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Season 1

1 :01x01 - Pilot

Standoff centers on Matt Flannery and Emily Lehman, top-ranked FBI crisis negotiators who are forced to come clean about their secret relationship after it is revealed during a tense hostage standoff that they are sleeping together. Too valuable as a team to be split up, they are now under the watchful eye of their boss and their colleagues. Standoff combines the crackling romantic relationship at its core with intense drama and humor as these negotiators vow not to cross the line and let their personal feelings get in the way of the job. But they learn quickly that, in life and in love, everything is a negotiation.
Special Guest Stars: Tom Wopat as Rick Keeslar |
Guest Stars: Michael Mitchell as Trent Cunningham | Erin Chambers as Krista | Larry Poindexter as Congressman Karl Cunningham | Kim Johnston Ulrich as Judith Cunningham | Bobby Hosea as Unknown | Bryce Johnson as Unknown | Geoffrey Rivas as Unknown | Octavia Spencer as Unknown | Antonio Leon as Unknown | Maulik Pancholy as Unknown |
Co-Guest Stars: Steve Hasley as Cheryl's Assistant | David Patrick Green as Rapid Air Driver | Ryan Malgarini as Tyler Keeslar | Tanner Blaze as Henry Keeslar | Jaimie Alexander as Barrista | Maureen Muldoon as Lisa Dunning | Jamison Yang as TV Cameraman |
Uncredited: Ria Bellafiore as Counter Girl Hostage | Ricky Trammell as Concierge | Brea Tisdale as Real Estate Agent Hostage | Dave Andrews as Businessman
Director: Tim Story
Songs: Theme from MASH -- Suicide Is Painless, Antonio Vivaldi -- The Four Seasons, Natasha Bedingfield -- Unwritten, The Coral Sea -- Yesterday/Tomorrow

2 :01x02 - Circling

When Air Traffic Control error is blamed for a plane crash killing 180 people, the controller at fault hijacks the control tower in defense of his innocence. The stakes are high as dozens of planes circle above, but when Matt and Emily learn that the hijacker's wife is having an affair, the negotiators realize that the pressures at work aren't the only issues the hijacker is coping with. The situation hits a little too close to home as Matt and Emily get a glimpse of what could happen when personal lives get in the way of careers, and Emily pushes a hesitant Matt to go public with their relationship.
Guest Stars: Kahan James as Blake Kilroy | Stacy Edwards as Cathy Barnes | Rashaan Nall as Jesse Roberts | Joe Spano as Joe Suser | Tim DeKay as John Barnes | Vincent Angell as Scott Laramie |
Co-Guest Stars: Benjamin Byron Davis as Clumsy Man | Javier Grajeda as Co-Pilot | William Charlton as FAA Official | Felice Heather Monteith as Flight Attendant | Michael Gianelli as Man On Cell | Musashi Alexander as Nick | Brian Fitzpatrick as Pilot | John Lacy (1) as Pilot One | Derrin Horton as Reporter | Sarah K. Peterson as Sabrina Barnes | Rico E. Anderson as Tropic Gulf Pilot | Matthew Troyer as T.V. News Reporter | Tate Hanyok as Waitress
Director: Brad Turner
Songs: Matt Hirt -- Amigo Mio, Max Bruch -- Violin Concerto #1 in G Minor Opus 26 Adagio

3 :01x03 - Shanghai'd

What seems to be a textbook child kidnapping becomes a tangled mess when it is revealed that the victim is the daughter of David Lao - an Asian crime lord who is currently under FBI investigation. To save the young girl's life, Matt and Emily must compromise the investigation, infuriating the Crime Division's Chief, and deal with a corrupt father who doesn't want their help. With two FBI teams on opposite sides of the same case and a kidnapper who is more experienced than he's revealing, Matt and Emily have their hands full at work while keeping some secrets from each other in the bedroom.
Guest Stars: Tom Wright as Ben Hilton | Sung Kang as David Lau | Michelle Krusiec as Kim Lau | Peter Hermann as Liam Fowler | Tim Kelleher as Ray Jamison |
Co-Guest Stars: Adam Donshik as Agent | Louisa Kendrick as Amy | Roger Ranney as Fuller | Peter James Smith as Hsu | Bobby Nish as Jai | David S. Lee as John Ross | Kevin Fry as Michael Hendricks | Walter Wong as Russell Tze | Celine Tien as Andrea Lau | Tim Chiou as Paul
Director: David Straiton
Songs: Abra Moore -- Family Affair, The Terraplane Project -- It's All Connected, The Vacation -- White Noise

