Angel (1999–2004)
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Connor returns to Angel to seek his revenge, and Angel and Cordelia acknowledge their feelings for each other.


David Greenwalt


Joss Whedon (created by), David Greenwalt (created by) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
David Boreanaz ... Angel
Charisma Carpenter ... Cordelia Chase
Alexis Denisof ... Wesley Wyndam-Pryce
J. August Richards ... Charles Gunn
Amy Acker ... Winifred Burkle
John Rubinstein ... Linwood Murrow
Vincent Kartheiser ... Connor
Laurel Holloman ... Justine Cooper
Mark Lutz ... The Groosalugg
Andy Hallett ... Lorne
Stephanie Romanov ... Lilah Morgan
Daniel Dae Kim ... Gavin Park
David Denman ... Skip
Keith Szarabajka ... Daniel Holtz


In the season finale, Connor plots revenge against Angel. He blames Angel for Holtz's death and comes up with a plan to make his father pay. Meanwhile, Cordy realizes that she has feelings for Angel and Wes & Lilah make love for the first time. Written by katierose295

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20 May 2002 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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The "action" movie Angel, Connor, Fred, and Gunn see at the Drive-In is actually Courage Under Fire (1996). See more »


Cordelia: I'm not telling your sixteen-year-old boy that.
Angel: Well, someone's gotta make sure he knows the facts of life. My track record with the whole man/woman thing isn't, you know, I don't wanna use the words tragic farce...
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Season Three

I don't care about Conner. I DON'T CARE! "Forgiving" onwards is some of the most frustrating television I've ever seen, because it's not really bad, just annoyingly incapable of living up to its actual potential. A bunch of episodes that have some really nice bits in them but which are mostly just boring. Besides, they really look like something out of Xena or the Hercules show from the 90's, except without the tongue-in-cheek sensibility.

Season Three is easily my least favorite Angel season. However, a great first half of the season makes it overall, looking at the average rating based on ratings for all episodes, quite good, actually. I love "Carpe Noctem" as a fun throwaway episode, "Sleep Tight" as the only standout episode of the season's story arc, and "Waiting in the Wing" as a fantastic, dramatic standalone episode in the vein of "Are You or Have You Ever Been" and almost a reprise of "I Only Have Eyes for You" from the second season of Angel's parent show Buffy.

It's a shame that the second half of this season lets it down and the story arc is almost intolerable in spots, because there are several excellent episodes here. It's just not my thing.

Average rating based on ratings for all episodes: 7.27/10

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