In an interview with AV Club, Marsters revealed, "There was a scene between Buffy and me in a church, and I think I ended up draping myself over a cross. I was very, very sad. [It was] a very dramatic scene." When Whedon, who hadn't directed the scene, later saw the footage, he told Marsters, "You kind of overacted. [...] it's just so on the nose, and it's just cringe-worthy."