It was written by Marti Noxon, directed by James Whitmore Jr., and first broadcast on April 28, 1998. As Buffy comes back to the present, her teacher writes something from the lesson on the board. Giles has already arrived and is trying to summon Jenny's spirit. Buffy, still possessed by James' ghost, rushes off to the music room where James killed himself. Season Two of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, arguably the best season of the show (I said arguably, Scoobies), produced an array of excellent and distinct episodes with clear feminist undertones.In this post, I will deconstruct episode 19 (I Only Have Eyes for You) for its interesting and problematic feminist messaging. Giles is convinced that Jenny is haunting the school, but Willow, Xander, and Buffy disagree with him. Later, the group discusses the event in the library. I Have Eyes for You Only) Written by: Marti Noxon: Directed by: James Whitmore Jr. "I Only Have Eyes for You" is the nineteenth episode of season two of the supernatural action/comedy series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the thirty-first episode of the series overall. If you have any questions, or need the bot to ignore the links, or the page altogether, please visit this simple FaQ for additional information. At his mansion, Angelus scrubs furiously at his body, saying he was violated by being infested with love. Previous Giles explains that James wants to reenact the incident, but with a different ending. He wakes up and runs to the music room just in time to stop "Buffy" from pulling the trigger. If you haven't watched through the entirety of both "Buffy" and "Angel," there will most likely be a lot of spoilers. episode 19 "The only one I can talk to." Until the third and final act, I Only Have Eyes For You follows a familiar formula. Next Written by The room empties quickly, and Cordelia is bitten on the face by a snake. Directed by Xander, Cordelia, Willow, and Buffy go to the school cafeteria for lunch, where chaos erupts when the food turns into snakes. They repeat the ghosts' argument until, at the climax, Buffy pulls out a gun and shoots Angelus. Later, Principal Snyder blames Buffy for the incident. I Only Have Eyes for You (February 10, 1999) Written by: Marti Noxon Teaser INT. They agree that it is James' ghost, and Giles says the next step is to find out what the ghost James needs to accomplish. I have just modified one external link on I Only Have Eyes for You (Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Buffy hears music coming from the music room and sees Grace and James dancing there. Band Buffy explains she plans to check with Giles about patrolling and then will head to bed, which causes Willow to chide her that she's been "all-work-and-no-play Buffy lately." Grace is the third Sunnydale High teacher killed in the series, though is chronologically the first. Xander: "Dog spit is cleaner than human?" Giles is intrigued by the possible presence of a poltergeist. If you are allergic to spoilers, you can start an episode thread (for first-time watchers) or request one made by the mods. This happens again in ". In the garden of their new home, Drusilla gets a vision about Buffy meeting with death. which is a line uttered by the student holding the gun who Buffy stopped. Giles is convinced that Jenny Calendar is haunting the school. Buffy hears music coming from the music room and sees Grace and James dancing there. In an interview (available as a DVD extra), The scenes where Cordelia deformed in front of the mirror and Willow is attacked by a hand going out of a whirlpool are tributes to the scenes where Marty peeled his face of and Diane was drowning in a river of skeletons respectively from a horror movie, Willow says "You came, you saw, you rejected," paraphrasing "I came, I saw, I conquered," spoken by, Buffy says "You just went O.J. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Rewatch: I Only Have Eyes for You Justin Carreiro at February 13, 2018 6:59 pm . Spike took a step closer to her, hope in his heart. Enjoying an atypical moment of peace together. While possessed by the ghosts Angel tells Buffy that he must leave her despite loving her so she can have a normal life, something he will do at the end of season three. LOVE IS FOREVER — Buffy encounters a tortured spirit haunting the halls of Sunnydale High and recruits her friends to help the bitter spirit in its quest for peace. But Angel, whose undead body was not killed by the gunshot, arrives to stop her, and through him Grace forgives James for killing her. Series creator Joss Whedon has said that it was this episode that convinced him that David Boreanaz was an actor strong enough to have his own series. They exchange apologies and kiss. We hear the Frank-and-the-teacher dialogue several times in “I Only Have Eyes For You,” but hearing Buffy suddenly say to Angel, “Don’t walk away from me, bitch!” isn’t just funny, it’s revelatory. Later that night, Giles sees the janitor shoot a teacher, though only moments earlier they were cordial. James Lurie — Mr. MillerRyan Taszreak — BenAnna Coman-Hidy — 50's Girl #1Vanessa Bednar — 50's Girl #2 Thank you for visiting Buffy-Boards. The ghost story is set in 1955, 4 years prior to its release. Buffy goes to the kitchen where she finds a sign for the 1955 Sadie Hawkins dance in her pocket as James' voice whispers, "I need you." There are plenty of … Co-starring All 4 songs featured in Buffy the Vampire Slayer season 2 episode 19: I Only Have Eyes…, with scene descriptions. Willow finds Buffy gone, having left the ad behind, and everyone rushes after Buffy, but the wasps prevent them from entering. Munroe tells him that the City Council expects Snyder to handle the situation, and suggests he should take it up with the mayor if that is difficult. Come on, register already! -- In the commentary for this episode (or was it the featurette?) The version we hear of "I Only Have Eyes For You" was released in 1959.