Buffy Anne Summers
Alexander 'Xander' Harris
Nitpick: Buffy must break out of her coffin and dig the standard 6 ft to get out of her grave. Being surrounded by soil as she digs with her bare hands would make her filthy. Yet the only dirt on her person is a smear on her right cheek for the whole episode. There is no soil in her hair or on her dress. Furthermore, with her need to breathe she would have inhaled soil while she dug upwards, possibly suffocating before reaching the surface or at least gasping desperately for air when she made it out of the ground.
Goof: The blood marks on Willow's face change from position to position from shot to shot and the shape of the blood spots changes too.
Goof: When the newly resurrected Buffy is walking through the town, she's not wearing the cross around her neck that she was before and afterwards.
On the widescreen DVD release, when Dawn and Buffy are on top of the tower you can see someone walking/running at the ground.
Goof: When Buffy jumps over the fence to get away from the demon biker you can see that she is wearing black sneakers.
Nitpick: After Buffy runs off after fighting the demons, and right before Razor wakes up, you can see someone demon-looking moving around behind Xander, even though all demons are supposed to be dead or unconscious. It isn't very obvious so it could be the actor playing Razor moving into position for when he later attacks Xander.
Nitpicks: After an entire summer of planning this spell, it seems really unlikely that nobody in the gang thought it through enough to realize they'd need to get Buffy out of her grave. (They didn't just get interrupted before they could pull her out, they obviously weren't planning to get her out at all. For one, they had no digging tools. For another, if they planned to get her out wouldn't they do it first, so they could just pop open the coffin instead of having to dig quickly before Buffy suffocates?)
Nitpick: Demon bikers are running around completely trashing the town without a single cop showing up?
Goof: The space between Buffy's headstone and the edge of the woods behind it changes a few times. When the bikers are kicking the BuffyBot there is quite a bit of space in between there. But when Buffy crawls out of her grave there isn't a lot of space, let alone enough to fit a few demon bikers and a BuffyBot.
Xander:I know we've been going straight because I've been following the North Star.
Willow: Xander, that's not the North Star, it's an airplane.
Spike: Let's fly, pigeon!
Xander: Our spell. Our resurrection spell worked like a magic charm. We brought you back to life, Buffy. Right where we left her.
Willow: Oh god.
Xander: In her coffin.
Razor: (after Tara fries him with a spell) There's a witch in the mix.
Xander: I happen to be a very powerful man-witch myself.
Xander: There's something you don't see very day. Unless you're us.
This episode was originally titled "Hell."
This is the very first episode without Anthony Stewart Head (Giles).
In the US box set Bargaining 1 & 2 are all one episode, which is odd since none of the other 2 parters that aired together are like that on any other Box Set.
This episode includes a flashback to "The Gift".
In the episode "Nightmares" we learned that one of Buffy's greatest fears is being buried alive. That may have been foreshadowing for the events in the beginning of this episode.
The U.K. boxset splits "Bargaining" into its two parts, each one having a set of credits at the beginning of the episode (rather than a combined set as it had when it was broadcast by Sky One).
Both parts of "Bargaining" were cut in their first UK showings (the snake, Willow killing the deer, Buffy in her coffin) and fans were given a chance to see the episode uncut in a special "Buffy night" on British network Sky One.
Xander: We've got trouble, right here in Hellmouth City.
In the musical The Music Man, written by Meredith Wilson, the lead character (Harold Hill) sings a song about how the town is in trouble because they want to add a poolhall in town for the children, as opposed to buying his musical instruments. The song goes, "We've got trouble, right here in River City. That starts with a "T" which rhymes with "P" which stands for pool."
Xander: And how long have you known that your girlfriend's Tinkerbell?
Tinkerbell is the fairy featured in the children's story Peter Pan, written by J. M. Barrie.
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