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Human Target: Cool Hand Guerrero

Guerrero comes to the aid of a childhood friend, but is framed for the man's death and sent to prison. When Winston and Chance come to help, they want him to stay in jail so they can clear his name, but he's not happy with the idea. Meanwhile, Ilsa and Ames learn what Guerrero does on his time off.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x10
Production Number: 2J5710
Airdate: Friday January 14th, 2011
Special Airtime: 09:00 pm

Director: Craig R. Baxley
Writer: Matt Whitney

Alternate Airdates:

AU (FX) May 01, 2013

Guest Stars
James RemarJames Remar
As Warden Clancy Cole
James RemarJames Remar
As Warden Clancy Cole
Bruce DawsonBruce Dawson
As Gov. Strong
John CassiniJohn Cassini
As Jerry Mobbs
John CassiniJohn Cassini
As Jerry Mobbs

Co-Guest Stars
Paul LazenbyPaul Lazenby
As Bubba
Paul LazenbyPaul Lazenby
As Bubba
Kirby MorrowKirby Morrow
As Eddie
Ian RobisonIan Robison
As Sheriff Williams
Ian RobisonIan Robison
As Sheriff Williams
John StewartJohn Stewart
As Crazy Gun Customer
John StewartJohn Stewart
As Crazy Gun Customer
Tiffani TimmsTiffani Timms
As Soccer Mom
Tiffani TimmsTiffani Timms
As Soccer Mom
Main Cast
Mark ValleyMark Valley
As Christopher Chance
Mark ValleyMark Valley
As Christopher Chance
Chi McBrideChi McBride
As Winston
Chi McBrideChi McBride
As Winston
Indira VarmaIndira Varma
As Ilsa Pucci
Indira VarmaIndira Varma
As Ilsa Pucci


At a motel in Redding County, Alabama, Guerrero forges a passport for his childhood friend, Jerry Mopes. Jerry tries to share his troubles with Guerrero, but he doesn't want to hear it. He tells his friend to lay low and avoid drug running, and confirms that the package Jerry sent him is safe back in San Francisco. They embrace and Jerry prepares to leave, and Guerrero makes sure he pays up before he goes...

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Episode Notes
Right up to air time, this episode was scheduled for 9/8, on Wednesday, January 12, 2011. However, it was bumped at the last minute for the Tucson Memorial Service and then Hell's Kitchen to fill out the time slot.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Jake OwenYee HawChristopher enters the gun store

Episode Quotes
Guerrero: Don't worry, got your back. Have since the third grade.
Jerry Mobbs: That's when Bobby Green jumped me at recess, and I gave you a quarter to put him in crutches.
Guerrero: Yeah, yeah. First special job.
Jerry Mobbs: Hey. Thanks, man. (they hug)
Guerrero: Hey, Jerry.
Jerry Mobbs: Yeah?
Guerrero: Five thousand dollars.
Jerry Mobbs: Why of course. Yeah.
Guerrero: Of course.
Jerry Mobbs: Price has gone up over the years.
Guerrero: You got the friends and family discount.

Christopher: (about Guerrero) You know, he's probably just out of town on some work-related matter.
Ilsa: But he works here.
Christopher: Side jobs.
Ilsa: What kind of side jobs?
Winston: Some times... you don't want to know.
Christopher: Probably safer for all of us that way.

Winston: You know, I've been working with Guerrero for six years, and I don't even know his first name. Do you?
Christopher: Yeah, he changes it every now and again.
Winston: Man is a mystery wrapped in a box tied off with an enigma.

Ames: So he wouldn't use the year he was born, or year he got married... is he even married?
Ilsa: Not according to his tax form. But how reliable that information is, I couldn't say.
Ames: So what do we know about Guerrero?
Ilsa: That he... wears glasses.
Ames: Huh.

Christopher: I thought you might get lonely.
Guerrero: Don't get lonely, dude. Prefer the company of a good book to most people.

Bubba: They want the notebook.
Guerrero: Yeah? I want you to piss off. We all don't get what we want, now do we?
Bubba: There's four of us now.
Christopher: Well, there's only two of us. I mean, it's... it's hardly fair.
Bubba: Tell your friend to cooperate.
Guerrero: He meant for you guys, bro.

Winston: Well, two days, just like we said.
Guerrero: You said one.
Winston: He said one.
Christopher: Well, that was just for effect. Two was more realistic.
Guerrero: Uh-huh. I could have done it in one.
Winston: You know, a simple thank you would... who am I talking to, Mr. Manners?
Christopher: You're welcome!

Winston: I don't know what you do with your free time, but following me to Sunday bowling league? Seriously, you need a hobby.
Guerrero: And you need to work on your follow-through. It's all in the wrist.

Cultural References
Title: Cool Hand Guerrero

Cool Hand Luke is a 1967 prison movie starring Paul Newman as Luke Jackson, who is incarcerated at a Southern prison where the warden and the guards try to break his spirit.

Guerrero: Great. Welcome to Mayberry.

Mayberry is the peaceful small town in The Andy Griffith Show and Mayberry R.F.D.

Guerrero can be seen reading Stephen King's It in his cell.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperJonathan Steinberg
Executive ProducerMcG  |  Brad Kern  |  Jonathan Steinberg  |  Matthew Miller
Co-Executive ProducerDan E. Fesman  |  Andrea Newman  |  Dan McDermott  |  David Simkins
Supervising ProducerSteve Boyum
Co-ProducerJessie Ward Dugan  |  Robert Levine (3)
Consulting ProducerZev Borow
EditorScott Gamzon
CastingPeggy Kennedy  |  Debi Manwiller  |  Corinne Clark  |  Jennifer Page
First Assistant DirectorNico Sachse
MusicTim Jones (4)
Music EditorMary Parker (2)
Costume DesignerAngelina Kekich
Set DecoratorJohanne Hubert
Location ManagerGeoff Teoli
Property MasterDean Goodine
Post Production SupervisorLeandra Jones
Supervising Sound EditorPeter Austin (1)
Re-Recording MixerEric Justen  |  Jeffrey Perkins
Director of PhotographyRobert McLachlan
Story EditorNora Zuckerman  |  Lilla Zuckerman
Stunt CoordinatorDean Choe
Art DirectorJames Steuart
Production ManagerYvonne Melville
Executive Story EditorMatt Whitney
Key Makeup ArtistTanya Howard
Created ByLen Wein
Theme ByBear McCreary  |  Tim Jones (4)
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