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"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Becoming: Part 1 (TV Episode 1998) Poster

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Whistler: Bottom line is, even if you see them coming, you're not ready for the big moments. No one asks for their life to change, not really. But it does. So, what are we, helpless? Puppets? Nah. The big moments are gonna come, you can't help that. It's what you do afterwards that counts. That's when you find out who you are.

[Seeing Acathla's tomb]

Spike: It's a big rock. I can't wait to tell my friends. They don't have a rock this big.

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Angelus: [to Drusilla] You can see all that in your head?

Spike: No, you ninny, she read it in the morning paper.

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Whistler: There's moments in your life that make you, that set the course of who you're gonna be. Sometimes they're little, subtle moments. Sometimes they're not. I'll show you what I mean.

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Angelus: Hello, lover. I wasn't sure you'd come.

Buffy: After your immolation-o-gram? Come on, I had to show. Shouldn't you be out destroying the world right now, pulling the sword out of Al Franken or whatever his name is?

Angelus: There's time enough. I wanted to say goodbye first. You are the one thing in this dimension I will miss.

Buffy: This is a beautiful moment we're having. Can we please fight?

Angelus: I didn't come here to fight.

Buffy: No?

Angelus: Gosh, I-I was hoping we can get back together. What do you think? Do we have a shot? Alright. We'll fight.

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Cordelia: [referring to Principal Snyder] How about because you're a tiny impotent Nazi with a bug up his butt the size of an emu?

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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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Liam: I never been anywhere myself. I always wanted to see the world, but...

Darla: I could show you.

Liam: Could you, then?

Darla: Thing's you've never seen, never even heard of.

Liam: Sounds exciting.

Darla: It is. And frightening.

Liam: I'm not afraid. Show me. Show me your world.

Darla: Close your eyes.

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Angelus: Acathla, the demon, came forth to swallow the world. He was killed by a virtuous knight who pierced the demon's heart before he could draw a breath to perform the act. Acathla turned to stone, as demons sometimes do, and was buried where neither man nor demon would want to look. Unless of course they're puttin' up low-rent housing.

[to other vampires]

Angelus: Boys.

[two vampires open the sarcophagus]

Drusilla: He fills my head. I can't hear anything else.

Spike: Let me guess, someone pulls out the sword...

Angelus: Someone worthy.

Spike: ...The demon wakes up and wackiness ensues.

Drusilla: He will swallow the world.

Angelus: And every creature living on this planet will go to hell. My friends, we're about to make history... end.

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Kendra: In case the curse does not succeed, this is my lucky stake. I have killed many vampires with it. I call it Mr. Pointy.

Buffy: You named your stake?

Kendra: Yes.

Buffy: Remind me to get you a stuffed animal.

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Angel: You're not a vampire.

Whistler: A demon, technically. I mean, I'm not a bad guy. Not all demons are dedicated to the destruction of all life.

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Liam: My lady, you'll find, that with the exception of an honest day's work, there's no challenge I'm not prepared to face.

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Buffy: I want you to get a message to Angel for me. Tell him I'm done waiting. I'm taking the fight to him. You got that? Need me to write it down for ya?

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[Xander has reenacted Buffy's slaying with fish sticks]

Buffy: That's exactly how it happened.

Oz: Well, I thought it was riveting. Uh, I was a little unclear about some of the themes.

Buffy: The theme is Angel's too much of a coward to take me on face-to-face.

Xander: And the other theme was 'Buy American', but it, uh, got kind of buried.

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Cordelia: I think it's great to do that before you go out and fail in the real world. That way you're not falling back on something. You're falling... well, forward.

Xander: And almost sixty-five percent of that was actual compliment. Is that a personal best?

Cordelia: Gee Xander, what are you gonna teach when you fail in life? Advanced loser-being?

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Principal Snyder: This isn't an orgy, people, it's a classroom.

Buffy: Yeah, where they teach lunch.

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Spike: Nice walk, pet?

Drusilla: I met an old man. I didn't like him. He got stuck in my teeth.

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Buffy: Wah! This doesn't make any sense!

Willow Rosenberg: Oh, sure it does, see... Oh, no, this doesn't make any sense.

Buffy: It's senseless!

Willow Rosenberg: It is, but, at least you know that, so, you're learning.

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Whistler: You can become an even more useless rodent than you already are, or you can become someone. A person. Someone to be counted.

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Whistler: She's gonna have it tough, that Slayer. She's just a kid. A world full of big bad things.

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Rupert Giles: The demon universe exsits in a dimension separate from our own. With one breath Acathla will create a vortex, a-a kind of, um, whirlpool that will pull everything on earth into that dimension, where any non-demon life will suffer horrible, and eternal torment.

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Angel: [about Buffy] I wanna help her. I want... I wanna become someone.

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Drusilla: Me mum says I'm cursed. My seeing things is an affront to the Lord. That only He's supposed to see anything before it happens. But I don't mean to, Father, I swear. I swear. I try to be pure in His sight. I don't want to be an evil thing.

Angelus: Oh, hush, child. The Lord has a plan for all creatures. Even a devil child like you.

Drusilla: [mortified] A devil...

Angelus: Yes, you're a spawn of Satan, all the Hail Mary's in the world aren't going to help. The Lord will use you and smite you down. He's like that.

Drusilla: What can I do?

Angelus: Fulfill His plan, child. Be evil. Just give in.

Drusilla: No! I want to be good. I want to be pure.

Angelus: We all do, at first. World doesn't work that way.

Drusilla: Father, I beg you. Please... please, help me.

Angelus: Very well. Ten 'Our Fathers' and an act of contrition. Does that sound good?

Drusilla: Yes. Yes, Father, thank you.

Angelus: The pleasure was mine. Oh, and my child?

Drusilla: Yes?

Angelus: God is watching you.

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Liam: So, I'd ask myself... What's a lady of your station doing alone in an alley with the reputation that this one has?

Darla: Maybe she's lonely.

Liam: In that case, I'd offer myself as escort to protect you from harm and to while away the dull hours.

Darla: You're very gracious.

Liam: Hm. It's often been said.

Darla: Are you certain you're up to the challenge?

Liam: Milady, you'll find that with the exception of an honest day's work, there's no challenge I'm not prepared to face.

[He stops in front of her and looks into her eyes]

Liam: Oh... But you're a pretty thing. Where are you from?

Darla: [smiles] Around. Everywhere.

Liam: I never been anywhere myself. Always wanted to see the world, but...

Darla: I could show you.

Liam: Could you, then?

Darla: Things you've never seen, never even heard of.

Liam: Sounds exciting.

Darla: It is. And frightening.

Liam: I'm not afraid. Show me. Show me your world.

Darla: [closes her eyes] Close your eyes.

[Liam follows her example. Darla vamps and smiles, lets out a low growl and opens wide as she leans in to bite him. When he feels the pain his eyes open wide, and he gasps. He can't keep steady, and sinks to his knees. Darla lets go of her bite, revealing his bloody neck, and stands up straight. She lifts her hand to her chest and draws a sharp fingernail across the skin above her breasts, allowing blood to trickle out. She grabs him by the back of the neck and pulls him in to her bosom so that his lips fall directly onto the cut, forcing him to taste of her blood. He puts his arms around her and drinks]

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