4 :01x04 - Partners in Crime

When a serial bank robber hits a string of banks along the California coast, Matt and Emily are determined to catch the thief. But when a confrontation at the next target bank goes awry and Emily becomes a hostage, Matt has trouble putting his personal feelings aside. The chase is on and after realizing that the suspects are a couple in love, Matt uses his knowledge of mixing business with pleasure to catch the robbers before Frank and the team take them out.
Guest Stars: Mariana Klaveno as Kari Nichols | Jim Parrack as Sam Ellis | Kali Rocha as Leanne Benson |
Co-Guest Stars: Matthew Lenhart as Cambria Trust Bank Manager | Michael Yavnielli as Cop | Amita Balla as Teller | Brandon Ford Green as Male Montecito Customer | Matt Borlenghi as Maurice Temple | Ryan K. Smith as Deputy |
Uncredited: Robb Reesman as Montecito Sheriff | Ricardo J. Chacon as Montecito Deputy #2
Director: David Straiton
Writer: Joy Kecken
Songs: And You Will Know Us By The Trail -- Will You Smile Again?

5 :01x05 - Life Support

When a girl's health takes a turn for the worse, a young boy takes hostages in a hospital to force a surgeon to operate on his terminally ill sister. But the renowned doctor is on vacation, and the remaining surgeons refuse to perform such a complicated procedure without his help. With lives on the line, Matt and Emily must appeal to the doctor's past and the young boy's future in order to save the hostages and prevent the boy from doing something he will regret.
Guest Stars: Aisha Hinds as Anne | Aki Avni as Dr. Ephraim Khoury | Corey Stoll as Dr. Wayne | Allen Maldonado as M. J. Martinez | Deborah Van Valkenburgh as Goldstein | Mozhan Marnò as Agnacia |
Co-Guest Stars: Andrew A. Rolfes as Deputy Haskey | Tony Lee (1) as Dr. Berg | Linara Washington as Dyanne Martinez | Tim Snay as Patient | Monika Jolly as Resident |
Uncredited: Nathan Kress as Young Matt
Songs: David Gray -- Disappearing World, Mötley Crüe -- Dr. Feelgood

6 :01x06 - One Shot Stop

When a mysterious sniper kills a string of random people, CNU is determined to find the snipers hideout. But when they catch a suspect and announce their success, a police captain is shot and they learn that the man in custody is actually copycat. With the real sniper on the loose, negotiations arent enough and Matt and Emily must work with Frank and Duff to catch the killer before he hurts one of them.
Guest Stars: Todd Tesen as Captain Tim Bayless | Raphael Sbarge as Donald Leeson | Timothy Carhart as Lucas Leeson |
Co-Guest Stars: Tony Colitti as BSU Doctor | Charlie Bodin as Green FBI Agent | Bruce Gerard Brown, Jr. as LAPD Spotter | Jane Yamamoto as Janet Muranaka | Kevin Will as Road Rager | Don Jeffcoat as Young Cop/Randy Sexton | Jason McDonald (1) as Patterson
Director: Terrence O'Hara
Songs: El Boodah -- Enemigo

7 :01x07 - Man of Steele

After a surrogate mother scams a desperate husband out $50,000 for her newborn baby, the distraught man takes matters into his own hands. He shoots the social worker who arranged the illegal adoption and then flees, taking the newborn child and the babysitter hostage. The resulting high-speed chase ends at the scam artists home, where, in an attempt to defend his actions, the man calls shock-jock radio personality Avery Steeles show and his plight goes live on the air throughout Los Angeles. Matt and Emily must enlist Steeles help to negotiate the crisis over the airwaves, but this power to the people jock is anything but cooperative.
Guest Stars: Brent Sexton as Avery Steele | W. Earl Brown as Doug Frohmer | Richard Ruccolo as Ken Mund | Brigid Brannagh as Caryn Frohmer | Hanna Hall as Rose Anders | Mireille Enos as Dana | Joe Nieves as Carter Mills |
Co-Guest Stars: Rob Brownstein as Goodstein | Blair Hickey as Lowe | Matthew Troyer as Newscaster | Justine Boyriven as Trina Flax | Preston Acuff as Stoner |
Uncredited: Yair as Boy
Director: Steve Gomer
Writer: Adam Targum
Songs: Secret Machines -- 1000 Seconds

