Charlie’s Angels – Dancing in the Dark

by Alan Rapp on June 30, 2020

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Charlie’s Angels – Dancing in the Dark
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Charlie's Angels - Dancing in the Dark television 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. Despite it’s title, “Dancing in the Dark” does not involve the Angels working a Bruce Springsteen concert. Instead, the episode involves the Angels going after a blackmailing ring (run by John Van Dreelen and Dennis Cole) that targets lonely women in the public eye. Sabrina (Kate Jackson) goes in undercover as the mark, a socially awkward heiress to a large fortune, while Jill (Farrah Fawcett) becomes a dance instructor at the location where the blackmailers find their targets and Kelly (Jaclyn Smith) takes the place of the criminals’ private investigator (Logan Ramsey) who specializes in background checks and taking juicy photos for blackmail.

“Dancing in the Dark” features a secondary twist to the Angels’ con involving first introducing Bosley (David Doyle) as Sabrina’s father and later as a con man himself. While successful in driving up the price the Angels are able to bilk from the blackmailers, it nearly gets Kelly killed. The episode is also notable for Charlie stepping in as part of the team playing not one role but two in order to sell the premise, although it’s the attack on Kelly’s life by the blackmailers that ultimately leads to justice for their client (and punishment for the blackmailers).

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