This episode scored a 5.5/8 in the ratings.
This episode ranked 2nd out of 12 WB shows for the week.
This episode scored a 3.5 in the fast nationals.
Ranked 84 out of 104 prime time shows.
This episode includes the first time Giles kills a vampire onscreen, and the first time Willow ever kills a vampire.
This is the beginning of Xander and Cordelia's relationship.
Kendra: They call me Kendra. I have no last name, sir.
Buffy: Can you say "stuck in the 80's"?
Willow: There's a Slayer handbook?
Buffy: Wait. Handbook? What handbook? How come I don't have a handbook?
Willow: Is there a T-shirt, too? 'Cause that would be cool.
Xander: Who sponsored career day today? The British Soccer Fan Association?
Buffy: You and bug people, Xander. What's up with that?
Xander: No, but this dude was completely different than praying mantis lady. He was a man of bugs. Not a man who was a bug.
Buffy: Angel. He's Drusilla's sire.
Xander: Man, that guy got major neck in his day!
Willow: Don't worry, Buffy, we'll save Angel.
Kendra: Angel? But our priority is to stop Drusilla.
Xander: Angel's our friend! Except I don't like him.
Kendra: Did anyone explain to you what "secret identity" means?
Buffy: Nope. Must be in the handbook.
Kendra: You talk about slaying like it's a job. It's not. It's who you are.
Buffy: Did you get that from your handbook?
Kendra: From you.
Cordelia picks a worm out of her hair and runs out of the library, past Kendra. When Kendra's back is to the camera, her arms are behind her back, but they are folded in front of her when it cuts to the next shot.
When Xander shuts the book on the worm, the cover is different in the distant shot than it is in the close up.
After Kendra opens the door to the taxi, the scene alternates between two shots, one of which is over Kendra's right shoulder. In this shot, her hair is slung over the shoulder. Yet, in the other shot, her hair switches between over the shoulder and behind her neck.