This was the first episode to air on UPN. Over the summer, UPN launched a huge promotion campaign using the phrase "Buffy Lives!" in its advertisements.
This episode scored a 6.2/9 in the ratings.
This episode ranked 2nd out of 9 UPN shows for the week.
UPN aired both episodes of Bargaining as a 2 Hour Network Series Premiere event for its original broadcast.
As of this episode, Anthony Stewart Head is no longer featured in the opening credits.
As of this episode, Alyson Hannigan now gets the coveted "and" slot at the end of the opening credits.
This was the first time two new Buffy episodes aired on the same night as a 2 hour event, since the pilot episode in March of 1997.
Ranked 78 out of 135 prime time shows.
Sarah Michelle Gellar appears in this episode continiously as Buffy-Bot, but Buffy Summers is not actually in this episode until the very end, as we watch her morph from her corpse back to living Buffy.
Part 1 was written by Marti Noxon and Part 2 by David Fury.
Anya: (about Buffybot) She's not the descendant of a long line of warriors- she's the descendant of a toaster oven.
Spike: Oh poor watcher. Did your life flash before your eyes? Cuppa tea cuppa tea, almost got shagged, cuppa tea.