Charlie's Angels (season 3)

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Charlie's Angels: Season Three
Starring Kate Jackson
Jaclyn Smith
Cheryl Ladd
David Doyle

Charlie's Angels: Season Three is the third season of the TV series Charlie's Angels. The show starred the cast from season two (making this the only season where there was no cast change). It also saw the return of "retired" Angel Jill Munroe (Farrah Fawcett-Majors) for three episodes, and was the final season to feature Kate Jackson. Season Three originally ran from September 13, 1978 to May 16, 1979.

This season saw Charlie's Angels decline in the ratings. However, a fourth season was commissioned, with Shelley Hack replacing Kate Jackson as Boston-detective Tiffany Welles.

Main cast[edit]

Notable guest stars[edit]

Episodes[edit]

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Title Directed by Written by Original air date
51 1 "Angels in Vegas" Bob Kelljan Edward J. Lakso 13 September 1978 (1978-09-13)
When violent and suspicious deaths strike his closest friends, a casino boss hires the Angels to go undercover at the Tropicana Casino in Las Vegas. The Angels must discover the culprit behind the series of mysterious murders before it's too late.
52 2 "Angel Come Home" Paul Stanley Stephen Kandel 20 September 1978 (1978-09-20)

The Angels begin some high gear sleuthing when a car explosion kills Jill's fiancé and she becomes the next target in this high-speed adventure.

  • Note: This episode marks the first of six return guest appearances of Farrah Fawcett-Majors, reprising her role as Jill Munroe.
  • Note: There were constant changes of hairstyles and clothes in each scene in this episode.
53 3 "Angel on High" Lawrence Doheny Edward J. Lakso 27 September 1978 (1978-09-27)
The Angels are hired by their wheelchair-bound client to find his potential heir. The case takes them to the Reno Air Show where Kelly not only finds romance, but kidnappers, too.
54 4 "Angels in Springtime" Larry Stewart William Froug 11 October 1978 (1978-10-11)
When a famous stage actress is electrocuted at an exclusive women’s spa, the Angels are hired to capture the murderer and find a missing manuscript. Kris is an aerobics instructor, Sabrina a chef, and Kelly a guest. The Angels know they're on the right trail when Kris gets locked in a sauna and Bosley has to stage a power outage to gain entrance to the exclusive women only resort.
55 5 "Winning is for Losers" Cliff Bole Ray Brenner 18 October 1978 (1978-10-18)
When an ambitious Professional golfer competing for first prize money in a high-profile tournament is suddenly shot, the Angels are brought in to solve the mystery. Kris wrestles an alligator!
56 6 "Haunted Angels" Ronald Austin Lee Sheldon 25 October 1978 (1978-10-25)

With the intent of contacting a beloved nephew who was killed four years earlier in a motorcycle accident, the Angels are hired by his aunt Claire to pose as psychics in order to uncover a possible fraud.

Guest stars: Gretchen Wyler, Linden Chiles, Roger Bowen and Peter Donat
57 7 "Pom Pom Angels" Cliff Bole Richard Carr 1 November 1978 (1978-11-01)

One by one, three sexy cheerleaders are kidnapped by a small band of religious fanatics. In order to crack the case, the Angels must grab their pom-poms to catch the culprits behind this insidious plot.

Guest stars: Anne Francis, Lonny Chapman and Fran Ryan
58 8 "Angels Ahoy!" Allen Baron Lee Sheldon 8 November 1978 (1978-11-08)

An innocent woman is murdered after she identifies an escaped convict aboard a luxury liner. The Angels are assigned to infiltrate the ship and discover a ring that assists criminals in escaping the country. At a costume party, ballerina Kelly finally solves the case, but not before the villains try to drown her. Bosley befriends a lovely lady who turns out to be a black widow.

Guest stars: Peter Brown, Jack Murdock, Doug Sheehan, Parley Baer and Janis Paige
59 9 "Mother Angel" Don Chaffey Rift Fournier 15 November 1978 (1978-11-15)

Danger is close at the heels of the Angels as Jill joins their search for the killer of a victim who was accidentally discovered by a precocious girl.

Guest stars: Farrah Fawcett-Majors, Gary Collins, Robert Davi, Hermione Baddeley, Olivia Barash, Roy Jenson, Mike Mazurki, Peggy Rea and John Steadman
60 10 "Angel on My Mind" Curtis Harrington Edward J. Lakso 22 November 1978 (1978-11-22)

After witnessing a murder, Kris suffers from amnesia and wanders away from the crime scene. Now it’s up to Sabrina and Kelly to find Kris before the murderer does.

Guest stars: Jonathan Frakes, Billy Barty, Michael Witney (credited as Michael Whitney) and Frank Doubleday
61 11 "Angels Belong in Heaven" Paul Stanley Edward J. Lakso 6 December 1978 (1978-12-06)

When an old friend is targeted to be killed, he leaves an urgent message for Charlie, warning him that someone is out to destroy one of his Angels.

