has a secret meeting with Eris Pantelles, head of
Department: Ares, the weapons division of Hubris, Inc.
Eris informs Tyrell that Dr. Martin So has been set
up in a new lab and is back on track with his projects.
Eris tries to get Tyrell to tell her what Dr. So is
up to, but Tyrell tells her that she doesn’t need to know.
in a shopping center parking garage, a woman and her baby
are attacked and presumably killed by a clawed creature of
stops by Katherine’s quarters to see if she wants to go to
the rec room. Katie
tries to get Katie to talk about what happened at the space
thanks her but doesn’t share.
next morning, Giles comes to Jocasta’s office and tells
her to turn on the news net.
They both watch as Lisa Lance blasts the Council for
its recent use of magical weapons.
Lance has apparently
gotten her hands on some “internal documents.”
Although Jo expects quite the opposite, Giles tells
her that he wants to use this opportunity to reinstate the
Coven. Jo is
shocked, but then excited—until Giles tells her that he
wants her to head
the reinstatement. Then
she’s really shocked.
Livia and Mira show up at the infirmary for their yearly
slayer physical. Shortly
after they get there, Katie also arrives.
Still angry about the fact that Katie was assigned to
the space station mission over her, Livia begins to needle
implies that Katie got the space station assignment because
of her relationship with Jo.
Katie denies that.
Livia mentions that she had heard that Jo and Katie
had broken up. Livia
says that she might have to take advantage of that situation
by sweetening up to Jo.
Katie jumps out of her chair at Livia, and Livia does
the same, but Mira steps between them, ending the
in Jocasta’s office, Giles has to convince a reluctant Jo
that she is the right person for the job of reinstating the
Coven. When she
finally accepts, Giles tells her that he’ll come by later
to give her something that will aid her in her research.
that day, Velika holds a briefing with her slayer troop
leaders about the Braccus demons that have been attacking
young women with children.
She reveals a new plan for making the Braccus demons
come to them: the slayers will pose as mothers by carrying
completely life-like dolls.
Like most of the other slayers, including Katie,
Livia is not thrilled about the prospect.
Velika explains that the slayers will double up their
teams and hit the spots frequented by young mothers with
the meeting is dismissed, Velika calls Livia and Katie up
for a private meeting.
She asks them about what happened at the infirmary
and reminds Katie that she has the right to file a complaint
against Livia for her derogatory remarks.
Katie says she doesn’t want to do that.
Velika lets Katie leave and then lectures Livia.
She tells Livia that she’s a lot like her mother.
Livia regrets that she didn’t get to know her
says that she looked up to Livia’s mother and jumped at
the chance to work as her aide.
Velika tells Livia that she has her mother’s temper
and that she’s lucky that Katie isn’t filing charges.
She tells Livia that she’s making too much of a big
deal about the space station mission.
She tells Livia to let this issue go and to make
peace with Katie. Livia
promises that she’ll try.
Travers addresses the High Command, complaining about Lisa
Lance and her anti-Council reports on the news net.
Giles insists that he’s got Jocasta on the problem.
Travers implies that Jo herself may be the leak.
Giles turns the tables and implies that the leak
could be someone in this room—someone who wanted to get
even with Jo for her role in Tyrell’s expulsion.
After Giles adjourns the meeting, one of the other
High Commanders, Councilor Upton, gives Giles a warning.
She tells him that he’s not totally among friends
here and that he’d better watch his back.
the Council Fleet Office, Antonia is reprimanded by her
commanding officer for her actions at the space station.
Although she attempts to defend herself, he slaps her
with a two-week suspension and tells her she’s lucky
it’s not two months.
in the Red Sector R&D Lab, Lex and James and Anyabot
work on the seraphim suit.
The suit develops a glitch, sending sparks flying.
Toni comes in and tells Lex about her two-week
tries to get Toni to help them out by putting on the suit.
She wisely declines.
Anya says that Toni is smarter than James said.
Lex and Toni glare at the embarrassed James.
