The Scoobies continue to try and stop Dark Willow, who is now intent on destroying the world. After Dark Willow neutralizes Buffy, though, Xander is the only one left who can save the day. ... See full summary »

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The Scoobies continue to try and stop Dark Willow, who is now intent on destroying the world. After Dark Willow neutralizes Buffy, though, Xander is the only one left who can save the day. Meanwhile, in Africa, Spike completes the demon trials and gets his reward. Written by katieorse295

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In the DVD commentary for this episode, director James Contner says that while filming the scenes with Willow and Xander on the cliff, the wind churned up dust, which blew into Alyson Hannigan's eyes. Because of the dust, Hannigan removed her black contacts and her eyes were blackened digitally in post-production. See more »

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When Buffy and Dawn are underground and Buffy asks for Dawn's help to fight the dirt monsters, you can clearly see a crew member's hand holding onto one of the claws that Dawn is fighting. See more »

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Xander: The first day of kindergarten you cried because you broke the yellow crayon and you were too afraid to tell anyone. You've come pretty far; ending the world, not a terrific notion, but the thing is, yeah. I love you. I loved crayon-breaky Willow, and I love scary, veiny Willow. So if I'm going out, it's here. You wanna kill the world, well then start with me. I've earned that.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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simply awful..
9 December 2011 | by (boston) – See all my reviews

Somehow after "Once more with Feeling" this show not so much ran off a cliff and sank in the mud. In theory this should have a fantastic season, as it had years of set up. Willow as dark phoenix had some merit, but they took too long with too many episodes of gloom and bad writing to get to he point.

The dialog between Willow and Giles is a good example of this.

Willow, overflowing with pain, having found an addiction to have the love of her life killed senselessly, standing before him with endless rage, is told "I'm sorry about Tara" in the most bland uninterested voice as if they were discussing toast. I remember watching, and when Willow started to slap Buffy around, realizing that I was on the villains side.


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