In Principal Wood's office, Willow sits facing Kennedy. Candles and other paraphernalia litter the floor around Willow. She's all, "Ready to kill me?" and Kennedy's all, "Getting there," and I'm all, "I already did. In my recap for 'Touched.' Remember?" Willow places her hands on The Little Red Axe That Could. "C'mon, Red," breathes Kennedy, "make it happen." There's a joke about Kennedy's pillow talk there just waiting for me to ew. Forget I said anything. The score starts to remind me a little of Raiders of the Lost Ark at this point.
Under the Seal! Under the Seal! Sorry. Little Mermaid flashback. Won't happen again. Spike worries that his Truly, Truly, Truly Outrageous Jem isn't working right. "Not worried," answers Buffy in return. Faith cheers him up: "Willow's big spell doesn't work, it won't matter what you wear." Which leads me to believe that the entirety of Buffy's plan really did lie in just creating a few more Slayers. To fight what looks like an endless horde of übervamps. Which, as we see, would've failed without Spike's Pretty Princess Jem. Which Buffy wasn't factoring into her plan. Nice plan, B. If this season were a house, it would be the kind that's so shoddily put together that it falls down and crushes you the first time a large truck drives by. Buffy again points out that she's not worried. She should be! Everyone approaches the lip of an overhanging cliff in a huge underground cavern. They peer over to see a whole passel of übervamps. Spike steps back in surprise. "I'm not worried," repeats Buffy, in a slightly less convinced tone than before. "As long as Willow can work her spell before they " A few of the übervamps look upward and catch sight of their nummy dinners. " See us," finishes Buffy. Gulp!
Cut to Willow mumbling a chant. The übervamps run closer. Cut to Willow. "Oh. My. Goddess." She pants. The Little Red Axe That Could flashes with pure white light and rings like a bell.
Flashback to Buffy at the Summers home earlier. She's telling the Junior Misses, "So here's the part where you make a choice. What if you could have that power? Now. Into every generation one Slayer is born. Because a bunch of men who died thousands of years ago made up that rule. They were powerful men." Buffy points at Willow. "This woman. Is more powerful than all of them combined." Willow makes an "ohgoddesspleasedon'tsaythat" face. Buffy thinks it's time to modernize the workings of the Slayer machine and fulfill the destiny of the proletariat. "I say that my power should be our power." Cut to Kennedy, Miss Minnesota, Rona, and Millie on the ledge overlooking the übervamps, obviously becoming imbued with the Slayer stuff as the spirit of the axe envelops them. Kennedy looks scary enjoying all that power, I gotta say. "From now on every girl in the world who might be a Slayer will be a Slayer." We see a little girl at bat in a softball game. She bites her lip apprehensively. Another girl leans against her locker, looking surprised. "Every girl who could have the power, will have the power. Can stand up? Will stand up." A Japanese girl gets up from her family's table, holding her head. Another girl stands and stops a man who is about to hit her. "Slayers. Every one of us. Make your choice. Are you ready to be strong?" The little girl at bat smiles sweetly, like she just knows she's gonna hit that motherfucker out of the park.