This episode scored a 4.7/7 in the ratings.
This episode ranked 5th out of 17 WB shows for the week.
This episode scored a 2.7 in the national ratings.
Ranked 89 out of 132 prime time shows.
David Boreanaz makes a brief crossover appearance as Angel.
Buffy: You don't like it?
Dawn: (looking at coffin) No, it's not that. It's just... What if mom - What if she'd like something else better?
Dawn: I mean, how do we know for sure? She's the one who has to be in it forever.
Xander: You going home?
Willow: I'm gonna stop by my mom's first. Been doing that a lot lately.
Xander: Yeah. Actually, I might stop by your mom's, too.
Xander: You have got to be kidding.
Spike: I'm not going in.
Xander: (pointing to the flowers in Spike's hand) And you're not leaving those. You actually think you're gonna score points with Buffy this way?
Spike: This isn't about Buffy.
Xander: Bull. We're all hip to your doomed obsession.
Spike: They're for Joyce.
Xander: Like you care about her.
Willow: Guys. Guys, not here.
Spike: Care? Joyce was the only one of the lot of you that I could stand.
Xander: And she's the only one with a daughter you wanted to shag. I'm touched.
Spike: I liked the lady. You understand, monkey boy? She was decent. She didn't put on airs. She always had a nice cuppa for me. And she never treated me like a freak.
Xander: Her mistake.
Buffy: It's going to be light soon.
Angel: I can stay in town as long as you want me.
Buffy: How's forever? Does forever work for you?
Willow: What did I have for breakfast this morning? Do you remember?
Willow: I want to say bagel, but I think that was yesterday. You had two eggs, sunny-side up. I remember because they were wiggling at me like little boobs.
Tara: Sassy eggs.
Buffy: Dawn, you know this is wrong. You know you can't let this happen. Not to mom.
Dawn: But I need her. I don't care if she... I'm not like you, Buffy. I don't have anybody.
Buffy: What? Of course you do. You have me.
Dawn: No, I don't. You won't even look at me. It's so obvious you don't want me around.
Buffy: That's not true.
Dawn: Yes, it is. Mom... died and it's like you don't even care.
Buffy: Of course I care. How can you even think that?
Dawn: How can I not? You haven't even cried. You've just been running around like it's been some big chore or something. Cleaning up after mom's mess.
(Buffy slaps Dawn across the face)
Buffy: Dawn... I've been... working. I've been busy because I have to --
Dawn: No! You've been avoiding me.
Buffy: I'm not! I have to do these things 'cause... 'cause when I stop, then she's really gone. And I'm trying - Dawn, I am - I am really trying to take care of things, but I don't even know what I'm doing. Mom always knew.
Dawn: Nobody's asking you to be mom.
Buffy: Well, who's gonna be if I'm not? Huh, Dawn? Have you even thought about that? Who's gonna make things better? Who's gonna take care of us?
Buffy: I didn't mean to push you away. I didn't. I just - I couldn't let you see me - Oh god, Dawnie. I don't know what we're gonna do. I'm scared.