7.3
18 votes
Lone Target

Lone Target

2014

Let the games begin! Discovery Channel is going on the ultimate chase in a real-life game of cat-and-mouse, pitting ex-Navy SEAL Joel Lambert against the world's most elite military and law enforcement tracking teams in new series LONE TARGET. With only what he can carry on his back, Joel will play an extreme version of hide-and-seek in unknown treacherous terrain with nothing but a basic survival kit and canteen of water as he attempts to evade capture in 48-hours or less. Using diversionary tactics and survival techniques gained from his 10-years of experience as a Navy SEAL, will Joel's training, skill and cunning be enough to help him escape? Find out on LONE TARGET Wednesday, January 1 at 10 PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel. The series will also air on Discovery Channel in 224 countries and territories internationally under the title MANHUNT, beginning in February 2014.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Lone Target

#1 - Mexico

8.09

Season 2 - Episode 5

Hunter Force: PGJE Mexican State Police Force Location: Baja California, Mexico Just south of the U.S. border, on the outskirts of Tijuana, Mexico, Joel takes on the elite Procuraduría General de Justicia del Estado (PGJE) Mexican State Police Force. Specialising in kidnapping, robbery and extortion, the unit hunts down local criminals as well as fugitive Americans who attempt to flee into Mexico. Joel has just 24 hours to navigate through the city of Tijuana and across 12 miles of mountains, open fields, desert scrub and ranchland to reach his extraction point. Using all available assets to hunt Joel, including helicopters, ATV’s and citywide surveillance cameras, the PGJE is up for the challenge.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Lone Target from 23 votes.

#2 - South Carolina

8.09

Season 2 - Episode 6

Hunter Force: Aiken County Sheriff’s Bloodhound Dog Tracking Team Location: Aiken County, South Carolina, U.S. Joel must outrun the Aiken County Sheriff’s Bloodhound dog tracking unit. Bloodhounds are notorious for their keen sense of smell and have been known to track human scent trails that are days old. Considered one of the best bloodhound tracking units in the United States, the Aiken County team responds to over 200 calls a year. Outsmarting humans is a common occurrence for Joel, but trying to outsmart – and outrun – a team of bloodhounds will take incredible skill and a bit of luck. In a hunt different to any he’s done before, Joel has just 12 hours to make his escape - or become another statistic for Aiken’s finest.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Lone Target from 23 votes.

#3 - South Korea: Hiding in Plain Sight

8.06

Season 1 - Episode 6

Ex-Navy SEAL Joel Lambert takes on the South Korean National Police (KNP) SWAT unit in a challenge like he’s never faced before--an urban evasion. Situated on the heavily populated and highly trafficked tourist island of JeJu, Joel must alter his tactics to escape the KNP’s web of over 5,000 closed-circuit television cameras, in addition to their boat, air and mobile assets. Nothing is off-limits to Joel as he tries to avoid physical capture through the back alleys of the city. But when the pressure of the KNP becomes too much for Joel, he leads them out into the wilderness on a wild path of deception and near misses.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Lone Target from 64 votes.

#4 - Poland: Race to the Bridge

7.93

Season 1 - Episode 4

Ex-Navy SEAL Joel Lambert has just 36 hours to escape and evade Poland’s elite border guard, the Straz Graniczna. Over a distance of 25 kilometers, the border guard deploys all their assets, including thermal camera helicopters, ATV’s, motorcycles, tracking dogs and world class field units, in an attempt to intercept Joel before he reaches his extraction point. As the Straz Graniczna mobilizes dozens of troops, Joel is forced to utilize all of his deception tactics--not to mention, make his way down a 20 meter cliff, and risk a daring truck ride--to attempt to save himself in this battle of Polish pride vs. Joel’s rigorous training.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Lone Target from 69 votes.

#5 - Philippines: Escape the Jungle

7.92

Season 1 - Episode 3

Ex-Navy SEAL Joel Lambert faces off against the Philippines Army Scout Rangers, with just 48 hours to escape the dense jungle. Over a distance of 25 kilometers, and with two trucks as their only assets, the Scout Rangers prove they are among the world’s best at jungle tracking as they utilize their unique skill set to stay hot on Joel’s trail. But the harsh heat and humidity of the Philippine jungle--and an unfortunately timed typhoon--push Joel, the hunter unit and crew to the brink.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Lone Target from 83 votes.

