* BaseBreaker: Owlowiscious. Fans are divided whether he's a cool and funny character who needs more appearances or a [[MarySue pet sue]] who really seems to covet Spike's place. However, "Just for Sidekicks", where he acts more friendly toward Spike, may have redeemed him for some.
* HarsherInHindsight: Oh boy... this episode suddenly becomes a ''lot'' more tragic in light of "The Crystal Empire Part 2" revealing Twilight not needing Spike anymore is Spike's worst fear.
* JerkassWoobie: Despite how Spike acted in this episode, it's hard not to feel bad for him because he felt that he wasn't loved by Twilight anymore. Poor guy. Even more so in light of the HarsherInHindsight entry above.