountered in the episode Amends) is trying to destroy the Slayer line by killing all the Potential Slayers. Buffy and Giles search the Christmas tree lot where she last faced the First, and she encounters a creature out of nightmare called a Turok-Han.
January - May 2003:
Potential Slayers are arriving from around the world, seeking shelter in Sunnydale. Some of them, however, are starting to doubt that Buffy will be able to protect them from the First Evil. Giles and Anya seek answers and learn of a weakness in the Slayer line. Meanwhile, the Scoobies are rushing to fortify their defenses because nightfall will bring the Turok-Han.
Principle Woods joins in the fight
Andrew creates a documentary called Buffy, Slayer of the Vampyres, a record of the current situation in Sunnydale to show to future generations. He manages to capture many important moments, and to annoy almost everyone in the house.
Willow comes back to town with a powerful ally, but the First has a new piece on the board as well. A misogynistic "preacher" named Caleb has come to town, and he throws down the gauntlet as soon as he enters Sunnydale. Buffy, the Scoobies, and the Potentials go to take up the challenge with disastrous results.
Xander loses his eye and several of the potentials are dead
Caleb launches an attack against Buffy at Sunnydale High. Faith takes the potential slayers out to blow off some steam, but soon they run afoul of Sunnydale's Finest. Hurting from their last battle and unsure of Buffy's leadership, the gang makes a decision that may change everything.
Buffy is out as leader and Faith is in
Buffy leaves the house to join with Spike
Spike goes to comfort the displaced Buffy while Faith tries to rally the troops into action. Later, both Slayers set off on a late-night raid, and both find something completely unexpected.
They find the Scythe
Angel arrives with an amulet which may be a weapon against the First. The battle-lines are drawn and the gang spends the night preparing for the final confrontation. A confrontation that some may not survive. Armed with an amulet they know nothing about, a scythe which holds the key to the Slayer line, and magic which they may not be able to control, they prepare to face the assembled armies of the First Evil.Buffy realizes what to do. Willow does a spell that takes power from the scythe and shares it equally among every Potential in the world, making everyone a slayer. The gang and the 'newly made' Slayers open the Seal of Danzalthar and go into the Hellmouth.
By now there are hundreds of Slayers, but there are thousands of Turok-Han. A long battle commences leaving many dead, including Anya. Spike is unable to fight as the amulet is pouring power through him, he begins to burn up inside as a huge beam of pure sunlight shoots out from his soul. All the Turok-Han are instantly dusted, but most of Sunnydale has been swallowed. With only minutes left Spike and Buffy hold each other, while everyone is leaving town in a bus. Spike tells Buffy to leave and live a normal life, while he walks back into Hell. Buffy runs after the speeding bus and catches up. Everyone looks at what was once Sunnydale. Buffy smiles knowing that there are hundreds of girls in the world that can fight off the eternal evil.
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