Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 3 Episode 21
Graduation Day (Part 1)
Cordelia and Xander pick up their robes and caps for Graduation Day. Xander has a feeling that he will die during the battle against the mayor.
Harmony and Willow sign each other's yearbooks. Willow is feeling nostalgic about the upcoming Graduation Day; Buffy doesn't feel that same sadness.
Mayor Wilkins is the commencement speaker for the graduation ceremony.
Faith kills Professor Wirth on orders from the mayor.
Mayor Wilkins cleans up Faith's apartment. She tries on a new dress that is outside of her comfort zone. Mayor Wilkins says he's proud of Faith and the Ascension Day is for her too.
Percy passed his History finals; he thanks Willow for helping him and not beating him up. Willow wants to find a spell to stop the Ascension.
Xander's class is playing a game of Hangman. Anya asks him out on a date, but he rebuffs her rudely. He apologizes.
Buffy reads the professor's murder in the local paper; she deduces that Mayor Wilkins and Faith are behind it. Her, Giles, and Wesley believe Professor Wirth knew something essential about the Ascension.
Buffy doesn't want to hurt or kill Faith, but she doesn't know what to do if faced in a fight.
Anya reveals that she lived through an Ascension during her demon past 800 years ago. Lohesh, a four-winged soul-killer, decimated an entire village. The "Ascension" means that a human becomes pure demon.
Principal Snyder takes Mayor Wilkins through the planning of the graduation ceremony. He thanks Snyder and says that his payment will be due soon.
Mayor Wilkins surprises the Scoobies in the Sunnydale High library; he toys them with his words. Giles stabs Mayor Wilkins after the mayor threatens Buffy; the blade does no damage.
Anya plans to leave town to get as far away from the Ascension. Xander fills Cordelia in on the mayor's plan.
Buffy packs a suitcase for Joyce to leave town. After arguing against leaving, Joyce agrees to go.
Willow can't find a spell to stop the Ascension. She panics because Oz isn't worrying about the impending battle. Oz kisses Willow.
Buffy explores the professor's apartment; Angel surprises her and wants to help. As Buffy leaves to bring Giles the professor's files, she and Angel argue in the middle of the street. Faith shoots an arrow at Angel; she purposely misses the heart.
The professor's files reveal that he discovered a demon during one of his excavations. Mayor Wilkins can be killed in his demon state.
Angel collapses from the arrow wound. The crossbow arrow was poisonsed.
Willow loses her virginity to Oz.
Mayor Wilkins has to eat several of the bugs from the Box of Gavrok. Faith cuts a story short of how her mother used to call her "firecracker."
As Xander plans to get ingredients from the magic shop, Anya begs him to leave town with her. Xander declines; he wants to fight and save his friends and the world.
Angel's fever worsens. Wesley reveals that the Watchers Council won't help her with saving Angel's life. She fires Wesley and turns her back on the Council.
Willow discovers that there are two cures for "The Killer of the Dead" (the curse that is poisoning Angel). One of the cures is for the vampire to drain the blood of a Slayer. Buffy plans to kill Faith to get her blood.
Buffy grabs Faith's blade from the weapons lock-up; she's going to fight Faith. She surprises Faith in her apartment. Buffy and Faith fight.
Giles discovers the name of the demon that Mayor Wilkins will turn into. The book shows that the demon is large and long.
Buffy stabs Faith with the blade. Faith collapses over a building and lands on a moving truck.