I did my Buffy S9 marathon read in the last couple of days and read the finale today. It was... OK. It reads better as a whole than in installments. It seems to have largely been a happy ending all around. Spoiler: Buffy S9 finale Illyria's sacrifice affected me more than I thought it would. In my fanboy heart of hearts, no matter what was said in the story, I always believed that there was some small kernel of Fred still alive some where in there. How else to explain her conflicted feelings toward Wesley? In my fanboy heart of hearts, Illyria's sacrifice finally set Fred free as well. I'm glad that they were able to save Dawn. I like the idea of her and Xander as a couple more now than I did originally, so I'm glad they got a happy ending (for now). The twist of "Vampyr" book having blank pages in light of the restoration of magic was an interesting twist. Luckily, they'll have pubescent Rupert Giles to help them sort things out in S10. And that last page? Nice set up of what's to come. Ultimately, I'm glad that I stuck with the book to the very end. Now, whether or not I buy S10, will honestly depend upon the story they mean to tell and the direction they plan on going in.