After Life / Flooded
In "After Life", Buffy returns, but it's not the happy homecoming the Scoobies envisioned. While the Slayer attempts to acclimate herself to resurrection, a nougat-filled demon possesses the group. The ghosty will disappear in time, unless it succeeds in killing Buffy first. Kristen and Mike compare Dawn and Spike's approach to the newly-returned Slayer to the Scoobies' method of "bombard you with questions and then get over it."
The Summers' home is "Flooded" (see what I did there?). To pay for the repairs, Buffy applies for a loan at the bank, where she chases off a demon-for-hire named M'Fashnik. But who hired him? Meet the Trio - Jonathan, Warren, and Andrew, who are on a mission to "take over Sunnydale". We delve into the Trio's masterful plan, and examine the foreshadowing of Willow's turn this season and the Spuffy relationship.
PLUS! What did Anya do with her stock market earnings? And what did Giles do in England?