Season 2 Recap
Learning there are eleven more members of the Presidium, the Watchers spend their season trying to eliminate them once and for all. During this year Giles marries a bookseller, Becca, and she gives birth to Giles’s daughter, Elizabeth. Meanwhile, the relationships of Willow and Rowena, Robin and Faith and Kennedy and Mia grow deeper.
In “Everything New,” Willow begins work with her slayer Marsha, while Rowena is in England helping Robson get the Council over there in order. Another member of the Presidium, the Lover, resides in their kingdom, known as Vor, but has the ability to watch everything the Council is doing. In “New Again,” Faith’s younger sister arrives with news that their father is dying, and she returns to Boston only to be set up by the pair, who have agreed turn the slayer over to demons in exchange for giving her father eternal life. Rowena also returns and gets a cold reception for Willow. She confides in Becca that something else has been pushing her away from Willow. It’s “Checkmate” when Willow and Rowena accidentally play a game of chess that younger members of the Coven magically enhanced. The pieces in a giant chessboard come to life, revealing things about each woman’s life – including the fact that Rowena was raped as a teenager at the old Watchers Academy, something she never got over. In “Swap Meet,” the characters are switched thanks to a magic spell that Becca unknowingly performs while cleaning an old vase. The only way they can switch back is when they confront issues that are facing one or both of them. In “True Colors,” Willow and Rowena try their hand at physical closeness, while Becca goes to the doctor, learning that she’s pregnant and Giles will become a dad. Later, Becca is put at risk when she bumps into a man who’s really a demon agent of the Presidium. The action causes her to go insane, so the Lover can observe how the council reacts. Becca is saved when Willow and the crew use a tub of holy water to erase the demon element. At the same time, a triad of hunters fall short of catching Brell and his fellow demons assisting the resistance against the Presidium on other worlds.
In “Red Herring,” the gang dresses as Clue characters for a costume party that on the surface appears to go dreadfully wrong, with the death of several characters. Or it could have ended like this… In “Dream Warriors,” Imbethit gets his revenge on the council by making every sleeping slayer enter an arena in a fight to the death – first with demons and then with other slayers. Willow and Kennedy come to the rescue of the slayers, but not in time to save her own slayer Marsha, who dies. In “Hell Goddess,” some nasty demons called Mizors swarm Cleveland. The gang finds out it’s because of Willow, and the solution is to either kill Willow or strip away her magic, which might kill her. Rowena discovers the theory first, but doesn’t inform anyone and Mia is almost killed. When Giles discovers the truth and he and Willow fight, he has a heart attack and is only saved when Faith performs CPR. The Coven then does a spell to take away Willow’s power, and Rowena has to own up to her failure of letting her personal life interfere with her duty. In “Time Out,” a beautiful former student of Robin’s returns, making Faith a little insecure about their relationship. Kennedy has a slayer dream about the former student and the death of her, Willow and Xander. When the student arrives, she tells Robin she has the ability to stop time and manipulate it. Events begin to match Kennedy’s dream and the Council discovers that Tyrell is behind the operation to take out the Council heads and he is arrested by Robson in England. In “Real World,” a human agent of the Presidium, mob boss Jimmy Volano, kidnaps Rowena, and Mia and the Black Ops rescue her, but not without Rowena being shot in the process.
In “Blue Moon,” Oz returns to Cleveland with his wife Camille and they end up doing a spell with Troy, a werewolf and Cassandra, a vampire, against their wishes. Unknown to the watchers, the spell makes both Troy and Cassandra full-time wolves – their wish – and leaves Oz and Camille human again. In “Bad Blood,” after the spell is finished, a bolt comes hurling at Camille, and the slayers give chase after a mystery woman. It’s later revealed the woman is Kadin Van Helsing, heir to the Van Helsing legacy, who is after Camille for murdering her father during Camille’s ‘wild days,’ before finding Oz and changing her ways. Kennedy is the only one who is able to reason with Kadin about how Camille is trying to live a good life now (and is human again). Kadin agrees and leaves to hunt monsters freelance again. In “In the Dark,” we meet Vi’s identical twin Angie, who goes with Robin to a location that houses not a monster, as they first thought, but a disfigured, abused young man. In “Avatar,” Kennedy has a run in with a monster. She becomes a super-human and is given the power to destroy it, but not without doing serious damage to the city in the process. In “Fire Eater,” Ethan Rayne returns to Cleveland and ends up saving Becca from a soul stealer who’s after her and Giles’s unborn child.
