Becoming Part 2
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.
Two vampires, dusted by Buffy.
The “Grr, Arr” monster says “Oh, I need a hug” instead, the first time a variation was used for Mutant Enemy’s production slate.
Season 2 Episode 21 Becoming Part 1
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Becoming Part 1
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 Manhattan 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 Darla 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 suggests using a knight’s sword. Despite a human sacrifice, Angelus is apparently unworthy, so he has Buffy summoned for a duel, she accepts only to buy time for the soul ritual Giles’ gang prepares, but thus allows Drusilla’s vampires to attack them in the library.
Two vampires, dusted by Buffy
Angel, sired by Darla
Kalderash girl, drained by Angelus
Doug Perren, drained by Drusilla
Unidentified man, sacrificed by Angelus
Vampire, killed herself while sending a message in daylight
Vampire, dusted by Kendra
Kendra, throat slit by Drusilla