There's no doubting that the loss of Kate Jackson is a kick in the face to Angels fans. She really was the glue that held the show together. However, Season 4 is not all bad.
Shelly Hack is quietly introduced in the double length premier which crosses over with "The Love Boat", but other than that its business as usual. Bizarrely the opening episode has full focus on Cheryl Ladd rather than the new Hack, and it is immediately apparrent that this season is all about the individual rather than the ensemble. Cheryl Ladd and Jaclyn Smith take turns in being the star, and only upon episode 9 does Hack get a chance to shine. It shows that actually, she can act, and her character works in this show. Then in episode 10 we fibally have an ensemble piece. Unfortunately - too little, too late.
However, there's still lots to enjoy here, and its definately a worthy addition to the Angel fans' dvd collections!