Alexander 'Xander' Harris
Nitpick: At the end when they are all at the Bronze, Dawn complains that she has to wear a stamp and Xander says that it is so that she can't drink (and you see that Xander, Buffy, Giles and Riley all are). Both Buffy and Xander should have the stamps on as well. Buffy turned 19 in the middle of season 4, so she isn't even 20 and Xander shouldn't be that much older than her.
Harmony talked about a bargain at April Fools and came to Spike's crypt with bags from the store. April Fools was the dress shop which Cordelia worked in season 3 when her father lost all his money.
Guest Star Amy Adams (Tara's cousin Beth) was nominated for an Academy Award in 2006 for her 2005 performance in Junebug, and also in 2008 for her 2007 performance in Enchanted, making her one of only three, to date, BTVS guest stars to have been nominated for the Oscar for acting. Joel Grey (Doc) won for Cabaret and Lindsay Crouse (Prof. Walsh) was also nominated.
Goof: When the demons attack them in the magic shop Willow's hair style keeps changing, the ends are flipped in, then out the half and half, even though she wouldn't have had a chance to change her hair style.
Glory: (to Lei-ach demon) You have the cutest little suppurating sores! Has anyone ever told you that?
Donny: So all these books got spells in 'em? Turn people into frogs, things like that?
Xander: Yeah, we're building a race of frog-people.
(Spike punches Tara in the nose and they both react with intense pain)
Willow: (angry) Hey! (with dawning realization) Hey...
Tara: He hit my nose!
Willow: And it hurt! Uh, him, I mean.
Buffy: And that only works on humans.
Spike: There's no demon in there. That's just a family legend, am I right? Just a bit of spin to keep the ladies in line. Oh, you're a piece of work. I like you.
Tara: (softly, to Willow) I'm not a demon.
Willow: You're not a demon.
Tara: He hurt my nose.
Spike: Yeah, you're welcome.
Buffy: Nothing like getting your ass kicked to make your ass hurt.
Willow: Good birthday?
Tara: Best birthday.
Willow: I still can't believe you didn't tell me about your family and all that.
Tara: I was just afraid if you saw the kind of people I came from, you wouldn't wanna be anywhere near me.
Willow: See ... that's where you're a dummy. I think about ... what you grew up with, and ... then I look at what you are ... it makes me proud. It makes me love you more.
Tara: Every time I- even when I'm at my worst ... you always make me feel special. How do you do that?
Dawn: This place is so cool. 'Cept I have to wear this stupid stamp on my hand.
Xander: That's to keep you from boozing it up.
Dawn: Oh please. Only losers drink alcohol.
Dawn: See ya later.
Buffy: Whoa! Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, where do you think you're going?
Dawn: I'm going to Melinda's for dinner.
Buffy: Since when?
Buffy: You can't. It's not safe for you to walk there.
Dawn: It's across the street. What is the big deal, I'm just gonna go...
Buffy: No. It's family night. And besides, Melinda's a bad influence. I don't like you hanging out with someone that ... short.
Dawn: I am so glad you're moving back into the house. This is the source of my gladness.
Buffy: (to Riley) She makes me crazy.
Riley: That's kinda the word I was searching for.
Buffy: What? She shouldn't be going over there.
Riley: Yeah, a lot of young people nowadays are experimenting with shortness.
Buffy: You're a god. You're like the god of boyfriends.
Riley: Nah, I just like it when you owe me favors.
Buffy: Well, this earns you a big favor. There could be outfits.
Buffy: Your definition of narrow is impressively wide.
Giles: Well, you didn't give me much to go on. She-she looks human, so the mug shots aren't any use, and, uh, You can't be more specific about what she's like?
Buffy: She was kind of like Cordelia, actually. I'm pretty sure she dyes her hair.
Giles: Ah, yes, that one, of course. Our work is done.
Anya: Thank you for coming. We value your patronage. Please come again for more purchases!
Giles: Could we perhaps be a little less effusive, Anya? We don't want to frighten the people.
Anya: I'm just so excited. They come in, I help them, they give us money in exchange for goods, you give me money for working for you. I have a place in the world now. I'm part of the system. I'm a workin' gal.
Giles: Yes. Well, why don't you start organizing the shipping orders?
Anya: Oh, no, that's boring. I just want to do the money parts.
