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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  • Stand by for a great finale

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    Becoming pt1



    The Good;

    The glimpses of Liam and Drusilla in their human forms are just too tragic for words, especially Dru. Good scenes with Whistler and of course Kendra back. Angelus' suicide telegram for Buffy (would they allow that post 9/11?). Snyder's chair shortage gag



    The Bad;

    David's accent. Where is it supposed to be from exactly? Are they after his lucky charms?



    Best line;

    Spike; "It's a big rock. Can't wait to tell my friends, they don't have a rock this big"



    Wheldon Cliches;

    Character death; yep, byebye Kendra, making it one recurring character dead every 8 eps or so. A shame to lose her but I think most would agree that Faith is better as both a character and a Slayer. And if she hadn't died? I figure Faith would have turned up as one of the potentials in season 7 and she rather than Kennedy would have hooked up with Willow.



    Knocked out; yep, Xander, Willow and Giles



    Questions and observations;

    We get to see pre-Slayer Buffy in LA and a different version of Merrick. In this version Buffy does indeed miss the heart first time out as she later tells Dawn. The 'Do you know what time it is?' line is very clever, the same words as Joyce says in the movie but with a completely different meaning. Presumably Angel as a tramp is following the diner incident in the 70s we later see in season 4 of Angel. Willow once again play's the bashful virgin for comic effect. Whistler's 'puppets' speech is interesting when you consider Jasmine manipulating the Fang Gang over the course of Angel. Willow attempts her first spell.

    10/10 no contest

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