Buffy Anne Summers
Alexander 'Xander' Harris
When April goes dead, her lips freeze in a smile. But in the wide shot, the smile is gone.
At 39:12, there is no bandage on Buffy's finger, but at 41:02 she has one on her middle finger, and a second later when the shot goes to a close-up of the card, again there is no bandage.
When April is fighting Buffy in the playground, there is an instance when April breaks a seesaw with her bare hands. but if you look closely, it is clear that as her fist swings down that the actor stops before hitting the seesaw to keep from hurting her hand.
How does Spike find Warren at the end? He only found out that April was a robot, he didn't know who created her or where to find him.
When April gives Katrina to Buffy you can see that the 'unconcious' Katrina steps off the platform she was standing on and walks to the bench.
Warren: April...did she hurt someone?
Buffy: Not yet. Well, no one that matters.
Warren: She's looking for me. You know; she followed me here.
Buffy: Okay, kind of figured that out.
Warren: (About April being a robot) No, no, there's more. Um, something you need to know about her.
Buffy: (About April being a robot) I know.
Warren: No, wait, this is important.
Buffy: Believe me, I worked it out.
Warren: No, this is something you can't possibly know. (Buffy waits expectantly) She's a robot.
Buffy: ...Uh huh.
Buffy: (snickers) Oh, I'm sorry. I'm very, very sorry, but if it makes you feel any better, my fun-time Buffy party night involved watching a robot throw Spike through a window. So if you wanna trade...No, wait. I wouldn't give that memory up for anything.
Giles: A robot? Sounds interesting.
Buffy: We're gonna work on it in the morning, unless you wanna stay. Then you and I could...
Joyce: (enters house) Who wants to hear everything?
Buffy: Listen to my mom talk about boys.
Giles: Right. Must go. See you tomorrow. Bye, Joyce.
Joyce: Bye, Rupert.
Buffy: Okay. We'll track down Warren tomorrow. Tonight I better go rescue Giles. He's been watching Dawn while my mom's out on her date, and I have a feeling there's only so much he can take.
Tara: Oh, Giles and Dawnie? I bet they ended up having a blast. (Cut to the Summers house)
Giles: Dear God, Buffy, there's only so much I can take. We're going to have to change the system. A fourteen-year-old is too old to be babysat, and it's not fair on her.
Buffy: What'd she make you do?
Giles: Um, well, we listened to aggressively cheerful music sung by people chosen for their ability to dance... then we ate cookie dough and talked about boys.
Joyce: Gosh, I'd forgotten how much fun dating can be.
Buffy: I dunno. I was standing right here. I didn't even see Prince Charming. I didn't even see a good night kiss. It all looked pretty tame to me.
Joyce: Well, I suppose by your standards it could seem pretty... Oh, dear.
Joyce: I left my bra in his car.
Joyce: I'm joking.
Buffy: Good God, that's horrible. Don't do that.
Joyce: I left it at the restaurant. (Buffy covers her ears and runs upstairs)
Buffy: No more! No more! No more!
Joyce: On the desert cart!
Buffy: I can't hear you!
Giles: You can't be responsible for what Spike thinks or feels.
Buffy: Well, aren't I responsible? I mean, something about me had to make him feel that, right? Something that made him say, "Woof! That's the one for me!"
Buffy: Oh, no - love doctor Buffy is not in. I'm not qualified to give dating advice. I've had exactly two boyfriends, and they both left. Really left. Left town, left.
Buffy: Oh, puffy Xander! I'm sorry, I got-- I guess I got carried away. Are you okay?
Xander: I'm alive. I can tell 'cause of the pain.
Buffy: Do you want to sit down?
Xander: I'm not that bendy. I could lean.
Buffy: Spike! Spike wants me, how obscene is that?
Giles: Well, it is very strange, I can't imagine what he's thinking. Uh, not, not that you're not attractive.
Buffy: Maybe I could change. You know, I could, I could work harder. I could spend less time slaying, I could laugh at his jokes - I mean, men like that, right, the, the joke-laughing-at?
