Human Target

Season 1 Episode 9

Corner Man

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Mar 24, 2010 on FOX



  • Trivia

    • During this episode, there are several wide scenic shots of "Brussels" to place the coming scene. However, the shots are not of Brussels, which is not a river city.

    • During the first fight the referee counts in German, during the second in French, and during the last fight in English. This is notable on the one hand since counting normally is done in the language of the martial arts (e.g. Japanese for Karate) or the language of the hosting country. Both fighters fight different styles, so international sportsmanship would suggest English, or if both styles originated in the same country, that country's language. On the other hand, the fights are supposed to take place in Brussels (Belgium) where the majority of the population speak French and Dutch, German is spoken by a minority only. The most logical pick therefore would have been English or French through all fights, but not a mixture and particularly not German.

    • From the time that Chance underwater in the pool shoots Prentiss' second man, to the point where he aims a gun at Prentiss. only four seconds elapse. In that time he fully emerges from the pool, brings a muscular struggling man with him, stands fully erect, and aims a gun with a steady hand. Not only that, but he does so without making any audible splashing noise. And he takes the time to have tied the rope around his hostage's leg, since he wouldn't have done that until after he had shot the other two men.

  • Quotes

    • Winston: All right, genius, since you know me so well, what am I thinking right now?
      Chance: Well, you're worried because we're going to see somebody who's not exactly my biggest fan. You're second guessing.
      Winston: "Not exactly your biggest fan." The man told you if he ever saw you again, he'd shoot you you in the kneecaps, stuff you in a steamer trunk, and sink it to the bottom of the bay.
      Chance: You see, that's what I'm talking about. You're nervous.

    • Winston: He wants to kill you, and you just want to, just waltz into his living room. But, see, I've been around you long enough to know that, for you, that's pretty much par for the course
      Chance: Still, you come along. You're like a... mystery wrapped in a riddle wrapped in... cashmere.

    • Belvilacqua: Your client doesn't sound too smart.
      Chance: I'll be honest with you. He's not the brightest bulb in the box.
      Eddie: Is he saying I'm dumb?
      Guerrero: Of course not.
      Eddie: I'm not dumb.
      Guerrero: Your headphones are on backwards.

    • Guerrero: I think we just won the fight. The pop you heard was Emil's wrist.
      Eddie: How do you know what a broken wrist sounds like?
      Guerrero: Practice.

    • Winston: Well, I don't care what he says. Till this yips things gets figured out, I'm not taking any chances. We're gonna fix his next fight. What?
      Guerrero: And you call yourself a role model?
      Winston: Huh.

    • Guerrero: The commissioner and I have a relationship.
      Eddie: What kind of relationship?
      Guerrero: The kind where I get a monthly stipend. Certain photos stay stashed away in a drawer, and he stays happily married.

    • Prentiss: Where is Eddie Dunn?
      Chance: Well, that depends. If you ask Descartes, he'd say that his mind and his body can exist in two places at the same time. If you ask Jung, he'd say that he's in our unconscious realm. Keep asking whoppers like that, we're gonna be here for a while.

    • Winston: You want to know why I come with you on these things? It's not because I'm nervous. It's not because I want to second-guess you, and it's definitely not because I'm some sort of... closet thrill junkie. I come with you on these things because... (long pause) You know.
      Guerrero: For God's sake, get a room already.
      Winston: Oh, shut up.

  • Notes

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: March 21, 2010 on CTV
      UK: June 2, 2010 on Syfy
      Sweden: October 14, 2010 on Kanal 5
      Australia: November 10, 2010 on GO!
      Germany: November 29, 2010 on ProSieben
      Czech Republic: July 16, 2012 on TV Nova
      Slovakia: February 27, 2013 on Dajto

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