->''Hello there, gentle viewers.''

Andrew documents life for the Slayer and her friends. Meanwhile, Buffy needs to find out how to close the Seal of Danzalthar before it turns Sunnydale High into a war zone.

This was the last appearance for both Jonathan and Warren.

* AntiquatedLinguistics: Andrew's narration. Also invokes AccentUponTheWrongSyllable:
-->'''Andrew''': Buffy - Slayer of the Vam-[=PIRE=]s.
-->'''Andrew''': The wind was crew-ell.
* ADateWithRosiePalms: Anya complains about Andrew hogging the toilet for half an hour. When she discovers he's making a documentary she says, "[[BrutalHonesty Why can't you just masturbate like the rest of us?]]"
* ADayInTheLimelight: Andrew
* AsideGlance: Buffy winks at the camera during the first ImagineSpot.
* AfterActionPatchUp: Buffy patching up Wood's head wound.
* AllGuysWantCheerleaders: Turns out everyone hates them instead.
* TheBigBoard: Andrew uses his whiteboard for exposition.
* BigNo / MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Andrew claimed he said these after killing Jonathan.
* BlankWhiteEyes / EvilSoundsDeep: Wood possessed by the Seal of Danzalthar.
* BookEnds: Andrew's bathroom monologues -- the first where he's lost in his fantasy world, the last completely serious.
* BrandX: The raisin bran.
* BreatherEpisode: The last comic episode in [=BtVS=].
* BrickJoke: The piglet from "Sleeper" runs past Buffy and Wood while they're checking out the basement.
-->'''Wood:''' I hope that's [[{{Animorphism}} not a student]].
** The Cheese Man from "Restless" appears for some blink-and-you-miss-it frames in Andrew/Jonathan's dream montage.
** The anti-cheerleader graffiti adorning the walls.
* BuffySpeak / GotMeDoingIt
-->'''Buffy:''' It's like all the Hellmouth's energy is trying to escape in that one little spot, and it's getting all-
-->'''Wood:''' Focus-y.
-->'''Buffy:''' ''Careful.'' You're starting to speak like me now.
* CallBack to the plot from "Out of Mind, Out of Sight": Buffy catches an unnoticed girl in the middle of turning invisible, and manages to stop it.
* CaptainObvious: After encountering various chaos outside, Buffy enters Wood's office to find the principal holding an ice pack against his head, after having a rock thrown at him.
-->'''Buffy:''' Something is going on today.
-->'''Wood:''' Yes, well, um, that occurred to me as I ducked the other two rocks.
* CasualKink: Xander and Anya have sex on Spike's bed (take that you evil bloodsucking fiend!) and complain that it's too bad Buffy took away Spike's [[KindRestraints chains]].
* CatchTheConscience
* CirclingMonologue: Buffy confronting Andrew in the basement.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Andrew assumes Spike and Robin trading insults is a sign of BelligerentSexualTension.
* ContinuityPorn: Thanks to the Seal, the kind of weekly crises the Scoobies faced in the first few seasons all start happening at once - e.g, a girl [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS1E11OutOfMindOutOfSight turning invisible because no-one notices her]]. Buffy also mentions the [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E20GoFish swim team monsters]] and [[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS3E20TheProm killer prom dogs]] to Robin.
* ConversationCut
-->'''Andrew:''' (talking to Buffy in the graveyard) But the story needs--
-->(Hauled out of the bathroom by Anya) --to be told!
* CreditsGag: The monster of the Mutant Enemy Productions logo, instead of saying his famous "Grr, argh!", sings "We are as gooooooods!!!"
** Andrew says "Grrr, Arghh!" at one point, so the monster and Andrew must have decided to swap lines.
* DaydreamSurprise: TheTeaser opens with Andrew giving a Series/MasterpieceTheatre introduction -- when Anya hammers on the door he's revealed to be sitting on the toilet.
* DeathEqualsRedemption: Explicitly mentioned and averted; Buffy forces Andrew to admit that being killed won't make up for his murder of Jonathan.
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* DistinguishedGentlemansPipe: Andrew lights up a pipe for his Series/MasterpieceTheatre introduction. [[FailedAttemptAtDrama Then starts coughing.]]
* DistractedByTheSexy: Willow snuggles with Kennedy during Buffy's RousingSpeech.
