Charlie’s Angels – Target: Angels

by Alan Rapp on January 15, 2019

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Charlie's Angels - Target: Angels television review

Today’s Throwback Tuesday post takes us back to the tale of three beautiful former police detectives turned private detectives working for a faceless boss known as Charlie. John Horn guest-stars as a hitman sent after the Angels. After unsuccessful attempts on each of the women’s lives, the team decides to fake Sabrina‘s (Kate Jackson) death in hopes of luring out the killer. What the Angels learn, almost too late, is that the mercenary wasn’t hired to kill them but only to put them in enough danger that it might draw out his employer’s true target: Charlie himself. The ruse almost succeeds, but the Angels uncover the truth just in time to save Charlie (even if the makeshift plan invovles stealing an taxi that gets blown-up on Charlie’s driveway). Unfortunately for the Angels, success means barely missing their chance for the group’s first in-person meeting.

With the Angels the subject of the investigation, “Target: Angels” is notable for revealing more about the women’s private lives than most episodes. Not only do we learn that Kelly (Jaclyn Smith) grew up in an orphanage but also that her commitment issues, and the attempt on her life, destroy her budding romance with Dr. Alan Samuelson (Tom Selleck). We also learn of Sabrina’s off-and-on again relationship with her ex-husband (Michael Bell), and her fake death offers the opportunity to introduce John Agar as her father. As for Jill (Farrah Fawcett), we learn she’s a not-so-successful coach of a girls’ basketball team who she protects at one point by drawing away the hitman when he shows up at one of their practices, and is a pretty good pool player.

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