Simon Meier XV returns to Sunnydale originally to spend two weeks with Joyce Summers. During this time, Simon takes Joyce and her youngest daughter, Dawn, into Los Angeles to see a ballet. Joyce and Dawn meet Buffy Chandler, for whom Buffy Summers was named. Later, Joyce learns about the supernatural, that Buffy is the Vampire Slayer. Simon takes Willow Rosenberg, and then Amy Madison, as apprentices. Xander is taken in and fostered by Simon and Joyce. Willow meets a boy online, Malcolm, who turns out to be Moloch the Corrupter. He kidnaps her and is defeated by Buffy, Xander, and Willow -- with help from Giles and Jenny Calendar.