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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: I Only Have Eyes For You

A violent lovers spate is reenacted again and again in the halls of Sunnydale High School. With the spirits of a student and his teacher repeatedly possessing people and carrying out the murder-suicide that occurred forty-three years earlier, the Scoobies scramble to put an end the tragic cycle.


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x19
Production Number: 5V19
Airdate: Tuesday April 28th, 1998
Network: WB



  • Currently 9.3/10
9.3/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Brian Reddy
As Police Chief Bob
Recurring
James Marsters
As Spike
Recurring
Juliet Landau
As Drusilla
Recurring
Armin Shimerman
As Principal Snyder
Recurring
Meredith Salenger
As Grace Newman (credited as Meredith Salinger)
Christopher Gorham
As James Stanley
John Hawkes
As George
Miriam Flynn
As Mrs. Frank
Brian Poth
As Fighting Boy
Sarah Bibb
As Fighting Girl

Co-Guest Stars
James Lurie
As Mr. Miller
Recurring
Angie Hart
As Herself (credited as Splendid)
Recurring
Anna Coman-Hidy
As 50's Girl #1
Vanessa Bednar
As 50's Girl #2
Main Cast
Sarah Michelle Gellar
As Buffy Anne Summers
Nicholas Brendon
As Alexander "Xander" Harris
Alyson Hannigan
As Willow Rosenberg
Anthony Stewart Head
As Rupert Giles
Charisma Carpenter
As Cordelia Chase
Episode Notes
This episode scored a 5.1/8 in the ratings.

This episode ranked 5th out of 15 WB shows for the week.

This episode scored a 3.6 in the fast nationals.

Ranked 95 out of 112 prime time shows.

This episode reveals that Slayers and vampires are vulnerable to ghostly possession.

Davis Boreanaz's performance as Angel possessed by the spirit of Grace Newman was what convinced Joss Whedon that he could carry his own show.

This episode marks the first reference to the Mayor of Sunnydale (Richard Wilkins).



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The FlamingosI Only Have Eyes for You 
SplendidCharge 


Episode Quotes
Spike: It's paradise. Big windows, lovely gardens. It'll be perfect when we want the sunlight to kill us.



Episode Goofs
When the yearbook falls off the shelf, it's open, but is closed when Buffy picks it up.

At the beginning of the scene where Buffy and Xander go to his locker, a reflection of the boom mike can be seen in the door window.

When everyone turns to the wasp-infested school to try and get Buffy out, an establishing shot of them looking at the school is clearly lifted from an earlier scene, as you can see Buffy standing in front of Giles, between he and Willow.

The Flamingos recording of "I Only Have Eyes For You" was released in 1959, four years after the setting of the ghost story.



Cultural References
The title of this episode is named after the song of the same name. The song was originally written in 1934. It has been recorded several times, by the best known as the version by the group The Flamingos in 1959, which is the version used in the episode.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoss Whedon
Executive ProducerKaz Kuzui  |  Fran Rubel Kuzui  |  Gail Berman  |  Sandy Gallin  |  Joss Whedon
Co-Executive ProducerDavid Greenwalt
ProducerGareth Davies
Co-ProducerDavid Solomon  |  Gary Law
Production DesignerCarey Meyer
EditorRegis Kimble
CastingMarcia Shulman
Unit Production ManagerGary Law
First Assistant DirectorBrenda Kalosh
Second Assistant DirectorAlan Steinman
Music EditorFernand Bos
Costume DesignerCynthia Bergstrom
HairstylistJeri Baker Sadler
Key GripTom Keefer
Camera OperatorHerbert Davis
Set DesignerCaroline Quinn-Decker
Set DecoratorDavid A. Koneff
Location ManagerJordana Kronen
Transportation CoordinatorRobert Ellis (2)
Property MasterKen Wilson (2)
Construction CoordinatorSteve West
Production Sound MixerRobert Eber
Script SupervisorLesley King
Production CoordinatorPhyllis Saldutti
Script CoordinatorDavid H. Goodman
Assistant EditorMarilyn McMahon Adams
Supervising Sound EditorCindy Rabideau
Re-Recording MixerMark Smith (4)  |  Todd Orr  |  Kevin Burns (2)
LeadmanGustav Gustafson
Director of PhotographyMichael Gershman
Story EditorMarti Noxon
Stunt CoordinatorJeff Pruitt
Post Production CoordinatorBrian Wankum
Executive Story EditorRob des Hotel  |  Dean Batali
Main Title DesignMontgomery/cobb
Chief Lighting TechnicianDayton Nietert
ScoreChristophe Beck
AssistantR.D. Price  |  Caroline Kallas  |  Marc D. Alpert  |  Diego Gutierrez (1)
Special Effects CoordinatorBruce Minkus
Makeup ArtistJohn Maldonado
Special Effects Make-upJohn Vulich
Paint ForemanLisa Gamel
Make-up SupervisorTodd McIntosh
Theme ByNerf Herder
Production AuditorEdwin L. Perez
 
Warning: Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 2 episode 19 guide may contain spoilers
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