This episode scored a 4.3/6 in the ratings.
This episode ranked 3rd out of 9 UPN shows for the week.
UPN aired this episode and "Two to Go" as a 2 Hour Buffy Season Finale event.
This is the final episode to feature the interior of the MagicBox which evil-Willow destroyed in this episode.
As the sixth season ends, it is the only season where David Boreanaz didn't even appear in one episode as Angel.
This is the only season finale out of all 7 to not be written and directed by Joss Whedon.
This episode didn't have any opening credits for its original UPN airing, since it was immediately following the episode "Two to Go".
A Sarah McLachlan song played at the end of this episode. One of her songs also played at the end of the Season 2 finale, "Becoming", Part 2.
This episode received a 3.3 in the national ratings.
Ranked 75 out of 119 prime time shows.
As Willow is left trapped by Giles' spell, Buffy and Giles catch up on what he has missed since his departure in "Tabula Rasa". Buffy reveals after Dawn's kleptomania, her job at the DoubleMeat Palace, Xander and Anya's break-up, her secret relationship with Spike and other aspects of this year that Giles missed.
Buffy: Willow. Listen to him. I don't want to fight you anymore.
Willow: I don't want to fight you, either. (looking to Giles) I wanna fight him.
Willow: Remember that little spat we had before you left? When you were under the delusion that you were still relevant here? You called me a rank, arrogant amateur. Well, buckle up, Rupert, 'cause I've turned pro.
Dawn: You know, if Spike were here, he'd go back and fight.
Xander: Sure, if he wasn't too busy trying to rape your sister.
Xander: Forget it.
Dawn: I don't believe you.
Dawn: He wouldn't do that.
Xander: Is this blind spot like a genetic trait with the Summers women? The only useful thing Spike ever did was finally leave town.
Willow: You're such a hypocrite. Waltzing in here with your borrowed magicks so you can tell me what? "Magick's bad. Behave. Be a good girl." Well, uh, I don't think you're in any position to be telling me what to do. Do you? I used to think you had all the answers. That I had so much to learn from you.
Giles: Willow --
Willow: You were jealous. Still are. Just couldn't bear that I was the one with power. That's why you ran away.
Cave Demon: You have endured the required trials.
Spike: Bloody right I have. So you give me what I want. Make me what I was, so Buffy can get what she deserves.
Cave Demon: Very well. We will return... your soul.