Charlie’s Angels – Angels at Sea

by Alan Rapp on September 8, 2020

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Charlie’s Angels – Angels at Sea
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Charlie's Angels - Angels at Sea 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. The Angels take to the high seas as passengers aboard a cruise ship that has had several fatalities over the past few months. Before even leaving the offices, the Angels are warned not to board the ship when a life-size dummy is nailed to the office door. More warnings come aboard the ship in notes left for each of them warning of dangers to come. Despite the warnings, and the killer knowing who they are, Sabrina (Kate Jackson), Jill (Farrah Fawcett), Kelly (Jaclyn Smith), and Bosley (David Doyle) board the ship as passengers without their regular undercover identities.

More attacks come aboard the ship as Bosley is assaulted, Sabrina’s room is torched, and Kelly is lured into a death trap. Pretending Kelly died in the attempt, the Angels lay a trap of their own to force their killer into revealing himself by suggesting evidence of his crime was left at the scene. The episode unmasks the killer (Frank Gorshin) fairly early in the episode while leaving the last act devoted to finding and defusing the bombs the madman has left aboard the ship. The episode’s director, Allen Baron, indulges Gorshin a bit too much here allowing the guest-star to go wild with impressions and overall craziness for several minutes before providing the clues the Angels will need to find the explosives. Once the bombs are discovered, the final sequence of each Angel being walked through diffusing the bomb works far better leading to clear skies and calm waters once again.

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