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Buffy is introduced to the Initiative, which preoccupies her from her friends, leading Willow to begin spending more time with Tara. Buffy's introduction into the Initiative is not given a warm welcome by all with Professor Walsh seeing the Slayer as a threat.
Meanwhile, Spike is desperate to be rid of a tracer.
This episode scored a 5.5/8 in the ratings.
This episode ranked 4th out of 15 WB shows for the week.
This episode scored a 3.5 in the national rating.
Ranked 95 out of 136 prime time shows.
Willow: I implore you Neisa, blessed goddess of chance and fortune. Heed my call. Send to me the heart I desire.
Xander: You know magic at the poker table qualifies as cheating.
Willow: That wasn't magic. I was praying. Two, please.
Willow: Guess she's out with Riley. You know how it is with a spanking new boyfriend.
Anya: Yes, we've enjoyed spanking.
Buffy: A twinkie? That's his lunch? Oh, he is so going to be punished.
Willow: Everyone's getting spanked but me.
Spike: Wipe your feet when you enter a person's home.
Giles: Ah, yes. Careless of me, tracking mud all over your, uh, mud.
Xander: Well, try one! Check these flavors. Cherry-berry. Maple walnut. Ooh, almond licorice.
Xander: Anya, we don't say "ew" in front of potential customers.
Anya: Just skip this part and tell him you want money to buy me pretty things. He'll understand.
Giles: Very well. Um, maple walnut.
Xander: An excellent choice.
(Giles takes a bite, chews, then stops)
Giles: Please leave my home now.