The apocalypse has begun, enveloping Los Angeles in eternal darkness, and the only way to restore things to their natural order is to bring Angelus back. Wesley rescues Angel from his watery grave at the beginning of the season. Cordelia returns for her stint as a higher being, except that she can't remember anyone or anything. Taking refuge with Conner, Cordelia and Conner begin their own special relationship. The beast descendes on Los Angeles, Killing a group of Totems linked to the ancient sun god Ra which leads to the sun being blocked out of the sky. The gang realises that the only chance they have to fight the beast is to bring back Angelus. However, in the bringing him back, they have unleased an evil Angelus which is as savage as ever. Unable to stop him on their own, the gang calls on Faith and Willow to assist. Meanwhile, Cordelia, who had been controlling the beast, becomes pregnant with Conners child and prepares to give birth.