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As the others continue to protect Jonathan and Andrew, Willow battles Giles when she is forced to take his power. Now overwhelmed with emotion, Willow feels the suffering of the world and decides to end it... by ending the world itself.

Episode Info


Episode number: 6x21
Production Number: 6ABB22
Airdate: Tuesday May 21st, 2002

Director: James A. Contner
Writer: David Fury


Special Guest Stars
Anthony Stewart HeadAnthony Stewart Head
As Rupert Giles
Recurring

Guest Stars
Danny StrongDanny Strong
As Jonathan
Recurring
Tom LenkTom Lenk
As Andrew
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
Steven W. BaileySteven W. Bailey
As Cave Demon
Recurring
Brett WagnerBrett Wagner
As Trucker
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 4.3/6 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.



Episode Quotes
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.
Dawn: What?
Xander: Forget it.
Dawn: I don't believe you.
Xander: Fine.
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.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoss Whedon
Executive ProducerKaz Kuzui  |  Fran Rubel Kuzui  |  Gail Berman  |  Joss Whedon  |  Sandy Gallin  |  Marti Noxon
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Fury
Supervising ProducerDouglas Petrie  |  Jane Espenson
ProducerMarc D. Alpert  |  David Solomon
Co-ProducerJames A. Contner  |  John F. Perry
Consulting ProducerDavid Greenwalt
Production DesignerCarey Meyer
EditorPeter Basinski
CastingAmy McIntyre Britt  |  Jennifer Fishman  |  Anya Colloff
Unit Production ManagerJohn F. Perry
First Assistant DirectorAlan Steinman
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 DecoratorSusan Mina Eschelbach
Location ManagerJeffrey Garrett
Transportation CoordinatorRobert Ellis (2)
Property MasterEd Borasch, Jr.
Construction CoordinatorMike Brooks (1)
Production Sound MixerBuck Robinson
Script SupervisorSuzanne McRobert
Production CoordinatorLisa Ripley-Becker
Script CoordinatorDavid H. Goodman
Assistant EditorRobert Hudson (2)
Post Production SupervisorTamara Becher
Supervising Sound EditorCindy Rabideau
Re-Recording MixerKurt Kassulke  |  Tom Perry  |  Bill Jackson (1)
Director of PhotographyRaymond Stella
Story EditorRebecca Sinclair  |  Steven S. DeKnight
Visual Effects SupervisorLoni Peristere
Casting AssistantMichael Nicolo
Chief Lighting TechnicianChristopher C. Strong
ScoreThomas Wanker
AssistantKelly Wheeler  |  Brett Matthews  |  Amy R. Bynum
Casting AssociateLonnie Hamerman
Key HairstylistKarl Wesson
Original CastingMarcia Shulman
Visual EffectsRadium
Special Effects CoordinatorLee McConnell (2)
Makeup ArtistJay Wejebe  |  Brigette A. Myre
Paint ForemanLisa Gamel
Make-up SupervisorTodd McIntosh
LeadpersonKeith A. Cuba
Theme ByNerf Herder
Production AuditorKen Lee
Post Production ServicesR!ot
Produced ByGareth Davies
ProcessingDeluxe
 
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