Human Target

Season 2 Episode 9

Imbroglio

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jan 14, 2011 on FOX
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Chance and Ilsa try to take in an opera along with Ilsa's sister-in-law, Connie, but get more than they bargain for when criminals take the audience hostage.

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  • Masks by Venetian Masks In Victoria owners Gianfranco and Llilliana spun the plot. Masks incredible & made plot plausible well done, the artistry in these masks fed into the opera

    10
    Wow I was totally blown away with Human Target and the staging of the opera house. It was a unique plot which was carried out perfect with the incredible masks, and I mean they were so beautiful. These masks by Venetian Masks In Victoria were so suited for this particular show, and their excellence in artistry was so vivid in particular in the close ups. I loved the mask very eerily set with the long curved nose, I believe it may be called a Piccolo Turco; as I was so fascinated I am trying to find the names to them all. I truly compliment WBTV, etc, as the plot, cast, crew were impeccable, the show was just awesome, but I was most impressed with the Masks and of course with Chance. Hoping to see more. Thank you.moreless
  • A Night At the Opera

    8.5
    Ilsa Chance are Guerrero are held hostage at the opera. The hitch is that Ilsa's sister in law who is also the head of her late husband's foundation wants to cut her off as the head of the foundation if she continues dealing with Chance and the gang. The villain behind the hostage situation (24's Morris O'Brian) is a one dimensional british accent who breaks his brother out of a secure CIA building by drilling through the sewer. The action was good albeit the story felt a little lacking as Winston has to deal with being found out as a poser of a retired DHS agent during the situation but the key to this episode's flare was the relationship between Ilsa and Chance which grew with a reversal of her having to save him after having had to kill someone last week.moreless
  • Glad "the Firm" is secure!

    8.0
    And all it took was for Chance, Guerrero and Winston to thwart a team of serious would-be terrorists and to out smart the FBI. Even Ilsa herself had some small part in the proceedings, and though her attempt to whack the bad guy in the sewers of the opera house were a tad lame, they were laughable. I always enjoy watching Carlo Rota, and this role was a far cry from his usual turn on Little Mosque on the Prairie. In the end in this episode, he did not survive his turn as a terrorist leader, but then really, how many baddies actually do survive Chance?! But Marshall's sister was impressed after all, albeit somewhat reluctantly. She left able to report good things to The Board, and that the venture was worth saving. Do you suppose FOX will take note from its own scripts?moreless
Kendall Cross

Kendall Cross

Lead FBI Agent

Guest Star

Daren A. Herbert

Daren A. Herbert

FBI Agent Vance

Guest Star

Carlo Rota

Carlo Rota

Eli Rosko

Guest Star

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  • QUOTES (9)

    • Chance: Okay, shoot me.
      Ilsa: Dear God!
      Chance: What are you doing here?
      Ilsa: What am I doing here? What are you doing?
      Chance: Just got some new body armor in the mail, want to try out.
      Ilsa: Try it out? Here?
      Chance: Well we can't do it outside. There's... you know, kids and stuff.
      Guerrero: Dude, we going to do this or what?
      Chance: Yeah, let's go.

    • Ilsa: Why in God's name are you here?
      Chance: Same reason you're here, to see the show. Guerrero says it's fantastic.
      Ilsa: You know La Traviata?
      Guerrero: Well, I'm not going to lie. If I have to sit through this baroque stuff, I'd much prefer Rossini.

    • Ilsa: Come on, Mr. Chance, why are really here? I want the truth this time.
      Chance: I told you. I'm here to see La Tortellini.
      Ilsa: That's a type of pasta.
      Chance: Is it?

    • Connie: Ilsa, what's he going to do? I don't like this.
      Ilsa: Relax, Connie.
      Connie: You saw what they did to Patrick.
      Ilsa: You're about to see why I hired this man, why he's in a class of his own, and why no one, and I mean no one, can do what he does. Isn't that right, Guerrero?
      Guerrero: Oh yeah.
      Connie: Why, what's he going to do?
      Guerrero: He's going to puke.
      (Chance vomits loudly)
      Ilsa: Good lord.
      Connie: I wish to God someone would explain to me what's going on.
      Guerrero: Well, you know how some people have perfect pitch? Others can see well at night. Well, Chance can vomit on cue.

    • (over the radio)
      Chance: Winston, you with me?
      Winston: I've been listening to you heave for the last ten minutes. Why would I go anywhere?

    • Connie: We're being held by armed thugs. Why wouldn't I call the police?
      Guerrero: Hey, it's okay. We all make mistakes.

    • Chance: She stays.
      Guerrero: Have a seat, boss.
      Connie: Is he serious?
      Ilsa: No.
      Guerrero: I'm missing the opera right now. You don't want to test me. Sit down. (cocks his gun)

    • Ilsa: Can we please stop worrying about me for a change?
      Chance: Do you have any experience picking locks, by any chance?
      Ilsa: If I say yes, would it at least make you feel better?

    • Chance: Okay, listen, folks, it's going to be really hard for me to tell who I'm supposed to be fighting. So if you could do me a huge favor, just raise your hand if you're a terrorist.

  • NOTES (3)

    • One of the posters on the wall as Chance is taken out is from Lease the Musical. The show is a unscripted performance piece by Seattle's Improv, and different from the Team America: World Police parody, since humans are clearly seen on the poster.

    • Right up to air time, this episode was scheduled for 8/7, on Wednesday, January 12, 2011. However, it was bumped at the last minute for a broadcast of the Tucson Memorial Service for the six persons killed by Jared Lee Loughner on January 8. It subsequently aired two days later at its regular time.

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: January 12, 2011 on A
      Germany: July 4, 2011 on ProSieben
      UK: July 14, 2011 on Syfy
      Czech Republic: April 13, 2013 on FANDA
      Finland: April 15, 2013 on MTV3

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