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Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Season 2 Episode 21

Becoming, Part 1 (1)

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Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM May 12, 1998 on The WB
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  • one slayer down, one to go...

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    Flashback to Angel’s history. He was sired by Darla in 1753 in Ireland. 1860 Angel torments Dru and eventually turns her in a vampire after she has gone crazy. 1898 Gypsy’s curse Angel giving him back his soul so he is tormented for eternity. 1996 a broken Angel is confronted by a man who shows Angel Buffy, the new slayer. Angel wants to help her and do some good. Present day. A tomb is found that worries Giles and it is put under secure watch. Dru has a vision about this tomb and goes to get it. When they open it the find Acathla a demon that could open up a whirlpool that would draw everything in this world into the demonic reality beyond, where all non-demon life would suffer eternal torment. He is stone now, a sword protruding from his chest where a virtuous knight impaled him. Angel wants to bring him back. Giles tells this to the gang. Kendra shows up with a sword blessed by the night that defeated him the first time. While studying Willow and Buffy find the disk to bring Angels so back. They are torn as what to do with it. Angel attempts to bring Acathla back and has no luck. He tells Buffy he wants to meet her. She goes alone, meanwhile Dru attacks the library killing Kendra and kidnapping Giles because he knows how to bring the demon back. Angel runs off and he really didn’t want to kill Buffy then. Buffy finds Kendra dead and then the police show up…
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