Box set containing episodes 1 to 11 from the sixth season of the popular teen fantasy. In 'Bargaining - Part 1' Willow repairs the Buffybot and tries to hide the news of Buffy's death. 'Bargaining - Part 2' has the real Buffy return to the world of the living. 'Afterlife' finds Buffy realising that she preferred the afterlife to the rigors of everyday vampire slaying. 'Flooded' sees Buffy dealing with burst pipes and stray demons. 'Life Serial' has our heroine tested by the Troika. 'All the Way' finds Dawn partying with some teenage boys who turn out to be vampires. 'Once More With Feeling' sees all of Sunnydale's inhabitants breaking into song. 'Tabula Rasa' has one of Willow's spells misfire and cause an outbreak of extreme amnesia. 'Smashed' finds Willow becoming more and more addicted to magic. 'Wrecked' sees Buffy growing concerned about Willow's behaviour. Finally, in 'Gone', Buffy gets struck by an invisibility ray.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer--Season 6
begins with Buffy being raised from the dead by the friends who miss her, but who fail to understand that a sacrifice taken back is a sacrifice negated. Dragged out of what she believes to have been heavenly bliss, she finds herself "going through the motions" and entering into a relationship with the evil, besotted vampire Spike just to force her emotions.
Willow becomes ever more caught up in the temptations of magic; Xander and Anya move towards marriage without ever discussing their reservations; Giles feels he is standing in the way of Buffy's adult independence; Dawn feels neglected. What none of them need is a menace that is, at this point, simply annoying--three high school contemporaries who have turned their hand to magical and high-tech villainy. Added to this is a hungry ghost, an invisibility ray, an amnesia spell and a song-and-dance demon (who acts as rationale for the incomparable musical episode "Once More With Feeling" presented here in its full extra-length version). The result is a Buffy season which fans may not entirely have loved, but could not ignore. --Roz Kaveney