** Later subverted: Andrew walks in on Willow and Kennedy kissing on the sofa.
-->'''Andrew''': Hey, here's something I think you're going to be interested in, gentle viewers. ([[BaitAndSwitch zooms in on the window behind the sofa]]) Look at the fine work Xander did on that replacing that window sash. You can't even tell it's new, it blends in so well. He's extraordinary.
* DocumentaryEpisode: The episode makes Andrew's pre-existing inclination to fantasizing plot-relevant and use it for hilarious deconstruction of the other regulars at the same time.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything
** Andrew interviews Anya and Xander, and ends up acting like a marriage counsellor.
** The first ImagineSpot looks like a TV commercial for breakfast cereal.
** Andrew's video resembles badly-written {{fanfiction}}, especially with the blatant {{shipping}}.
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: A flashback shows Andrew and Jonathan in Mexico, dreaming of events to come in Season 6. [[RealDreamsAreWeirder And for some reason the Cheeseman.]]
* EasilyForgiven: Kennedy is back with Willow, which could just be because it's [[SweepsWeekLesbianKiss sweeps week]].
* EyeScream: Sunnydale High students blind themselves to become Bringers.
* FailedAttemptAtDrama
-->'''Andrew:''' (as TheNarrator) Things are tense in Command Central this morning. Buffy is clearly concerned with some unknown danger, and the air is filled with foreboding.
-->'''Dawn:''' (drying dishes) Oh, um, we're out of raisin bran.
* FakeVideoCameraView: Sometimes we see the red "REC" with the frame, when Andrew is recording something. Other times they show a green "PLAY" when he's reviewing video he shot earlier.
* FlashbackEcho: Plenty -- subverted with Andrew [[UnreliableNarrator 'remembering']] his confrontation with Dark!Willow. Clips of Andrew calmly using magic to ward off her attacks replace the scenes where Anya actually does so.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Wood trying to kill Spike -- a more planned attempt on his unlife will occur in "Lies My Parents Told Me".
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: Andrew brings his video camera into Buffy's living room to find Willow and Kennedy kissing on the couch. He comments that this is hot -- and turns his camera to the window repair work recently done by Xander to which he was referring.
* GoodIsNotNice: Andrew asks if Buffy would have spilled his blood if the tears didn't work. Buffy doesn't answer.
** Buffy tells Spike not to kill the possessed students. Spike just says, "They'll live" and continues beating them up.
* GreekChorus: Albeit a one-man version.
* HatePlague: Created by the Seal of Danzalthar.
* TheHeart: Xander of course.
-->'''Andrew:''' I'm gonna do your special intro later. "The man who is the heart of the Slayer machine."
* HomoeroticSubtext: Jonathan and Andrew share the same bed in Mexico.
* ImagineSpot
** Andrew starts filming Buffy -- we see his POV in a super-produced ultra-glamorous style.
-->'''Andrew:''' (V.O.): You've already met Buffy. (Buffy [[SlowMotion gracefully pours]] herself a bowl of cereal, and [[HairFlip shakes her hair sexily]] in the [[HotWind breeze that comes from nowhere]], and [[AsideGlance looks directly into the camera]]) She's beautiful, with a lion's heart (Buffy winks) and the face of an angel. She's never afraid 'cause she knows her side will always win. (A [[WalkingShirtlessScene shirtless Spike enters view]], walking up to Buffy; [[HeldGaze they look as if they will kiss]], [[AlmostKiss but don't]]; instead, he touches her waist, and Buffy touches his arms as they nearly embrace) Buffy and Spike have some kind of history -- [[UnresolvedSexualTension you can feel the heat between them]]. [[{{Dissimile}} Although, technically, as a vampire, he's room temperature.]] (Anya flits sexily into view, crossing in front of Spike and Buffy, twirling and [[EroticEating eating from a bunch of grapes]], then [[AsideGlance smiling into the camera]]) Anya, a feisty waif with a firey temper and a vulnerable heart that she hides, even from herself. (camera pans over to a blonde girl eating from a bowl of cereal) This lovely girl...[[RedShirt I don't remember her name]]-
-->''(SmashCut [[MoodWhiplash to normality]])''
-->'''Buffy:''' Oh, for God's sake. Is he doing that again? Can't we make him stop?
