This episode scored a 3.5/5 in the overnight ratings.
This episode ranked 6 out of 10 UPN shows for the week.
This episode got a 2.3 in the national ratings.
Ranked 97 out of 108 prime time shows.
Buffy: You sent away the one person that's been watching my back—again.
Giles: We're all watching your back.
Buffy: Funny... that's not really what it feels like.
Andrew: You sure you don't wanna stop and pick up some burgers or something, you know, road trip food?
Spike: It's not a road trip. It's a covert operation.
Andrew: Right. Right. Gotcha. I—I bet even covert operatives eat curly fries. They're really good.
Spike: Not as good as those onion blossom things.
Andrew: Ooh, I love those.
Spike: Yeah, me, too.
Andrew: It's an onion... and it's a flower. I—I don't understand how such a thing is possible.
Spike: See, the genius of it is you soak it in ice water for an hour so it holds its shape. Then you deep-fry it root-side up for about 5 minutes.
Spike: Yeah. Tell anyone we had this conversation, I'll bite you.
Anya: But you didn't earn it. You didn't work for it. You've never had anybody come up to you and say you deserve these things more than anyone else. They were just handed to you. So that doesn't make you better than us. It makes you luckier than us.