Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Becoming, Part II

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Becoming, Part II

Inside the mansion, Spike, Dru, and Angelus are gathered to attempt to wake Acathla again. Angelus ritualizes, blah blah blah.

Back in Willow's hospital room, Cordelia and Oz have returned with the supplies and have set everything up on Willow's bed tray. Cordelia stands waving her sage again while Oz has an open book on the other side of the bed. Oz mentions to Willow that he's never taken Latin, but Willow tells him that he just has to speak it; the understanding is immaterial. Again, I ask, what kind of hospital is this? They don't have a problem with burning sage and dark rituals performed on the beds?

Back at the mansion, Angelus cuts himself in preparation for freeing Acathla. Buffy enters quietly behind one of the henchvamps and quickly decapitates him. That was cool. I wish they did it more often. If I were the Slayer, I'd say enough of this pointy little toothpick crap. Give me some steel and watch the heads roll! Anyway, the killing has attracted Dru and Angelus's attention, and Buffy meets Angelus's gaze with a "Hello, lover." Angelus tries to affect a bored tone, saying, "I don't have time for you," but Buffy corrects him: "You don't have a lot of time left." Angelus reminds her that the deck is stacked against her odds-wise, and that's Spike's cue to rise out of his wheelchair and whack Angelus hard from behind with a long piece of metal. Angelus screams and collapses. Spike continues to beat the tar out of Angelus as Dru looks on, horrified. By this time, Buffy is busy with another of the henchvamps. While she's so occupied, Dru moans and launches herself onto Spike, tackling him to the floor. Fight fight. Enter Xandman. He punches a vamp headed his way and shoves him back towards Buffy for a bigger beating, then heads off to look for Giles. Spike and Dru stand face-to-face with Spike saying, "I don't want to hurt you, baby." Dru's answer is to grab him by the throat and shove him against the wall. He quickly rebounds with a hard punch, saying, "Doesn't mean I won't." Is it totally wrong that I enjoy seeing Dru get smacked down? ["Let's just say you aren't alone." -- Sars]

Back in the Willow ward, Cordelia has got the incense thing, like, totally covered. Willow casts her stones and gives Oz the cue. He starts saying a whole buncha stuff in Latin.

Xander pushes aside a curtain between another room and finds a bruised Giles tied to his chair. At Xander's call, Giles lifts his head slowly as Xander busies himself with the ropes. Giles protests that Xander isn't real and that "it's a trick. They get inside my head, make me see things I want." Xander turns to face Giles and replies, "Then why would they make you see me?" Poor Xander -- always the butt of an easy joke. Giles concedes the point and Xander helps him up.

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