Buffy is trying hard to keep things civil in the Safe Zone, but certain residents seem to be pushing for confrontations of any kind—and the death toll is rising.
River and Iris are being held captive by the Operative Kalista, who fully intends to use their talents for the Alliance once again.
Now living in the Safe Zone, Buffy, Willow, and Spike are making do while sharing space with so many other magical folk.
While Serenity’s crew nervously awaits the results of Mal’s rescue mission, they’re taken by surprise when a fresh kind of trouble begins at the ship.
With River still away from the Serenity, Mal and the crew are forced to conduct a rescue mission without her.
If the Alliance’s operative reaches the Outer Rim before Mal and the Serenity’s crew can rescue their captive friend, there simply won’t be a rescue.