Synopsis by Matt Collar
The night before Buffy's (Sarah Michelle Gellar) 17th birthday, she dreams that Drusilla (Juliet Landau) is going to kill Angel (David Boreanaz). Prophetic dreams have always plagued the Slayer (see "Welcome to the Hellmouth" and "Prophecy Girl"), but, upset as Buffy is, her friends still plan a suprise party for her. Meanwhile, Spike (James Marsters), relegated to a wheelchair (see "What's My Line? Part 2"), is attempting to rebuild "The Judge." A large blue demon, The Judge's only desire is to literally burn the humanity out of everything, leaving only the evil. Although The Judge cannot be killed by any "forged" weapon, he was once dismembered by an army and his body parts scattered the world over. In a comic turn of events, Buffy receives The Judge's arm as a gift at her party -- a present Spike originally intended for Drusilla. Later, as Angel prepares to take the arm to a distant location, he is attacked by vampires who steal the arm and take it back to Spike's lair. Buffy and Angel attempt to retrieve the appendage, but barely escape with their humanity, as The Judge had already been reassembled. Shaken by the event, they return to Angel's apartment and make love for the first time. Afterward, Angel feels different -- and he wasn't even a virgin. In a parallel story line, it is revealed that Jenny Calendar (Robia La Morte) is a descendant of the same Romany tribe that cursed Angel (see "Angel").
birthday, demon, destruction, dreams