This episode received a 4.8/7 in the overnight ratings.
This episode ranked 4th out of 17 WB shows for the week.
This episode received a 3.5 in the national ratings.
This episode ranked 91 out of 134 in prime time shows.
Darla was dying of Syphilis in the Virginia Colony in 1609. She was sired by the Master in that colony.
Angelus meets the Master in 1760.
The name "Darla" is not Darla's real name because it was used 100 years after she was sired by the Master. Likely, the Master gave her that name, thus her real name is not known.
Drusilla sired Spike in London in the year 1880.
Angelus was given a soul by Gypsies in Romania in 1898.
Angel sought Darla in 1900 in China during the Boxer Rebellion.
Spike killed a vampire slayer in China in 1900.
This episode is the second part of a two-parter crossover with the Buffy the Vampire Slayer
episode "Fool for Love
", both of which originally aired back-to-back the same night. The two flashback-heavy episodes are tied together by the Boxer Rebellion scenes.
This episode marks the first and only appearance of Mark Metcalf as the Master in the series.
Zitto Kazann reprises his role as the Gypsy Man from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Becoming", part 1.
Angel: Come on guys. We are a detective agency. We investigate things. That's what we're good at.
Cordelia: That's what we suck at. Let's face it, unless there's a website called www.Oh-By-the-way-we-have-Darla-stashed-here.com, we're pretty much out of luck.
Cordelia: (About Darla) Before he said he could smell her. (Turns to Angel) How about we cruise around with the top down and you take big whiffs? Well, we'll wait until after the sun sets obviously.
Angelus: It's not stuck like that now is it?
Darla: The Master has grown past the curse of human features.
Angelus: I'm not gonna get a bat-nose like that, huh? Am I?
Drusilla: No. His head's too full of you, grandmother.
Darla: Stop calling me that.
Angel: Nah, we need to narrow it down further. Keep looking.
Cordelia: And my sister is living in unit 319.
Angel: You don't have a sister.
Cordelia: Sure I do. My older, way older, like 400 years older, blonde sister Darla, no last name. I've been desperately trying to find her because mom and dad are in the coma. Sue, the property manager was - very helpful. She even cried.
Cordelia: Probably a good idea since it's 1 o'clock in the afternoon and that address is in Sun Valley.
Angel: Right. Sun.
Cordelia: Actually I was thinking Valley. I mean why go there if you don't have to.
Darla: You took him from me. You stole him away. You gave him a soul.
Gypsy: He must suffer as all of his victims have suffered.
Darla: That is no justice. Whatever pain he caused to your daughter was momentary, over in an instant or an hour. But what you've done to him will force him to suffer for the rest of eternity!
Angel: Cordy, please, I'm talking.
Cordelia: Hi, Darla. He can't talk right now. He'll call you back once he's found it - Yeah, bye-bye.
Darla: I have question. Where was I? I don't remember anything. It's a great big nothing. Could it be there is no hell?
Angel: There is a hell. A few of them. I've been to one.
Darla: Turn me back. God! I can't bear this pounding in my chest for another instant!
Angel: It's gift. To feel that heart beat - to know, really and for once, that you're alive. You're human again, Darla. You know what that means?
Darla: Of course I do. It means pain and suffering and disease and death. Look, I released you from this world once, I gave you eternal life. Now it's time for you to return the favor.
Angel: Favor. Is that what you think? You think you did me a favor? You damned me.