CHARLIE’S ANGELS “Bon Voyage, Angels” Review

CHARLIE’S ANGELS “Bon Voyage, Angels” Season 1 Episode 3 – I was a little surprised to find myself getting into “Bon Voyage, Angels,” the third episode of Charlie’s Angels, until I realized it was written by Doug Petrie, a well-known CSI writer. Yes, there were some of the usual cheesy lines, but the story was engaging and for once, not everything went exactly according to the Angels’ plans.

The Angels are hired to find a woman (the same reporter who unearthed Kate’s dirty secrets back in the day) who disappeared from a luxury cruise; this requires them going undercover on the Love Boat.

They discover that the reporter was in way over her head, trying to break a story involving a high stakes bidding war for the rights to distribute a new brand of drug that would make heroin look like powdered sugar. Bosley is sent undercover as one of the big shots, but the drug’s manufacturer is very paranod and all the bidders are knocked out and taken to his private island.

This whole episode felt like one big homage to Aaron Spelling. Angels, cruise ships and private islands.

On the island, Bosley keeps playing his part, trusting that the Angels will show up to rescue him, which they do, but their plans are thwarted when they’re all either taken captive or have to fight the completely inept guards to the death. Kate finds the reporter, strung out on the super-drug. The Angels do what they do best, turning the tables in the face of impossible odds, and end up liberating the island and capturing all of the bad guys. Huzzah!

We got to know Kate a little bit better and I admired her for not only not holding the reporter responsible for her mistakes, but for not letting the other Angels lay the blame for Kate’s arrest at her feet. She owns up to her past and in rescuing the reporter, takes one more step in laying it to rest.

Is that getting too deep for a show where a drug lord’s hired muscle stops to flirt with intruders, rather than just shooting them with his massive gun? Oh well. I’m sure I’ll find something to complain about in next week’s episode of Charlie’s Angels.

What did you think of the episode? Do you keep mistaking Bosley for Danny Pino? Who is your least favorite Angel and why? Let me know below!