- Creator Backlash: Emma Caulfield hadn't expected Anya's death to be so sudden and felt it wasn't the best end for her.
- Executive Meddling:
- The series finalé was originally planned as a two-hour event—but UPN only ordered 22 episodes instead of the required 23.
- Angel having so little screen time is brought on by the fact that his shown was still on The WB and it took a lot of haggling to get the scenes they got.
- Killed by Request: Joss Whedon wanted one character killed off in a quick fashion to really sell that Anyone Can Die in the final battle. Emma Caulfield had already decided she was leaving the show after the seventh season, and volunteered Anya.
- Shrug of God: Joss Whedon admitted that it made no sense for the Turok Han to be so much weaker than the ones that previously showed up, but said he wanted to show the empowerment of all the Slayers fighting them.
- What Could Have Been: Originally, Angel was supposed to mention his relationship with Cordelia and his son Connor in Buffy's final conversation with him, but this was cut so as not to alienate any viewers not up to speed on Angel. note
Trivia / Buffy the Vampire Slayer S7E22 "Chosen"