This episode scored a 6.1/10 in the ratings.
This episode ranked 4th out of 15 WB shows for the week.
This episode received a 4.3 in the national ratings.
Ranked 85 out of 126 prime time shows.
Originally, the conflict between Buffy and her circle was to have gone over several episodes. Plot and time constraints concerning the Mayor's storyline in season 3 forced it all into this one episode, possibly making the living room confrontation harsher and the reconciliation more sudden than was intended.
Giles: Unbelievable. "Do you like my mask? Isn't it pretty? It raises the dead." Americans.
Cordelia: Time out, Xander. Put yourself in Buffy's shoes for just a minute. Okay? I'm Buffy, freak of nature, right? Naturally I pick a freak for a boyfriend, and then he turns into Mr. Killing Spree, which is pretty much my fault --
Buffy: Cordy, get out my shoes.
Oz: Okay, gonna step in now, being referee guy.
Willow: No, let them go, Oz. Talking about it isn't helping. We might as well try some violence.
(zombies burst into the house)
Willow: I was being sarcastic!
Giles: Cordelia, it's me. It's me.
Cordelia: How do we know its really you and not zombie Giles?
Giles: Cordelia, do stop being tiresome.
Cordelia: It's him.
Xander: Generally speaking, when scary things get scared, not good.
When the zombies crash through the Summers home, Joyce asks if they're vampires, at which point Buffy stakes one in the heart to see. However, she would know that they're not by the mere fact that they got inside the house without an invitation.