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As Buffy tries to get used to being alive again, an entity haunts the Scoobies that’s tied to the Slayer’s resurrection.

Episode Info
Episode number: 6x2
Production Number: 6ABB03
Airdate: Tuesday October 09th, 2001

Director: David Solomon
Writer: Jane Espenson

Guest Stars
Amber Benson (1)Amber Benson (1)
As Tara

Co-Guest Stars
Lisa HoyleLisa Hoyle
As Demon
Main Cast
Sarah Michelle GellarSarah Michelle Gellar
As Buffy Anne Summers
Nicholas BrendonNicholas Brendon
As Alexander "Xander" Harris
Alyson HanniganAlyson Hannigan
As Willow Rosenberg
Emma CaulfieldEmma Caulfield
As Anya Jenkins
Michelle TrachtenbergMichelle Trachtenberg
As Dawn Summers
Episode Notes
This episode scored a 4.9/7 in the ratings.

This episode ranked 3rd out of 9 UPN shows for the week.

This episode received a 3.7 in the national ratings.

Ranked 82 out of 131 prime time shows.

Episode Quotes
Buffy: Tired.
Anya: Well, yeah. I mean jet-lag from Hell has gotta be, you know, jet-lag from hell.

Tara: (about Giles) How did he take it?
Willow: Um, I'm not sure. I mean, glad, but kinda weirded out, which I get, you know. Lots of "Dear Lords." And I think I actually heard him clean his glasses.

Anya: I found one of those 24-hour places for coffee. Remember that bookstore? Well, they became one of those books and coffee places, and now they're just coffee. It's like evolution, only without the "getting better" part.

Anya: Did I look like that? I hope I didn't look like that.
Willow: No, I'm sure you looked really glamorous cutting up your face.

Willow: This demon - it's not a demon we let out. It's a demon that we made.
Xander: We made a demon? Bad us.

Willow: Think of it like the world doesn't like you getting something for free and we asked for this huge gift - Buffy. And so the world said, "Fine, but if you have that, you have to take this, too." And it made the demon.
Anya: Well, technically, that's not a price. That's a gift with purchase.

Xander: So we need to un-create it, right? We need to send it the rest of the way out of our world.
Willow: Uh-huh. Except that it's linked to the spell, so if we sent it away it would be like the spell didn't exist, like it never happened.
Dawn: Like it never brought Buffy back.
Willow: Yes.
Dawn: You can't do that. You can't think for a second that you're going to do that.
Tara: Dawn --
Dawn: If you think you can give her back to me and then take her away again, no. That's worse than if you never brought her back. You can't mess with people's lives this way.

Buffy: (to Spike) I was happy. Wherever I was... I was happy. At peace. I knew that everyone I cared about was all right. I knew it. Time didn't mean anything. Nothing had form, but I was still me, you know? And I was warm. And I was loved. And I was finished. Complete. I don't understand theology or dimensions - any of it, really. But I think I was in Heaven. And now I'm not. I was torn out of there. Pulled out... by my friends. Everything here is hard and bright and violent. Everything I feel, everything I touch -- This is Hell. Just getting through the next moment, and the one after that, knowing what I've lost -- They can never know. Never.

Episode Goofs
In the credits, Marilyn McMahon Adams's first name is misspelled. This error not only exists in both regions, but is different in each. Region 1 spells it "Marylyn"; Region 2 spells it "Marlyn".

In the closing credits, the Special Effects Coordinator is misspelled as "Effectgs". This time, it is only on the Region 1 DVD; it is corrected on the Region 2 DVD.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoss Whedon
Executive ProducerGail Berman  |  Fran Rubel Kuzui  |  Kaz Kuzui  |  Joss Whedon  |  Sandy Gallin  |  Marti Noxon
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Fury
Supervising ProducerJane Espenson
ProducerDavid Solomon  |  Douglas Petrie
Co-ProducerMarc D. Alpert  |  John F. Perry
Consulting ProducerDavid Greenwalt
Associate ProducerBrian Wankum
Production DesignerCarey Meyer
EditorMarilyn McMahon Adams
CastingAmy McIntyre Britt  |  Anya Colloff  |  Jennifer Fishman
Unit Production ManagerJohn F. Perry
First Assistant DirectorMichael Cedar
Second Assistant DirectorAthena Alexander
Music EditorTim Isle
Music SupervisorJohn C. King
Costume DesignerCynthia Bergstrom
HairstylistLisa Marie Rosenberg
Key GripGeorge Palmer
Camera OperatorAllen D. Easton
Set DecoratorDavid A. Koneff
Location ManagerPeter M. Robarts
Transportation CoordinatorRobert Ellis (2)
Property MasterRandy Eriksen
Construction CoordinatorSteven Fidler
Production Sound MixerDavid Yaffe
Script SupervisorLiz Graham
Production CoordinatorLisa Ripley-Becker
Script CoordinatorDavid H. Goodman
Assistant EditorJoshua Charson
Supervising Sound EditorCindy Rabideau
Re-Recording MixerKurt Kassulke  |  Tom Perry  |  Bill Jackson (1)
Director of PhotographyRaymond Stella
Story EditorRebecca Sinclair  |  Steven S. DeKnight
Post Production CoordinatorTamara Becher
Visual Effects SupervisorLoni Peristere
Casting AssistantMichael Nicolo
Chief Lighting TechnicianChristopher C. Strong
ScoreThomas Wanker
AssistantKelly Wheeler  |  Brett Matthews  |  JD Peralta
Casting AssociateLonnie Hamerman
Key HairstylistKarl Wesson
Original CastingMarcia Shulman
Visual EffectsRadium
Special Effects CoordinatorBruce Minkus
Makeup ArtistBrigette A. Myre  |  Jay Wejebe
Paint ForemanLisa Gamel
Make-up SupervisorTodd McIntosh
LeadpersonKeith A. Cuba
Theme ByNerf Herder
Production AuditorKen Lee
Post Production ServicesR!ot
Produced ByGareth Davies
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