The Drudgeon reviews Buffy The Vampire Slayer – Episode 033 – Becoming (Part 1)

Buffy The Vampire Slayer - Episode 033 - Becoming (Part 1) 45 min., 1998
Written by Joss Whedon
Directed by Joss Whedon
Language: English
My rating: ★★★

Is this Becoming a good show?

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This episode starts with the story of how Angel became a vampire.  Then we switch to him watching Buffy as her and Xander fight off a vampire.  After that Giles has been called to check on a giant block that has just been uncovered.  Once he sees it, he starts to worry and tell those who called him to wait till he checks something before they open it.  It turns out to be a demon called Acathla who, once awakened, will bring about the end of the world.  So Angel and crew get the giant block and start to try and awaken Acathla.  Kendra returns with a sword that was blessed and can stop Acathla from returning.  Buffy goes to fight Angel and while she does this, her friends are attacked.  Giles is taken prisoner, Xander gets his arm broken and Willow is put in a coma.  Oh and Kendra is killed by Drusilla (yippee she actually did something).

The season is coming to a close and it seems to be closing on a good streak.  This one is pretty good with the acting improving on all fronts.  The story is just okay though.  Do I really need to know more about Angel?  Not really, but then again it’s nice to see some back-story about any character.  Another thing that is nice about this episode is when Xander calls out Buffy about Angel and her just wanting to try and get him back.  Instead of walking on eggshells around Buffy about the Angel situation he makes a really good point about why Angel should die.  Too bad Buffy feels that she is always right and that gets all of her friends hurt and/or kidnapped.  Pretty good all around episode with a good cliffhanger ending.

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3 Responses to The Drudgeon reviews Buffy The Vampire Slayer – Episode 033 – Becoming (Part 1)

  1. Amber says:

    Pretty good episode still only gets 2 stars? *sigh* *siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh* 😉

    • Lackey says:

      I read this as meaning that it’s pretty good in comparison to the rest of the show so far. However, objectively speaking, it’s only decent/mediocre (or whatever he sees two stars as representing). But I could be wrong.

  2. The Drudgeon says:

    It was good. Not awesome or great or the best yet. It was just good.

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