It turns out that Halloween is the one night of the year when vampires actually lay low, so everybody is getting their costumes from the new store in town, Ethan's Costume Shop. Buffy wears a noble woman's dress from the time when Angel was human, Xander dresses up like a soldier, and Willow chickens out on dressing like a hooker and goes as a ghost. But Ethan Rayne, the shop owner, has invoked the Roman god Janus so everybody becomes their costume. That means all the kids in the neighborhood are now monsters and Buffy thinks she is an 18th-century maiden who faints at the sight of demons and vampires. Written by
Did You Know?
At the end of the episode, Ethan leaves a note for Giles that says "Be Seeing You". This is a tribute to the cult series, The Prisoner
where that phrase was used as a typical farewell. See more
Willow remarks that in 1775 "Angel was 18, and still human." It is later established that Liam was born in 1727 and became the vampire known as Angel in 1753. See more
What? No hug? Aren't you pleased to see your old mate, Rupert?
I'm just surprised I didn't guess it was you. This Halloween stunt stinks of Ethan Rayne.
Yes, it does doesn't it? Don't wish to blow my own trumpet, but it's genius. The very embodiment of "Be careful what you wish for."
It's sick, brutal, and it harms the innocent.
[sizing him up
Oh, and we all know that you are the champion of innocents and all things pure and good, Rupert. It's quite a little act you've got going here, ...
References The Godfather
Performed by Epperley See more