Calendar's computer science class due to her extremely high aptitude and subsequently becomes interested in Jenny's notes and websites devoted to magic while Spike becomes increasingly jealous over Angelus and Drusilla's apparently sexual relationship while he is left crippled in his wheelchair. Meanwhile, a new Slayer shows up in town, , who appears to be of Caribbean origin, sent to Sunnydale by her Watcher under the pretense of a very dark power rising up at the. She then fights one on one with Angel for the first time but cannot kill him. Xander becomes involved with , while Willow becomes involved with witchcraft and , who becomes a werewolf after being bitten by a young cousin who just happens to be a werewolf. Instead she forcibly kicks him in the testicles and leaves. As Buffy and Angelus compete in an epic sword fight, Acathla begins to swallow the earth.
The Scooby Gang show up to stop them and Buffy to kill the judge and halt the vampire's plan. Buffy rescues her friends, then deals with her residual fear and anger by obliterating the Master entirely. Vigeous is fast approaching, when the power of all vampires will be at its peak. When no one can find Giles, she goes to his house where she finds a demon named Whistler. With secret reluctance, Cordelia dumps Xander to appease her friends. He tells her that what happened with Acathla wasn't meant to go the way it did — Angel is in fact the key that will re-open Acathla but the thought that Angel's destiny was to stop him. Jenny and Giles also work with Buffy and Willow to ritually revoke Angel's invitations into their various homes.
Jenny Calendar turns out to be a Gypsy spy. Although they do save Angel's life and stop the Order, Drusilla is still returned to full strength while Spike is crippled by Buffy's assault. Drusilla uses her psychic powers to trick Giles into giving Angelus this information after Angelus sadistically tortured the watcher. Archived from on October 24, 2012. Both Joss Whedon and directed the highest amount of episodes in the second season, directing five episodes each. David Tyron King wrote two freelance episodes as Ty King , King was previously an executive producer on the previous series Whedon worked on, 1990.
An unsuspecting falls head over heels for the Latin beauty, Ampata, and must save when his mistake threatens to cost her her life. After he fails to awaken the demon however, Angelus sends a team led by Drusilla to kidnap Giles while he calls Buffy out to distract her. Kendra returns to her home as Buffy reaches a new appreciation for her destiny as a slayer. The emotional stakes are raised in season two. During the , Buffy and Willow come across the spell Jenny was working on just prior to her death. Sunnydale High School expels Buffy from Sunnydale High.
Stymied at every turn, Buffy and Angel go back to his place to regroup, where they confess their deepest feelings and make love for the first time. Buffy is too late, even with Spike's help who takes Drusilla out of the fray. Bespelled to play the parts, Buffy and Angelus change the tragic outcome just enough for the lovers' spirits to find peace, and for Buffy to learn the meaning of forgiveness. Angelus uses his blood to reawaken Acathla. Angelus hatches a plan to awaken Acathla once again and destroy the world. Spike joins forces with Buffy to help take down Angelus while Buffy's mom, , finally figures out the truth about her destined daughter.
Meanwhile, love is in the air for the members of the as Buffy and Angel fall deeply in love, and begin an unlikely relationship, finds romance in the form of guitarist and even begins to further his relationship with computer science teacher turned techno-pagan. Impatient with the ritualistic attitude of the Order of Aurelius, Spike kills the Anointed One and becomes the more informal leader of Sunnydale's vampire society. Although after a visit by Giles' long lost friend and the return of a powerful , Jenny distances herself from Giles because she fears the dangerous life he leads. Former story editors Matt Kiene and Joe Reinkemeyer returned and wrote one freelance episode. Later regular directors on the series, also co-producer and directed their first episodes in the second season.
Meanwhile, Willow finds out about Xander and Cordelia's relationship and falls out with Xander as a result, while Giles' relationship with Jenny is shattered due to her betrayal. The second season is included on Pajiba. As Buffy leaves to retrieve a mystical sword brought to Sunnydale by Kendra, Joyce tells Buffy never to come back. Angel discreetly enlists Willow's help. Buffy and Kendra are forced to work together in order to rescue Angel and stop Spike's plan. Over the next few months, Buffy readies herself for the day when she will finally have to slay Angelus and is given further incentive after Angelus murders Jenny Calendar soon after she figures out the incantation needed to restore Angel's soul.
Angel is captured by Spike after he summons a horde of bounty hunters called the Order of Taraka to attempt to eliminate Buffy. Rob Des Hotel and Dean Batali returning from the first season wrote three episodes together. Jenny makes progress rediscovering the gypsy Ritual of Restoration and, with Buffy's terse blessing, gets back together with Giles. The culprits are two science students, Chris and Eric, using pieces of the girls to create a bride for Chris' monstrous brother, Daryl. With nothing left, Buffy storms Angelus' mansion while Xander aids a weakened Giles. Willow convinces Oz she still wants to see him, despite everything.
With Giles and the Slayer slated as its next victims, demon-ridden Angel forces Eyghon to possess him instead. Angelus takes his anger out on Jenny with tragic results. As Angel's soul is returned, Buffy has one chance to save the world and, after kissing him and proclaiming that she loves him, runs the magical sword through Angel's chest, who is then swallowed by the portal, closing it for good. Meanwhile, Xander and Cordelia, and Willow and Oz, , officially begin dating and both Cordy and Oz become genuine members of the Scooby Gang. Afterwards, Angel wakes in the middle of the night calling Buffy's name in anguish.