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"Taking Ames"
Season {{#pad:2|2|0|left}}, Number 03

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Air date December 1, 2010
Written by David Simkins
Directed by Paul Edwards
Production code 2J5703
U.S. viewers 5.78 million
U.S. ratings 3.5/6 HH
1.6/5 A18-49
Case Folder
Location: San Francisco, California
Protectee Ames
Thief, team member
Protectee Brody Rivera
Thief, explosives expert
Cover "Chicago"
Episode Guide
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Taking Ames is the third episode of the second season of Human Target. A blast from the young thief's past threatens to take her down once and for all, and possibly the whole organization with her.


Chance follows Ames after she 'borrowed' some of Guerrero's tools, and confronts her after she and Brody Rivera (J. D. Pardo) steal explosives. When Rivera delivers the explosives to Mr. Markus, he's presented the score of a lifetime, steal three massive diamonds, but they need Ames for the heist. After they leave, Ames calls Chance and asks for help. Chance infiltrates the team by pretending to be Mr. Chicago, while Guerrero intercepts the real Chicago. The team breaks into the museum. Chance takes out the members of the team, including Yuri, another cleaner. Rivera spots him and drives off with the van, but Ames lifted the diamonds off him. Markus phones Ames telling her to bring the diamonds to the train station or Rivera dies. She places the diamonds in a locker, and after Markus leaves with them he gives Rivera's location. Winston, Guerrero stop him and the real Mr. Chicago drives off with Markus. Rivera is sitting on a bomb with a pressure switch; Chance tackles him off the bench clear of the explosion. Pucci admits that Ames is loyal and accepts her back on the team.

Guest stars[]

  • Hakeem Kae-Kazim as Andre Markus
  • J.D. Pardo as Brody Rivera
  • Douglas O'Keeffe as Yuri
  • Mike Dopud as Chicago
  • Dimitri Arvantis as Museum Door Guard
  • Adrian Formosa as Beaten Museum Guard
  • Dee Jay Jackson as Security Guard
  • Tristan Jensen as Museum Guard #1
  • Jean Paul Najm as Memphis
  • Paul Tryl as Boise


  • Presumably a pun on 'taking aim', along with the re-emergence of the young thief's de facto brother.