Charlie's Angels: Season 1, Episode 11

The Seance (15 Dec. 1976)

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After incurring pressure from her insurance agency, wealthy widow Grace Rodeheaver hires the Angels to investigate her case of jewelry missing, and upon discovering that she consults with a... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview:
Jill Munroe (as Farrah Fawcett-Majors)
Madam Dorian
La Plante
Cliff Medaugh ...
Elderly Gentleman
Kathryn Fuller ...
Nancy Cameron ...
Miss Ohio
Gertrude Flynn ...
Grace Rodeheaver


After incurring pressure from her insurance agency, wealthy widow Grace Rodeheaver hires the Angels to investigate her case of jewelry missing, and upon discovering that she consults with a medium to handle her affairs, Kelly unwittingly offers damning information. Written by pafpdd

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15 December 1976 (USA)  »

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When the entranced Kelly drives her car at night she unintentionally side-swipes another vehicle. Later on, after speeding downhill with Jill, there is a long shot of her car, but there is no damage to the vehicle. See more »


Grace Rodeheaver: I have retained Mr. Townsend's Cherubs.
La Plante: Cherubs?
John Bosley: Angels. That's what Charlie calls them: Angels.
La Plante: [sarcasm] Dynamite.
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Referenced in Charlie's Angels: Angels in Springtime (1978) See more »

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This Episode Belongs To Kelly Garrett
24 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A rich widow, pressured by insurance investigators about the repeated disappearances of her jewelry.She hires Sabrina,Jill and Kelly to solve the mystery in this episode entitled,The Seance.

Grace Rodeheaver receives a phone call that apparently places her into a trance. She removes a valuable ring from a safe and leaves it in an outdoor location, where an unknown individual retrieves it. She cannot recall any of these events, and hires Charlie's female private investigators to find out who is responsible for the string of burglaries. Sabrina follows Mrs. Rodeheaver in her day-to-day routine. Kelly and Jill go undercover as an heiress to an oil fortune and her assistant respectively in order to investigate Mrs. Rodeheaver's spiritual adviser, Madame Dorian. Her assistant, Terrence, hypnotizes Kelly. During a séance, she reverts to her childhood and has flashbacks about being abused by Beamish, the matron at the orphanage where she grew up. She refuses to discuss the incident, and becomes angry when Jill and Sabrina express concern for her well-being. Terrence places Kelly into a trance and gets her to come over to his house in the middle of the night in the hopes of pumping her for financial information. After she blows her cover, Terrence convinces her that Jill is actually Beamish in disguise. Terrence kills Madame Dorian after she learns about his robbery scheme and tries to call the police. He orders Kelly to kill Jill and herself by driving off a cliff. Jill gets her to snap out of it and slow down just in time. Terrence tries to rip off Mrs. Rodeheaver one last time before leaving town. Sabrina sees her go into the hypnotic state and switches the jewels with a couple of rocks. Terrence grabs Jill in a scuffle, but Kelly scares the hell out of him by pretending that she is in another trance and wants to kill him. After he releases Jill and confesses to all his crimes, she admits that she was only acting.

This is definitely a classic episode of Charlie's Angels. Kelly is the first but not last to be hypnotized by a bad guy and turned against her fellow Angels. A bad guy would try to hypnotize Kelly herself again in the third season in the episode entitled,"Angels in Springtime".The same thing happens to Julie Rogers,portrayed by Tanya Roberts in the 5th season's episode entitled,Attack Angels. Interestingly enough,we get see Jill gets to do some Pseudo Kung Fu moves.

Added to that,it was well written and entertaining. And most of all,this episode belongs to Kelly,played wonderfully by Jaclyn Smith.After learning that she was an orphan in the last episode,we get to know more about her as someone who suffered a childhood trauma.This makes the viewers especially loyal fans of the show connect with her.

Truly,Kelly Garret is one of the most enduring characters in TV history.

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