-- Obligatory dog reference: Buffy: "What do we know?" GILES GETS ALL THE WISDOM POINTS. As she comes back to the present, she finds that her teacher has unknowingly written "Don't walk away from me, bitch!" Grace tells James she never stopped loving him, that she knows it was an accident that the gun went off, and that it wasn't his fault. Tears just about pool up in Spike's eyes as Angel holds Drusilla tight against him and caresses her. He turned and began to leave but Buffy … Snyder is taken aback, and says he will handle it. When the spirit causes Miss Frank to say that she doesn't love him, a gun appears in George's hand. The spirits, now able to pass on, leave the bodies of Angel and Buffy, who break away from the kiss as Angelus realizes what he has been doing. He shoots her, and she then falls over a balcony of the school. Drusilla gets a vision about Buffy meeting with death. In the kitchen, Buffy hears a man's voice saying "I need you," and finds a flyer for the 1955 Sadie Hawkins dance in her pocket. You obviously have exceptional taste. The Flamingos song "I Only Have Eyes For You" was not released until 1959. While waiting in his office, a yearbook from 1955 falls off the shelf. Angelus, still possessed by Grace, is not killed by the bullets, as vampires are immune. on your girlfriend," referring to the 1994, Xander's line "I'm dead as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore," paraphrased the line "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore" from the film, Xander's comment that "the quality of mercy is not Buffy," is a paraphrase from the Shakespeare play. When Buffy says the ghost will just have to "live with" his guilt, Xander tells her that he can't "live with it" because he's dead. It was directed by James Whitmore Jr. and written by Marti Noxon. Buffy stops a male student from shooting a female student. Lyrics: 'Cause I only have eyes for you Buffy stares back in open-mouthed shock. You don't have to use spoiler tags. As Buffy roams the halls, she hears “I Only Have Eyes For You” playing, and spots the ghosts dancing in the gym. Buffy the Vampire Slayer In the beginning, Willow says that she found all kinds of cool stuff on Miss Calendar's computer, but Angelus smashed and burned it in order to destroy files. Outside, Snyder talks to the police chief about the incident and it is revealed that they know about the Hellmouth under the school and the possibility of Buffy being the Slayer. She doesn't understand why Grace would forgive James, but she says it doesn't matter. Drusilla invites Spike out as well but Angelus makes it clear that Spike is not welcome, claiming they need to "travel light" since it's not long before sunrise. Willow devises a plan to contain the spirits and they head off to the school where they prepare. Cordelia asks, "Overidentify much?" "But it's over, it has to be." A moment later, the two begin a lover's quarrel, each of them obviously possessed by a spirit. Episode 31: I Only Have Eyes for You. James Whitmore Jr. He is too late to prevent the killing, but he tackles George just as the gun vanishes. She asks him if George is his correct name, making it clear that the two are barely acquainted. This could be attributed to the scene only showing the monitor burning being smashed and burned, not the actual tower. You really should register so you can chat with us! As they snap out of it, Buffy breathes, Splendid. The Flamingos - "I Only Have Eyes for You" (From Flamingo Serenade, End Records, 1959) This song is both the title and a recurring motif in this episode, and is the song James Stanley listens to on the phonograph in the music room as prepares to kill himself. Buffy, still possessed by James, goes to the music room where "James" plans to kill himself. Twelve thousand people can't be wrong. Welcome, fellow Buffy fans! It's revealed that Principal Snyder is aware of the. Giles, who is reading in his office, hears a woman's voice off camera saying "I need you." I like that." Read at your own risk! Buffy: I Only Have Eyes for You (2.19) What opens as a traditional ghost story, full of poltergeists, visions and monsters, suddenly becomes a whole lot deeper, creatively tying in season two's Angelus arc and creating a character-driven episode that is still standalone in nature. Spike goads Angelus into actually facing Buffy instead of just taunting her, and Angelus decides to finally go and confront her, but not before making it clear to Spike that he intends to have his way with Drusilla afterwards. Have Eyes For You" and prepares to shoot herself. Air date Xander goes to the still-snakified