Human Target

Season 1 Episode 11


Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Apr 07, 2010 on FOX

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  • Every once in a while, the writers and producers of a series will add an episode that's just for fun to play with their fans. The X-File, Star Trek, even Lost did it. Now, it's Human Target

    While this episode will require the fans to suspend reality for the moment and take a step into an alternate reality, it's actually done with a bit of play on several real world events. The writers and producers seem to be showing off a bit of their knowledge of English history, and at the same time dangling and playing the conspiracy buffs. Let's begin with the tongue and cheek setup of a English Queen with two daughters - one of whom is the Princess of Wales named Victoria which is a slight of hand with reality where in the real world should Prince Charles come to the throne would have 2 sons one of whom would then be William the Prince of Wales. To appreciate this you need a bit of English history: there has never been a formal investure of a female heir presumptive as Princess of Wales. And only the heir apparent can be Prince/Princess of Wales. The only case that a woman was an apparent (unquestionable) heir was William IV's niece, Victoria becauce there was no male heirs. William the Prince of Wales and Victoria - the Princess of Wales - get it? The other fun on us is more apparent if you were around when Princess Diana died in the tragic car accident in Paris. Followin the accident, there were some conspiracy buffs who believed that Princess Diana was assasinated by either British Intelligence or members of the Royal household to prevent her from re-marrying a commoner. Sound familiar? There are other leg pullings, from the fight scene with medieval weapons to the fight in the Irish Bar run by an ex-IRA. And just as hints about Chance, Winston, and Guerrero's past were placed in EVERY episodes, we get a big one and a little one at the end. See if you can find it. The way to watch this episode is to have fun with it and not take it too seriously.