Giles returns to Jo’s office.
He tells her about the meeting with the High Command
and then gives her a stack of books.
He explains that they are Jo’s mother’s journals.
Jo says that she has her mother’s journals in her
tells her that these are her mother’s private
journals and that they contain all the history of the Coven
that the Council doesn’t want anyone to know.
Giles leaves, Jocasta sits in her office looking at the
journals but not reading any of them yet.
Toni comes in and asks about the journals.
When Toni senses Jo’s reluctance to read them, she
suggests that Jo trust Giles.
Toni changes the subject to Katie and asks Jo if
she’s talked to Katie. When
Jo says no, Toni pleads the slayer’s case, saying that
Katie was caught between a rock and a hard place.
She tells Jo that she’s found a good woman who
adores her and makes her happy, so cut the woman some slack.
Jo says she’ll consider it.
Once Toni leaves, Jo begins reading her mother’s
journals from 22 years ago.
Rosenberg arrives at the Council and goes to the coven room,
where she meets the nine other members of her coven.
Tess expresses concern about the Council meeting that
day, saying that they’ve been hearing rumors about drastic
changes being proposed by the Watchers Division.
Constance assures them that everything will be fine.
Constance arrives at the Council Chambers, newly-elected
Chairman Horatio Tyrell takes her aside and informs her of a
new program that the High Command wants instituted: the
Coven will immediately begin training all
slayers in magic (not just those deemed worthy or ready).
Constance says, “Over my dead body.”
Tyrell says, “That can be arranged.”
When Tyrell leaves, Constance is joined by Trisha
Hansen, the head of the Slayer Division, and her aide,
Velika Petrova. Constance
asks Trisha if she pushed for this new program.
Trisha says that she didn’t.
They all go inside for the meeting.
the meeting, Tyrell and Constance go head to head over the
new slayer training program.
He claims that it will make their army even more
says that it could result in creating one or more rogue
slayers with enormous power.
Travers suggests that they proceed with the vote for
the new program. Trisha
Hansen speaks in support of the Coven, agreeing with Constance’s
motion of keeping things as they are.
Giles interjects and requests that the vote be
vote is taken, and 55% vote in favor of all slayers being
the meeting, Giles meets Constance in the coven room.
Constance warns Giles about being seen fraternizing
with her. Giles
says that he enjoys fraternizing and kisses her.
Trisha and Velika join them.
Constance explains that if she doesn’t train all
slayers, Tyrell and the High Command will disband the Coven.
Trisha asks Constance if she’s giving up.
Constance says that she’s going to give them the
fight of their lives and asks Trisha to help.
night, and Livia is out with three teams of slayers
calls to her teams, but Katie and her team do not check in.
Livia sends the other teams on their way and goes to
find Katie. While
Livia runs after Katie, Jo is in her office continuing to
the Rosenberg home, Constance tucks her daughter, Jocasta,
into bed. The
young girl calls for her stuffed dragon, Mr. Snappy.
Constance gives the toy to the girl, then joins Giles
in the living room. Constance
tells Giles that the Coven is on Constance’s side and
intends not to follow the High Command’s order to train
all slayers. Constance
tells Giles that he needs to keep his distance from her,
even to the point of saying that he supports training all
Giles questions this, she explains that she needs friends in
the Watchers Division to keep an eye on things.
Giles suggests using magic on Tyrell, but Constance
rejects this notion. Constance
admits that she hasn’t been under this much stress since
her husband Bradford’s death.
Giles reassures her that she’ll get through it all.
Constance makes Giles promise that he’ll look after
Jo. Of course,
he agrees. Constance
goes to kiss Giles, but is interrupted by a sleepy Jo saying
she’s thirsty. Giles
gets up and takes Jo’s hand and starts to lead her into
the kitchen. Suddenly,
a firebomb smashes through the living room window.
Constance uses magic to put out the flames.
She tells Giles to stay with Jo, then she goes
she finds Velika Petrova leading a gang of about ten slayers
who are out for Constance’s head because she refuses to
train all slayers. Velika
says they’re going to take Constance out so that someone
who will train them can be moved into her place.
