In a bold move to give disenfranchised Slayers a meaningful societal role (with pay), Kennedy recruits Buffy to act as bodyguard for high-profile clientele. But unlike the other recruits, Buffy struggles to abandon her Slaying instincts and looks for demony threats where none lie (much to Kennedy’s dismay). So it’s only natural that her first job is to protect a tech mogul who just so happens to be running from demon assassins!
This is probably one of the few times I really don’t have anything to say about what I’ve read. This particular volume was… just a bit of filler. I didn’t really understand how it fit in the scheme of things, but I think that’s more of an observation about season nine as a whole. It’s jumped from Buffy being pregnant, to being a robot, to now working for Kennedy as a body guard. There’s no cohesion and I’m afraid it’s really leaving me not interested.
Add into that the weird addition of Billy the Vampire Slayer and I just am over this series. There needs to be more focus, because as it is right now, I can see how the comics didn’t make it past the next season.
I would suggest skip this one. There’s nothing worth reading, unless you are just bored.
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