The First Slayer appears in this episode to inform Buffy that "Death is her gift." She hasn't been seen since the episode "Restless".
This episode scored a 4.8/8 in the ratings.
This episode ranked 3rd out of 17 WB shows for the week.
This episode scored a 3.0 in the national ratings.
Ranked 87 out of 131 prime time shows.
Kelly Donovan doubled for his twin brother Nicholas Brendon for a few scenes because Nicholas was ill during filming.
Buffy: Dawn, if there are any dishes in your room, let's have 'em before they get furry and we have to name them.
Dawn: Hey, I was, like, five then.
Giles: There is something... in the Watcher's Diaries. A quest.
Buffy: A quest? Like finding a grail or something?
Buffy: So, how's it start?
Giles: I, uh, jump out of the circle, then I jump back in it and then, um, I shake my gourd.
Buffy: I know this ritual. The ancient shamans were next called upon to do the Hokey-Pokey and turn themselves around.
Giles: Go quest.
Buffybot: Anya! How is your money?
Anya: Fine. Thank you for asking.
Tara: Everyone, before we jump all over her, people do strange things when someone they love dies. When I lost my mother, I did some pretty dumb stuff, like lying to my family and staying out all night.
Anya: Buffy's boinking Spike.
Willow: Oh. Well, Tara's right. Grief can be powerful, and we shouldn't judge --
Tara: What, are you kidding? She's nuts.
Tara: What can we do?
Anya: Sometimes in the movies, when they go crazy, they slap 'em.
Xander: I'm gonna go find her and talk to her. If she's losing it, we gotta help her before she gets herself hurt.
Tara: You aren't really gonna slap her, are you?
Xander: No, but if I have to see her straddle Spike again I will definitely knock myself unconscious.
Buffybot: (about sleeping with Spike) It wasn't one time. It was lots of times. And lots of different ways. I could make sketches.
Buffybot: Angel's lame. His hair goes straight up and he's bloody stupid.
Glory: (about Spike) What the hell is that, and why is its hair that color?
Willow: No, there's only love. And... some fear.
Anya: We're just kinda thrown by the you having sex with Spike.
Buffy: The who whating how with huh?
Xander: No one is judging you. It's understandable. Spike is strong and mysterious and sort of compact but well-muscled.
Buffy: I am not having sex with Spike, but I'm starting to think that you might be.
Giles: It's quite extraordinary, really.
Buffybot: Thank you. But I really think we should be listening to the other Buffy, Guy-iles. She's very smart and she's gonna help us save Spike.
Giles: "Guy-iles"? Spike didn't even bother to program my name properly.
Buffybot: Spike! You're covered in sexy wounds!
Buffybot: Why did you let that Glory hurt you?
Spike: She wanted to know who the key was.
Buffybot: Oh, well, I can tell her, and then you won't -- (begins to leave)
Spike: No! You can't ever. Glory never finds out.
Spike: 'Cause Buffy -- the other not-so-pleasant Buffy -- anything happened to Dawn, it'd destroy her. I couldn't live her bein' in that much pain. I'd let Glory kill me first. Nearly bloody did.
Spike: And my robot?
Buffy: The robot is gone. The robot was gross and obscene.
Spike: It wasn't supposed to --
Buffy: Don't. That... thing -- it wasn't even real. What you did for me and Dawn -- that was real. I won't forget it.