Let’s Dance: The Most Iconic TV Prom Episodes
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s prom episode comes near the culmination of the show’s phenomenal third season. As Buffy attempts to keep some demons from crashing the festivities, we get a rare glimpse at how the rest of Buffy’s classmates feel about the constant threat their school seems to be under.
They may not know the specifics, but they know that Buffy plays a huge role in keeping all of them safe. It’s a moment of recognition for her that’s also the end of a long journey. It works because it feels both hopeful and melancholy, and neither feeling overwhelms the other.