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"Charlie's Angels" The Killing Kind (1976)

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Great start, but not a great episode

6/10
Author: gridoon2016
10 October 2012

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"The Killing Kind" has probably the best - and certainly the most shocking - start of any episode of the series up to that point: a bikinied girl gets cold-bloodedly drowned in the sea by a strong henchwoman (who also doubles as a masseuse) called Inga! Unfortunately, the rest of the episode is rather forgettable, apart maybe from a pretty good (by TV standards) car chase involving Sabrina alone. Unlike other episodes, this one has barely any elements of mystery - the viewer knows exactly what has happened and who the bad guys are from the beginning, so he or she is almost always ahead of the Angels in their investigation; I prefer the stories where it's the other way around. Guest star Robert Loggia adds some name value. **1/2 out of 4.

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Hard-boiled episode with plenty of action...

6/10
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv
1 October 2011

A fisherman friend of Charlie Townsend's, a blind man who just lost his daughter in a suspicious drowning, hires the Angels to investigate an exclusive resort named Moonshadows; seems his daughter was an investigative journalist who had uncovered a property takeover scheme involving the County Planning Commissioner, while the heavy who runs the hotel (a menacing, hairy-chested Robert Loggia) is operating the business under a phony identity. Jill poses as the new tennis instructor at Moonshadows, Kelly is a pushy fashion photographer who immediately gets on Loggia's bad side, while Sabrina spills practically the entire covert operation to their blind client who is actually a ringer (a mistake which nearly costs Sabrina her life). Farrah Fawcett-Majors later cited some of the dialogue in this episode as one of the reasons why she wasn't happy with her character, and indeed Jill seems more featherbrained here than usual (especially a line at the end concerning her need to stop at the market). Still, there's a fun massage scene where Jaclyn Smith's Kelly gets worked over by a mad Swede, and Kate Jackson as Sabrina has a genuine scared/angry reaction after she's nearly run off a mountain road. A middling episode of the hit series, but one with some good location work and a strong supporting cast, plus the usual braless jiggle and Smith in a stunning white bikini.

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Angels' Approach Towards An Investigation

9/10
Author: Desertman84 from United States
24 August 2013

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In The Killing Kind,Sabrina,Jill and Kelly go undercover in an elite resort to dig up information on an underworld boss and his new criminal empire.

Two men try to force investigative reporter Brooke Anderson to turn over her manuscript, which could expose a scandal involving their resort. When she refuses to cooperate, they have a female henchman drown her during an ocean swim. The woman's father, a longtime friend of Charlie's, enlists the Angels' help to prove that his daughter's death was not an accident. Jill and Kelly go undercover at the resort. They discover that the man in charge, Paul Terranova, is bribing the sheriff and head of the local planning commission in the hopes of getting clearance to expand to an area that is currently protected by environmental statutes. Sabrina learns that Terranova and his wife have false identities; they joined the witness protection program after testifying against some of their partners in crime years ago.

This was the episode produced that establishes the approach used most frequently by the Angels throughout the first three seasons to an investigation. Kelly and Jill take the undercover assignments.While Sabrina follows other leads with their activities.Sometimes,Bosley would join Sabrina.Also,this episode provides a lot of action and suspense that makes it worth the view.

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