I don't think it was the worst episode ever, but given that a) the number of holes found is greater than in prior seasons, and b) this was the last season, and therefore, it should be on par with the best seasons thus far (2 and 3), if not better. It was merely decent, which was enough to leave most fans disappointed.
I heartily agree. It's almost as if the Buffy finale was just a preamble to the 'real' Buffyverse final episode that will presumably happen on Angel in a year or two (or three?).
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