Charlie’s Angels – Angels on a String

by Alan Rapp on February 27, 2020

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Charlie’s Angels – Angels on a String
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Charlie's Angels - Angels on a String 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. “Angels on a String” is a Sabrina (Kate Jackson) episode as the trio’s all-expenses-paid getaway-weekend takes an unexpected after Sabrina meets her idol (Theodore Bikel) and determines something is wrong by the man’s odd behavior the next day. Jackson’s full-on fangirling is cute as pie, while the plot also allows for a goofy disguise as she stands in as the gala’s worst waitresses. The episode does feature a twist as the Angels come to believe the political leader is being pressured because his son has been kidnapped, the truth is far more complicated as in involves a double and a public murder plot.

The plot gets perhaps a bit too complicated in the final ten minutes, but it does produce a nice flourish at the end where the Angels arrange a swap for the stand-in allowing the real political figure to make the proper speech. While they are mainly on-hand to kid Sabrina early on and then offer back-up, Jill (Farrah Fawcett) and Kelly (Jaclyn Smith) steal a couple moments for themselves in a car chase that reveals the truth about the plot. Jill also gets to play dress-up while standing in for housekeeping, and Kelly gets to show off her new bikini at the resort’s pool.

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