Anyway, there is SO much to love about the finale. To be fair, there's a quite a bit to dislike as well - the first time I saw it I thought it would have been better as a 1.5 hr episode. Now, I think it works.
What is the good?
The slayerettes. the slayerettes are brilliant. My favourites are Vi, Amanda, Kennedy and the girl with the acecnt who Xander dreams about seducing.
Kennedy in her white t-shirt and braces.
The inspiring speech - i'm a sucker for schmaltz sometimes.
Giles saying - 'the earth is definitely doomed'
Angel being petty - the only time he's bearable is when he's being a dick like this.
Dawn kicking Buffy in the shin
Spike being jealous - Buffy being open about her feelings. For once.
Faith challenging Robin to a sex off to prove she's awesome in bed - this is ace! Part of the reason I dislike Buffy is cos she's got stupid ideas about sex. Faith doesn't, Faith just likes sex. I love the idea that she is so enraged by the idea that she's not a hot lay, she demands a retrial.
The D and D game.
The whole giving the slayerettes the power thing. No way is that ever going to be not unbelievably awesome.
The baseball girl. Hell all the other girls.
Incidentally, here's a link to a slightly tweaked script for Chosen. There's something saying about how when Buffy died the second time no new slayer was called because part of her is in dawn, so Dawn would have to die too. Makes sense.
Here is a pretty good spoof of the episode.
Here is a link to the Buffy vs Twilight remix that has been doing the rounds. It's pretty good. Is Edward really that stalkerish in the film/books? Buffy doesn't put with any shit, that's for sure.
Here is a link to a song from Dr Horrible's Sing aling blog. Which I really really need to buy and then watch. And I call myself a Whedon, fan, pshaw.