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Buffy is presented with the question of the future of her life. From there, she audits classes with Willow and Tara, attends Xander’s construction site, and tries to work in the Magic Box. However, each time, she experiences weird phenomenon. Little is she aware that she is being tested by the Trio to test her abilities as an upcoming adversary to their plans.
This episode scored a 4.5/7 in the ratings.
This episode ranked 3rd out of 10 UPN shows for the week.
This episode received a 3.5 in the national ratings.
Ranked 85 out of 137 prime time shows.
Guest stars Mark Ginther and David Meunier both previously appeared in episodes of Angel.
Giles: Buffy, a word in your ear. If you think of the store as a library it'll help you to concentrate on service rather than selling.
Buffy: Yes. And then I'm going to marry Bob Dole and raise penguins in Guam.
Giles: (not listening) Yes, uh, quite right. Yes.
Warren: This mummy hand has ceased to be!
Andrew: It is an ex-mummy hand!
(Spike is playing poker and can't provide the ante)
Spike: So, who's gonna advance me a tiny tabby, get me started? (no one responds) C'mon. Someone's gotta stake me.
Buffy: I'll do it. What? You thought I was just going to let that lie there?
Once again, the closing credits uses the misspelling of "Effectgs". This time, this typo is on both Regions 1 and 2.