8 :01x08 - Heroine

The team rescue Anya Reid from a hostage situation who then appears to develop a crush on Matt. When Anya reveals she may have a stalker, Emily is not so sure and thinks there may be more to Anya than she's letting on.
Guest Stars: Elizabeth Reaser as Anya Reid | Scott Michael Campbell as Graham Brewster | Robert Zepeda as Unknown | Robert Reinis as Roger Selby | Jeff Daniel Phillips as Neil van Sickle | Nikki Magnusson as Bar Patron (uncredited) |
Co-Guest Stars: Lance E. Nichols as Henry Bremner |
Uncredited: Tyler R. Brooks (1) as Thin Man | Thomas Silcott as FBI Man | Michele Moreno as Mexican Mother
Songs: El Boodah -- Enemigo

9 :01x09 - Peer Group

In a revenge-of-the-nerds case, Matt and Emily must negotiate with three armed teen geeks who have taken two athletes and a pretty girl hostage and are taunting them---live on a Web site they have set up via real-time video. And when CNU blocks the site, they threaten to kill the cool kids. For Emily, the case is personal: She had been bullied herself as a teen. Matt, on the other hand, had been a bully.
Guest Stars: Shawn H. Smith as Andre King | Ash Christian as Billy Freymuth | Josh Zuckerman as Cary Steckler | Drew Tyler Bell as Chuck Langdon | Paul Schulze as Dale Steckler | Sean Marquette as Michael French | Noel Fisher as Owen Johnson | Scout Taylor-Compton as Tina Bolt | Mandy June Turpin as Kate Freymuth | Tamara Clatterbuck as Linda Bolt | Roy Werner as Jerry Langdon | Anne Marie Howard as Susan Langdon |
Co-Guest Stars: Connie Jackson as Lisa King | Annie LaRussa as Raechel Steckler | Dan Sachoff as Robert French | Mark Edward Smith as Ron King | Michael Patrick McGill as Scott Freymuth | David Pearl (2) as Neighbor
Writer: Daniel Knauf
Songs: Dirty Vegas -- Days Go By (Acoustic)

10 :01x10 - Accidental Negotiator

Just moments after she was fired, a worker at a credit union's headquarters takes a call at her desk---from an armed man in a branch office who wants to speak to her boss. But he has just left the office, and a hostage situation ensues. Meanwhile, Emily and Matt are at odds because she left his apartment early in the morning without waking him.
Guest Stars: Kym Whitley as Angela Worthington | Joel Bissonnette as Baron Lent | J.D. Pardo as Vin Leon | J.C. MacKenzie as William Tate |
Co-Guest Stars: Timothy McNeil as Driver | Shirley Saunders as Jennifer Grant | Kate Gladfelter as Receptionist | Jack Impellizzeri as Tim Winters | Marco Bardales as Danny Estevez | Dileep Rao as Robert | Matthew Troyer as Reporter | Emily James as Clerk | Val Morrell as Charlene |
Uncredited: Emily Schweitz as Laura Jenkins | Derrin Horton as Reporter
Director: Craig Ross, Jr.
Writer: Daniel Knauf

11 :01x11 - Borderline

The tables are turned on Matt and Emily when a Mexican drug lord escapes during negotiations with Emily. The pair and two DEA agents soon catch the fugitive in an abandoned tavern in Mexico---then are surrounded by his cohorts while out of communication range with headquarters.
Guest Stars: Lombardo Boyar as Felix Aguila | Jorge Pallo as Kyle Fernandez | Reynaldo Gallegos as Ramon Leal | Marc Vann as Roger Lestak | Bradford Tatum as Agent Griffin |
Co-Guest Stars: Emily Kosloski as Jeanette Divine | Frank Merino as Lieutenant | Anthony Tavera as Tucker
Director: Helen Shaver

12 :01x12 - No Strings

When a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent insists on letting a container pass through the Port of Los Angeles without inspection, it quickly escalates into a hostage situation when his colleagues question his judgement. Meanwhile, Emily receives a job offer from Quantico and must decide if she wants to take it or not.
Guest Stars: Xander Berkeley as Paul Fisk | Diana-Maria Riva as Marta | James MacDonald (1) as Lionel Struthers | Gwendoline Yeo as Sadka Ratana |
Co-Guest Stars: John Eric Montana as Reporter Three | Louise Bennett as Reporter Two | Robert Della Cerra as Paramedic | Sonny King as Caricaturist | Keith Pillow as Reporter One
Songs: Band Of Horses -- The Funeral