Then Trisha Hansen arrives with a group of
She orders Velika to stand down, but Velika and her
gang refuse, and the two groups of slayers start fighting.
Livia has found Katie and
her team, who have been bogged down with a vampire nest.
Livia assists and then takes the opportunity to
apologize to Katie for her behavior at the infirmary.
Katie accepts Livia’s apology, but still looks
disgruntled—but it’s because of her situation with Jo.
Livia urges Katie to talk to Jo, but Katie says Jo
won’t speak to her. Livia
asks Katie what she did that was so bad.
Katie just says that she met Jo at the wrong time.
Jo is surprised by a visit from Travers.
He questions her suitability to lead the “media
leak” investigation, believing her to be biased.
Jo debunks his notion, saying that it doesn’t make
sense for her to go to the media since she’s the one who
has a conviction for illegal magic use; doing so would only
undermine her reputation.
She goes even further, saying that she suspects that
he’s more concerned that she’ll actually find
the source of the leak.
She assures him she’ll get to the bottom of it one
way or another. He
warns her that the High Command is not to be toyed with.
Before he leaves her office, Jo tells him not to try
restricting her access or deleting logs because she’s
already downloaded them.
After Travers leaves, Jo’s phone rings.
Jo looks at the caller identification; it’s Katie.
Jo doesn’t answer, but she does listen as Katie
leaves a message. Katie
apologizes, says she loves her, and begs her to call so they
can talk. After
Katie hangs up, Jo turns back to her reading of her
runs back inside and tells Giles what’s going on.
She tells him that she has to get the Coven
says he’ll take her there.
Giles helps Constance and Jo into his hovercraft.
Then he takes them to Tess’s house.
bangs on Tess’s door, waking her up.
When Tess comes to the door, Constance and Giles push
quickly inside with little Jo.
When Tess asks what’s going on, Constance says that
they have to gather the members because the Rebellion has
Constance asks Giles to take Jo to the Allisters.
He is reluctant to leave Constance, but he agrees and
assures her he’s coming right back.
Constance takes Jo into her arms and tells her that
Giles is taking her to see Cousin Toni and that Momma will
be along as soon as she finishes her work.
Constance hugs Jo tightly then gives her to Giles.
Giles kisses Constance and then heads off.
After waving good-bye to her daughter, Constance
walks off crying.
Tyrell is meeting with Velika and the leaders of the slayers
siding with the High Command.
He instructs Velika to take on Trisha and her
“rogue slayers” off the Council grounds.
Velika assures him that she knows of a place by the
Tyrell leaves, Velika activates her link and calls someone.
and later, Constance and her Coven magically track Velika
and her slayers; they find them at the lake.
Trisha asks Constance if the Coven can provide major
magical backup if things get too intense.
Constance says they can try, but it’ll be tough.
When it’s time to head to the battle, Constance
asks for a few minutes.
After she’s left alone, she pulls our her journal
and begins to write quickly.
Livia, Mira, and Brianna are trying to lure out a Bracchus
demon at a 24-hour grocery.
Katie is the designated mother, holding her fake baby
and loitering in the store.
Right when they think the trap is a bust, they hear a
woman screaming outside.
At the entrance, Katie drops the baby and rushes out,
to the shock of entering customers.
Livia, Mira, and Brianna quickly follow.
Katie finds the huge Bracchus demon standing over a
woman and her baby, who are on the ground.
Katie distracts the demon, and he comes after her.
Livia joins Katie, and the two team up in a
simultaneous attack, but they are unsuccessful, ending up in
a heap on the pavement.
The demon starts to move in, but then Brianna and
Mira zap him from behind with two tazers on full blast.
The Braccus falls timber-like to the ground.
The woman revives and calls for her baby.
Livia picks up the crying child and comforts him, and
he almost immediately stops crying.
Katie teases Livia, saying that maybe motherhood does
suit her. Katie
laughs but then quickly saddens and excuses herself.
