Willow is terribly clever, or at least, academically brilliant. Well, I think she is, the episode is a little unclear on this fact.
Wesley was right. Willow (nobody) is worth the lives of thousands. Oz had no right to make that decision.
This is an enjoyable but not outstanding episode though it has some nice interactions between Faith/the Mayor, Faith/Willow and Willow/Buffy.
Thank goodness, the character of Cordelia is moving on at last. I hate the way this "feminist" show has treated a female character in such a one dimensional and stereotypical way.