Human Target

Human Target – Ilsa Pucci

by Alan Rapp on January 1, 2019

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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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Human Target – Tanarak

by Alan Rapp on January 23, 2018

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Human Target - Tanarak television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to another episode from the First Season of Human Target. “Tanarak” follows the basic structure with Chance (Mark Valley) out to protect a beautiful, smart, and talented woman from those who would do her harm. In this case the woman is Dr. Jessica Shaw (Moon Bloodgood) who has gotten on the bad side of the remote mining community where she practices by looking too closely into the unexplained death of one of their workers. Given the truth could expose the company to millions in litigation, they will do whatever it takes to wipe out the good doctor before any of this sees the light of day.

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Human Target – Baptiste

by Alan Rapp on September 5, 2017

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Human Target - Baptiste television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to another episode from the First Season of Human Target. “Baptiste” may be my favorite episode of the series, although the final episode of the show’s First Season does give it a run for its money. As the title suggests, the episode marks the first appearance of Christopher Chance‘s (Mark Valley) old friend Baptiste (Lennie James) who arrives in Washington for a high-target assassination. The episode also marks the return (and sadly final appearance) of my favorite recurring guest-star as, needing all the help he can get, Chance turns to FBI Agent Emma Barnes (Emmanuelle Vaugier) to stop Baptise from murdering the delegates of a secret Chinese/Taiwan summit in Georgetown.

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