''We're going to get Buffy back to a lighter, less angsty place,'' says exec producer Marti Noxon. To that end, Buffy (Sarah Michelle Gellar) quickly rebounds from her twisted romance with Spike (James Marsters) by getting a job, and Willow (Alyson Hannigan) learns how to use her powers for good instead of evil. Anthony Stewart Head returns for 10 episodes as stuffy Giles, and Dawn (Michelle Trachtenberg) begins her freshman year at the newly reopened Sunnydale High. Not that everything's sunny; the school is still conveniently located on the Hellmouth, ensuring ''there's going to be some demony action,'' says Noxon. Gellar's contract expires after this season, but Noxon says the show may go on: ''There is the possibility of new Slayers.'' Dawn the Vampire Slayer, anyone?
woot woot!!! giles is back for my last viewing season!!!
i can't deal with dawn the slayer. bluuuuuuuuhck. (though i do hear that they are taking the "whine" outta dawn this go round.)