Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Season 7 Episode 22


Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM May 20, 2003 on The WB



  • Notes

    • From Joss Whedon's DVD audio commentary:
      David Boreanaz had only seven hours to record all of his scenes from both episodes. So, to save time, in the crypt scene, Joss had two cameras: one for Boreanaz and another for Gellar. It is a very unusual thing to do. The DP (responsible for the light) had to work twice as hard;
      The line "Dude, I got mad skills" was originally said by Eliza Dushku to Joss refering to ice-cream...
      Buffy's speech was bigger, almost the double of the aired one. Sarah managed to say everything in one shot. After that, everyone on-set applauded her;
      Angel's sketch in the basement was made by Joss. It wasn't in the script;
      After they saw the episode in Joss's house, when saying good bye, Marti Noxon said: "Don't, Everything you say is going to sound like a goodbye", just like Dawn;
      There were so many things to be done that David Solomon directed some fight sequences in the final battle;
      Joss was so tired that one Friday night he shut the production down because he couldn't stand working anymore;
      Anthony Stewart Head gave the idea to use the horizon in the end;
      The last scene recorded for the show was the girl standing up during Buffy's speech.