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Season 3, Episode 21
Airdate May 13, 2002
Production Number 3ADH21
Writer(s) Tim Minear
Director(s) Tim Minear
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AngelSeason Three

Benediction is the twenty-first episode of the third season of Angel, and the sixty-fifth episode overall. Angel and Connor bond over fighting vampires together while Cordelia and the Groosalugg drift further apart over her concern with Angel.

Guest Stars: Vincent Kartheiser (Connor), Laurel Holloman (Justine Cooper), Mark Lutz (Groosalugg), Andy Hallett (Lorne), Stephanie Romanov (Lilah Morgan)

And: Keith Szarabajka (Holtz)


Plot Overview


Monster of the Week

  • There was no monster of the week in this episode.

Body Count

# Whom By Whom How Where
1/2 Vampires Angel Staked Club
3 Vampire Connor Staked Club
4 Vampire Angel Staked Alley Behind Club
5 Holtz Justine Stabbed Hotel


There is no licensed music in this episode.

Arc Advancement


  • Wolfram & Hart: Lilah continues to attempt to wrangle Wesley into becoming an employee of Wolfram & Hart by setting up Justine to be killed in a club full of vampires. He doesn't fall for it and leaves shortly after Angel and Connor break up the fight.


  • Cordelia: Cordelia's demonic power manifests itself once again and disintegrates the knife Connor threatened her with and cleanses his soul of the hell dimension that he was trapped in.
  • Holtz: Holtz appears to have moved past his desire for vengeance from the speech he delivered to Angel and the letter that was meant for Connor. However, the fact that he had Justine kill him with two puncture wounds in the neck seems to say differently.



The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

  • Boy Wonder: In the Batman comic books, "Boy Wonder" is often used to describe Batman's sidekick, Robin. In the comic book in which Dick Grayson, the first Robin, was introduced, the tagline of the issue used the phrase and it stuck. Writers and producers of the series have often said that there are some intentional parallels to Batman in the series.
Lilah: Who's the boy wonder?

Memorable Moments



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