High scores in this episode are mainly because in the end we see Buffy's bad-ass self kicking the Initiatives butt. I knew there was something shifty about them all along.
Buffy is a hero, but she knows that if she lost any of her friends, then she’d lose herself as well.
The saddest part is that Jonathan didn’t plan to take anyone else’s life,-only his own. The moment Buffy bursts in he must think ‘wow, someone cares enough to stop me’, then his face falls as he realises that Buffy’s only there to protect everyone else.
This is a ‘Buffy in peril’ episode and I love it so much! Sometimes Buffy is a self-righteous, arrogant bitcah, but when she is in genuine peril I love her. Being the Slayer makes her so much more than normal, but it’s when she’s normal that she is her most heroic.
Badass Buffy is back. She tears through evil Ken’s operations like a whirlwind. Once she puts her mind to it, it really doesn’t take her long to figure everything out.