Sydney returns to Hogwarts with Angel’s assistance, Bellatrix expands her world view, and Anastasia makes a fateful decision.
Faith and Wesley try to find a common ground, Meliza meets her father’s new girlfriend and takes on another mission, and Xander returns to help the still distant Anastasia.
Meliza deals with too much, Professors Dumbledore and McGonagall worry about the state of affairs in the Muggle world, and Anastasia’s obsession threatens everyone.
The holiday visitors take their leave, Sydney resigns from Hogwarts after an unnerving visit from her mother, Meliza and Harry decide to do something about Anastasia.
The women in Sark’s past and present intersect, Nadia and Sydney fight, and Narcissa commits premeditated murder.
Harry goes gift shopping, Sydney rescues Severus from the hands of the Malfoys and lets Vaughn go, Otrere visits from New Orleans, Wesley and Faith accidentally discover a new beginning.
A misguided Severus is kidnapped by the Malfoys, the Yule Ball brings together the students and teachers of Hogwarts in more ways than one, and Narcissa decides to take down the Covenant.