Human Target 1.07 – Salvage & Reclamation a Review

HUMAN TARGET: Chance (Mark Valley, L) reunites with a fiery former flame (guest star Leonor Varela, R) when he is called to South America to rescue an archeologist targeted by a South American army and a deadly bounty hunter in the HUMAN TARGET episode "Salvage & Reclamation" airing Wednesday, March 10 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2010 FOX BROADCASTING CO. CR: Michael Courtney/FOX

Chance reunites with a fiery former flame when he is called to South America to rescue an archeologist whose discovery of a lost treasure makes him the target of a South American army and a deadly bounty hunter.

It starts out in a military base in South America with a captured Archeologist named Dough.  He is being questioned about where the treasure is ($40 million of gold in a crashed former dictator’s plane) when Chance rescues him. This whole episode reminds me of McGyver and Raiders of the Lost Ark. Chance get to play off his Spanish before they have to run for it.

Bertram the ruthless and well played bounty hunter is also after the gold and he joins forces with the corrupt colonel to give chase. Here the episode hits on some A-team vibes in my mind.

UMAN TARGET: Chance (Mark Valley, C) reunites with a fiery former flame (guest star Leonor Varela, R) when he is called to South America to rescue an archeologist (guest star Kris Marshall, L) targeted by a South American army and a deadly bounty hunter in the HUMAN TARGET episode "Salvage & Reclamation" airing Wednesday, March 10 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2010 FOX BROADCASTING CO. CR: Michael Courtney/FOXChase is there on the request of an old flame he left without any explanation a couple of years ago, in fact right after shooting down the aforementioned plane. Maria and him are clearly attracted to each other but then there is that temperament of hers that gets in the way. Maria is a babe, but she doesn’t pull off her role fully in my opinion. Their bantering eventually comes to their predictable conclusion.

Winston and Guerrero are not waiting in the office in this episode. They are waiting at the airport, but when the military starts to show interests, they are forces to acquire alternative transport since their own pilot is being questioned by the soldiers. It works quite good as comic relief when they hijack what to me looks like an old rugged DC3 with the traditional farm animals in the cabin (so Indiana Jones). Chase sends them on a blind course north, he will be getting back to them about the location of the rebel airfield he know is up there to further comic relief as Winston whine in frustration.

In general I would rate this episode as amusing good natured fun not bringing the big arc so much forward but with a well played Bertram.  As I said before it’s very Indiana Jones meets McGyver with a sprinkle of A-team even with the music. I would have liked to see more of Guerrero as always, I am really fond of that character.

Tonights episode will set Chance against a professional assassin named Baptiste he himself trained many years before.