|Becoming, Part One|
"Becoming, Part One" is the twenty-first episode of season two of the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the thirty-third episode in the series. Written and directed by Joss Whedon, it was originally broadcast May 12, 1998 by The WB. Buffy determines the time has come to destroy Angel and must ascertain if she is ready to sacrifice all she knows to be true to do so, but her decision is further entangled when Willow uncovers the secret that may restore Buffy's former beloved. Elsewhere, Angel chooses to unearth an evil demon that could swallow the Earth and all of the beings, rather than return to the arms of his former lover.