Continuity mistake: In the scene where Willow and Tara are at the old High School looking for Riley, Willow uses magic to light up the hallway. Tara then asks Willow how she did it. As Willow tells her that she taught her, she tucks her hair behind her right ear. Then after Tara says, "I taught you teeny Tinker Bell light", Willow's hair is hanging back down over her right ear.
Revealing mistake: When Spike is playing with the Buffybot in his crypt and has her throw him onto his bed to stake him, the shot of him landing on the bed and the Buffybot climbing on top him is portrayed by stunt doubles. The shot is then interwoven with another shot of the actual actors. But it's very obvious due to the poor editing.
Continuity mistake: Huge continuity gaffe. When Anya and Xander see Spike and the robot in the graveyard it is nightime. Xander goes back to speak to Spike almost immediately and sees Glory's followers kidnapping him. He wakes goes back to Buffy's house and from there they, again almost immediately, go looking for Glory's house - and it is the broadest of broad daylight. You could see it was still night before they left through the windows of the house. It also begs the question of how they got Spike from Glory's house back to his crypt in the sunlight since they had no blanket.
00:26:20 - 00:28:50
Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode when Buffy is sitting on the swing set with April, she tells April that Warren was proud of her and didn't mean to hurt her. Before she tells her this, April's hair is in front of one of the chains of her swing on the right side of her face. But after Buffy tells her, her hair is behind the chain of the swing.
Continuity mistake: When Ben brings him and Dawn some hot chocolate, the cups containing the hot chocolate are in fact two cups, one inside the other, making a total of four separate cups. But once Ben reveals that he is in fact Glory, Dawn's two cups have suddenly changed to just one cup.
Continuity mistake: When Glory challenges Dawn to name one person who can cope with life on earth, there is a close up of Dawn answering "Buffy". In this shot, the black mark (where she has been annointed) that is there before and after, has completely disappeared.
Plot hole: When Buffy talks to Xander at the end and he tells her to stay with Riley, she mentions that he is going at midnight. But earlier in the episode, Riley doesn't tell Buffy he is going at midnight, he says "Transport's leaving tonight" first, and at the end of the conversation he says "Unless you give me a reason to stay, I'm leaving tonight". Nowhere in this episode does he tell Buffy that he's leaving at midnight.
Continuity mistake: When the gang are fighting Glory's minions, one of them knocks Giles to the ground and then tries to choke him. As Giles hits the ground he lands facing downwards so we can't see his face. But when the minion is chocking him in the shot immediately afterward, he is suddenly facing upwards.
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.
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 - 00:03:15AnthonyA
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).
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.