Synopsis by Brian J. Dillard
Angel (David Boreanaz) and the gang hole up in the hotel, safe thanks to a protection spell cast by the Furies. A selfish new father, Angel refuses to let go of his son for even a moment. Elsewhere, Holtz (Keith Szarabajka) explains to Sahjhan (Jack Conley) that he spared Angel and his child so that he could exact a more lasting form of revenge. Holtz later recruits Justine (Laurel Holloman), an amateur vampire-hunter whose sister was murdered by a vamp. Meanwhile, Wolfram & Hart add their own warriors to the mass of competing factions gathering outside the hotel to harm the baby, but the evil lawyers have the inside track: the bugs they have planted inside the hotel. As the amassed forces finally break through the protection spell, Angel takes to the sewers with his son and leads his foes on a wild goose chase to an abandoned mine shaft. There, his "child" is revealed to be a bomb. His enemies buried in rubble, the vampire hero escapes -- and pays a visit to Wolfram & Hart partner Linwood (John Rubinstein), whom he advises to protect rather than harm the baby if he knows what's good for him. Meanwhile, the gang -- having cottoned on to Wolfram & Hart's surveillance equipment and aided Angel in his ruse -- reunite father and baby at a local hospital. After learning that the kid has a clean bill of health, Angel names his son Connor and finally allows his friends the chance to help him care for the child. Originally broadcast December 10, 2001, on the WB network, "Dad" marked season three, episode ten of the supernatural comedy drama.