Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 2 Episode 21 (and its sequel) changed the game for the series' narrative. This may sound dramatic, but the cliffhanger and subsequent twists left us gasping for air...and wanting more. These hours are incredible for so many reasons.
Similar to past two-part episodes, we'll begin with "Becoming (Part 1)."
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 2 Episode 21 had a lot of flashbacks. And I do mean A Lot.
These flashbacks served an important purpose of answering questions about Angelus's and Buffy's pasts before the series ever aired.
Seeing Angelus become a vampire was essential to his backstory. We only had a taste of his interactions with Darla on Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 1 Episode 7, and the tidbits he mentioned before, to get a full sense of his past.