Series Summary
Driven by desperation, rogue FBI agent Duncan Carlisle makes hostages of renowned surgeon Ellen Sanders' family. He demands that she kill the president during an upcoming operation. While Carlisle and his team of accomplices -- including brother-in-law Kramer, hot-headed ex-soldier Archer and mysterious Sandrine -- hold the family captive, the lines between right and wrong become increasingly blurred. Ellen faces a terrible dilemma between following her captors' demands or further endangering her family.

Air Dates: 2013 - Present

Genres: Drama, Suspense

Network: CBS


  • Season 1, Ep. 15 : Endgame Jan 6, 2014

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    The first lady confronts Ellen before she operates on the president.

  • Season 1, Ep. 14 : Suspicious Minds Jan 6, 2014

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    Duncan discovers Sandrine's betrayal and decides to use it to his advantage in an attempt to help his own family, who have fallen into Blair's hands.

  • Season 1, Ep. 13 : Fight or Flight Dec 16, 2013

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    Ellen reveals to Duncan that she will not kill the President; She insists she will help him to get the bone marrow he needs to save his wife, as long as he gives her something in return - a promise to protect her children.

  • Season 1, Ep. 12 : The Cost of Living Dec 9, 2013

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    Brian wants to expose Duncan to the police, but changes his mind when he sees evidence of Ellen and Duncan getting close.

  • Season 1, Ep. 11 : Off the Record Dec 2, 2013

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    Duncan locks the Sanders in a room for the day as he and the team go after the snipers in New York; Duncan's mother-in-law wants to expose the president.

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Based on 29 Critics
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  • If you get past the large leap and buy into the premise, Hostages promises surprising switchbacks and character development ranking among the best of the season. Show More

  • Other than a few other corny ideas (the whole Presidential assassination trope is a little cliché), Hostages delivers a compelling plot with enough tension to keep viewers interested for 45 minutes. Show More

  • Hostages unfolds with the crisp efficiency of a humorless event planner checking tasks off a list. Show More

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