This episode scored a 4.5/7 in the ratings.
This episode ranked 4th out of 15 WB shows for the week.
This episode scored a 3.6 in the national ratings.
Ranked 82 out of 114 prime time shows.
James Lurie played the teacher Mr. Miller in "I Only Have Eyes For You" and "Anne" as well as playing hangman with his class ("They always go for the 'E'").
When this episode originally aired, the first ever trailer for Angel was shown. It lasted only four seconds with Boreanaz turning towards the camera, and the words "Angel. This Fall" appeared.
When Angel is shot in the back with the poisonous arrow by Faith, a large sign she's stanced behind says "Sun", a common killer of vampires.
Xander: Guess who our commencement speaker is?
Willow: One of the tigers?
Wesley: Ah. By attempting to keep a valuable clue from us, the Mayor may have inadvertently led us right to it.
Buffy: What page are you on, Wes? 'Cause we already got there.
Giles: Faith has you at a disadvantage, Buffy.
Buffy: 'Cause I'm not crazy, or 'cause I don't kill people?
Giles: Both, actually.
Cordelia: What's her saga?
Xander: She's freaking.
Cordelia: About what?
Xander: The Mayor is gonna kill us all during graduation.
Cordelia: Oh. Are you gonna go to fifth period?
Xander: I'm thinking I might skip it.
Cordelia: Yeah, me, too.
Willow: No, it's great... if we want to make ferns invisible, or communicate with shrimp, I've got the goods right here.
Oz: Our lives are different than other people's.
Angel: (slips while entering doorway) Ow.
Angel: Not my best entrance. I think they were mopping in the halls.
Angel: Are you mad at me for being around too much or for not being around enough?
Buffy: Duh. Yes.
Angel: I don't get you.
Buffy: No, you don't. Not anymore.
Angel: Are you making this harder to make this easier on yourself?
Buffy: Can we stop with the brain teasers? I just wish it was over. Done.
Wesley: Buffy, they're very firm. We're talking about laws which have existed longer than civilization.
Buffy: I'm talking about watching my lover die. I don't have a clue what you're talking about and I don't care.
Wesley: You can't turn your back on the Council.
Buffy: They're in England. I don't think they can tell which way my back is facing.
Xander: Come on, guys, the suspense is killing Angel.
Xander: Boy, it's a good thing no one ever wanted to check any of these books out, huh?
Giles: Yes, very convenient.
The Mayor: Mmm. My God, what a feeling. The power of these creatures. It suffuses my being. I can feel the changes begin. My organs are shifting, merging, making ready for the Ascension. Plus, these babies are high in fiber. And what's the fun of becoming an immortal demon if you're not regular, am I right?
The Mayor: We don't knock during dark rituals?