Human Target

  • Title: Human Target – Salvage & Reclamation
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“Shut up, Doug.”

Human Target - Salvage & Reclamation television review

“Salvage & Reclamation” may not be my favorite episode of Human Target but the episode has it all in an exotic location, humor, action, and a lovely guest-star with a tie to the past of our mysterious protagonist. Perhaps more than any other episode of the series this one shows the potential of the show’s concept when handled correctly. Called into service by an old flame, Christopher Chance (Mark Valley) heads to South America where he rescues English anthropologist Doug Slocum (Kris Marshall) who has uncovered the location of a plane full of gold which many are willing to kill for. Neither the rescue nor Chance’s reunion go exactly as planned as Chance, Maria (Leonor Varela), and Doug head into the the jungle hunted by the army, drug runners, and a superbly-evil corporate goon (Kim Coates).

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Human Target – Lockdown

by Alan Rapp on June 13, 2017

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Human Target - Lockdown television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to another episode from the First Season of Human Target. In “Lockdown” Christopher Chance (Mark Valley) is hired to break a scientist out of a locked private defense contractor facility where Martin Gleason (Kevin Weisman) is being kept against his will to work on a sensitive defense project. While getting in goes exactly to plan, getting both himself and his client out turns out to be far trickier as the pair have to sneak their way through building filled with guards and a high-tech security system determined to find them.

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Human Target – Run

by Alan Rapp on January 19, 2017

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Human Target - Run television review

Throwback Thursday takes us back to another episode from the First Season of Human Target. In “Run,” Christopher Chance (Mark Valley) attempts to protect District Attorney Allyson Russo (Kristin Lehman) and her quest to take down of a corrupt criminal empire with the help of a confidential informant who also happens to be her father (William B. Davis). In this instance keeping his client alive means going on the run from gangsters and corrupt cops who have much to lose if the old man decides to turn his ledger over the District Attorney. Adding a challenge to the chase is a tracker unknowingly swallowed by the client, something Guerrero (Jackie Earle Haley) helps with, and her her choice to keep her familial connection with her informant secret.

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Human Target – Sanctuary

by Alan Rapp on May 29, 2015

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Human Target - Sanctuary

Although still quite enjoyable, and better than several episodes of the show’s Second Season, “Sanctuary” is the weakest episode of Human Target‘s opening season with a bit too much of Indiana Jones (mercenaries, hidden art, a secret monastery) for its own good. Always a sucker for the ladies, “Sanctuary” begins with Christopher Chance (Mark Valley) being hired by the girlfriend (Sarah Smyth) of a reformed thief (Sam Huntington) who turned on his crew rather than see the woman he loves get hurt. Now hiding out in a monastery on top of a mountain the thief is unaware the criminals he helped put away have escaped and are coming for revenge (and a priceless artifact hidden for decades somewhere in the monastery).

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Human Target – Embassy Row

by Alan Rapp on May 22, 2015

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Human Target - Embassy Row

In an episode that finds our hero poisoned and forced to break into a Russian Embassy to find a cure for both himself and an old friend’s dying brother “Embassy Row” introduces Emmanuelle Vaugier as my favorite recurring character of the entire series: FBI Agent Emma Barnes. The episode begins when Aaron Cooper (Firefly‘s Sean Maher) is given Christopher Chance’s (Mark Valley) number by his dying brother who knows Chance is the one man who may be able to save Aaron from a similar fate.

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