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Halloween 

"Halloween" is an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, and Alyson Hannigan. On Halloween, Buffy and her friends patronize an unusual costume shop where customers turn into whatever costume they are wearing.

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Episode complete credited cast:
... Buffy Summers
... Xander Harris
... Willow Rosenberg
... Cordelia Chase
... Angel
... Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
... Daniel Osbourne
... Spike
... Ethan Rayne
... Drusilla
... Principal Snyder
... Larry Blaisdell (as Larry Bagby III)
Abigail Gershman ... Girl
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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 DRBERNABO256

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27 October 1997 (USA)  »

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This episode shows the first interaction between Willow and Oz. (They bump into each other but he doesn't recognize her in her ghost costume.) See more »

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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 »

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Buffy Summers: Tada. Just little old 20th-century me.
Angel: Sure you're okay?
Buffy Summers: I'll live.
Angel: I don't get it, Buffy. Why'd you think I'd like you better dressed that way?
Buffy Summers: I just wanted to be a real girl for once. The kind of fancy girl you liked when you were my age.
Angel: Oh, ho.
Buffy Summers: What?
Angel: I hated the girls back then, especially the noble women.
Buffy Summers: You did?
Angel: They were just incredibly dull. Simpering morons, the lot of them. I always wished I could meet someone... exciting. Interesting.
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References Casper (1995) See more »

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Performed by Epperley
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One of my favourite episodes of the show
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I think this may have been my original favourite episode of the show at the time I got to it. What I mean by that is, as I began watching the show chronologically (from start to finish) this episode was the one I liked most before I got any further in the show, before I watched past season 2 episode 6. It has an amazing story - so creative, interesting, and well done. It also has great dialogue. I particularly love that Cordelia gets her Halloween costume from a different store, and how Xander becomes a militant soldier. I've seen the episode 5 times to date and it never gets old.


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