After the death of the Master, he put himself as candidate to taking the Master's place by enlisting himself to kill the Slayer, Buffy Summers during the Night of Saint Vigeous. He went as far to saying the event will be greater than the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, which he claimed he was there, though Spike, who had just arrived, doubted his claim and scolded him before offering the Anionted One his service as he previously killed two slayers. The following night, "Big Ugly" encountered Buffy at the Bronze nigthclub where he was preying on a young woman. Despite being days before the Night of Saint Vigeous, he took his opportunity to face the Slayer while Spike (who had alerted Buffy of his presence) watched from afar. Even though he was asking for Spike's assistance, the "Big Ugly" was staked in the fight before Spike revealed himself to Buffy and gave her a heads-up of his plot to kill her.