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
(1967) where that phrase was used as a typical farewell. See more
Vampires cast no reflection. Since video cameras use mirrors as part of their focusing method, vampires would not show up on videotape. See more
Oh, I don't get wild. Wild on me equals spaz.
References The Care Bears Family
How She Died
Performed by Treble Charger See more