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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 May 1998 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This episode specifically reveals that Angel became a vampire two hundred an forty-five years prior to this episode, and received his soul one hundred years prior. See more »

Goofs

The L.A. cemetery where Buffy fights her first vampire in 1996 bears a striking resemblance to the 1998 Sunnydale cemetery where she kills two vamps at the beginning of the episode and fights Angelus toward the end. Note especially the flowering tree, and the wall and crypt in the distance, which are the same tree, wall and crypt in all scenes (because, of course, all were shot on the same outdoor set at the show's Stewart St. studios). See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

References Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Theme
Written by Nerf Herder
Performed by Brandon K. Verrett
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