Guest stars: Don Galloway, Lloyd Bochner, Eddie Firestone, Barry Quin (credited as Barry Quinn) and John Voldstad
62 12 "Angels in the Stretch" Lawrence Doheny Bob Mitchell & Esther Mitchell 20 December 1978 (1978-12-20)

A wealthy gambler is murdered at a racetrack, so the Angels go undercover and discover a scheme where a losing horse is being switched with his winning twin. Sabrina is charmed by an Irish groom, but will his involvement in the case chill their romance?

Guest stars: John David Carson, James Gammon, Richard Bakalyan, Joyce Jameson and David Hedison
63 13 "Angels on Vacation" Don Weis Edward J. Lakso 10 January 1979 (1979-01-10)

While vacationing in Arizona with Kris’s family, the Angels learn that gangsters have taken all the women in the small town hostage in exchange for one of their strongmen. The Angels dress as spinsters to attack the gangsters and free the captured women.

Guest stars: Denny Miller, Lyle Talbot, Lee Delano, John McIntire, Jeanette Nolan, Jason Wingreen and Herb Vigran
64 14 "Counterfeit Angels" Georg Stanford Brown Richard Carr 24 January 1979 (1979-01-24)

A devious scam is devised by three doppelganger women who pose as the Angels in order to rob a sports arena box office. The real Angels go undercover to capture their imposters when warrants are issued for their arrest.

Guest stars: Bubba Smith, Hilary Thompson, Paul Cavonis and Noah Keen
65 15 "Disco Angels" Georg Stanford Brown George F. Slavin 31 January 1979 (1979-01-31)

When the Angels are summoned to investigate a strangulation, it leads them to the popular Freddie’s Disco where they go undercover to prevent another killing. Kris burns up the floor, but can she escape the unbalanced disc jockey?

Guest stars: Zalman King, Shera Danese, Robert Symonds, Diane McBain and Arthur Malet
66 16 "Terror on Skis" Don Chaffey Edward J. Lakso 7 February 1979 (1979-02-07)
When a plot to kidnap the President’s Special Envoy to the United Nations unravels at the site of the World Pro-Am Ski Competition, a government agent enlists the Angels to protect the envoy. Sabrina races against time to escape from her captors, the members of an extremist Italian Radical Group, and warn the other Angels of terrorist activity before time runs out.
67 17 "Angel in a Box" Curtis Harrington Edward J. Lakso 14 February 1979 (1979-02-14)

When Kris is mysteriously kidnapped, Jill returns to town to help locate her sister but soon discovers that she was the real target for a business mogul blaming her for his son’s untimely death.

Guest stars: Farrah Fawcett-Majors, John Colicos, Perry Lopez, Bill Fletcher, and Art LaFleur
68 18 "Teen Angels" Allen Baron Teleplay by: Bob Mitchell & Esther Mitchell
Story by: Laurie Lakso
28 February 1979 (1979-02-28)

When a murder occurs at a posh all-girls school, the Angels assume false identities only to discover a ring of girls involved in drug and alcohol abuse.

Guest stars: Audrey Landers, and Lori Lethin
69 19 "Marathon Angels" Bob Kelljan Edward J. Lakso 7 March 1979 (1979-03-07)

When the Angels investigate the unusual disappearance of two participants in a marathon, Kris and Kelly join the race to literally chase down the suspects. Everyone has an angle for the highly publicized female-only race.

Guest stars: Sarah Purcell, Ronnie Schell and Walter Brooke
70 20 "Angels in Waiting" Allen Baron Edward J. Lakso 21 March 1979 (1979-03-21)

Bosley becomes annoyed with being so predictable and decides to play a game with the Angels to see if they can figure out the clues to his whereabouts. Unknown to Bosley, he is actually a target for a dangerous ex-con.

Guest stars: Patricia Crowley and James Sikking
71 21 "Rosemary, For Remembrance" Ronald Austin Lee Sheldon 2 May 1979 (1979-05-02)

When an ex-mobster is targeted for murder, the Angels are called in by his nephew to investigate. When the mobster's nephew meets Kris, he hopes she can find the priceless diamond necklace the mobster gave to his wife the night of the murder. But when the ex-mobster starts to think Kris is actually his wife, and he reconstructs the last night he spent with Rosemary, she finds herself thinking she's going to be murdered like the original wife Rosemary was. (NOTE: Cheryl Ladd doubles as the Prohibition-era flapper.)

Guest stars: Ramon Bieri, Robert Karnes and Barbara Tarbuck
72 22 "Angels Remembered" Kim Manners Edward J. Lakso 16 May 1979 (1979-05-16)

The Angels reminisce with Bosley and Charlie about their three years of working together.

  • NOTE: This is Kate Jackson's final episode and is a clip show.