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 1955 yearbook falls from the bookshelf in Principal Snyder's office, it's open, but when Buffy goes to pick it up, it's closed. See more »

Quotes

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

References Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Surprise (1998) See more »

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Performed by Nerf Herder
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Forgiveness must be earned
1 October 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I only have eyes for you is a favorite of mine as it explores two ghosts from the past who's story parallels Buffy's & Angel's. James was a student who fell in love with his teacher and killed her when she tried to break it off. It parallels Buffy because she was seeing an older man who she loved more then life itself and killed him metaphysically when they slept together causing him to lose his soul. Now, like James, feels angrier mixed with guilt over the act and can't move on until they feel forgiven. Very beautiful story intertwined as the words at the end when the ghosts possess them basically telling each other how they feel matching up perfectly with the current situation at hand and allowing them all except Angelus to move on.

The only problem for me is the haunting make no sense besides the reenactments such as the bees surrounding the school, snakes in the cafe and hand in the locker. It feels more like they were trying to copy Mary Lou instead of an original story line. Another aspect is the police chief asking Synider if he wants to go by the gang attacking story showing they are aware of events surrounding the town and ignore it. It doesn't seem to be working since it keeps happening with a huge body count and makes you wonder why they won't do anything.


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