GRAVEYARD - NIGHT
The stage is in bluish MOONLIGHT,
with some headstones scattered
Downstage center (over the trap
door) is BUFFY'S GRAVE.
WILLOW, TARA, XANDER, and ANYA
enter, walking to the grave. TARA
wears a NECKLACE made from braided
WILLOW, leading, is holding the
URN OF OSIRIS, TARA is holding a
lighted CANDLE and XANDER holds 2
CANDLES while ANYA is using a
LIGHTER to try and light them.
Does everybody have their candles?
I'm trying. Maybe if Xander would just stop
Are you afraid or something?
Afraid? No. We're only trying to raise Buffy
from the dead. Of course, if we do bring her
back, she might just be looking to eat our
Oh, so it's only zombies you're scared of...I
thought it might be commitment.
Anyway, zombies don't eat brains unless
instructed to by their zombie masters.
(She takes a candle from XANDER)
A lot of people get that wrong.
Quiet, we've all agreed on this.
We all here agreed on this. We all not here
didn't get a vote.
The others might not understand. They might not
want to try.
(She can see Xander needs a pep talk)
Buffy didn't die a natural death. She was
killed by mystical energy...which means we
don't know where her soul really is. She could
be trapped in some sort of hell dimension...
suffering eternal torment, just because she
saved us, and I'm not -- I'm not gonna leave
her there.... It's Buffy.
Let's do it.
Okay. Start the circle now.
They kneel in a semi circle around
Osiris, keeper of the gate, master of all fate,
She dips her finger into the blood
in the urn, and marks her forehead
and each cheek with it.
Before time, and after. Before knowing, and
She pours the rest of the blood
onto the grave.
Accept our offering. Know our prayer.
WILLOW's body suddenly tenses. Her
face contorts in pain.
No! She's being tested. This is supposed to
(battling through the pain)
Osiris! Here lies the warrior of the people.
Let her cross over.
WILLOW convulses in another,
stronger wave of pain. She cries
out, trying to muffle it.
She needs help!
Xander, she's strong! If we break the cycle
now, it's over.
SOUND FX: Mayhem? Motorcycles
TARA, ANYA and XANDER start
looking around nervously.
Oh god.... they're coming.
SPOTLIGHTS from the WINGS dart
across stage to simulate the
Motorcycle headlights approaching.
WILLOW begins to glow in a
SHIMMERING MYSTICAL LIGHT.
(yelling over the sound of the motorbikes)
Osiris, let her cross over!
Her head flings back in pain, her
whole body cramps up violently.
Oh my god, oh my god.
WILLOW trembles, the sound of the
MOTORBIKES get louder as they get
closer, until suddenly --
WHACK! A heavy biker chain is
cracked across the back of the
stage from someone in the WINGS
and smashes a headstone -- like a
cowboy cracking a whip.
TARA, ANYA and XANDER jump back in
SOUND FX: The sounds of the
MOTORBIKES die out as one by one
their engines are turned off.
From the wings the holder of the
chain, a HELLION, steps on stage.
His action is basically to
announce the arrival of his
leader, RAZOR, who enters. RAZOR
surveys the scene and walks up to
the grave. He chuckles.
Say hello to our new Slayerless home, boys.
Let's keep it that way!
He stomps on the urn, crushing it.
WILLOW collapses, unconscious. Her
MYSTICAL LIGHT cuts out.
This here is a momentous occasion -- the
beginning of a new era. So I figure, what
better way to kick off our
settling-down-on-the-hellmouth, than with
a little christening?
He pulls out a LARGE GUN.
As he speaks, he points the gun
casually from one scoobie to
another, as though trying to
decide on a victim.
A symbolic act commemorating the new order
around here... and ridding ourselves of any not
so-pleasant reminders of the old. And since the
Slayer is already dead, we'll just have to
settle for the next best thing...
His aim has settled on WILLOW,
still unconscious. He squats
down in front of her. He seems
have made his decision.
...her little sister.
DAWN, gagged and being held by 2
HELLIONS is dragged on stage.
(he stands and moves to Dawn)
Aww, don't worry little girl, we're not gonna
kill you... Not until we've really, really hurt
Over my undead body.
SPIKE leaps onto stage as though
jumping from a wall or headstone.
He is in VAMP FACE. His LONG COAT
seems a little bulkier than might
Well, well, well. Spikey Boy... Pretty scary
face for a eunuch.
He runs a claw slowly down the
side of DAWN's face.
Looks like I'm not the only one who had to
settle for the little sister.... Get 'im boys.
Two HELLIONS move toward SPIKE. At
the last moment he grabs something
he has hidden under his coat. In a
blur of the metal he knocks out
Then his weapon is still. It's now
clear to see it's a MOTORBIKE
EXHAUST PIPE (handle bars?). He
throws it on the ground in front
Thanks for the loan...
Oh, Spike... Now that's just vandalism.
(To scoobies but still staring at Razor,
Not without Dawn.
I've got Dawn.
Oh, really? Now, I could have sworn I've got
He takes the CHAIN from HELLION 1
and begins spinning the end like a
...and you've got a mighty big problem.
He cracks the chain toward SPIKE,
who spins as he sidesteps it,
bringing him slightly closer to
RAZOR cracks the chain again, his
time landing the other side of
SPIKE, who spins the opposite
direction and is now about half
way along the chain to RAZOR.
Before Razor can crack the chain
again SPIKE grabs it and tugs on
it with such force that RAZOR
comes flying toward him, where his
face runs hard into SPIKE'S raised
elbow and he falls.
(glancing back to the scoobies,
XANDER picks up WILLOW and they
scamper off. SPIKE gathers up the
Still held by the 2 HELLIONS, DAWN
lets her weight drop, leaving the
2 HELLIONS exposed. He swings the
chain across them sending them
flying, then stretches out his
hand to DAWN. She grabs it and he
sweeps her up.
Let's fly, pigeon!
They run off stage.
RAZOR slowly gets to his feet. The
other HELLIONS are groggily coming
to. As RAZOR walks back toward the
wings toward his bike, he kicks
the HELLIONS on the ground to
hurry them up.
Come on. We're gonna tear this town apart.
SOUND FX: Motorbikes start up and
ride off. In the distance is the
sound of mayhem -- screams,
breaking glass, burglar alarms,
police sirens, etc.
LIGHTS FADE slowly, but the lights
on the GRAVE fade a little slower,
making it slightly lighter than
the rest of the stage. When the
lights are almost completely down
A HAND bursts through the surface
of the grave!
The band launches into a kick-ass
electric version of:
"BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER THEME"