Willow: Uh oh. Daddy's home. I'm in wicked trouble now.
Giles: You've no idea.

Giles: I'm here to help you.
Willow: Thanks, but I can kill a couple of 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're going to wind up dead.

Willow: Remember we had that little spat before you left? When you were under the delusion you were still relevant here? You called me a rank arrogant amateur? Well, buckle up Rupert... Cause I've turned pro.

Giles: You've cut your hair.
Anya: I'm blonde! I colored my hair. Again. I'm blonde.
Giles: Yes. I noticed.

Jonathan: Xander's right. We're not leaving Sunnydale. And when this is over, you and me are going back to jail and do our time. Right - right?
Andrew: Fine. Right - right, already. Jeez.

Giles: Buffy, what's happened here?
Buffy: God. I don't know where to start-
Giles: Well, Willow's clearly been abusing the majicks-
Buffy: She has. She was - and I barely even noticed. Everything's been so... Dawn's a total klepto, Xander left Anya at the altar and Anya became a demon again. And I-I'm so... I've been sleeping with Spike.
* Giles stares for a moment then bursts out laughing. Buffy stares at him in disbelief then joins him *

Anya: I know what you're trying to do. Hate to burst your bubble, but mind control mojo doesn't work on vengeance demons, so why don't you just --
Willow: Stop talking and listen.
Anya: Okay.

* Buffy and Giles are still laughing hysterically *
Giles: Duct tape?
Buffy: Over their mouths! Then I'm letting the demon eat them-
Giles: Because they're just figments?
Buffy: All of it! You, Sunnydale... And I'm a 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: Oh, Giles... You were right to leave. We're just... stupid.
Giles: But I know you're all stupid. I shouldn't have abandoned you.
Buffy: No. 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. Guess the thing is... I wasn't ready before. It just took a while for that feeling to go away... The feeling that I wasn't really here. Like... like when I clawed my way out of that grave... I left something behind. Part of me. Or... I just - I don't understand. Why I'm back.
Giles: Buffy, you have a calling-
Buffy: It was my time, Giles. Someone would have taken my place. So why?

Giles: And should she survive, you ought to know... There's no guarantee whe'll be... as she was. Willow killed a human being, Buffy. How will she live with herself?
Willow: I wouldn't worry about that... Willow doesn't live here anymore.

Dawn: Well, feeling sorry for yourself isn't helping either, Xander. Y'know if Spike was here, he'd go back and fight.
Xander: Sure, if he wasn't too busy trying to rape your sister.
Dawn: What?
Xander: Forget it.
Dawn: I don't believe you.
Xander: Fine.
Dawn: He wouldnt' do that.
Xander: Is this blind spot a genetic trait with you Summers women? The only useful thing that animal ever did was finally leave town.

Spike: Right then. That was a bloody doddle and a piece o'piss... Got any more ruddy tests, ya ponce? I'll take anything you throw at me. If it'll get me what I need to take care of the Slayer, give her what's coming to her, you just bring it on. Bring on the whole -- Bloody hell.

Willow: Is nothing. It's all... nothing.
Giles: I see. You lose someone you love and the other people in your life... The ones who care about you become meaningless. I wonder... What would Tara say about that?

Willow: You're always saving everyone. It's kinda pesky.

Willow: You're such a hypocrite. Waltzing back here with borrowed magicks... So you can tell me, what...? Magic is bad? Behave? Be a good girl? I don't think you're in a position to tell me what to do. Do you? I used to think you had all the answers. That I had so much to learn from you. Now I see you for the fraud you are.
Giles: Willow...
Willow: You were jealous. Still are. Just... couldn't bear that I was the one with power. That's why you ran.

Willow: God. Head rush... Whoa. Who's your supplier? This stuff is -- Wow... It's incredible. I mean, really... genuinely wow. I am so JUICED... Giles... It's like... No mortal person has ever had this much power. Ever. I actually feel it surging through every cel of my body... Every molecule... Like I'm connected to everything... It feels like... I can feel... everyone. Oh. Oh my God. All the emotion. All the pain. It's too much.
Giles: WIllow... It doesn't... have to... be that way. You... you can... stop it.
Willow: Yeah. I can. I have to stop this. I'll make it go away.
Giles: No...
Willow: And I know just the place to make it happen. You poor bastards... Your suffering has to end.

