Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 2, Episode 22

Becoming: Part 2 (19 May 1998)

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Spike strikes an unlikely alliance with Buffy to keep Angel from destroying the world.

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Buffy arrives too late to save the gang from Drusilla's surprise attack, and ends up being arrested for the murder of one of her friends. After escaping from the police, she discovers that Willow is comatose, Giles has been kidnapped, and she is almost totally alone going into the final battle with Angelus. She heads out to rescue Giles and stop Angelus once and for all... with the help of an unlikely ally. Written by Nicola Leoni

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Joyce: Have we met?
Spike: Uh, you hit me with an axe one time. Remember, uh, "Get the hell away from my daughter"?
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This was the episode that got me!
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I must admit that I hadn't been watching BTVS when this episode aired, but I do remember that everyone at work was talking about it. I was surprised that a TV based on a less-than-ideal movie was generating such a buzz...

...and when the DVD set came out I didn't think about getting it until a friend insisted I watch the episodes that had the Angelus vs. Buffy storyline, which of course, culminated in 'Becoming Part 2'. I was so stunned by what I saw! Joss Wheldon had (again) turned convention on its' ear by not only making the good guy a bad guy (and a really bad guy at that!) but then plotting the entire episode so that, timing being what it was, Willow just managed to cast the spell that returned Angel's soul... just in time for Buffy to have to kill Angel, not Angelus to save the world! A scene that could have been so campy was instead transformed into one of the most poignant and tragic sequences ever. In the denouement, listening to the bittersweet strains of Sarah McLaughlin as Buffy makes her decision to leave town left me near-tears, and the final scene of Buffy riding the slow bus out of town... just amazing. There were plenty of scenes between all the major characters that were great, and some of the quotes from this show are still being quoted today! "Happy Meals with legs"? Too funny!

This was it -- the episode that cemented Buffy in my mind for all time.


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