Human Target

Season 2 Episode 7

A Problem Like Maria (1)

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jan 05, 2011 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Chance comes to the aid of his old girlfriend, Maria Gallego, putting his relationship with Ilsa at risk.

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  • hmm..

    Good way to start 2011. The plot was interesting enough. Although I like seing a familiar face showing on screen, this former love thing dynamics is not a good plot for this kind of show.

    Like dif_frent said, Guerrero is turning more and more into a comical character. The danger and mysterious character is becoming a soft and loving one. Not good.

    I know this "the end justifies the means" motto is great and all and we all love that cause it keeps the show moving, Mrs. Pucci constant complaints are getting old.

    Anyways, the show is awesome. Mark Valley is awesome. Winston is awesome and everybody else is awesome.

    Just don't turn it into a Grey's anatomy kind of thing..

  • Back to normal.

    I feel we are back to normal in this episode. No more schoolboy heroism as in the previous one. Great stunts again, some funny stuff, too. One thing starts bothering me, though. Guerrero is becoming less and less dangerous and more and more funny. I loved him the way he was in season one, when you could not be sure whether he would turn against Chance or not. After "The Return of Baptiste", we have another return form season one, Maria Gallego. All that love/romance/passion between Chance and her does not seem very convincing. Do not go this way, script writers. All in all strong episode and strong performance.moreless
  • This episode marked a return to the more traditional plotlines of this program, i.e. - a damsel in distress, Chance and the team to the rescue, exotic locales, etc.

    The fact that the team can now travel in style using Mrs. Pucci's private jet is so cool. I also enjoyed the scene in the bar, when Maria and Chance have to fight their way out; it reminded me of similar scenes in the James Bond movies. In my opinion, Chance should always be in motion - I love watching him fight or perform some sort of daredevil stunt, e.g. hanging from the helicopter as it went airborne, then climbing inside. I also enjoyed the banter between Ames and Guerrero - if the writers are smart, they will pair those two up all the time/ the love-hate thing really works. Glad to see Guerrero will have a larger role in next weeks Ep. - they should show him a lot more.moreless
Jordi Caballero

Jordi Caballero

Hector Lopez

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David Barrera

David Barrera

Julio Escalante

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Darren Shahlavi

Darren Shahlavi

Eladio Lopez

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Opening an airplane door in mid-flight is almost impossible due to built-in safety precautions while the plane is in flight.

    • Despite it being wildly inappropriate, Ames continues to wear her party dress, even though she wore more normal/unencumbering clothing on the plane ride from the States.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Ilsa: Mr. Guerrero, I'm rather stunned that you're here.
      Guerrero: I'm not reading anything, I'm not signing anything. If this meeting takes more than five minutes, you and I got an issue. I got someone waiting in the car. In the trunk.

    • Chance: Did you come here to see me or because you're in trouble?
      Maria: Because I'm in trouble. I always want to see you.

    • Maria: How come your name is Guerrero and you don't speak Spanish?
      Guerrero: None of your business. I don't talk about my private life. Ever.
      Maria: I didn't realize your name was so private.

    • Chance: Listen, I know you warned me.
      Guerrero: We all have our blind spots, bro. There's this girl in Osaka. Enough said.

    • Guerrero: All right, I'll stay here and reach out to the Lopez brothers. Propose the trade.
      Chance: You sure?
      Guerrero: Yeah, I got a history with them. And I'm comfortable in the world of violently insane.

    • Winston: Promise me one thing. If this is it, if this is really the end... I get to use the rocket launcher.

    • Guerrero: Chance will think of something.
      Diego Garcia: Well, I hope he's very clever.
      Guerrero: More importantly, he's very crazy.

    • Maria: I need you to know this just in case things don't go according to plan.
      Chance: Don't worry. Things never go according to plan.

    • Winston: What did you do?
      Chance: We don't have enough oxygen to go back to San Francisco.
      Winston: Are you crazy or something?!
      Chance: I've been hearing that.
      Winston: You know, just between us, you ought to admit one thing. Things have gotten a little out of hand.
      Chance: Yeah.

    • Maria: I'm going to miss you, Chance.
      Chance: Could've told you that.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Music: Beat the Devil's Tattoo (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club), Corazon (Federica Aubele), All That We Perceive (Thievery Corporation), History (Groove Armada)

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: January 5, 2011 on A
      Germany: June 20, 2011 on ProSieben
      UK: June 30, 2011 on Syfy
      Czech Republic: March 30, 2013 on FANDA
      Finland: April 1, 2013 on MTV3


    • Title:
      Referencing the song "Maria" from the 1959 Rogers & Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music. Also known as "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?", the song concerns Sister Maria, who the other nuns dislike because she doesn't act like a "real" nun.