Buffy Anne Summers
Alexander 'Xander' Harris
The Buffybot's programming to find Willow if damaged is inconsistent. When damaged by the vampire it doesn't go straight to Willow but instead goes home first. When damaged by Razor it goes directly to Willow at Buffy's grave. It is doubtful that the gang told the Buffybot where they would be if for no other reason than they couldn't risk the 'bot saying anything about it in front of Dawn or Spike, so how did the Buffybot know where to find them?
After Willow asks Spike to shine the torch, you can see Spike's arm in the mirror besides the door before he opens it.
Later, in another scene, the mirror is covered up.
This is one of the only episodes of the series in which the character of Buffy Summers does not fight (although the Buffybot does); it is also the only episode in which Buffy Summers does not speak.
When Buffybot gets hit by the bottle in the alley it looks like she got hit on the right side of her face, but the cut shows up on her left side.
When Xander tells Anya and Tara to run you see them start to run, but in the next shot you can see them start to run again.
When Tara does the spell to get Anya off the demon biker's bike, she is standing still. But when you see Anya fall off the bike you see Tara's hand moving (like she's doing the spell) and she's running.
The table that Buffybot runs into when she sees Willow has moved from where it was before. When Spike and Dawn are about to play cards you can see the table near the chair. But when Buffybot runs into it you can see that it's moved into the middle of the room.
The BuffyBot is the only one with a stake during the initial vamphunt.Spike has a lighter and Giles has an axe, but they seem curiously weaponless.
Giles: You might have let me in on your plan while he throttled me.
Spike: Oh, poor Watcher. Did your life pass before your eyes? Cuppa tea, cuppa tea, almost got shagged, cuppa tea.
Xander: (reading Giles's letter) I've gone. Not one for long goodbyes. I thought it best to slip out quietly. Love to you all. Giles.
Giles: Yes, I was a perfect watcher. I did what any good watcher would do. Got my slayer killed in the line of duty.
Buffybot: That wasn't your fault.
Giles: Of course not. That's how all slayer-watcher relationships end, isn't it?
Xander: Great googly-moogly, Willow. Quit doing that.
Willow: I said I'd get a lay of the land.
Xander: But not the lay of my brain.
Anya: It's intrusive. You could knock first or something.
Willow: (about Buffybot) I got her off those knock knock jokes.
Buffybot: Oh,who's there?
Xander: If you want her to be exactly...
Spike: She'll never be exactly.
Xander: I know.
Tara: The only really real Buffy is really Buffy.
Giles: And she's gone.
Buffybot: If you want her to be exactly she'll never be exactly I know the only really real Buffy is really Buffy and she's gone who?
Anya: (about Buffybot) She's not the descendant of a long line of warriors- she's the descendant of a toaster oven.
Spike: Oh, poor Watcher... has your life passed before your eyes - cup of tea, cup of tea, almost got shagged, cup of tea?
Xander: Okay, when I'm marveling at the immaturity, be scared.
The original name Marti Noxon gave to the leader of the demon biker gang was Pike. Having never seen the original Buffy movie, she changed it so as not to confuse the demon with the character portrayed by Luke Perry.
With this episode, Marti Noxon's name now shares the Executive Producer credit screen that closes out every episode with Joss Whedon.
The Espresso Pump's (the coffee bar introduced in season 3) website, is www.espressopump.com, as seen when the Buffybot first meets the leather demons; the first shot in the scene, a demon is smashing the Espresso Pump's van, and the website is advertised on the side.
In the DVD commentary it is said that George Lucas visited the set during Season 5. Marti Noxon explained that his daughter was a big fan of the show. So, he called Sarah Michelle Gellar on her cell and asked if he could come. Marti said he was really nice with everyone, and even invited them to go to Australia and spend some days in the recording of Star Wars II, but they couldn't go because of a scheduling conflict. She also said that Joss and Aly ended up meeting him another day.
The final image of Buffy in the opening credits is actually not of Buffy, but of the Buffybot, taken from "The Gift".
The scenes at Sunnydale Airport were filmed at the beautiful Long Beach Airport, between Los Angeles and Orange County (considered Los Angeles County).
This is only one of two season premieres that series creator and executive producer Joss Whedon did not direct or co-direct. The other was the first episode of the series.
In the first two scenes of the biker demons riding their motorcycles, the clip playing in the background is from the song "Permanence" by the group Static-X.
On the UK video release, when the gang finds Giles's letter, instead of Xander reading the whole letter, we hear a Giles voiceover instead.
The only showing of the episode (as of date) has cut three scenes from this episode for seemingly no reason.
-Tara's comment about the vamp taking prescription medication and all related comments;
-Everything at Dawn's school before they are in the classroom listening to the teacher;
-Xander being unable to give Giles a gift because the bum in front of the store would not buy it for them because they aren't 21 yet.
The Season 6 Box Set has an Egyptian theme. This is probably due to the fact that the Resurrection, the main thing that put Buffy back in this season was performed using Osiris, an Egyptian god.
The scene where Willow kills the deer was considered too horrific and as a result of this, part of it was cut out!
When Tara gives Giles the little rubber finger monster as a parting gift, she wiggles it on her finger while saying, "Grrr argh," just like the monster in the Mutant Enemy logo at the end of each episode.
Alyson Hannigan is now listed by character name in the opening credits, taking the place of "Anthony Stewart Head as Giles".
Anthony Stewart Head is now listed as a guest star - the first time since the series premiere.
The show now airs on UPN.
Buffybot: (after dusting a vampire) That will put marzipan in your pie plate, Bingo! Spike: (to Willow, who re-programed the robot) What's with the Dadaism, Red?
Dada or Dadaism was a cultural movement that began in Switzerland during World War I and peaked from 1916 to 1920. It is considered an "anti-art" movement; i.e., if art were to have at least an implicit or latent message, Dada strove to have no meaning - interpretation of Dada is dependent entirely on the viewer.
Tara:(holding the monster finger puppet)Grrr. Arrgh.
This is a joke about Mutant Enemy, Joss Whedon's production company. Their logo shows a cartoon monster walking across the screen making these same noises.
Visual: The vamp in the demon bar is wearing a Hanson T-shirt, from their Freshman album "Middle of Nowhere".
Hanson is a pop boy band (most popular in the late 1990s). They are most noted for their song "MMMBop." The vamp's shirt is in stark contrast to the rock music and atmosphere of the club. Hanson has since gone on to create two more albums and a Holiday album.
Xander: Great Googalymoogaly Will, would you stop doing that!
This is reference to the children's cartoon "Maggie and the Verocious Beast" in which the beast's term of exclamation is Great Googalymoogaly.
Tara: You found the last known urn of Osiris on eBay?
E-Bay is an online auction.
Tara: You found the last known urn of Osiris on eBay?
Willow uses an "urn of Osiris" as part of the ritual for resurrecting Buffy. Osiris was the Egyptian god of the Afterlife: in myth, he was brought back to life by Isis, his wife (and sister) following his murder by Set. So far, so appropriate.
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