Virtual Season 8
It's a Whole New Slayground!
PREVIOUSLY ON BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER:
After Sunnydale's collapse into the Hellmouth, the newly reformed
Watchers Council asked Giles to work with a sister coven of
the one in Devon, until the gang was settled and Giles could
return to England and help train new Watchers. Faith and Wood,
along with several other Slayers decided to go to the Cleveland
Hellmouth. The Slayers that didn't go to Cleveland were taken
back to England by the Watchers for further training.
After several months of living with the coven outside Whispering
Pines, Oregon, the Scoobies decided it was time to settle
down and find a place of their own. They looked at several
houses to no avail, until they found the perfect new home,
Scobie Manor. Giles, executor of the very wealthy Anya Jenkin's
will, paid cash outright for the house. Since he would be
leaving to return to England and the Council of Watchers as
soon as they were settled, he wanted to make their lives without
him as easy as possible. While none of the Scoobies wanted
Giles to leave, none of them were willing to ask him to put
his life on hold again and stay.
Unfortunately, the house wasn't as perfect as the gang had
hoped since it turned out to be haunted by a very angry ghost. A prophetic
dream by Buffy, along with some research, revealed that the ghost was
Hedwig Swenson, the nanny to Hiram Scobie's son. The young woman had been
tortured and murdered by Hiram and her spirit remained trapped in the house.
A violent battle ensued, during which Buffy discovered the mummified
remains of Hedwig along with Hiram Scobie's journal, in which he admitted to
the murder. The Scoobies took this information to the local newspaper in an
effort to clear Hedwig's name.
All seemed to be ending well. Hedwig, now known to be innocent,
decided to stay and mother Dawn, who claimed the attic as
her own. And because she did not reveal the existence of a ghost in the house, Giles and
Buffy managed to 'convince' the real estate agent to refund them some of the
purchase price of the house. All that's left to do is wait for Giles to return
with the check so that the Scoobies can celebrate with their first
real family dinner in their newly furnished home.
Unfortunately for Giles, Drusilla has other plans.