#6 - New Zealand

7.70

Season 2 - Episode 2

Hunter Force: Maori Warriors Location: South Island, New Zealand Joel faces off against an elite team of Maori warriors in the lush and picturesque Buchannan Mountains of New Zealand. He has just 36 hours to traverse over 15 miles through the rough and unforgiving landscape of glacial fields, rocky slopes, forests and river plains all while being pursued by a group of native Maori warriors. In addition to tracking spoor, the Maori “listen” to nature to try and capture their prey. Joel is familiar with military and law enforcement tactics, but with the addition of traditional Maori tracking techniques, this hunt becomes a challenge he never expected.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Lone Target from 20 votes.

#7 - Arizona: Testing the Eagle

7.58

Season 1 - Episode 2

Ex-Navy SEAL Joel Lambert faces off against the U.S. Army's Phantom Recon unit--a battle-tested group of trackers, supremely skilled in hunting down the most elusive of enemy targets. Their turf in southern Arizona is the harsh 75,000 acres of terrain surrounding Fort Huachuca military base, an area home to mountain lions and bears--and a much-favored route of illegal aliens and heavily armed drug smugglers trying to gain passage into the United States. If Phantom Recon weren't intimidating enough, Joel is also being monitored by a squadron of sophisticated unmanned aerial drones, whose cameras have locked in on his every move. With Joel pitted against both top-notch trackers and the latest aerial spyware, will his skills and endurance be enough to get him to a successful extraction before the “enemy” closes in?

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Lone Target from 117 votes.

#8 - Mongolia

7.57

Season 2 - Episode 3

Hunter Force: Mongolian Hunters Location: Gorkhi Terelj National Park, Mongolia The Mongolian hunters have just 36 hours to track, hunt and capture Joel through the challenging and frigid winter conditions of Mongolia. Some of the world’s most proficient horsemen, the Mongolian team will not only have its trusted ground support, but also a strategic air asset – the golden eagle. With eyesight eight-times sharper than a human, the golden eagle is able to spot movement several miles in the distance and alert the hunter of prey. To make matters even tougher, Joel must also contend with unforgiving winter weather, finding himself in temperatures as low as -22 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s Joel vs. traditional tracking skills and animal instincts in a race to his extraction point.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Lone Target from 21 votes.

#9 - Panama: Swim to Survive

7.53

Season 1 - Episode 5

Panama's elite anti-drug trafficking unit SENAFRONT has just 36 hours to track, hunt and capture ex-Navy SEAL Joel Lambert through the jungles of San Jose Island, situated 60 miles off the coast. Joel battles for his freedom through thick rainforest, rocky shorelines, and some surprising wildlife, while SENAFRONT unleash their full arsenal, using ATV patrols, boat units, and ground trackers to pressure Joel from all sides. But when Joel decides to use the natural terrain to conceal his trail, SENAFRONT turns the tables by using one of Joel’s signature moves against him.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Lone Target from 53 votes.

#10 - South Africa: Safari Survival

7.48

Season 1 - Episode 1

Ex-Navy SEAL Joel Lambert is hunted across a private game reserve in South Africa as he faces off against one of the most specialized forces yet, the International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF). With the reserve full of deadly animals including lions, leopards, elephants, and rhinos, Joel must be hyperaware of both the hunter force behind him--and the dangerous game ahead. Comprised of ex-military and ex-poachers, the IAPF’s keen tracking skills allow them to spot even the faintest hint of Joel, without the aid of high tech assets. But when the IAPF finds a pride of lions on the prowl, the hunt changes to a life-and-death rescue mission to find Joel before he becomes a lion’s lunch.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Lone Target from 163 votes.

#11 - Florida
7.41
Season 2 - Episode 4

Hunter Force: Homegrown Survivalist Unit Location: The Everglades, Florida, USA Joel is back on US soil facing a challenge he has never come across before – a homegrown Survivalist unit. Trained in tracking, hunting, survival and military tactics, this unit feels right at home in the forests and swamps of Florida. They spend every spare moment tracking and hunting animals through this inhospitable environment, but they’re not familiar with tracking an expertly-trained former Navy SEAL. Both Joel and the survivalist unit have their skills put to the test, while also being on guard for venomous snakes, alligators and wild panthers – it’s a hunt like no other.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Lone Target from 22 votes.

#12 - Scotland
7.33
Season 2 - Episode 1

Hunter Force: Scottish Ghillies Location: Ardnamurchan Peninsula, Scotland On the west coast of Scotland’s rugged highlands, Joel takes on one of his toughest opponents yet - a team of traditional Scottish Ghillies. He has just 36 hours to escape capture from this incredibly talented five-man man team of expert deerstalkers and hunters. Each of them lifelong outdoorsmen, the Ghillies protect their prized land from poachers. They know these hills intimately, and their age-old skills and techniques originally formed the basis for modern military snipers. With the infamously dynamic Scottish weather as an additional challenge, has Joel finally met his match?

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Lone Target from 33 votes.

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