He gives his assistance to keeping the hellmouth closed and the demons in check, but the price is steep and it wasn't a choice. This starts an already ambitious Willow down a dangerous path. Meanwhile, Spike finds a spark of humanity within and the race of who influences who more starts without their knowledge. Secrets wedge gaps between friends and new threats bring things to light that would have been better left in the dark. The web woven from a simple bargain turns into a maze, but will the Scoobies be endlessly trapped within it?