Tara: (to Buffy about Glory) You learn her source, and we'll introduce her to her insect reflection. (Everybody gives her a weird look) Th-that was funny if you, um, studied Taglarin mythic rites and, um, are a complete dork.
Riley: Then how come Xander didn't laugh?
Xander: I don't know that Taglarin stuff.
Anya: (about Buffy) We just helped her move the stuff in a few days ago. (off Buffy's look) And it was fun!
Giles: People help each other out, Anya. One of our strange customs.
Buffy: Giles, I noticed you're doing the smallest amount of helping that can actually be called "helping."
Giles: Well, I saw myself in more of a patriarchal sort of role. You know, lots of pointing and scowling. (to Xander and Riley who are wrestling) You two, stop that.
Riley: He started it!
Xander: He called me a bad name. I think it was bad. It might have been Latin.
Giles: Stop it, or you're going to break something.
Buffy: Or I'm going to break something.
Glory: Oh god, please don't tell me I was fighting a vampire slayer! How unbelievably common. If I had friends and they heard about this...
Cousin Beth: Well, I hope you'll all be happy hanging out with a disgusting demon.
Anya: Excuse me... what kind?
Cousin Beth: What?
Anya: What kind of demon is she? There's a lot of different kinds. Some are very, very evil, and some have been considered to be useful members of society.
Buffy: You want her, Mr. Maclay? You can go ahead and take her. You've just got to go through me.
Mr. Maclay: What?
Buffy: You heard me. You want to take Tara out of here against her will, you've got to come through me.
Dawn: And me!
Mr. Maclay: Is this a joke? I'm not going to be threatened by two little girls.
Dawn: You don't want to mess with us.
Buffy: (indicating Dawn) She's a hair-puller.
Giles: And you're not just dealing with two little girls.
Xander: You're dealing with all of us.
Spike: Except me.
Xander: Except Spike
Spike: I don't care what happens.
Mr. Maclay: This is insane. You people have no right to interfere with Tara's affairs. We are her blood kin! Who the hell are you?
Buffy: We're family.
Giles: So, have you got any ideas?
Xander: I'm thinking maybe scented candles or bath oils of some kind.
Giles: And you are talking about what on earth?
Xander: Tara's birthday, we're at a loss for presents
Giles: You're in a magic shop and you can't think what to get Tara for her birthday... I believe you're both profoundly stupid.
Xander: Well what should I get her, some lame ol' crystal ball?
Giles: You bloody well better not, I've already got mine wrapped.
"Tears Are In Your Eyes"-Yo La Tengo
"Cemented Shoes"-My Vitriol
"I Cant Take My Eyes Off You"-Melanie Doane
Tara is the only Scooby who had a birthday on-screen besides Buffy.
This episode confirms Tara's place as one of the Scoobies, a fact which she has been very insecure about in this and previous episodes. Although not yet in the main credits, she is now a full-time member of the group.
This is the last episode with Miss Kitty Fantastico. She's mentioned again in the second-last episode of the series ("End of Days"), but we don't see her on-screen in that episode.
Although premiering in November, the events of this episode occur around October 16, 2000.
In this episode we learn Tara's surname is Maclay.
Megan Gray reprises her role as Sandy (the vampire Riley meets at the bar) from Season Three's "Dopplegangland", where she was sired by Willow.
This episode explains why Tara sabotaged Willow's demon-locator spell in the Season 4 episode "Goodbye Iowa".
Amy Adams previously worked with Nicholas Brendon in the 2000 horror-comedy flick, Psycho Beach Party.
Buffy: It's a rat race.
Rat race is a term frequently used to describe modern working conditions. The comparison being to rats used in experiments that are forced to race through mazes.
Buffy: I saw a great sweater at Bloomies but I kinda want me to have it.
Bloomies is short for Bloomingdales, a major department store that opened in the 1860s in NY and is still going strong with stores all over the US.
Xander: Oh, that was a tangled web of lies, sweetie.
Attributed to Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), a British writer, the full quote is: "Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!"
Buffy: (about Glory) So any breakthrough on the identity of Miss Congeniality?
Miss Congeniality is an award given out at beauty pageants. It's voted upon by the contestants themselves and goes to the most friendly and sociable contestant. Usually, Miss Congeniality doesn't win the pageant.
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