After the events of Dead Things, Buffy finds herself losing time. And having strange dreams of a dorm room where a young woman died. A death being investigated by a very familiar looking man named William Pratt, who acts as if he had long ago been abused in a relationship with Buffy. And out in the waking world, Spike has gone missing, unseen by anyone since Buffy left him beaten and bloody in an alley.
Shortly after the events of “The Replacement”, Buffy and Spike are accidentally caught up in a demon fertility ritual, leading to a very strange pregnancy. Compelled by the ritual to do whatever it takes to protect it, Buffy has to deal with an angry Riley and an equally angry Spike while trying to keep her baby safe.