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Buffy is warned of a danger aimed at her family soon after finding a mysterious object. Believing that something supernatural is behind her mother's recent illness, Buffy undergoes a spell to find whatever magic is responsible. She discovers, instead, a far more shocking discovery hiding in her family.
This episode scored a 5.4/8 in the ratings.
This episode ranked 3rd out of 17 WB shows for the week.
This episode scored a 4.1 in the national ratings.
Ranked 88 out of 139 prime time shows.
Buffy: Actually, I have a little Scooby-centric deal to deal with first. (pulls out the Dagon Sphere) I put this before the group. What the hell is it?
Giles: It appears to be paranormal in origin.
Willow: How can you tell?
Giles: Well, it's so shiny.
Dawn: What are you doing?
Buffy: My boyfriend. Go away.
Buffy: Don't take this the wrong way, but... (punches Spike in the nose) What are you doing here? Five words or less.
Spike: Out. For. A. Walk... Bitch.
Buffy: Out for a walk at night by my house. No one has time for this, William.
Spike: On your merry way, then. You know, contrary to one's self-involved world view, your house happens to be directly between... parts... and - and other parts of this town. And I would pass by in the day, but I feel I'm outgrowing my whole "burst into flame" phase.
Buffy: Fine. Keep going, I cut you a break.
Spike: Oh, yeah. Okay, let me guess. You won't kill me? Ooh. The "whole crowd-pleasing threats and swagger" routine. How stunningly original. You know, I'm just passing through. Satisfied? You know, I really hope so because God knows you need some satisfaction in life besides shagging Captain Cardboard and - and I never really liked you anyway and... and you have stupid hair.