13 :01x13 - Backfire

Two bank robbers have taken twenty-five hostages on a train, but Emily must handle the negotiations by herself, as Matt has been called away to another hostage crisis. However, when she suspects that the entire stunt is merely a decoy so that the real thieves can get away, things become much more complicated. Meanwhile, Matt must try to convince a psychiatric patient to release two people that he has taken captive.
Guest Stars: Wayne Pére as Neal Polniaczek | Christina Chang as Dr. Meredith Golden | Pat Skipper as Red | Scott Lawrence as Jeff Thomas | Christopher Bradley as Dr. Bruce Golden | Marnie McPhail as Sarah Polniaczek |
Co-Guest Stars: Jesse Escochea as HRT Man #1 |
Uncredited: Loreni Delgado as Isabel

14 :01x14 - Road Trip

When a fanatic polygamous cult leader abducts one of his daughters, who had tried to escape, Matt and Emily track them and discover a plot for revenge that could lead to the deaths of many other people.
Guest Stars: Mageina Tovah as Gwen Keegan | Michelle Page as Darah | Saxon Trainor as Ruth | Bree Turner as Natalie | Shanna Collins as Hahna Keegan | William Russ as Warren Keegan | Vince Grant as Malcolm Durst
Director: John Badham

15 :01x15 - Lie to Me

When a young boy is abducted from the Santa Monica Pier, Emily is thrown into the middle of the crisis. The situation becomes volatile when her personal life is brought into the public eye and she must confront her demons in order to save the child.
Guest Stars: Susan Gibney as Alison | John M. Jackson as Tobin Jensen | Sterling K. Brown as Mr. Marsh | Drew Matthews as Oliver Marsh | Tanya Wright as Mrs. Marsh | Lisa Kaminir as Mrs. Gendon | Gregory Scott Cummins as Jeb Sanders | Terry Hoyos as Carol Wolfe |
Co-Guest Stars: Keith Pillow as Reporter #1 | Anthony Jennings as Rob Cirillo | Michelle Barkowski as Girl On Carousel | Samantha Perez (2) as Girl On Carousel
Songs: Damien Rice -- 9 Crimes

16 :01x16 - Ex-Factor

Cheryl becomes personally involved in the case after the key witness in a federal money-laundering case and his wife are kidnapped and held hostage.
Guest Stars: Maggie Egan as Mrs. Riker | John Billingsley as Dennis Riker | Jeffrey D. Sams as Sam Weaver | Curtis Armstrong as Mr. Burke | Ned Vaughn as Scott | Shea Whigham as Jared Kendall
Songs: Puracane -- Big Day, Bird York -- Have No Fear

17 :01x17 - Kids in the Hall

A hostage crisis at a juvenile-detention center is sparked by a sensitive, intelligent teen who demands that the facility remain open. But his plans to keep the inmates from being transferred to a more crowded facility are thwarted by a thuggish teen. Meanwhile, Matt and Emily must fill out partner-evaluation forms. One question asks whether there's any situation the two can't resolve, and Matt answers no, but he does so before this situation unfolds.
Guest Stars: Harrison Page as Superintendent Fletcher | Aldis Hodge as Nathan | Will Rothhaar as Jerome Kaden | Benito Martinez as Senator Richard Espinosa |
Co-Guest Stars: Teo Olivares as Hector Garza | James Molina as Sebastian | Link Baker as Security Room Guard | Derek Anthony as Classroom Guard | Joseph Carberry as Carl | Brian Catalano as Rookie Cop/Tony | Kareem Grimes as Hoody | Steele Justiss as Kid One | Louise Bennett as Reporter | David Campbell (3) as SORT Officer |
Uncredited: Chad Guerrero as Chilly
Director: David Straiton
Writer: Sarah Watson

18 :01x18 - Severance

Series finale: Having broken up as a couple, Matt and Emily decide they want to break up as a team as well. So Cheryl sends Matt out without Emily to defuse a crisis involving a distraught filmmaker, who makes racy videos, and his equally distraught wife, who runs the business. But one hostage situation soon becomes two, and Cheryl must call in reinforcements.
Guest Stars: Henri Lubatti as Reggie Markovich | Aimee Garcia as Tina Markovich | Camille Saviola as Mrs. Markovich | Gonzalo Menendez as Mike Delgado | John Livingston as Alex Winston | David Starzyk as Howard |
Co-Guest Stars: Caroline Macey as Ariel | Jacob Bruce as Miller | Edward Diaz as Officer Gordon | Rosemary Garris as FBI Agent | Patrick Robert Smith as Officer Mendez | Tania Verafield as Kiki
Director: Jesse Bochco
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Crime | Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: FOX ( USA)
Airs: Fridays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 05, 2006
Ended: July 20, 2007
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