Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
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Becoming: Part 1 

Angel plots to revive an ancient demon bent of sweeping everything on earth into hell itself.

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Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
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Angelus reminisces how Angel was turned into a vampire by Darla in 1753, drove Drusilla mad in London in 1860 and was cursed as gypsies' revenge in a Rumanian forest in 1898 to suffer ever since being burdened with a soul and guilty conscience, and witnessed Buffy being shown her destiny in Los Angeles in 1996. In 1997 only tutor Willow enjoys preparing for final exams, Buffy is eager to slay Angelus and be done with Angel. Giles is called to the museum after the digging up at a social housing project of an inscribed obelisk which he realizes is a container; Angelus and Drusilla steal it and explain to Spike it's the tomb of the demon Acathla, who was killed by a righteous knight's sword before the demon's breath could swallow the earth; his awakening will open a gateway to a demonic dimension which can then spill into earth. Discovering Jenny's black magic research and intent to return Angel's soul is opposed by Xander, who wants his 'rival for Buffy' dead anyhow, and by Kendra, who ... Written by KGF Vissers

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12 May 1998 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Buffy and Xander's fight about whether or not Angelus should be killed for his crimes is much like the one they'll have about Anya in Season 7's Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Selfless (2002), only the roles are reversed. See more »

Goofs

The flashback to Angel's introduction to Darla in Galway, Ireland occurs in 1753. But canon has already established that Angel is 241 years old in 1997. Either he hadn't been born or, even if vampires count their age from the year they're "made", the numbers simply don't add up. See more »

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Xander: Hi, for those of you who've just tuned in, everyone here is a crazy person.
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Featured in Angel: The Prodigal (2000) See more »

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Performed by Nerf Herder
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