This episode scored a 4.6/7 in the ratings.
This episode ranked 1st out of 11 WB shows for the week.
Ranked 93 out of 118 prime time shows.
During the filming of the final fight scene between Buffy and Ted, both Sarah Michelle Gellar and John Ritter were sick; Ms. Gellar from flu, Mr. Ritter from food poisoning the night before.
Ted: Beg to differ.
Xander: Who was the real power, the Captain or Tennille?
Buffy: Vampires are creeps.
Giles: Yes, that's why one slays them.
Buffy: I mean, people are perfectly happy getting along, and then vampires come, and they run around and they kill people, and they take over your whole house. They start making these stupid little mini-pizzas, and everyone's like, "I like the mini-pizza," but I'm telling you, I am -
Giles: (interrupts) Buffy! I - I believe the, uh, subtext here is - is rapidly becoming, uh, text.
Ted: So, Buffy, I bet the boys are lined up around the block to trying to get a date with you.
Buffy: Not really.
Willow: Oh, they are, but she's only interested in - (Buffy nudges her) uh, her studies. Book-cracker Buffy - it's kind of her nickname.
Buffy: Hey, how 'bout that! Got a hole in two!
Ted: Beg to differ.
Buffy: Okay, so fine my score or whatever.
Ted: I think you're missing the point here, little lady. Right is right, wrong is wrong. Why don't people see that?
Buffy: It's just a game?
Ted: Right, it's just a game, do your own thing. Well, I'm not wired that way. And I'm here to tell you it is not a game, it does count, and I don't stand for that kind of malarkey in my house!
Buffy: Then I guess it's a good thing I'm not in your house.
Ted: Do you want me to slap that smart-ass mouth of yours?
Giles: Whatever the authorities have planned for her, it can't be much worse than what she's doing to herself. She's taken a human life. The guilt, it - it's - it's pretty hard to bear, and it won't go away soon.
Cordelia: I guess you should know, since you helped raise that demon that killed that guy that time.
Giles: Yes. Do let's bring that up as often as possible.