Human Target returned this past week with Christopher Chance (Mark Valley) and Guerrero (Jackie Earl Haley) quickly wraping-up the cliffhanger from Season One by saving Winston (Chi McBride) from the evil clutches of Psych‘s Timothy Omundson. After a short break Chance is convinced to put the team back together by new co-star Indira Varma as Ilsa Pucci, a wealthy widow who needs his unique skill set to keep her alive.
The episode much more concerned with starting fresh than picking up the pieces of last season’s cliffhanger – no mention is made of Armand Assante‘s character or any reason given for writing him out of the story. As a new starting point it works well, though it looks like we’re in for a change in the dynamic this season.
I kind of liked the woman of the week the first season gave us (including Moon Bloodgood, Grace Park, Tricia Helfer, Courtney Ford, and Emmanuelle Vaugier), so it will be interesting to see how much the inclusion of Varma and the new recurring character of Ames (Janet Montgomery) changes things. Even with changes, and a couple of nagging loose ends, I’m glad to have it back.