Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Season 2 Episode 21

Becoming, Part 1 (1)

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM May 12, 1998 on The WB

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  • Once again, this show triumphs!

    Becoming part 1 is one of those episodes I love to watch over and over. We see just how far Angelus is willing to go. It was one thing to taunt and torment Buffy and Willow and kill Ms. Calander, but now he wants to kill everyone! It was nice to see this new attitude in Spike. And here we see a fatal flaw in Buffy that will ring true in several future episodes: Buffy thinking everything is about her. Let's face it, it was this singular flaw in Buffy that lead to Kendra's death. It is this flaw that will eventually lead to Willow's descent into darkness. And it is this flaw that will nearly allow The First to win in season 7.