I Only Have Eyes For You

Season 2 Episode #19
Overall Episode #31; Original air date April 28, 1998
Written by Marti Noxon. Directed by James Whitmore Jr.

Slay Me - episode rating
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French Title: La Soiree De Sadie Hawkins
German Title: Ein Damon Namens Liebe

The Story:
- - Love Is Forever - -

Say What? - quote of the week ... More Quotes
Giles: He's, he's trying to... resolve whatever issues are keepin him in limbo. W-w-what exactly those are, I'm not...
Buffy: He wants forgiveness.
Giles: Yes. I imagine he does. But when James possesses people, they act out exactly what happened that night. So he's experiencing a form of purgatory instead. I mean, he's, he's doomed to, to kill his Ms. Newman over and over and over again, and... forgiveness is impossible.
Buffy: Good. He doesn't deserve it.
Giles: To forgive is an action of compassion, Buffy. It's, it's not done because people deserve it. It's done because they need it.
Buffy: No. James destroyed the one person he loved the most in a moment of blind passion. And that's not something you forgive. No matter why he did what he did. And no matter if he knows now that it was wrong and selfish and stupid, it's just something he's gonna have to live with.
Xander: He can't live with it, Buff. He's dead.
Cordelia: Okay. Over-identify much?

Slayage - 0.

Body Count - 1 - Sunnydale High teacher Ms. Frank under the influence of the ghosts of Grace Newman and James Stanley.

Credits - the cast: *Sarah Michelle Gellar - Buffy Summers; *Nicholas Brendon - Xander Harris; *Alyson Hannigan - Willow Rosenberg; *Charisma Carpenter - Cordelia Chase; *Anthony Stewart Head - Rupert Giles; *David Boreanaz - Angelus; Meredith Salinger - Grace Newman; Christopher Gorham - James Stanley; John Hawkes - George(Janitor); Miriam Flynn - Ms. Frank; Brian Reddy - Policeman Bob; James Marsters - Spike; Juliet Landau - Drusilla; Armin Shimerman - Principal Snyder; Brian Poth - Fighting Boy; Sarah Bibb - Fighting Girl; James Lurie - Mr. Miller; Ryan Taszreak - Ben; Anna Coman-Hidy - 50's Girl #1; Vanessa Bodnar - 50's Girl #2.

Rock On - Soundtrack: I Only Have Eyes For You by The Flamingos; and Charge by Splendid. Episode score by Christophe Beck.

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