Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Season 7 Episode 22


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



  • Trivia

    • Knowing that this would be the final episode, Joss Whedon included many references to previous episodes. These included: Andrew: A shout-out to my brother Tucker who gave me the inspiration to summon demons... Tucker summoned hell hounds to attack the prom in the episode The Prom. ---- Xander: See, I need a new look. It's this whole eye patch thing. Buffy: Oh! You could go with the full black secret agent look. Willow: Or the puffy shirt, pirate/poet feel. Sensitive yet manly… The last two times we've seen Xander in costume were a pirate in All the Way and as James Bond in Fear Itself. ---- Faith: Looks like the Hellmouth is officially closed for business. Giles: There is another one in Cleveland. We learn of the Hellmouth in Cleveland in the episode The Wish. ---- Giles: The earth is definitely doomed. This is almost identical to the final line of the episode The Harvest, which was the second part of the very first two-hour episode of the series. ---- Two of Cassie's predictions in the episode Help come true in this episode. - Buffy tells Spike that she loves him. Cassie told Spike "She'll tell you. Someday she'll tell you." - Cassie said to Buffy, "And I know that you'll go someplace dark. Underground..." This prediction was fulfilled when Buffy led Faith, Spike, and the Potentials into the Hellmouth. ---- A "Welcome to Sunnydale" sign gets knocked over for the third time in the show's history, having been also hit in School Hard (2x03) and Lovers Walk (3x08). Spike can be at least partially blamed for all three incidents.