Hostages: Season 1 (2013-2014)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: Hostages has an intriguing premise and handsome production values, but its twisty plot sometimes strains credulity.

Episodes

Air date: Sep 23, 2013
Air date: Sep 30, 2013
Air date: Oct 7, 2013
Air date: Oct 14, 2013
Air date: Oct 21, 2013
Air date: Oct 28, 2013
Air date: Nov 4, 2013
Air date: Nov 11, 2013
Air date: Nov 18, 2013
Air date: Nov 25, 2013

Season Info

A deadly cat-and-mouse game between a world-renowned surgeon and a rogue FBI agent begins in Season 1 of this high-octane suspense thriller. Dr. Ellen Sanders (Toni Collette), a respected Washington, D.C., surgeon is selected to operate on U.S. president Paul Kincaid (James Naughton). But the day before the surgery armed intruders, led by FBI agent Duncan Carlisle (Dylan McDermott), take her family hostage and demand that she kill Kincaid during surgery or they will murder her husband, son and … More

Network: CBS
Premiere Date: Sep 23, 2013
Produced By: , ,

Cast

Toni Collette
Toni Collette
as Ellen Sanders
Tate Donovan
Tate Donovan
as Brian Sanders
Mateus Ward
Mateus Ward
as Jake Sanders
Quinn Shephard
Quinn Shephard
as Morgan Sanders
Dylan McDermott
Dylan McDermott
as Duncan Carlisle
James Naughton
James Naughton
as President Kincaid
Sandrine Holt
Sandrine Holt
as Sandrine Gonzales
Rhys Coiro
Rhys Coiro
as Kramer Delaney
Billy Brown
Billy Brown
as Archer Petit
Kate Burton
Kate Burton
as Mary Kincaid
Jeremy Bobb
Jeremy Bobb
as Quentin Creasy
Lola Cook
Lola Cook
as Sawyer
Kevin Prowse
Kevin Prowse
as Security Guard
Royce Johnson
Royce Johnson
as Agent Graham Adams
Paul Calderon
Paul Calderon
as Stan Hoffman
Frank Deal
Frank Deal
as John Norton
Nancy Nagrant
Nancy Nagrant
as Nurse Reed
Toni Trucks
Toni Trucks
as Angela Nix
Andy Powers
Andy Powers
as Charlie Andrews
Duke Lafoon
Duke Lafoon
as Dr. Kagan
Larry Mitchell
Larry Mitchell
as Det. Peter Hall
Larry Pine
Larry Pine
as Burton Delaney
Tom Greer
Tom Greer
as Male Station Attenda...
Jonathan C. Kaplan
Jonathan C. Kaplan
as Martin Hayes
Kevyn Morrow
Kevyn Morrow
as Police Captain
Richard Hughes
Richard Hughes
as Kate's Husband
Stewart J. Zully
Stewart J. Zully
as Det. Connors
Ali Farahnakian
Ali Farahnakian
as Dr. Jim Miller
Joanne Kelly
Joanne Kelly
as Vanessa
Bhavesh Patel
Bhavesh Patel
as Journalist
Tom Kemnitz Jr.
Tom Kemnitz Jr.
as Medical Tech
Greg Brostrom
Greg Brostrom
as Janitor/Security Gua...
Derek Peith
Derek Peith
as Bus Driver
Sharrieff Pugh
Sharrieff Pugh
as Herman Walker
Nicholas J. Coleman
Nicholas J. Coleman
as Young Burton
Nick Chinlund
Nick Chinlund
as Det. Miller
Debra Kay Anderson
Debra Kay Anderson
as Mrs. Watson
Danielle Slavick
Danielle Slavick
as Nurse Karen
Graham Powell
Graham Powell
as Randall Burke
Phil Nee
Phil Nee
as Principal
Josh Banks
Josh Banks
as Lab Tech
Jay O Sanders
Jay O Sanders
as Lynn Shipley
Li Jun Li
Li Jun Li
as Attractive Woman
Eric Schroeder
Eric Schroeder
as Pawnbroker
Bret Lada
Bret Lada
as Young Kincaid
Garth Kravits
Garth Kravits
as Polygrath Expert
Harriett D. Foy
Harriett D. Foy
as Nurse Delores
Robert McKay
Robert McKay
as Agent Seabury
Tim Ransom
Tim Ransom
as Dr. Hank Evans
Timothy Adams
Timothy Adams
as Jack Cahill
Dana Ashbrook
Dana Ashbrook
as Victor
Alex Manette
Alex Manette
as Ted Jankowski
Tonya Pinkins
Tonya Pinkins
as Beth Nix
Robert Eli
Robert Eli
as Irritating Guy
Napiera Groves
Napiera Groves
as Press Secretary
Mark Doherty
Mark Doherty
as Thug Leader
Jermel Howard
Jermel Howard
as Tattoo Dude
Germar Terrell Gardner
Germar Terrell Gardn...
as Correctional Officer...
Lizzy Brooks
Lizzy Brooks
as Teenage Girl
Matthew Lawler
Matthew Lawler
as Private Detective
Josiah Nolan
Josiah Nolan
as Thug #2
Martín Solá
Martín Solá
as Secret Service Agent
Iris Delgado
Iris Delgado
as TV Reporter
Veronica Dang
Veronica Dang
as Assistant
Raushanah Simmons
Raushanah Simmons
as Reporter #2
Jason Altman
Jason Altman
as Security Officer
Allyson Morgan
Allyson Morgan
as Assistant
Harry Sutton Jr.
Harry Sutton Jr.
as Reporter #3
Matthew Schatz
Matthew Schatz
as Male Colleague
Ed Moran
Ed Moran
as Det. Fritz
Kenita Miller
Kenita Miller
as Whimpering Woman
Angel Rosa
Angel Rosa
as Detective
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Critic Reviews for Hostages: Season 1

