This episode scored a 6.1/9 in the ratings.
This episode ranked 3rd out of 15 WB shows for the week.
This episode scored a 4.2 in the national ratings.
Ranked 88 out of 125 prime time shows.
Alyson Hannigan first met future-husband Alexis Denisof on the set of this episode.
The dance Buffy and Faith perform at The Bronze is duplicated almost exactly in the X-Men: Evolution
episode "SpykeCam" by Rogue and Shadowcat, with Rogue as Faith and Shadowcat as Buffy.
This episode marks the first appearance of Wesley Wyndam-Pryce on the series.
Wesley: These are all the diaries, then, yours included.
Giles: That's everything. Knock yourself out. Please.
Wesley: Ah, yes. Here's your first entry. "Slayer is wilful and insolent." That would be our girl, wouldn't it?
Giles: You have to get to know her.
Wesley: Hmm. "Her abuse of the English language is such that I understand only every other sentence."
Wesley: Remember the three key words for any Slayer: preparation... preparation... preparation.
Buffy: That's one word three times.
Buffy: Okay, we got ten, maybe twelve bad guys, and one big demon in desperate need of a stairmaster.
Wesley: Oh, God! Oh, God!
Giles: It doesn't seem too promising, does it?
Wesley: Stay calm, Mr. Giles. We have to stay calm.
Giles: Well, thank God you're here. I was planning to panic.
Wesley: What is that thing?
Giles: That would be your demon. You know, the dead one?
Wesley: There's no need to get snippy!
Balthazar: You know what I want.
Giles: If it's for me to scrub those hard-to-reach areas, I'd like to request you kill me now. (one of the vampires hits Giles) Ow.
Wesley: Are you out of your mind? This is hardly the time for games!
Giles: Why not? They're going to torture us to death anyway.
Balthazar: You're not wrong about that.
Balthazar: The man who has my amulet! What is his name?!
Angel: His name is Angel.
Buffy: Faith, you don't get it. You killed a man.
Faith: No, you don't get it. I don't care.