In “Unfinished Business,” Kadin faces off against a seemingly unstoppable foe and races to Cleveland for Kennedy’s help. Kennedy agrees, much to Mia and everyone else’s leeriness, and leaves for Bucharest, Romania. There, the two women work together, but not without sharing a few stolen kisses and a growing attraction before Kennedy returns home. In “Chapel of Love,” Giles is determined to marry Becca before their baby arrives in the world, but Murphy’s Law and meddling friends and family make the task more difficult then it sounds. Fed up, the pair elope the day of the wedding to be married by an Elvis impersonator in Las Vegas. In “Get a Life,” the minor characters of Watchers take center stage at a Sci-Fi convention where a demonic Jeri Ryan is picking off fans. After his derring-do, Andrew and Tracey start to get closer with each other. In “Rack and Ruin,” Willow is taken by Rack’s younger sister, Shadow, for killing her brother, as Vi and Xander try their hand at dating each other. Mia and Kennedy hit more rocky waves, as Kennedy can’t shake thoughts of Kadin from her mind. Jeff performs a dangerous spell that nearly kills him, but with his help the Black Ops squad finds Willow and her captor, but not before Shadow loaded Willow back up with dark magic in the hopes she would destroy herself. In “Resistance,” Willow has nightmares of going ‘dark’ again, and then Bonnie shoots Faith when Faith tries to kill her. An autopsy shows that it’s not Faith, but a body snatching creature put in place by the Presidium. Faith, back in Vor, escapes and returns home, a bit feral and shaken. Meanwhile, Brell tries to organize various demons of the world in a counter-strike against the Presidium.
In “Infernal Affairs,” Vi and Xander each find lovers, but it turns out the ‘lovers’ are actually one creature who can shape shift and drains human life via sex. Meanwhile, Faith tries to recover from her ordeal in Vor, as Kennedy, Dawn and Rowena go in search of a monster – which turns out to be a dragon, who Kennedy adopts. In “Wickerman,” the Presidium goes to the forest to try out its latest equipment for the Earth invasion. Faith and the Black ops squad thwart the effort, but not without losing much of the Black Ops squad. In “Ragnarok,” the season finale, the gang uses Brell’s contacts to enter Vor and battle the Presidium on their own turf. Willow is brought before the Lover and convinces her that she’s become the evil that the Presidium initially gained power to avoid. Willow promises her soul will look after earth. At the same time, Ethan is lost inside Vor, Robin loses his leg, which Faith had to cut off to free him after a melee and Becca gives birth to her and Giles’s child, Elizabeth, with Buffy back at home in command. Once back home and victorious, Mia decides to leave Kennedy and the Council. (CLICK HERE to Read the Season 2 Episodes)
New Couples…Old Friends…And the Return of a Big Bad…
The Presidium still continues to be a threat thanks to its member called The Lover. Meanwhile Giles takes the plunge into married life, while Willow and Kennedy move on to new loves.
SEASON 2 OVERVIEW – SPOILERS AHEAD
Watchers Season Two contained 24 episodes that began in September 2004 – June 2005. Learning they didn’t defeat The Presidium, the Watchers spend their season trying to eliminate them once and for all. During this year Giles marries a bookseller, Becca, and she gives birth to Giles’s daughter, Elizabeth. Meanwhile the relationships of Willow and Rowena, Robin and Faith and Kennedy and Mia grow deeper.
Motherhood…Growing Pains…And the Touch of Angels…
Faith comes face-to-face with the son she gave up for adoption while the Council has to deal with the threat of exposure to the world. New alliances are made, new lovers are put at odd and friendships are tested in a season that ends with, you guessed it, an apocalypse of heavenly proportions.
SEASON 3 OVERVIEW – SPOILERS AHEAD
Watchers Season Three contained 24 episodes that began in September 2005 – June 2006. Giles decides to retire from the Council to raise his family and names Rowena to his position of Head Watcher. The move puts High Priestess and love Willow in constant conflict with each other. Deciding that her relationship means more than her career Rowena calls in someone she feels is the best candidate to oversee the Council in her place. In the meantime, the Council must face off against the forces of darkness with help from heavenly creatures. In the end, the world learns of their existence.