Jonathan: Ow! Son-of-a-bitch!
Andrew: Buttwipe!
Jonathan: I wasn't talking to you.
Andrew: Oh. Reflex.

Jonathan: Mexico, huh?

Anya: Giles, you... you have to rest.
Giles: Silly girl. I'm dying.
Anya: No, you're not.
Giles: It was... It was the only way. I thought there'd be a chance now, but... I know where Willow's gone... She's going to finish it...
Anya: Finish what?
Giles: The world.

Dawn: Why didn't you tell me?
Buffy: You didn't need to know.
Dawn: Yes I do! I need to know! I'm not a kid anymore...
Buffy: 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 and you cannot protect me from that!

Anya: Holy frijole!

Anya: She's going to drain the planet's life force, funnel its energy through Proserpexa's effigy and burn the Earth to a cinder.
Buffy: Not if I can help it.
Anya: You can't. Something else Giles said. No magic or supernatural force can stop her.

Dawn: You heard what Anya said... What Giles said...
Buffy: I heard. And I don't care... I have to try... I'm not just gonna sit here while Willow incinerates what I'm chosen to protect. I have to stop her...
Willow: Always the Slayer... Right to the last.
Buffy: Willow?
Willow: And it is the last, you know... For all your fighting... Thinking you're saving the world...
Dawn: Buf--
Willow: And, in the end I'm the only one that can save it.
Buffy: By killing us?
Willow: It's the only way to stop the pain. I... I can't take it anymore...

Willow: It was me that took you out of the Earth. Well, now... The Earth wants you back.

Buffy: I can't take them. They just keep coming. Dawn... Will you help me?
Dawn: I got your back.

Xander: Hey, black-eyed girl... Whatcha doin?
Willow: Get out of here.
Xander: You're not the only one with powers, you know. You may be a hopped up uber-witch, but this carpenter can dry-wall you into the next century.
Willow: I'm not joking Xander. Get out of my way. Now.

Anya: Giles? Giles. Don't die. Not yet. I... There are... I need to tell you... Thanks a lot for coming. I mean, it was nice of you to teleport all this way -- Though, in retrospect, it might have been better if you hadn't come and given her all that magic that made her ten times more powerful... that would have been a plus.
Giles: It's not over.

Dawn: What? You think I never watched you?

Willow: You can't stop this.
Xander: Yeah, I get that. It's just - where else am I going to 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 going to 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. I know you're about to do something apocalyptically evil and stupid and hey, still want to hang. You're Willow.
Willow: Don't call me th-
Xander: First day of kindergarten you cried cause 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 loved crayon-breaky Willow and I love scary veiny Willow. So if I'm going out, it's here.You wanna kill the world you start with me. I've earned that.
Willow: You think I won't?
Xander: It doesn't matter. I'll still love you.
Willow: Shut up.
Xander: I love you. I love -- I... love you.
Willow: Shut up.
Xander: I love you, Willow.
Willow: Stop...
Xander: I love you. I love you.

Anya: Giles? You're not dead.
Giles: No...
* She hugs him fiercely *
Giles: However, I am still in some pain.

Giles: The gift I was given by the coven was the true essence of Magic. Which comes, in all it's purity, from the Earth itself. Willow's magic came from a place of rage and power.
Anya: Oh, and vengeance. Don't forget vengeance.
Giles: How... could I? In any case, the magic she took from me tapped into the spark of humanity she had left. Allowing her to feel again... Giving Xander the opportunity to reach her.
Anya: Xander?
Giles: Yes. It was he that got to her in time. He saved us all.

>Dawn: Wait. Is that... happy crying?
Buffy: Yeah, dummy... You think I wanted the world to end?

Buffy: Things have sucked lately, but it's all gonna change - and I want to be there when it does. I want to see my friends happy again. And 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. I got it so wrong. I don't want to protect you from the world - I want to show it to you. Oh, Dawn... There's so much I want to show you.

Voice: You have endured the required trials.
Spike: Bloody right I have. So, give me what I want. Make me what I was... so Buffy can get what she deserves.
Voice: Very well. Your soul is returned to you.

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