Charlie’s Angels – Angel Flight

by Alan Rapp on January 28, 2021

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Charlie’s Angels – Angel Flight
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Charlie's Angels - Angel Flight television review

Throwback Thursday takes us back to the tale of three beautiful former police officers turned private detectives working for a faceless boss known as Charlie. When an old friend (Fawne Harriman) of Sabrina (Kate Jackson) reaches out for help, the Angels set out to find who is harassing the stewardess. Kris (Cheryl Ladd) and Kelly (Jaclyn Smith) go undercover as new trainees while Sabrina plays herself, just an old friend in town for a few days. Despite the skill we’ve seen up until this point, the Angels miss some vital clues about the value of the experimental auto-pilot system the airline is launching with their training flight. It’s almost too late before they learn one of the pilots is attempting to steal the plane with the unwitting help of Sabrina’s friend.

The airport simulator, i.e. the set used to help train the women, is put to use standing in for the actual plane flight as well. The episode is notable for quite a bit of male chauvinism towards the stewardesses during their training, Kelly being tasked to land the plane after both the pilot and co-pilot are incapacitated, the use of tape decks to both capture the man’s phone call and for instructions he leaves for Sabrina’s friend who guilty agrees to help (fearing more attacks against her and her friends), and Bosley (David Doyle) only minimally involved in the case.

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