Willow: Uh-oh... daddy's home! I'm in wicked trouble now.
Giles: You have no idea. You have to stop what you're doing.
Willow: Oh, sorry. Can't do that. I'm not finished yet.
Giles: Neither am I. Stay down.
Giles: I'm here to help you.
Willow: Thanks but I can kill a couple geeks all by myself. But hey, if you'd like to watch... I mean, that's what you Watchers are good at, right? Watching? Butting in on things that don't concern you.
Giles: You concern me, Willow. Stay on this path and you'll wind up dead.
Buffy: Willow, listen to him. I don't want to fight you anymore.
Willow: I don't want to fight you, either. I want to fight him.
Buffy: What did you do?
Giles: Contained her and her powers within a binding field. It puts her in a
kind of stasis for the time- you cut your hair.
Anya: I'm blonde. I colored my hair. Again. I'm blonde.
Giles: Yes, I noticed.
Giles: Buffy, what's happened here?
Buffy: God... I don't even know where to start.
Giles: Well, Willow's clearly been abusing the magicks.
Buffy: She has. She was and I barely even noticed. Giles, everything's just
been so... Xander left Anya at the altar and Anya's a vengeance demon again. Dawn's a total klepto. Money's been so tight that I've been
slinging burgers at the Doublemeat Palace... and I've been sleeping with Spike.
Giles: I'm sorry...
Giles: Duct tape?
Buffy: On their mouths, so the demon could eat them.
Giles: Because they were figments?
Buffy: All of it. You, Sunnydale... and I was just some nutcase in L.A.
Giles: Of course. Why didn't we see it before? Can you forgive me?
Buffy: For what?
Giles: I should never have left.
Buffy: No. You were right to leave. We're just... stupid.
Giles: I know you're all stupid. I should never have abandoned you.
Buffy: No, Giles, you were right about everything. It is time I was an adult.
Giles: Sometimes the most adult thing you can do is ask for help when you need it.
Buffy: Now you tell me. I guess... I wasn't ready before. It took a long time
for that feeling to go away. The feeling that I wasn't really here. It was like... when I clawed my way out of that grave, I left something
behind. A part of me. I just don't understand why I'm back.
Giles: You have a calling.
Buffy: But it was my time, Giles. Someone would have taken my place. So why?
Giles: Well, the coven's working on a way to extract her powers without...
killing her. And should she survive... you ought to know, Buffy, that
there's no guarantee she'll be as she was. Willow has killed a human
being. How will she be able to live with herself?
Dawn: Where are we going?
Xander: I have no idea.
Xander: I don't know, okay? I can't even run away well and that's something I'm usually good at.
Dawn: Maybe we should go back and help.
Xander: Yeah, 'cause I've been such a big help already. Standing around like a monkey while Buffy gets shot. Tara's dead and Willow's... losing.
Dawn: Well, standing around feeling sorry for yourself isn't helping either, Xander. Okay? You know if Spike were here, he'd go back and fight.
Xander: Sure, if he wasn't too busy trying to rape your sister.
Xander: Forget it.
Dawn: I don't believe you!
Dawn: He wouldn't do that.
Xander: Is this blind spot like a genetic trait with the Summers women? The only
useful thing Spike ever did was finally leave town.
Willow: Is that all you got, Jeeves? 'Cause I could stand to go another ten
rounds. Whereas... you can barely stand.
Giles: Your powers may be undeniably great... but I can still hurt you if I have to.
Willow: Boy, you just don't get it, do you? Nothing can hurt me now. This? Is nothing.
It's all nothing.
Giles: I see. If you lose someone you love... then the other people in your
life who care about you become meaningless. I wonder what Tara would say
Willow: You can ask her yourself.
Jonathan: Son of a bitch!
Andrew: Butt wipe.
Jonathan: I wasn't talking to you.
Andrew: Oh. Reflex.
Dawn: Why did you not tell me?
Buffy: Because you didn't need to know.
Dawn: Yes. I do. I need to know. I'm not a kid anymore.
Buffy: Dawn, I'm trying to protect you.
Dawn: Well, you can't! Look around, Buffy. We're trapped in here. Willow's
killing and people I love keep dying. You cannot protect me from that.
Dawn: You heard what Anya said. You heard what Giles said.
Buffy: I heard and I don't care. I have to try.
Anya: Giles! Giles, don't die. Not yet. There are things I want to tell you.
Thanks a lot for coming. It was good of you to teleport all this way- Though in retrospect it
would have been better if you hadn't come and given Willow all that magick that made her like ten times more powerful.
That would have been a plus.
Xander: Hey, black-eyed girl. Whatcha doing?
Willow: Get out of here.
Xander: Oh, no. You're not the only one with powers, you know. You may be a
hopped-up über-witch but this carpenter can drywall you into the next century.
Willow: You can't stop this!
Xander: Yeah, I get that. It's just where else am I gonna go? You've been my
best friend my whole life. World gonna end... where else would I want to be?
Willow: Is this the master plan? You're going to stop me by telling me you love me?
Xander: Well, I was gonna walk you off a cliff and hand you an anvil but it seemed kinda cartoony.
Willow: Still making jokes.
Xander: I'm not joking. I know you're in pain. I can't imagine the pain you're in. And I know you're about to do something apocalyptically evil and
stupid and hey, I still wanna hang. You're Willow.
Willow: Don't call me that.
Xander: The first day of kindergarten you cried because you broke the yellow crayon and you were too afraid to tell anyone. You've come pretty far-
ending the world not a terrific notion- but the thing is, yeah, I love you. I love crayon-breaky Willow and I love scary-veiny Willow so if I'm
going out, it's here. If you want to kill the world... well, then start with me. I've earned that.
Willow: You think I won't?
Xander: It doesn't matter. I'll still love you.
Giles: The gift that was given me by the coven was the true essence of magick.
Willow's magick came from a place of rage and power.
Anya: And vengeance. Don't forget vengeance.
Giles: No. How could I? In any case, the magick she took from me tapped into
the spark of humanity she had left, helped her to feel again. Gave Xander the opportunity to reach her.
Giles: Yes. It was he who got to her in time. He saved us all.
Dawn: I... think it's over, Buffy. We're all still here. Sorry to disappoint you. Wait. Is that happy crying?
Buffy: Yes, dummy! You think I wanted the world to end?
Dawn: I don't know. Didn't you?
Buffy: It hasn't been okay. But it's going to be now. I see it.
Dawn: See what?
Buffy: You. Things have really sucked lately. That's all going to change and I
want to be there when it does. I want to see my friends happy again. I
want to see you grow up, the woman you're going to become. Because she's
going to be beautiful and she's going to be powerful. Dawn, I've got it
so wrong. I don't want to protect you from the world. I want to show it
to you. There's so much that I want to show you.
Demon: You have endured the required trials.
Spike: Bloody right I have. So you give me what I want. Make me what I was so
Buffy can get what she deserves.
Demon: Very well. We will return your soul.