Guest Starring: 
 Kristine Sutherland: 
 (Joyce Summers) 
 James Masters: 
 Juliet Landau: 
 Meredith Salenger: 
 (Grace Newman) 
 Christopher Gorham: 
 (James Stanley) 
 John Hawkes: 
 Miriam Flynn: 
 (Ms Frank) 
 Brian Reddy: 
 (Chief Bob) 
 Armin Shimerman: 
 (Principal Snyder) 
  19. I Only Have Eyes for You.  
  The ghost of a student killed in tragic circumstances in the 50's is haunting the school.  
  Great quotes:  
Buffy gets into the spirit of the average U.S. high school.
  • Xander: "Nuke the school... I like that."
  • Snyder: "I'm gonna look at all the pieces carefully and rationally until I know exactly how this is all your fault."
  • Xander: "Something weird is going on: Isn't that our school motto?"
  • Angel's wheelchair gags: "Hit the stairs", "Roll with the punches", "Make a stand.".
  Fantastic moments:  
  • I rather enjoyed Buffy's 60s look, especially her skirt.
  • Snyder knows about the Hellmouth! This follows on from 'Passion' where we saw a magic shop in Sunnydale. The Scoobies aren't the only people who now about magic.
  • The ghostly possession of Buffy and Angel inter-cut with scenes from the original murder is a nice metaphor for the current plot in season 2 (see below).
  Duff Bits:  
  • The lyrics of the song right at the start of the episode in the Bronze are rather forced in order to get the rhyme: "The way you love; have you got a name for it; 'cos I don't understand; ii--tt." Rhyming 'it' with 'it', classic (?).
  • At time the plot becomes a rather bog-standard ghost story. They drag the spookiness of the school out for far too long; is this episode about relationships or ghosts?
  • You know when I said Drusilla's insanity was fun; by this point in the series I think it's become rather tiresome.
  • Shouldn't this have happened every year since 1955?
  Dean's comments:  
Chris Gorham as James.
Above average but only because of the ending, which turns the plot on its head and puts Buffy in the position that she's been complaining about for the entire show. It's nice how they get Buffy and Angel to have a heart-felt lovers tiff despite their new status as mortal enemies; "A person doesn't just wake up one day and stop loving somebody!". Buffy believes that the ghost of James should pay in the same way that Angel should pay for killing Jenny, the irony is that James identifies more with Buffy herself because she feels responsible for Jenny's death.
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