This episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is definitely not the best, but it's the only season of the show that doesn't end with a huge battle or an explosion. At the end of the day though this episode isn't supposed to be about whose going to die, it's about finally understanding and viewing each characters mind in turn. This, however, is something that isn't usually appreciated enough by the shows viewers in order for the writers to deem it worth writing about.
This episode definitely brings across it's point of carrying it's fans into the next season by making them confused at new revelations that are in store for our hero. Some fans say that the writing for this episode is sloppy and relaxed, but it's supposed to be that's the whole point of an episode that delves into the dream world, it's not going to be self-explanatory, it's not going to be straight-forward, because the dream world rarely is. This is definitely an episode to sink your teeth into.