With Buffy incapacitated, Amy the witch has taken the opportunity to-get this-lay siege with an army of the undead. Willow takes her on in a witches' battle royal as hundreds of Slayers defend their Scottish citadel, but without the kiss of true love, Buffy will be out of commission indefinitely-with an unwelcome familiar face, and an image you won't soon forget.
Buffy creator Joss Whedon brings Buffy back to Dark Horse in this direct follow-up to Season Seven of the smash-hit TV series.
Buffy is locked in her own dreams. As she slumbers, she hears someone say, "My love." In mild disgust, she realises it's Ethan Rayne, ex-associate of her mentor Giles. Ethan has come to tell her that she's not just stuck in her dreams, she's been locked in her dreamspace, the place where she is constantly dreaming, even when she's awake. He tells her that he managed to get in by hitching a ride when Amy put a spell on Buffy. He says that all dreaming spells require a small piece of the person casting it to be used. With his help, Buffy breaks through to Amy's own dreamspace where she sees Willow battling the evil witch.
On the outside, Willow is fighting Amy and letting her appear to win. When Amy questions how she got so weak, Willow simply tells her that she's decoding her mojo. Then she blasts Amy to the ground. Just as Amy springs back and throws a bolt at Willow, Dawn appears and smooshes Amy to the ground with her giant foot.
Meanwhile, back in Amy's dreamspace, Buffy discovers the ratcage then a massive cage made of three Xs. Ethan gives her a mysterious message that she must remember everything she sees because twilight is falling and she'll need all te help she can get.
Once Amy is restrained, Willow, Xander and the rest of the slayers congregate in Buffy's room. Willow tells them that only true love's kiss can wake her. She tells them all to close their eyes and whoever loves Buffy is to step forward and kiss her. As it's done, Buffy jolts awake to the cry "Cinnamon buns!"
The search begins for the symbolism that Buffy describes, plus the strange symbol from issue 1. Giles speaks to the demons that were lured to be killed by Buffy and her slayers. Giles tries to convince them that the slayers didn't trick them, that it was something deeper and to give him all the information they can.
As Willow tries to read Amy's mind and sees some kind of military installment, she's sucked into a portal and captured. Buffy tries to follow her but she just misses it. As Willow wakes up, she finds herself restrained to a table with a man she thought was dead standing over her.... With relish, Warren tells her that she really got under his skin!