This episode scored a 5.2/7 in the ratings.
This episode ranked 4th out of 15 WB shows for the week.
This episode scored a 3.9 in the overnight ratings.
Ranked 84 out of 135 prime time shows.
This marks the final appearance of Ethan Rayne in the series. However, his fate would be revealed when he makes an appearance in the canonical Season Eight comic books.
Walsh: So, the Slayer.
Buffy: Yeah, that's me.
Walsh: We thought you were a myth.
Buffy: Well, you were myth-taken.
Walsh: It's only our methods that differ. We use the latest in scientific technology and state-of-the-art weaponry. And you, if I understand correctly, poke them with a sharp stick.
Buffy: Well, it's more effective than it sounds.
Giles: Oh, who am I kidding? Nothing is going to happen.
(Giles exits the crypt)
Ethan: I wouldn't say that. I wouldn't say that at all. In fact, Ripper, old mate, I'd say something rather interesting was about to happen.
Giles: (peaking back in) Did someone...?
Ethan: Oh, bugger! I thought you'd gone.
Giles: You know what gets me? This is what gets me. Twenty years I've been fighting demons. Maggie Walsh and her Nancy Ninja boys come in six months later, the demons are pissing themselves with fear. They never even noticed me.
Ethan: Who's Maggie Walsh?
Giles: Oh, she's awful. She said I was an absent male role model. Absent, my ass. But I'm twice the man she is.
Giles: Bloody humans!
Willow: It stole Giles's car.
Xander: Why would a demon steal a car?
Anya: Why would a demon steal that car?
Giles: How did you know it was me?
Buffy: Your eyes. You're the only person in the world you can looked that annoyed with me.
Spike grabs a yellow tape measure and Xander's radio. The two objects then switch hands between cuts.
When Xander is fending off the demonic Giles, you can see a pair of underwear at the far left side. They alter between hanging by two pins and by one.