Charlie’s Angels – Angel Trap

by Alan Rapp on November 19, 2019

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  • Title: Charlie’s Angels – Angel Trap
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Charlie's Angels - Angel Trap TV review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to the tale of three beautiful former police officers turned private detectives working for a faceless boss known as Charlie. When a number of men who served together in WWII begin being assassinated, an old friend (John Larch) of Charlie’s enlists the help of Townsend Investigation to keep him alive. With the help of a woman (Phyllis Avery) who Charlie helped relocate after the war, the Angels are able to identify the assassin as a man named Jericho (Fernando Lamas). With Sabrina (Kate Jackson) posing as the client’s girlfriend and limiting the opportunities for the killer to strike to a single location of the Angels’ choosing, Jill (Farrah Fawcett) befriends the Frenchman in order to learn when he might strike.

With the others playing more minor roles in terms of protecting the client, Kelly (Jaclyn Smith) does little more this time around than push around a hot dog cart, the episode belongs to Farrah Fawcett. After spending time with Jericho, Jill becomes conflicted about the trap the Angels are setting for the man (despite the body count he has left in his wake). The character of Jericho is also a bit different from the usual villains in the show, a complicated man who takes time to take in a stray cat and prune and smell the roses (when not plotting another murder). Despite their victory, Jill’s melancholy colors the end of the episode (well-played here by Fawcett). While the Angels were able to take Jericho alive, with the help of the local police, the Angel is far from happy with the role she played to lure Jericho into the trap.

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