cafeteria to set up shop, while Willow and Cordelia cover a staircase and a bathroom, respectively. On her way to check in with Giles, she stops a male student from almost shooting a female student. Buffy talks with Giles, processing the recent events. The show has dealt with many disturbing subjects, but this is the first one that has prompted a public-service announcement. He falls off of the balcony as though dead. Thinking it may be Jenny's ghost, he goes to investigate. Unidentified boy (I Only Have Eyes for You), Unidentified girl (I Only Have Eyes for You), Buffy the Vampire Slayer Soundtrack Collection, https://buffy.fandom.com/wiki/I_Only_Have_Eyes_for_You?oldid=229118, This is the first Buffyverse episode in which night-blooming jasmine flower is compared to vampires. Willow finally convinces him that the spirit is not Jenny. We just want you to know that: 1. On the internet, Willow learns that in 1955, Sunnydale High student James Stanley killed his teacher, Grace Newman, on the eve of the Sadie Hawkins dance after she tried to break off their affair. As he finishes writing, it becomes clear that he has unintentionally written "Don't walk away from me, bitch!" It seems that a Sunnydale student named James fell in love with his teacher back in 1955. ON WILLOW i put it on a mix CD that i made for my high school boyfriend (and first love). Episode Guide I Only Have Eyes for You: Review. Outside, Principal Snyder discusses the situation with Police Chief Bob Munroe. Noxon was influenced in her storytelling by the movies Poltergeist and Truly, Madly, Deeply, which featured a widow who was unable to move on after the loss of her husband. "I Only Have Eyes for You" is episode 19 of season two of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Willow devises a plan to contain the spirits, and they head off to the school where they prepare, though Giles has already arrived and is trying to summon Jenny's spirit. She heads to the school, where the wasps part for her to enter. 5V19 code She tells him she's never going to date anyone again. "You're the only one," Buffy said softly. Giles could hear the echo. At the Bronze, Buffy rejects the advances of Benjamin Straley, who's looking for a date for the Sadie Hawkins dance. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 2 Episode 19: "I Only Have Eyes for You" Quotes Spike: Well, our old place was just fine till you went and had it burned down. Meredith Salenger's surname is misspelled in the credits as "Salinger. Written by: Marti Noxon Directed by: James Whitmore Jr. 3. They exchange apologies and kiss passionately. Guest starring He falls off of the balcony as though dead. Couples slow dance as A BAND plays a mellow, sexy song. Buffy is unmoved, and stomps off to the kitchen. The only person I … Prod. Season 2 It was directed by James Whitmore, Jr. with a script written by Marti Noxon.It first aired on the WB Network on Tuesday, April 21st, 1998 at 8:00 pm. Giles and Xander think that he should be forgiven whether he deserves it or not. Ask questions and download or stream the entire soundtrack on Spotify, YouTube, iTunes, & Amazon. Buffy and Angelus break away from the kiss, and Angelus, disgusted at what he has been doing, pushes Buffy away and flees. ... Buffy lowered her eyes sadly. At the climax, Buffy pulls out a gun and shoots Angelus. 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In ", Grace Newman, shot by James Stanley (in flashbacks), James Stanley, shot himself (in flashbacks). Willow and Xander feel sorry for both of them. Cordelia looks in the mirror to find her face has become mutilated and red. The episode is constructed on two levels. BRONZE - NIGHT The place is packed. 2. "Killed by Death" It was written by Marti Noxon, directed by James Whitmore Jr., and first broadcast on April 28, 1998. Angelus appears in the halls as Buffy, now possessed by James, talks to him as if he were Grace. Meredith Salenger — GraceChristopher Gorham — JamesJohn Hawkes — GeorgeMiriam Flynn — Miss FrankBrian Reddy — Police ChiefJames Marsters — SpikeJuliet Landau — DrusillaArmin Shimerman — SnyderBrian Poth — Fighting BoySarah Bibb — Fighting Girl Xander comments that "the quality of mercy is not Buffy.". Snyder reveals his knowledge of the Hellmouth and expresses concern that he won't be able to keep the parents in the dark indefinitely. Buffy is particularly angry at the boy, insisting that while Grace deserves sympathy, James does not. In class later that day, Buffy falls asleep and dreams about events that take place in the same classroom, but in 1955: a male student and a female teacher are having an affair, and stand in the classroom clandestinely talking. They continue the ghosts' argument with Angelus possessed by Grace's spirit, the two lovers speaking lines relevant to both couples. Sarah Michelle Gellar — BuffyNicholas Brendon — XanderAlyson Hannigan — WillowCharisma Carpenter — CordeliaDavid Boreanaz — AngelusAnthony Stewart Head — Giles Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Everyone recuperates at Buffy's while she continues to show her anger towards James. While waiting in his office after he gets called out, a yearbook from 1955 mysteriously falls off the shelf. See 1 through 3. 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