This episode scored a 5.0/7 in the ratings.
This episode ranked 2nd out of 12 WB shows for the week.
This episode scored a 3.4 in the fast nationals.
Ranked 98 out of 113 prime time shows.
Cordelia: And I know the peasants were all depressed...
Xander: I think you mean oppressed.
Cordelia: Whatever. They were cranky.
Xander: (mocking Buffy) "This is Ford, my bestest friend of all my friends!" Jeez, doesn't she know any fat guys?
Buffy: So. What'd you do last night?
Buffy: Nothing at all. You ceased to exist?
Ford: Oh. I thought you were just slaying a vampire.
Buffy: What? Whating a what?
Willow: Oh! Angel, what are you doing here?
Angel: I wanted to talk to you.
Willow: Oh, well... Well?
Angel: I can't. Unless you invite me, I can't come in.
Willow: Oh! Well, okay, I invite you. To come in.
Angel: I guess I need help.
Willow: Help? You mean like on homework? No, 'cause you're old and you already know stuff.
Angel: I want you to track someone down. On the 'Net.
Giles: A book! It took one of my books!
Jenny: Well, at least someone in this school is reading.
Ford: I want to be like you - a vampire.
Spike: I've known you for two minutes and I can't stand you. I don't really feature you living forever. (to Drusilla) Can I eat him now, love?
Xander: Angel was in your bedroom?
Willow: Ours is a forbidden love.
Buffy: It'd be simpler if I could just hate him. I think he wanted me to. I think it made it easier for him to be the villain of the piece. Really, he was just scared.
Giles: Yes, I suppose he was.
Buffy: Nothing's ever simple anymore. I'm constantly trying to work it out. Who to love or hate, who to trust. It's just, like, the more I know, the more confused I get.
Giles: I believe that's called growing up.
Buffy: I'd like to stop then, okay?
Giles: You mean life?
Buffy: Yeah. Does it get easy?
Giles: What do you want me to say?
Buffy: Lie to me.
Giles: Yes, it's terribly simple. The good guys are always stalwart and true, the bad guys are easily distinguished by their pointy horns or black hats, and, uh, we always defeat them and save the day. No one ever dies, and everybody lives happily ever after.