Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
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I Only Have Eyes for You 

Sunnydale High School is haunted by the ghosts of a former student and teacher who reenact their tragic romance through the bodies of the school's current inhabitants.

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Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
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Grace Newman (as Meredith Salinger)
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Even by Sunnydale standards, pupils and teachers have disturbing illusions which make them do crazy things. Giles soon realizes that is a poltergeist, and insists it must be his Jenny, but Willow's research in her PC -preparing to take over her computing classes- points to the 1955 incident Buffy witnesses in a vision, when student James Stanley shot dead his teacher and lover Grace Newman, one of them is the ghost stuck in reliving the fatal tragedy, especially as its anniversary is on the high school's annual, now approaching Sadie Hawkins Dance with gender role reversal. Willow plans an elaborate exorcism, but the ghost plays dirty. Angelus' appearance changes everything... Written by KGF Vissers

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21 April 1998 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

"The Mansion" where Spike, Druscilla, and Angelus live was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. See more »

Goofs

When the wasps first chase the Scoobies out of the school, Buffy has to kick the front entrance doors open, breaking the glass and wood. Later when Buffy returns and is let in the school by the wasps the doors appear to be totally undamaged. This is because the wood-and-glass doors Buffy kicked open were on the studio set of Sunnydale High, while the undamaged doors, which are all-glass, are at the actual high school in Torrance, CA that doubles for Sunnydale High. See more »

Quotes

Buffy: What do we know?
Xander: Dog spit is cleaner than human.
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Connections

Referenced in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Faith, Hope & Trick (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Performed by Nerf Herder
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Over reacting
20 March 2011 | by (Denver) – See all my reviews

First off I do not intend to spoil anything, but am using the disclaimer anyways. This episode has been reviewed more than once and so the merits have been judged. That being said I hate people who use POP psychobabble to review things. The Ghost was 17 at the time of his "death" which in most states makes him in the age of consent if not legally an adult. Yes he had a love affair with a teacher. Big deal. She did not seem to be taking advantage of him and there was no evidence put forth in the episode that he took advantage of her to get good grades. Joss did nothing wrong portraying this "relationship." She realized that it was a mistake and that the student needed to live his own life and date girls his own age but he was obsessed it was NOT her fault, and only a Right wing bible thumper would read more in a story meant to be about redemption and forgiveness, in my opinion. All that being said the acting was tremendous as was the story. David and Sarah hit it out of the park with their final scenes together.


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