Continuity mistake: When Cordelia is giving her May Queen speech, Willow notices 2 body guards standing around. In both shots you can see the same 2 girls, wearing light blue and grey, walk behind The Body guards. The same girl in light blue can also be seen in several different shots, in the crowd listening to Cordelia and walking around as Buffy talks to Willow and Xander.
Continuity mistake: A cut scene shows the sun had just gone down right before Buffy heads to the Bronze and Joyce tells Buffy she will make them dinner if she chooses to come downstairs. This would assume it is evening. When Buffy kills Luke she says sunrise is in 9 hours. Considering this episode takes place in March, that would mean the sun would have gone down around 7pm. But 9 hours from sunrise would be around 10pm.
Continuity mistake: When Buffy is shown pulling the secret chest out of her closet with weapons against the vampires, the window behind her shows daylight, but when she steps out of her window it is fully dark. There is also a cut scene right before that shows it was twilight, but there was late afternoon sunlight shining through the windows of her room. It's not possible for the sun to go down that fast.
Visible crew/equipment: Buffy and the gang are in the waiting room after being told the cause of Joyce's death. After Willow asks "Why don't we sit down?" the camera pans from right to left and the camera focused on Dawn becomes visible at screen left. Some frames later it appears again as Dawn leaves to "pee" and the camera zooms out. (00:32:55)Kistunenene
Visible crew/equipment: When Buffy and Riley are talking at the crime scene, where he tells her about Maggie Walsh's death, one of the camera shots has a very visible black border around the entire edge of the screen as if the lens shade was visible in front of the lens and could be seen in the shot. (00:18:20 - 00:19:40)
Continuity mistake: In many historical flashbacks, most notably Spike's and Anya's, hair and wigs differ greatly from previous flashbacks or episodes. The director even discusses it during the commentary on Lies My Parents Told Me, saying that he doesn't understand why the wigs aren't consistent.
Continuity mistake: In the first scene of the episode, just after the teaser, the Scoobies are gathered around the table at Giles' magic shop. During the second part of the scene, we can see Anya is alternatively lying her arms under or above the table depending on the camera angle, whether from behind or facing her. (00:01:55 - 00:03:15)AnthonyA
Continuity mistake: When Spike is stalking Buffy in front of her house, she somehow senses him and pulls him out of behind the tree in front of her porch. While he is being pulled out, he has no cigarette in his mouth. However in the next close-up shot, he has one (which he then quickly throws away). (00:29:55)AnthonyA
Continuity mistake: When the group is debriefing about their first Dracula encounter at Giles', Anya is sitting on the sofa with her hands crossed on her lap. In the next shot she has her arms straight with the palms of her hands on the sofa cushion, fingers towards the back. (00:11:25)AnthonyA
Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Spike escapes from The Initiative a black curtain can be seen to the right of the screen after the other vampire is release from his cell. The curtain serves no purpose to the set or scene and it disappears in the next shot. (00:13:25)bic