Angel is immersed in dealing with his son Conner all through the season. Conner's struggle to find his place didn't hold my interest. It felt very forced and threw the show into an uneven balance. Wesley's struggles to fully rejoin Angel's team was very well done and helped mold him into a tougher character. Cordelia turning dark is simply uncomfortable, but she will shine again later down the road. Overall, it held my interest and I kept hearing good things for the next season so I watched on through.