Blood in the Mirror is an anthology of seven horror stories that center loosely around the theme of mirrors. Each writer’s tale is unique, and the stories range from imaginative retellings of folk tales to exorcisms, exploring pasts and futures through a genre lens that is less restricted than one would think, often contextualizing the term “horror” in their own right.
Quick recap: Unable to bear heading straight back to Sunnydale, Willow decided to take a detour of sorts, landing her in a quaint li'l village. Despite all appearances to the contrary, Abhainn seems to have some secrets, possibly of the dark variety.
Let’s catch up, shall we? Things are messy with a capital “hormones.” Jenny broke up with Giles, Buffy’s first date with Robin was a massive fail, and Rose and Kendra are maybe a thing (?) but Rose was injured during a demon attack. Oh, Buffy and Kendra also exemplify why “Chosen Two” isn’t a thing. Catchy band name, though…
Quick recap of “New Sheriff in the ‘Verse” so far: Surprise, surprise… Blue Sun’s been behind the super-soldier-pain-in-the-butt problem plaguing Mal so far. Why the interest in the newly minted sheriff remains less clear. Meanwhile, the Chang-Benitez Gang keeps biting off more than they probably wanna chew…
Previously, on Angel + Spike: While Angel struggled to find a way to stop the “Feeder,” Fred was tempted by promised power to put an end to their troubles. Meanwhile, it would seem that Kate Lockley has a deeper connection to Angel than meets the eye.
Quick recap: With Merlin playing matchmaker, Beowulf and King Arthur had their macho meet-cute, complete with beating up on each other, and then - like all rom-coms - they made nice and teamed up against the evil monster and her hellspawn… or y’know, the monster-slaying grandma with a shady past and her very well-built grandson.
Quick recap of “New Sheriff in the ‘Verse” so far: While Mal is still playing Sheriff in the ‘Verse, he’s still looking out for his own. It’s becoming obvious that the killer is out to cause him hurt, and it would appear that he has his sights set on Mal’s closest and dearest. Inara learns from a high-ranking Blue Sun contact that the threat may actually be coming from within Blue Sun, which seems fairly obvious given the killer’s arsenal and tech.
Quick recap: The Hellmouth has been muzzled. After losing Xander, an unsettled and heartbroken Willow made the decision to temporarily leave Sunnydale... which is where we find her in this miniseries.
The nitty-gritty: Post-Hellmouth, Buffy is readjusting to her new reality. One where she’s no longer the only Chosen One, and where she has lost her best friends, Willow and Xander. One where she and Robin Wood are spending a lot more time together, and so are Rose and Kendra. Things could get kinda messy.
Quick recap: Duncan and Bridgette made up. Sorta. It's kind of hard to hold a grudge if you’re working together on the family business. Galahad learned the cost of being the “greatest knight.” Meanwhile, Elaine resurrected the subject of probably the most famous Old English poem of all: Beowulf.