Human Target

  • Title: Human Target – The Return of Baptiste
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Human Target - The Return of Baptiste TV review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to the Second Season of Human Target. “The Return of Baptiste” features the final appearance of a character who previously appeared in the two best episodes of the series. While not a bad episode, Human Target goes to the well once too often by bringing back Baptiste (Lennie James) who Christopher Chance (Mark Valley) temporarily liberates from a Russian prison in order to enlist the assassin’s help in the recovery of a journalist being held by a South American drug dealer (Jorge Montesi). There’s some fun back-and-forth between Chance and Baptiste, including the pair getting into a bar brawl, but given the events witnessed in “Christopher Chance” and “Baptiste” it strains the show’s credibility that Chance would even consider going to the man for help or that Baptiste would be open to offering it. The episode refuses to even mention or allude to Katherine Walters (Amy Acker) and how her death ended the pair’s professional relationship.

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Human Target – The Wife’s Tale

by Alan Rapp on September 12, 2019

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Human Target - The Wife's Tale TV review

Throwback Thursday takes us back to the Second Season of Human Target. In “The Wife’s Tale,” Christopher Chance‘s (Mark Valley) past comes back to haunt him. Opening with an assassination he commited seven years ago, the episode jumps to the present where he attempts to protect the wife (Molly Parker) of the man (Dino Antoniou) he murdered from a similar fate. The fact that both jobs came to Chance from the same unscrupulous broker (M.C. Gainey) with plans of his own, and that the wife discovers Chance’s involvement in the death of her husband, complicate the situation even further.

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Human Target – Ilsa Pucci

by Alan Rapp on January 1, 2019

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  • Title: Human Target – Ilsa Pucci
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Human Target - Ilsa Pucci television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to Human Target, and the episode that changes everything. After spending an entire season building up to a First Season cliffhanger, Human Target makes a noticeable left-hand turn in the Second Season premiere. The show wraps up the most obvious lingering plot elements in the first six-minutes as Christopher Chance (Mark Valley) and Guerrero (Jackie Earle Haley) rescue Winston (Chi McBride) from the intermediary (Timothy Omundson) sent to recover the ledger. Notably absent, and never mentioned again, is Chance’s old boss (Armand Assante) who we last saw heading out with his former pupil to recover the book and Winston. The bank shoot-out ends with Chance’s retirement, leaving Wintson alive but alone when a new client comes calling. After six months of searching, the determined Ilsa Pucci (Indira Varma) finally tracks Chance down to a monastery in Nepal as she will become a new client and the first of two new female characters who will alter the show’s formula throughout it’s sophomore (and final) season.

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  • Title: Human Target – Christopher Chance
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Human Target - Christopher Chance television review

Throwback Thursday takes us back to the final episode from the First Season of Human Target. The aptly-named “Christopher Chance” will finally reveal a few truths about Christopher Chance (Mark Valley), his first meeting with Winston (Chi McBride), his old line of work, and the woman who turned his world upside down. Still working as an assassin, our protagonist tricks Winston into giving up the location of a protective witness. With every intention of killing Katherine Walters (Amy Acker), at the last second our hitman for hire changes his mind and decides to break with his boss (Armand Assante) and take the witness on the run. Looking for all the help he can get, he chooses to go to the one man known for keeping people alive: Christopher Chance (Lee Majors).

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Human Target – Victoria

by Alan Rapp on March 27, 2018

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Human Target - Victoria television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to another episode from the First Season of Human Target. The penultimate episode of the show’s First Season follows the basic formula as Christopher Chance (Mark Valley) is brought in by an old friend (Erick Avari) to protect a woman in danger. The difference here is that the client he is trying to protect is the Princess of Wales and the people who want her killed are her own security. While Chance is keeping Victoria (Christina Cole) away from the assassins, Winston (Chi McBride) and Guerrero (Jackie Earle Haley) protect the woman’s lover (Rey Valentin) who is also in danger.

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