When Brianna asks what’s up with Katie, Livia
speculates that Katie thought about sharing the night’s
events with Jo, only to realize too late that she
next morning, Giles finds Jo asleep in her office, a journal
on her chest. He
wakes her up, and they discuss what she’s learned.
Jo admits she had no idea that Giles and her mother
had been romantically involved.
Jo doesn’t beat around the bush.
She asks Giles if he is her biological father.
He says no, that he and Constance didn’t get
involved until about a year after Bradford’s death.
Jo asks Giles to tell what happened after her
mother’s journals ended.
He shares with her what he knows.
and her nine witches, along with Trisha and about a hundred
of her slayers, arrive at the battleground by the lake.
They discover that Tyrell’s side has not only about
two hundred to three hundred slayers but also their very own
says that she and her witches will deal with the other coven
if Trisha can handle the slayers.
They agree, and the battle is set.
Giles goes to the Allisters to drop off Jo.
Mary Allister answers the door and invites Giles and
Jo in. Little
Toni comes down the stairs to greet Jo, and the adults send
them upstairs. Toni
is excited about showing Jo her new flying toy.
Mary demands an explanation from Giles about what’s
to the lake, Giles finally arrives.
He sees the impending battle and heads in
The slayers rush from both sides.
Trisha’s troops hit Velika’s slayers with magic
bursts and bind them. At
the same time, Constance’s Coven is struggling against
Tyrell’s coven. They
try to hold up, but they get blasted by the power of the
coven, and their circle is broken.
Trisha’s slayers begin to tire and lose their
powers, and without the support of Constance’s Coven, they
are forced to pull back.
Velika’s slayers break through and head for
Constance and her Coven.
Constance yells at her witches to run.
Tess tries, but is skewered by a slayer’s sword.
Constance tries to run toward Tess, but is shot in
the back with two crossbow bolts and goes down.
Giles finally gets to Constance and drags her out of
the heat of the battle.
Trisha also falls to one of Velika’s slayers, but
Velika drags her to safety.
Velika apologizes to Trisha for failing her, saying
that it wasn’t supposed to happen this way, Tyrell
wasn’t supposed to have another coven.
Trisha insists that Velika didn’t fail.
Since Tyrell doesn’t know Velika was Trisha’s
insider, Trisha asks Velika to try and protect the
slayers’ voice in the Council; she also asks Velika to
look after her daughter, Livia.
Velika promises, and Trisha dies.
Velika re-enters the battle.
Elsewhere, Giles tends to Constance.
He encourages her to heal herself, but she says that
she can’t because she doesn’t have any energy left.
He tells her to hang on, but she just reminds him to
remember his promise. Then
Giles’s story of the battle finished, Jo tries to be
comforted by the fact that her mother didn’t die alone,
but soon she gives in to sobs.
Giles puts his arm around her.
Her sadness eventually turns to anger against Travers
and Tyrell. Giles
warns her to keep her head and to proceed in the proper
follows up by describing the aftermath of the Rebellion: the
Coven was deemed a threat and disbanded, the few members of
Constance’s side who survived were hunted down and killed,
and eventually the slayers were voted out of the Council,
leaving the Watchers Division with the majority vote.
Jo insists that they need to shift the power back
into the original balance.
Giles says that they will.
They’re already doing step one, which is Jo’s
two is to establish a working magic research lab.
Jo is excited about this proposition, until Giles
says that he wants Katie on Jo’s magic team.
Jo says that she doesn’t think that’s a good
insists that they need her.
Giles tells Jo that Katie called him to check on Jo
since Jo hasn’t spoken to her.
Giles advises Jo to take time to cool off but to at
least speak to Katie now.
Jo just nods. Before
Giles leaves, she thanks him for sharing and for looking
after her. Giles
tells her he wouldn’t have had it any other way.
After Giles leaves, Jo goes to her desk, starts to
call Katie, but doesn’t; instead, she just gathers her
mother’s journals and leaves.