(Plot synopsis from the
official Buffy website
At the Bronze, Xander rehearses asking Buffy out to the prom
by trying his speech out on lovesick Willow. Meanwhile, Buffy
is having a closer call than usual with her vampire attackers.
Giles reads a frightening prophecy about the Master and the Slayer,
and an earthquake hits Sunnydale.
Buffy tells Giles about her
attack, and lets him know that she's starting to get scared.
When Xander finally gets the nerve to ask her out, she turns
him down, saying she doesn't think of him "that way"
and doesn't want to spoil their friendship. In the library, Giles
and Ms. Calendar discuss the prophecy: the earthquake, along
with several strange occurrences in Sunnydale, seem to confirm
that the apocalypse is near. Buffy overhears Giles telling Angel,
"Tomorrow she'll face the Master and she will die."
Buffy freaks out and tells Giles she wants to quit. More signs
of the end appear: a roomful of students, including Cordelia's
new beau Kevin, are found dead at school, totally unnerving Willow,
who discovers their bodies. Buffy decides that even though she's
afraid, only she can try to save the world by facing the Master.
She goes out with a crossbow, and the Anointed One leads her
to the Master. Meanwhile, Xander enlists Angel's help in trying
to protect Buffy.
The Master bites Buffy, and she drops
into a puddle. This allows him to break through to the "other
side." Xander and Angel find Buffy, and Xander is able to
revive her using CPR. Meanwhile, Cordelia, Willow and Ms. Calendar
find themselves driving through a sea of vampires in the streets.
They try to escape to the library, but the undead follow them.
As they try to fight them off, a huge, horrific monster comes
up through the floor and attacks them. Buffy makes it back to
the school and fights the Master on the roof. She throws him
through the roof window and he falls through, getting impaled
on the way down. He disintegrates, and the monster and the vampires
disappear with him.
"We saved the world.
I say we party," says Buffy.