Hostages: Season 1 (2013 - 2014)


Season 1
Hostages

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

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Critic Ratings: 43

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User Ratings: 83

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 23, 2013

A rogue FBI agent takes Dr. Ellen Sanders hostage after she is chosen to operate on the president, threatening to kill her and her family unless she assassinates him during the surgery.

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Air date: Sep 30, 2013

Duncan informs Ellen that her refusal to assassinate the president will cost her a loved one's life; the family learns it will be monitored by Duncan's men until the operation.

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Air date: Oct 7, 2013

After the president decides to go with a different surgeon, Duncan insists that Ellen change his mind or face the consequences; Ellen gains some insight into Duncan's life when she meets his daughter.

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Air date: Oct 14, 2013

Brian and Ellen form a plan to escape with their children; Duncan's wife wants to stop her treatment.

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Air date: Oct 21, 2013

Ellen has to perform emergency surgery at her house; Duncan wants answers when an innocent person in their plan becomes a victim.

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Air date: Oct 28, 2013

When Ellen's sister visits unexpectedly, Duncan forces Ellen to get rid of her without raising any suspicions.

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Air date: Nov 4, 2013

Ellen and Brian try to take down Duncan; Archer's accomplice plans to reveal information to the assistant district attorney about a murder.

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Air date: Nov 11, 2013

As Ellen tries to decide if she should save Duncan, she confronts his wife; Creasy has a meeting with Col. Blair and Vanessa.

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Air date: Nov 18, 2013

When investigators get close to uncovering the plot to kill the president, Duncan is ordered to take out an insider.

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Air date: Nov 25, 2013

Ellen tries to talk Duncan into backing out of the assassination plot when a member of the president's staff is murdered.

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Cast & Crew

Toni Collette
Dr. Ellen Sanders

Actor
Dylan McDermott
Duncan Carlisle

Actor
Tate Donovan
Brian Sanders

Actor
Sandrine Holt
Sandrine

Actor
Rhys Coiro
Kramer

Actor
Billy Brown
Archer

Actor
Quinn Shephard
Morgan Sanders

Actor
Mateus Ward
Jake Sanders

Actor
James Naughton
President Kincaid

Actor
Jeremy Bobb
Guest Star
Lola Cook
Guest Star
Brian White
Guest Star
Larry Pine
Guest Star
Joanne Kelly
Guest Star
Jerry Bruckheimer
Executive Producer
Jonathan Littman
Executive Producer
Jeffrey Nachmanoff
Executive Producer
Rick Eid
Executive Producer
Omri Givon
Executive Producer
Rotem Shamir
Executive Producer
Chayim Sharir
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Hostages: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Hostages: Season 1

  • Feb 25, 2014
    Possibly the worst series I've ever watched in my whole life. There's nothing good about Hostages, the cast is cheesy and the plot is absolutely ridiculous. I really regret having wasted my time in this. Highly NOT recommended.
  • Feb 08, 2014
    Losing the will to live !!! can't see me seeing the series through to the end
  • Feb 02, 2014
    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.
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  • Jan 26, 2014
    Only watched 2 episodes so far but it seems to be one of these shows that has promise but implausible to think the president would be advertising that he is going in for a routine operation. Oh and after the doctors cock up, she would be replaced, but I will stick with it.. good cast
  • Jan 13, 2014
    Although its plot keeps jumping from point A to point B, Hostages keeps us thrilled with its never ending twisty story.
  • Jan 09, 2014
    This series is quite consistent -- in its consistently poor acting, lame dialogue, and zero suspense. I need to say this again: none of those actors showed more than a thin one-dimensional character. Toni Collette was better in her small role in 'Enough Said' (the movie) than in her leading role in this series. Dylan McDermott showed zero emotion throughout the whole damn series. None of the other actors were any better. Truly: this series could not have been worse!
  • Jan 09, 2014
    the second half of the season was so much more interesting than the beginning and middle
  • Dec 30, 2013
    Everything feels contrived and half-thought out. Like some bad soap, it seems like the writers come up with 'convenient' vehicles to achieve wildly unrealistic plot points, only to throw them away without resolution. Maybe that's what makes them seem unrealistic? Or does it seem like the writers have little life experience or have somehow missed the past 20yrs of tv & film dramas that establish premises they seem to ignore? It's a shame, because I crave serial dramas. Shows like The Killing, Breaking Bad, House of Cards, Broen (The Bridge), Borgen, Wallander and others are what I live for. So I wonder how shows like Hostages, with so many people and such expense, can have such gaping holes. I want to like the show but as I watch I keep thinking, "..but but.." or asking myself. "Well what about...." So many things.
  • Dec 10, 2013
    Smart, intriguing thriller...Loving it!!!!
  • Dec 02, 2013
    Underrated and addicting.

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