This episode scored a 5.6/10 in the ratings.
This episode ranked 2nd out of 14 WB shows for the week.
After years of keeping it secret, Buffy finally tells her mother that she is the slayer in this episode.
This episode scored a 4.2 in the fast nationals.
Ranked 72 out of 104 prime time shows.
In order to get into a "tortured" frame of mind, Anthony Stewart Head cut up pieces of chillis and peppers and popped them in his mouth for his torture scenes.
This is the last episode that starts with the prologue, "In every generation..."
This is one of Sarah Michelle Gellar's favourite episodes.
This episode marks the
It is notable that some of Xander's first successful fight scenes take place in "Becoming" and that he is much more directly involved in slaying.
The Mutant Enemy monster at the end of the credits abandons his usual "grr-arr" and instead cries and says "I need a hug."
This is the first episode where Buffy and Spike work together.
Angelus: You know, I can stop the pain. You've been very brave, but it's over. You've given enough. Now let me make it stop.
Angelus: Just tell me what I need to know.
Giles: In order to - to... to be worthy... you must perform the ritual... in a tutu. Pillock!
Angelus: All right, someone get the chain saw.
Spike: Now, now. Don't let's lose our temper.
Angelus: Keep it out of it, Sit 'n' Spin.
Spike: Look, you cut him up, you'll never get your answers.
Angelus: Since when did you become so levelheaded?
Spike: Right about the time you became so pigheaded. You have your way with him, you'll never get to destroy the world, and I don't fancy spending the next month trying to get librarian out of the carpet.
Giles: You're not real.
Xander: Sure I'm real.
Giles: It's a trick. They get inside my head, make me see things I want.
Xander: Then why would they make you see me?
Giles: Oh, right. Let's go.
Angelus: You're going to Hell.
Buffy: Save me a seat.
When Buffy returns to the library all the bookshelves are standing upright with all the books on the shelves. However due to the vampire attack in the last episode some of the bookshelves were thrown down including the one that fell on Willow. Although the police might've picked up the bookshelves it is unlikely that they would've put all the books back on the shelves
Before both Darla and Buffy kill Angel, by turning him into a vampire and striking him with a sword, respectively, they both say "Close your eyes," which is also the name of the track being played as Buffy strikes Angel with the sword.