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (21)

We can enjoy the exhilarating ride you'd expect from exec producer Jerry "Blow 'em up" Bruckheimer. Say what you will about Con Air and Armageddon, but this guy knows how to hold an audience's attention.

Full Review… | January 15, 2014
Independent

There will be no episode two account of Hostages from this reviewer. They took an hour of my life and I refuse to enter into a dialogue with my captors.

Full Review… | January 13, 2014
What Culture

The 14 and 15th final episodes of Hostages aired Monday night, bringing the story of Dr. Sanders and her family's kidnapping to a gripping close, and those who did choose to tune in were rewarded with a great final hour.

Full Review… | January 8, 2014
The Loop

Real talk: Dylan McDermott can hold us hostage anytime.

Full Review… | October 10, 2013
E! Online

Suspense-filled from the get-go, Hostages revolves around a family full of secrets.

Full Review… | October 8, 2013
TheWrap
Top Critic

The plot of CBS's new thriller Hostages could easily be mistaken for the first act of a box office flop or the opening chapters of an airport paperback.

Full Review… | October 8, 2013
Time Out Chicago

Audience Reviews for Hostages: Season 1

½

Dylan McDermott and Toni Collette lead the cast in the CBS drama Hostages. When the President goes under the knife for a routine surgery a group of mercenaries hold the surgeon's family hostage in order to force her to kill the President; but soon things get complicated and the family begins to question whether they should be helping the mercenaries instead of resisting them. The season starts out a little weak as it tries to seed too many subplots, but around midseason it finds its focus and begins to weave a compelling conspiracy. While there are some problem with story structure, Hostages delivers an entertaining 15 episode first season that's exciting and full of thrills.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

½

Dylan McDermott and Toni Collette lead the cast in the CBS drama Hostages. When the President goes under the knife for a routine surgery a group of mercenaries hold the surgeon's family hostage in order to force her to kill the President; but soon things get complicated and the family begins to question whether they should be helping the mercenaries instead of resisting them. The season starts out a little weak as it tries to seed too many subplots, but around midseason it finds its focus and begins to weave a compelling conspiracy. While there are some problem with story structure, Hostages delivers an entertaining 15 episode first season that's exciting and full of thrills.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

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