Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1996–2003)
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Becoming: Part 1 

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

Director:

Joss Whedon

Writers:

Joss Whedon (created by), Joss Whedon | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Buffy Summers
Nicholas Brendon ... Xander Harris
Alyson Hannigan ... Willow Rosenberg
Charisma Carpenter ... Cordelia Chase
David Boreanaz ... Angelus
Anthony Head ... Rupert Giles (as Anthony Stewart Head)
Max Perlich ... Whistler
Seth Green ... Daniel Osbourne
Kristine Sutherland ... Joyce Summers
Julie Benz ... Darla
Bianca Lawson ... Kendra
Jack McGee ... Doug Perren
Richard Riehle ... Merrick
James Marsters ... Spike
Juliet Landau ... Drusilla
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Storyline

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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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1998 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The details surrounding Angel's siring are further expounded upon in Angel: The Prodigal (2000). See more »

Goofs

At thirty-two minutes in, as Buffy fights her first-ever vampire, in the distance you can plainly see a portable lighting mast on the far side of the cemetery wall. Atop it (just out of frame at the top of the picture) are the instruments supplying the "moonlight" which illuminates much of the scene and serves as a strong back-light for the actors. See more »

Quotes

Angelus: My friends, we're about to make history... End.
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Connections

References Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Passion (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Performed by Nerf Herder
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