Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 2 Episode 14 shifted everything for our beloved Scoobies. This was when the series became darker and the era of Angelus started. As much as this sounds like a cliche, it was "must-see TV."
In case you need a refresher, join me in rewatching "Innocence."
When Angel lost his soul and he became Angelus, you couldn't have expected a more shocking twist. He went from brooding heartthrob to deadly psychopath in an instant. As a viewer back in 1998, I didn't expect him to turn evil.
He was always Buffy's tortured beau on the side of good.
What I loved about the pre-credits introduction was that it teased that something was amiss. The eerie song, Buffy waking up alone and Drusilla being overcome with visions built up the eventual twist.