A new marriage…An unexpected death…And a morally upright Big Bad…
A man tortured by his past has a plan to prevent the world from further harm that ends up having a devastating side effect. It’s up to the Watchers Council to set things right to save the innocents of the world, not to mention their own friends and lovers.
SEASON 4 OVERVIEW – SPOILERS AHEAD
Watchers Season Four contained 24 episodes that began in September 2006 – June 2007. The Council, now in the spotlight of the world, must balance between public relations and public protection. Jason Felix heads an organization called Bureau Nine, which seems to do the same thing as the Council… but for a fee. When Felix tries to improve mankind by controlling magic things get beyond his control. Together with the Council they look for a way to save the world from losing magic forever.
A couple of births…A few funerals…And an action packed end to the Watchersverse…
The Council merges with another supernatural firm to give them the ultimate advantage against evil. The members of the council move from young adults to full-fledged adulthood in various ways. For Willow it’s when Rowena gives birth to the future generation of Watchers Council in more ways than one. In the meantime, the team battles an untouchable foe who has no will of their own.
SEASON 5 OVERVIEW – SPOILERS AHEAD
Watchers Season Five contained 27 episodes, including a three-part finale, that began in September 2007 – October 2008. Amid flashbacks to the past and flash-forwards to the future, the Council tries to readjust to many new staff members with their own way of doing things while coming under attack by political leaders. At the same time, a new demonic terrorist group arises. But all of this proves the handiwork of an ancient talisman of vicious evil, the Loathestone.
Beyond Season Five
Marriages, Monsters & Mayhem
We plan on ‘getting the band back together’ in 2022! Executive Producers CN Winters and Susan Carr are working with writer/producer Dan Joslyn, DragonWriter17 and art director Robert Kidman, but it’s going to take some time for new content. We’re sure once you see everything we put into these episodes, thanks to many talented people over the years, you might understand – it’s a lot of time consuming work so it won’t be immediately.
However, we still have fans who decide to stick around so we’re happy to consider the prospects of more Watchers now and then like Special Assignment and upcoming projects like the TV movie 13th Hour and the mini series Watchers: ReVamped, which is set a decade or so after the end of Watchers. If you worked for Watchers back in the day and we’ve lost touch, but you’d like to ‘play’ again simply contact us. We’d love to see you.
Special Assignment Pt. 1 – TV Movie – SPOILERS AHEAD
Set in 2014, the ‘great blue slayer’ will stand against demon kind but not without sacrifices. As Kennedy grapples with turning 30 and losing her powers, Willow tries to make some Godly connections for the council. The rest of the team looks into stopping the ‘UnCreation’ prophesy.
Special Assignment Pt. 2 – TV Movie – SPOILERS AHEAD
Willow astro-projects to try to rescue the lost crew while the crew themselves try to thwart a genocide. They need reinforcements but will the support arrive in time or will they have to find the strength and courage to save the world alone.
13th Hour – TV Movie – SPOILERS AHEAD
Liz Giles, daughter of Giles and Becca, is turning 21 but much like her Aunt Buffy, her birthday is not turning out as planned.
Watchers: ReVamp 2020 – 6 Episode Mini-Series – SPOILERS AHEAD
Set nearly 15 years after Watchers ends we catch up with the gang and their growing families as they battle evil of epic proportions.
A New Home…New Allies…New Big Bad…
Willow, Giles, Faith, Kennedy, Robin and Andrew set up shop in Cleveland along with fellow watcher Rowena Allister. Later they are joined by Xander and take on the Big Bad known as the Presidium and a creature named the Engineer.
SEASON 1 OVERVIEW – SPOILERS AHEAD
Watchers Season One contained 24 episodes that began in September 2003 – May 2004. As the core group begin to set up the ‘New Council’ they find themselves faced with thwarting the efforts of surviving ‘Old Guard’ members determined to take control. They meet a watcher named Rowena Allister who becomes one of their greatest allies and joins their team. During their struggles to build the new council they find themselves facing off against an unstoppable foe, The Presidium.