While writing the new rules of magic seems to be under control, the romantic scene for Buffy and her friends amps up in unexpected ways. But as always, personal lives are soon put aside to deal with demons, both real and intangible. Andrew discovers some inner strength and battles the Sculptor. Spike struggles with vivid dreams of murder. Are they fact or fiction? Buffy journeys into the deepest recesses of Spike's mind and discovers the terrifying new face of evil. And at some point along the way: kittens.