I think we’re seeing Faith’s true self in the dream sequence. Free of human weakness since she’s so close to passing on. Perhaps there is hope that Faith can be redeemed…
Buffy is a hero, but she knows that if she lost any of her friends, then she’d lose herself as well.
This Season has been business as usual, and much like the students, we’re trying not to think about what happens when everyone moves on. But in this episode it’s impossible to ignore that the end is coming.
Angel is a pathetic excuse for a man. He squandered his human life, and he's is on another level of evil even for a vampire. Even worse he seems to think that wandering about feeling guilty is actually a valid life choice!
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.