Charlie's Angels: Season 3, Episode 9

Mother Angel (15 Nov. 1978)

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After a precocious girl, Samantha, witnesses her neighbor murdering a man, Charlie asks the Angels to look into the case, & despite the angels disbelief in the little girls story, her aunt ... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Jill Munroe (as Farrah Fawcett-Majors)
Victor Buckley
Mrs. McNaughton
John Steadman ...
Junkyard Operator
Peggy Rea ...
Isaac Ruiz ...
Laundryman (as Isaac Ruiz Jr.)


After a precocious girl, Samantha, witnesses her neighbor murdering a man, Charlie asks the Angels to look into the case, & despite the angels disbelief in the little girls story, her aunt begins to uncover new evidence pointing to an unexpected figure. Written by pafpdd

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15 November 1978 (USA)  »

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This is the only episode outside of the first season where Jill is seen driving what was her white Ford Cobra. See more »


Jill Munroe: You must be Samantha. I haven't seen you since you were a toddler.
[patronisingly holds her hand close to the ground to indicate small height]
Sam: I was never a toddler.
John Bosley: I'm inclined to agree with that.
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Angels Working With An Orphan
31 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Danger is close at the heels of Sabrina,Kelly and Kris as Jill joins their search for the killer of a victim who was accidentally discovered by a precocious girl in Mother Angel.

An orphaned girl breaks into the greenhouse of Victor Buckley, the ex- boyfriend of her jet-setting aunt, and sees him kill a man during an argument. She contacts the Charlie Townsend Agency after finding Jill's business card in her aunt's rolodex. Everyone is dubious about her story, but Bosley finally asks Kris and the visiting Jill to conduct a cursory investigation. Samantha's nanny tells them that Sam has an extremely vivid imagination, and once had a crush on Buckley. Kris assumes that the girl is just looking for attention, and wants to call the whole thing off. Jill recalls that Sam claimed the dead man was from Boston, and decides to at least search the lot for a car with Massachusetts license plates. After she finds the car, two men chase her and take the vehicle to a junkyard. Kris and Bosley learn that the car has been crushed, but obtain the license plate. Charlie sends Buckley's maid on an all-expenses paid trip to Ireland so that Sabrina can replace her and get Buckley's fingerprints. Kelly distracts him by posing as a wealthy horticulture aficionado. Sam, determined to work on the case, runs away from Jill at the beauty parlor. Buckley catches her snooping around his apartment and demands to know if she witnessed the murder. She escapes when Kelly drops by for a visit. The two goons kidnap Jill and Sam from her beach house and hold them captive on Buckley's boat. He expects them to kill the duo, but they refuse because it violates their morals. Jill helps Sam break out of the locked room, and Sam swipes the keys to the padlock and springs Jill. The Angels arrive to help take down Buckley and his associates. The murdered man was a bail bondsman, as Buckley had jumped bail after an arrest for jewel theft several years earlier.

This is one of the best episodes of the third season.Aside from the presence of Farrah Fawcett,we get to see great performances from the cast particularly Farrah and Olivia Barash,who portrayed Samantha.Also,we get to see a clever plot from Samantha seeking help from the Angels;the Munroe sisters - Kris and Jill - working together to solve a case; and great action when Sam and Jill were rescued.A classic episode indeed.

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