Charlie’s Angels – Dirty Business

by Alan Rapp on April 16, 2020

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  • Title: Charlie’s Angels – Dirty Business
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Charlie's Angels - Dirty Business 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. While his mother is a sweet woman (Eda Reiss Merin), Marvin Goldman (Warren Berlinger) turns out to be in the running for Townsend Investigations’ scuzziest client. While operating a film laboratory, Marvin is also a blackmailer and pornographer which helps explain the attempt of someone trying to burn down the company (and Marvin’s reluctance to hire the Angels). “Dirty Business” is notable for none of the Angels going undercover, while Sabrina (Kate Jackson) and Kelly (Jaclyn Smith) both play a role in short separate scenes to illicit information, for the rest of the episode the Angels are working as themselves.

With the other Angels watching film for clues on what the arsonist was trying to destroy (which eventually leads them to uncovering the pornography, while taking a few pokes and odd independent filmmaking), Jill (Farrah Fawcett) spends much of the episode with a beloved assistant district attorney (Alan Feinstein) who turns out to have feet of clay when the final piece of the puzzle is revealed and footage from the film implicates both the lawyer and a police detective (John Calvin) of planting evidence to get a conviction. More serious in tone than some of the other episodes of the series, “Dirty Business” also features an attempt on Jill’s life (who more than holds her own in a parking garage against an armed gunman) while continuing the trend of the Angels having not-so-great taste in men.

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