This is a supernatural teenager show, produced by Marti Noxon ( Buffy: Season 6 ).
New Jersey: the lifeguard boy rescues a girl from the sea. She hangs out with his school pals. James Morrison [ Space: Above and Beyond ] is a NYC bigwig who knows her magical abilities. She's the daughter of Darkness, controls peoples emotions, has to choose between good and evil. There's Christian symbolism (the central character is named Christina).
The cast is too pretty, they have no personality - it's more like Dawson's Creek than Buffy.
The pretty girl meets a young priest who's suspicious of her 666 birthmark. Her father's gofer, Boyd, comes to town posing as a rich guy. Dina Meyer is a manipulative vixen - which is very strange, since Marti Noxious wrote the episode!
The female Damien can't contact her Dad (James Morrison). The creepy Satanist, Boyd, makes stuff happen (eg a RTA) to make the Damien babe angry.
Meanwhile, Christina makes friends with the Priest in Church. She has an admirer, an unknown potential killer ...
The Church window is smashed again. Boyd (the Satanist) holds a dance marathon (with a cash prize to tempt the locals) to raise funds. He has b&w flashbacks to his sin (at a 1950s Dance). Adam Busch is still his sidekick.
Christina tries to find her mother via the hospital. Judy and her BF follow her, suspicious of her lies. But at least Xander and Willow had character!
The parents' secrets and lies are also exposed.
Christina and Jesse leave town on a bus. The Doctor's wife is mentally unstable. Dina Meyer has second thoughts (the Doc's secret). The wife sees the ghost of her dead daughter - this isn't Buffy , it's The O.C meets American Gothic (but totally inferior on every level).
Christina and her pal try to kill Boyd. He gives exposition - the doc's wife is a latent Psi, and gets an MRI scan.
This is one of the eps that wasn't originally screened in the UK on Channnel 4. That's a pity, because it's not nearly as bad as some of the earlier eps.
Everything fits into place. Pretty much all the mysteries are answered. Well, the ones we care about, anyhow.
Lucas Boyd [the villain, obviously inspired by Lucas Buck in the far superior American Gothic ] has his 1935 girlfriend back. He's completely distracted by her, letting his work take second place. She, OTOH, is an evil manipulative bitch who deserved what she got.
Christina, hate-filled little bag of venom, will do whatever it takes. She's motivated by good aims, even if they are selfish, but very close to turning eeevil. In other words, she's reminiscent of Buffy Summers.
The so-called good guys, AKA Team Vatican, have pawns in play. The local priest has discovered who the anti-anti-christ is. Also, there's an annoying hit-man on the loose. Other than Warren - I mean, Wez [Adam Busch].
Finally, thanks to Dina Meyer we see what is on the mysterious videotape.
Christina and Jesse try to elope together. They're hunted by the footsoldiers of good and eeevil. However, it's destiny that is really pulling them apart.
The crazy woman seems to know more than she should. She persuades the bed-bound man to get up and walk, though where he walked to will probably be revealed next ep.
Civilians are going missing. The cops are mystified, but there's bound to be a perfectly supernatural reason for it all.
Dina Meyer doesn't want her slutty daughter getting off with Lucas' henchman. Who can blame her?
Lucas and his GF are still on speaking terms. He even manages to make peace with Christina. Kinda.
Christina finally meets her mother. Lisa Zane guest-stars.