The final battle begins
Buffy and the remaining Scoobies head into The Deeper Well to find the magic needed to save Dawn and stop Severin and Simone (who both have their own plans once inside). The action-packed issue is memorable for some calm emotional moments as it forces Buffy to choose between the world and her sister when Simone unleashes Maloker, the demon who created the first vampire, and Xander tries desperately to give hope to the woman he loves (whose name he has already forgotten) as she continues to slowly disappear. This is one of the best issues of this season, and Season Nine certainly appears as if it will go out with a bang.
One final note, I'd actually rate this a 4.5 instead of a 4. You can find more of my reviews (with images) on RazorFine Reviews