This episode scored a 3.6/5 in the overnight ratings.
This episode ranked 4 out of 11 UPN shows for that week.
This episode scored a 2.6 in the national ratings.
Ranked 95 out of 129 prime time shows.
Rona: Um...why is that guy tied to a chair?
Xander: The question you'll soon be asking is, "Why isn't he gagged?"
Torg: Three, but who's counting. You broke my heart, Anyanka.
Anya: Don't be so dramatic, Torg. You don't even have a heart. Six spleens, two stomachs, half a brain maybe, but no heart.
Beljoxa's Eye: The eye sees not the future, only the truth of the now and before.
Anya: Yes, we've all got that - it's called memory. Can you help us out with something a little bit more demony?
Beljoxa's Eye: The First Evil did not cause the disruption, only seized upon it to extinguish the lives of the chosen forever.
Giles: Then what has caused the disruption? What - what is responsible for letting this happen?
Beljoxa's Eye: The Slayer.
Giles: It's not because she died. The Beljoxa's Eye was quite clear about that in its enigmatic way. It's because she lives. Again. Buffy's not responsible for that.
Anya: Oh. Oh. Willow and me and Xander and Tara. We're the ones who brought Buffy back. We're - we're the reason The First is here, the reason those girls were murdered. No, it's our fault. The world would've been better off if Buffy had just stayed dead.