** First!Warren tells Andrew that killing his friend will lead to them [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascending to a higher plane]] where they'll [[AGodAmI live as gods]]. Cut to the Trio dressed in togas and playing lyres, in a field of huge flowers, butterflies, gold bars and a {{unicorn}}.
-->'''Andrew:''' (singing) ''We are gods. Oh, we are gods. We are as gods. We are as goooods!''
* InTheBack / ConvenientlyTimedAttackFromBehind: Wood tries to stake Spike while his back is turned, only to be tackled by a [[BigDamnVillains possessed student]].
* IRejectYourReality
* ItWasADarkAndStormyNight
-->'''Andrew:''' It was cold last night, and the wind was [[AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle crew-ell]], but the Slayer had a job to do."
* [[GunStruggle Knife Struggle]]: One of the alternate versions of Jonathan's death.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Loads
* MadeOfEvil
-->'''Andrew:''' This whole thing is being orchestrated by something called 'The First'. It's made up of all the evil in the whole world.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Pretty much everything from Andrew's POV.
* MundaneUtility: Andrew left the sacrificial dagger he used to kill Jonathan [[{{Squick}} in with the other kitchen knives]].
* NotSoAboveItAll: Spike gets in Andrew's face about videotaping him. When Andrew interrupts to tell Spike the lighting is wrong, he changes position and repeats the same angry spiel.
* NotWearingPantsDream: Wood asks Buffy how she can tell the difference between her dreams and [[DreamingOfThingsToCome her visions]].
-->'''Buffy:''' You're running to catch the bus naked? That's a dream. Army of vicious vampire creatures? That's a vision. Also, I was awake.
-->'''Wood:''' [[DistractedByTheSexy A bus to where?]] I mean, an army of how many?
* OminousLatinChanting: The students turning into Bringers.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Averted for now, but Andrew still thinks he deserves death and assumes he'll die in the final battle against the First.
* RousingSpeech: Spoofed -- Andrew ducks out of the room when Buffy starts going into another soliloquy, noting that they can go on for some time. A few minutes later he looks to see if Buffy has finished -- she's still going on and even Willow is trying to hide a yawn.
* SelfServingMemory: When Andrew tries to justify killing Jonathan, we see various flashbacks which differ wildly each time. This prompts Buffy to point out indignantly that he has just completely changed his story.
* SeriousBusiness
-->'''Buffy:''' [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Being in high school can feel like being at war]]. Now it's true. The students feel like the teachers are out to get them. The Chess Club resents the French Club for taking the Activities Room, and, well, everybody hates the cheerleaders.
* ShipperOnDeck: Andrew happily ships Buffy/Spike, Willow/Kennedy, Anya/Xander, and Wood/Spike. Subverted in that Andrew [[ShippingGoggles completely misreads the last two pairings]].
* SmashToBlack: The episode ends with Andrew turning off the camera.
* SpecialEditionTitle
* TheStoryteller
* SuperVillain / BadassInANiceSuit: Andrew's [[SelfServingMemory fantasy version]] of his past with the Trio. Also involves {{Technobabble}} and TechnicolorScience.
* SwissArmyTears: Andrew's tears close the Seal.
* TearsOfRemorse: After several attempts to justify the murder of Jonathan, Andrew breaks down crying as he realizes he killed his only true friend in cold blood.
* TemptingFate: Buffy shh's Wood because the crazy students might hear him. Wood points out that they're all the way down the corridor, only for a student to step out from behind a locker and hit him in the face with a fire extinguisher.
* TitleDrop[=/=]PhantasySpelling: "Buffy, Slayer of the Vampyrs". Andrew [[AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle actually pronounces "Vampyr" slightly differently]] to make the point, putting the stress on the second syllable rather than the first.
* TrashcanBonfire: Inside a trashed Sunnydale High for no apparent reason.
* UnreliableNarrator
* WalkingShirtlessScene: Spoofed with Andrew's fantasy scene; Spike (who'd been [[OffscreenRealityWarp fully dressed a moment before]]) walks into frame shirtless and starts making out with Buffy.
* [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim Why Don't You Just Stake Him?]]: Averted; Wood tries to stake Spike the moment he sees an opening.
* YourHeadAsplode: The Hellmouth is making metaphors become literal truths; this includes a student whose head literally explodes from stress, [[GoryDiscretionShot splattering against the window of Principal Wood's office]].