|"No Future for You, Part Four"|
|Publication date||December 05, 2007|
|Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight #9|
"No Future for You, Part Three"
"Anywhere But Here"
|Published by||Dark Horse Comics|
|Writer(s)||Brian K. Vaughan|
|Cover artist(s)|| Jo Chen|
|Letterer(s)||Richard Starkings & ComiCraft's Jimmy Betancourt|
On the edge of the Savidge manor pool, Faith thinks back to her time with the Mayor. She remembers how nicely he treated her, but that she now understands he was wrong and evil. In the present, Genevieve attacks Faith and a fight starts. After a short time, Faith kicks Gigi into her greenhouse and the two continue to fight. Faith tries to make Gigi understand that Roden is steering her in the wrong direction, but Gigi refuses to listen.
Outside of the Savidge Manor, Giles and Trafalgar are still trying to break in to the grounds. Giles is phoned by Willow, and he is startled to discover that Buffy is on the other line, and not very happy. She demands an explanation for his involvement with Faith. When Giles refuses, she hands the phone to Willow and tells her to "do what you can for him".
Back in the greenhouse, Faith and Genevieve are still fighting. Genevieve sticks her axe into a tree and sprints toward Faith. Faith kicks Genevieve in the stomach, knocking her back and impaling her on the axe. Faith rushes toward Gigi as she dies. Roden appears flying through the broken glass and Faith begs for him to heal Gigi. He refuses, saying that Faith should be his new Slayer, and that she will be better than Savidge. He adds that together they could make Buffy disappear forever. He hands her the "twilight" book, and she looks at it blankly before refusing his offer. Roden and Faith then started fighting. Roden summons a hand out of the earth which cements Faith to the floor. As Roden is about to deliver the killing blow, however, Giles appears from behind and stabs Roden in the back with garden clippers. Faith throws Roden's book to Giles, who opens it and yells out one of Roden's containment spells. He puts the field inside Roden and expands it, causing Roden's head to blow up.
The following morning, Faith and Giles are back at the apartment. Giles hands Faith her passport out of the country, but Faith rejects it. She says there are more Gigis out there, and Faith thinks she can help them. Giles agrees with the idea and decides to be Faith's partner in this, given that he and Buffy aren't on speaking terms at the moment.
Somewhere on top of a plateau, a helicopter lands and a woman named Lieutenant Molter steps out. She talks to a floating figure who calls himself Twilight, and tells him their "man on the inside" has confirmed that his pawns Genevieve and Roden were unsuccessful and Buffy is alive. He tells her that he is glad Faith and Giles killed his two "targets". He adds that his play has taken two pawns out of the game and that the 'queen' will fall soon enough.
- Faith recalls the Mayor and their father-daughter relationship, particularly the moment she was given a pink dress, seen in "Graduation Day".
- Roden uses dark magics which causes his face to go veiny, mirroring Dark Willow.
- Buffy and Giles's relationship remains strained since "Lies My Parents Told Me", despite their success against the First Evil.
- Giles kills a human for the second time this issue, the first being Ben Wilkinson
- This issue suggests that Twilight is to be the "big bad" of this season.
- Genevieve and Roden are killed, and Twilight is seen manipulating military forces, supposedly against the Slayers, which will be revealed Angel's true reason for acting as Twilight.
- Mayor Richard Wilkins III (Only in flashbacks)
- Faith Lehane (Also in flashbacks)
- Lady Genevieve Savidge
- Rupert Giles
- Buffy Summers
- Willow Rosenberg
- Xander Harris
- Lieutenant Moulter
- Riley Finn (Only mentioned)
Organizations and Titles
Weapons and Objects
- Hammer of Hamner
- Garden Clippers
Behind the Scenes
Pop Culture References
|“||Faith Lehane: "If you’re so sick of the bad dreams…then wake the #^%* up."|
|- No Future for You, Part Four||”|