Season 5 Recap
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.
Season Five opens with “Past Present Future,” where Willow questions her life, and ability as a potential mom, when a magic student, Jocelyn, goes off the rails because of an object called the Loathestone. In “Home Sweet Home,” Hank Summers reaches out to the Council, and Buffy and Dawn, when his new home isn’t what he expected. In “Games,” Cleveland plays host to various world branches of the Watchers Council in the first ever Slayer Games. “Time And Again” brings the Council to Texas, where a science experiment turns the world on its ear and it’s up to the Council to fix it. “Orientation” offers a day in the life and examines the world through the eyes of new Council recruits. Set in May 2022, “Divination” sees Liz Giles, 16, grappling with her future as a Chosen watcher. In “Lorinda’s Kiss,” the young slayer finds out more information about her family history during a paranormal investigation, while “Triangle” examines how Giles grapples with knowledge he’s been given by the Guardians. “Robert Devlin’s Inside The Watchers Council” is an in-depth news documentary that features many events in the lives of our heroes, including death and the birth of twins to Rowena and Willow. Andrew and Tracey go on an adventure to investigate UFO activity in the American West in “The Unknown,” then dark forces are trying to find a way to turn Kadin Van Helsing into a human weapon in “S.A.V.A.G.E.” “Cone Of Power,” set in 2031, has the Council Covens around the world racing to figure out a way to stop a madman.
In the present day, “Webs We Weave” has Faith and her sister Hope travel back to their high school in Boston to investigate strange happenings. In “Reboot,” after a demon battle, Faith loses her memory, which may or may not be a blessing. Next up is “Before I Wake” -= Robin uncovers a dark version of the watchers council that has their sights set on chaos.
In “Turnabout,” Ethan’s admirer comes back to haunt him and brings consequences for those around him. Trying to find peace, Faith realizes she can’t outrun her past and needs to make life altering decisions in “Tainted.” In “Contingency,” set in 2036, Watcher Liz Giles is given her new slayer assignment, Joyce Harris, daughter of Xander and Buffy Summers, while facing a deadly foe. While Congresswoman Autumn O’Mara causes havoc for the Council, the Council itself is faced with an unknown viral epidemic. In
“Underworld,” the council tries to save Kadin, who’s trapped in an underground demon fighting ring. In “Breaking Point,” Skye goes undercover, while Willow sits in jail thanks to Autumn O’Mara. In “Last Tango in Cleveland,” the Voice of Hell amps up its with the Council. In “Asha,” Faith works on setting things right with Willow and Co., while O’Mara puts an end to the Council. In “Unto the End,” the Council goes into its final showdown with O’Mara on Capitol Hill in an effort to have the Council reinstated in the Season Give finale. The last three episodes, “Generations” Parts 1 – 3, set in 2041, bring together all the heroes and villains of Buffy: TVS and Watchers: TVS in a final epic battle.
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 3-part finale that starting Sept. 2007 with our final episode airing 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.
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.