Xander: Or maybe you could just be Buffy, he'll see your amazing heart, and he'll fall in love with you.
Tara: (discussing computers with Anya) I go online sometimes, but everyone's spelling is really bad. It's depressing.
Xander: She's a sexbot. I mean, what guy doesn't dream about that? (wistfully) Beautiful girl with ... no other thought but to please you ... willing to do anything...
(The four girls are staring at him)
Xander: Too many girls. I miss Oz. He'd get it. He wouldn't say anything, but... he'd get it.
Giles: We are not your friends. We are not your way to Buffy. There is no way to Buffy.
(Giles stares Spike down)
Giles: Clear out of here. And Spike, this thing ... get over it.
Spike: I don't know what you mean.
Giles: Yes, you do. Move the hell on.
Giles: And you're certain she was a robot?
Tara: Well, she practically had "Genuine Molded Plastic" stamped on her ass. (The gang looks at her, surprised) Just tryin' a little spicy talk.
Xander: I think I liked it better when you were kicking me in my puffy groin.
Anya: You can also see the website I designed for the magic store. Huge photo of me.
Xander: I think I've actually turned into someone you want around after a crazed robot attacks.
Buffy: And if you ever start your own business, you have your slogan right there.
April: When things are sad, you just have to be patient. Because... because every cloud has a silver lining. And when life gives you lemons... make lemonade.
Buffy: Clouds and lemonade, huh?
For months before this episode aired there were rumors that Britney Spears was going to make an appearance on the show this season. According to several cast and crew interviews, the producers were planning to use her in this episode as the robot April, but Britney backed out at the last moment.
While at the bronze, the background music is the main theme song from Nicholas Brendon's movie "Psycho Beach Party".
The last time we saw Joyce dating was also the same episode that there was last a robot on the show. Now, Joyce is dating again and there's another robot in town.
On the DVD commentary for this episode, Jane Espenson points out the irony of Tara being the only one sympathizing with Warren, considering the events of season six.
Dawn: A robot? Really? Was it Ted? 'Cause I always said there could have been more than one of him.
Dawn is referring to the episode Ted, in which a man named Ted who dates Joyce turns out to be a robot who tries to kill Buffy and Joyce. Dawn wasn't really around at the time, which demonstrates the false memories that the monks built into Dawn's mind so that she could better pass as a human.
April: Yes. And... and... things are... always... darkest... before...
When April and Buffy are talking on the swings as April is getting low in power, seems reminiscent of the film 2001: A Space Odyssey when the intelligent computer Hal is being slowly deactivated, cutting off in the middle of a sentence. Interestingly, the episode was released in the year 2001.
Buffy: I didn't see Prince Charming.
This is a reference to a standard prince in many fairy tales. He usually saves the damsel in distress by completing a quest or fighting some evil and they live happily ever after. Prince charming is usually very handsome, well groomed, and romantic.
Xander: The jamb can be shimmed to be square.
A Jamb is the main vertical member that forms the sides of a window or door frame.
A Shim is a small, triangular piece of wood wedged into a window frame to ensure the window rests squarely within the frame.
Anya: I had trouble adjusting to the idea of Lutherans.
Lutheranism is the first form of Protestantism founded by Martin Luther in 16th century Germany. It focuses on the teachings of Christ while stressing individual faith rather than collective church authority.
Willow: (thinking of people named Warren) There's hardly any except Warren Beatty and, you know, President Harding.
Warren Beatty (born in 1937) is an American actor, producer, screenwriter, and director. He was born Henry Warren Beaty (he later added another t to his last name) in Richmond, Virginia. He is the younger brother of actress Shirley MacLaine.
Warren Gamaliel Harding (1865-1923), Republican, was the 29th president of the United States from 1921-1923. Harding's administration is mainly remembered for its corruption, which was revealed after Harding's death. Harding died while serving as President; his vice-president, Calvin Coolidge, succeeded him.
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