This episode ranked 5th out of 11 WB shows for the week.
This episode scored a 2.5 in the fast nationals.
Ranked 88 out of 94 prime time shows.
This episode marks the first time The Master is seen above ground.
In her locker, Willow has a poster of Nerf Herder, the band that performs the Buffy theme tune.
This is the first Buffy episode to establish that Slayers can be turned into vampires like ordinary humans.
Wendell: I don't know what to say about that.
Xander: There's nothing to say. You saw two hundred insects, you gonzoed. Anybody would have.
Wendell: They're not insects. They're arachnids.
Xander: They're from the Middle East?
Xander: It'll be faster if we split up to look for her.
Giles: Good idea.
Willow: Uh, faster, but not really safer.
The Master: What's the fun of burying someone if they're already dead?
Buffy: This is a dream.
The Master: A dream is a wish your heart makes. This is real life.
Willow: When Buffy was a vampire, you weren't still, like, attracted to her, were you?
Xander: Willow, how can you... I mean, that's really bent! She was...grotesque!
Willow: Still dug her, huh?
Xander: I'm sick. I need help.
Willow: Don't I know it.
In the opening scene, it is obvious that the Master's fake thumbnail is falling off.
At the start of the episode when Buffy is having a conversation with Willow in front of her locker, the locker door alternates from being open to shut between shots.
If Buffy was a vampire, then technically she shouldn't have been able to walk into the hospital in broad daylight.
The Master: A dream is a wish your heart makes.
This is a line from a song in the 1950 Walt Disney masterpiece, Cinderella.
Billy: I had the strangest dream. You were there, and you were there.
Possibly a reference to The Wizard of Oz. This is what Dorothy says upon waking up from her dream.