Dawn lies to Buffy and goes out with a boy on Halloween, but when the boy turns out to be a vampire ignoring the Halloween-no-killing rule, Buffy and the guys must save her...again.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Dawn Worrall ...
Emily Kay ...


Dawn sneaks out and spends Halloween night with a friend and two guys. When they are invited into the home of an eccentric old man, however, things take a turn for the weird. Meanwhile, Tara expresses concern that Willow is using too much magic and an argument ensues. Written by Anonymous

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30 October 2001 (USA)  »

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This episode means that all three of the Summers women have had romantic encounters with vampires, Buffy with Spike and Angel, Joyce meeting Dracula for coffee and now Dawn with Justin. See more »


When Buffy and Xander go out on the front porch for air, you can see the boom microphone reflected in the front windows of the house. See more »


Willow Rosenberg: [angrily scolding a woman in traditional witch costume] I'm just saying you might wanna rethink the stereotype before someone turns *you* into a toad.
[the woman walks away]
Willow Rosenberg: And while you're at it, why don't you try removing that broomstick from your-
[catches herself]
Willow Rosenberg: Dawn!
Dawn: Hey. Don't stop the invective on account of me.
Willow Rosenberg: If I see one more idiot that thinks witches are all hairy moles and rotten teeth...
Witchypoo: [little girl dressed in traditional witch costume too] Excuse me, do you have any candy corn?
Willow Rosenberg: ...
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References It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966) See more »


Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Performed by Nerf Herder
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The One Where Dawn Almost Goes All The Way...
28 October 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this episode. It's not my favorite Halloween episode in the series, but it's a pretty good one. It is one of the only three episodes based on Halloween in the entire series. I don't know why they didn't do a Halloween episode every season. I guess it was either too much or it didn't fit into the current storyline.

In this episode, it's Halloween in Sunnydale and The Magic Box is having a big sale. Anya and Xander tell everyone, finally, that they're getting married. And everyone is really happy. We find out that Giles isn't always cleaning his glasses, he just doesn't want to see what's happening. We find this out when Anya and Xander are kissing. Willow and Buffy through an inpromt-due engagement party. I hope that's how you say it. Inpromt-due, maybe. It wasn't pre-organized, it was in the heat of the moment. There, that's a better way of saying. When Dawn is meant to be staying at a friends house, they sneak out with some older boys. These boys turn out to be vampires. Buffy finds out she's gone and she and Spike go to look for her. When the vampires try to get "toothy" Buffy and Spike show up to save the say. Spike says the funniest thing, "It's Halloween, we take the night off, those are the rules", then the vampire replies, "We don't follow rules. Me and mine are rebels." Spike responds to that with, "No, I'm a rebel, you're an idiot", and then he stakes him. Awesome.

Overall, I give this episode a 7 out of 10.

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