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Spike is back in Sunnydale, this time drunk and heartbroken. Bitter that Dru has left due to the truce he made with Buffy, Spike seeks out payback. While Xander and Willow are still being torn apart by their feelings, Spike kidnaps them so Willow can perform a love spell for him.
This episode scored a 5.4/8 in the ratings.
This episode ranked 3rd out of 15 WB shows for the week.
This episode scored a 3.7 in the national ratings.
Ranked 76 out of 110 prime time shows.
Buffy's last words to Angel ("Tell me you don't love me") are identical to the incident she and Angel were forced to re-enact when possessed by the ghosts of a murder-suicide couple in the episode "I Only Have Eyes for You".
Spike singing along to "My Way" at the episode's end was going to be the Sid Vicious cover of the Frank Sinatra song, but the rights couldn't be obtained. Instead, they wound up using the song as sung by actor Gary Oldman from the soundtrack to Sid and Nancy, the film in which Oldman plays Vicious.
The Mayor: I swear, I would sell my soul for a decent short game. Of course, it's a little late for that. I don't suppose I could offer your soul, huh? Really help me on the green.
(Finch is uncomfortable)
The Mayor: I'm just funning.
Spike: We killed a homeless man on this bench, me and Dru. Those were good times. You know, he begged for mercy, and you know that only made her bite harder. (chuckles)
Buffy: I guess you had to be there.
Xander: So, what are our options?
Willow: Well, I figure either I refuse to do the spell and he kills us, or I do the spell and he kills us.
Xander: Give me a third option.
Willow: He's so drunk he forgets about us and we starve to death. That's sort of the best one.