Charlie's Angels (1976–1981)
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The Jade Trap 

When a wealthy resident of a high class apartment building is killed, suspicion falls on the cat burglar who's been plaguing the building for years. So the owner calls Charlie for help. ... See full summary »

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When a wealthy resident of a high class apartment building is killed, suspicion falls on the cat burglar who's been plaguing the building for years. So the owner calls Charlie for help. They set a trap using Charlie's valuable jade as bait. What they don't know is that the cat burglar is not the killer but saw the murder being committed. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Denny Railsback: [aiming a gun at Machlin] You know, I had nightmares about you, hanging outside that window like a big black spider. But no more.
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Another Classic Episode In The Second Season
29 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sabrina,Kelly and Kris solve two cases in The Jade Trap.First, a beautiful millionaire plays with fire when she betrays a playboy and the Angels have to smoke out her killer. Then at the same luxury residence, a cat burglar is making the rounds. Unfortunately the killer and cat burglar cross paths when they see each other.

A gigolo murders his older girlfriend after she cuts him loose and reneges on a promise to help pay off a loan on his boat. A jewel thief overhears the argument, and the murderer gets a good look at his face before he makes his escape. The owner of the residential hotel where the crime occurred enlists the services of the Townsend Agency. She reports that the building has suffered mysterious break-ins for three years, but no one had ever been hurt. Kris poses as a Swedish film star and moves into the facility, while Kelly pretends to be from a wealthy New Orleans family. She takes a liking to Ted Machlin, unaware that he is the jewel thief. Sabrina re-creates the burglaries by going to the roof and swinging down along the side of the building. Denny knocks out Bosley and tries to cut Sabrina's rope, but she escapes into someone's apartment. Kris takes sailing lessons from Denny, who panics after seeing Ted walking down the street with Kelly. He promptly steals a car and tries to run them over at the beach. Bosley trails Machlin's mother and discovers that she secretly works for a security company, where she has access to all of the hotel's safe combinations. Kris arranges an auction to sell the jade collection supposedly left by her dead fourth husband.They do all these to nail the culprits involved in the two cases.

This is one excellent episode of Charlie's Angels.Kris as a Swedish actress.A gigolo killing his girlfriends.Sabrina wearing turtlenecks.Jewel thief.Two crimes in one episode.Do I need to say more?All of them so cohesive in one story.Definitely a classic.


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