HUMAN TARGET “Dead Head” Review


HUMAN TARGET “Dead Head” Season 2 Episode 5 – Everyone on Chance’s team has their secrets, including Chance’s original partner, Winston. So it was nice that tonight we got a little background on Winston when an old foe shows up. The theme of the episode seemed to be second chances as Winston got a second chance to take down the man, a guy who ruined his life 8 years earlier. Not only did Winston get thrown off the police force, but we found out that it destroyed his marriage.

Finding out that Winston was once married wasn’t a huge shock. After all, he’s a nice guy and I could totally see him falling in love and settling down. What was more of a shock was the fact that he never told Chance about it. I always thought those two told each other everything, but I guess this was something that was too painful for Winston to share, even with his best friend.

As for his wife, we didn’t get to see much of her in this episode but I liked her. I liked that, even after all they’d been through, she didn’t yell and scream when Winston showed up at her door and needed help Heck, she even covered for him and Chance so they could get away. That alone made me dig her and I’m wondering if we might see her character again at some point.

My favorite bits…

Winston telling Chance he didn’t want to try the damn cannoli.

Chance spotting their client by the way his car blew up. Yep, sounds like their kind of client to me.

Wondering who exactly forged Ilsa’s name. Seems like a skill that Winston might be up his sleeve.

Guerrero calling J. D. “Dead Head”. And now I know how the episode got its title. LOL.

Gerrero freaking out when he saw his full given name on an envelope.

Winston’s “whatever” when Broward told him he was a lieutenant now.

Cracking up at Guerrero in his bomb squad costume.

Chance Molotov-ing the car.

This bit:
Winston: “Four of them, two of us.”
Chance: “They won’t know what hit them.”

Finding out that when Gerrero said he “ran into” an old friend, he meant that literally.

Guerrero ordering the guy not to bleed on his car.

Chance telling Broward to “put it on the bill” after he shot out his radio. Ha!

Ilsa stalling the police by telling them she’s got the “kettle on”. Oh dear, she really does have a lot to learn.

Ilsa jumping down from the roof of the elevator and escaping. Wow, okay so maybe she’s learned more than I thought.

Ames getting very naughty thoughts when she saw a van full of cash. I imagine to an ex-thief like her, that would be like an alcoholic looking at a van full of booze.

The sight of Ilsa sitting on that bus bench.

Ames’ joy at realizing that J. D. had a photographic memory and planning to take him to Vegas.

Chance and Ames having to hold Winston back when he realized there were no records to link Broward to the dirty money.

Ames saying “thanks Dad” when Guerrero handed her the keys to his Caddy. LOL.

Chance sauntering into the police department and announcing that all the points on that all points bulletin, pointed to him.

Ames smashing Gerrero’s car. Uh oh.

Knowing that those guys were in trouble as soon as Chance claimed that four against one was “hardly fair”. Yeah, right.

J. D. reciting Broward’s entire account number, from memory. Nice!

Winston getting Broward’s badge off of him, just like he promised.

Ilsa handing Guerrero a wad of cash.

J. D. finding out the truth about the person he used to be and the team encouraging him to take the opportunity at a second chance.

Winston going back to apologize to his ex.

Chance telling Winston he was a terrible liar, but a great cop.

What did you think of this episode of Human Target? Got any favorite bits or least favorite bits of your own? I’d love to hear from you!

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