Spike returns to Sunnydale, making Dawn happy. Tara and Xander are busy these days worrying about Willow, who is secretive. Giles worries about Travers and the Council. Warren, Andrew and Jon spy while Vanessa stalks.
Anya takes a sabbatical from demon fighting, but that doesn't stop her and Willow from arguing and upsetting Dawn and Tara. Things may still be bleak for the gang, but there's a ray of hope for Spike with Xander.
Adam continues running free with the probable involvement of Warren. A strange vampire is leaving bodies behind with evidence of an unusual level of ferocity. Giles' brush with the Book of Midnight has obviously affected him more than anyone knows. The dreaded call from the Council comes and Dawn is also adding to the stress level of everyone when her recent misdeeds come to light (though with Glory, it obviously wasn't exactly her fault).
Giles tries to prepare the gang and Buffybot for Quentin's arrival. In the meanwhile, the April-cum-Faith robot espies Adam. Spike confronts Xander with the news that Dawn's in trouble at school and Tara finally confronts Willow on her resurrection research (and I try to answer why Tara, of all people, would be a party to Buffy's resurrection in BTVS: S6 which always struck me as OoC).
In chapter 12 of Spanderverse: Rebuilding, Faithbot comes face to face with Warren. In the meanwhile, Ripper makes another appearance. Over at Xander's place, his and Spike's night of passion comes to an abrupt end when Hyena-Xan overplays her hand.