Hostages is a high-octane suspense drama about a premiere surgeon thrust into a chilling political conspiracy when her family is taken hostage by rogue FBI Agent Duncan Carlisle. Dr. Ellen Sanders and her family are held captive in their home by Carlisle, a desperate man doing the wrong thing for the right reasons, who orders her to assassinate the President when she operates on him. His highly skilled accomplices include his brother-in-law Kramer, whose loyalty to Carlisle will be tested; quick-tempered and intimidating Archer, an ex-military man with a razor-sharp tongue; and the only woman involved, Sandrine, a mysterious last-minute replacement to the team. With her family's life in peril, Ellen faces an incomprehensible moral dilemma in order to save her overbearing husband Brian, her secretive daughter Morgan and her not-so-innocent son Jake. In this high-stakes standoff between Ellen and Carlisle, fraught with tremendous national and personal consequences, the choices between right and wrong become even more blurred.

(Source: CBS)

Episode Info

Prev: 1x15 -- Endgame (Jan/06/2014)

After Duncan discovers Sandrine's betrayal, he decides to use her to save Nina and Sawyer. Also, just before Ellen is to operate on the President, the First Lady confronts her and forces Ellen to tell the truth about the assassination plot

Toni ColletteToni Collette
As Dr. Ellen Sanders
Tate DonovanTate Donovan
As Brian Sanders
Rhys CoiroRhys Coiro
As Kramer Delaney
Sandrine HoltSandrine Holt
As Sandrine Renault
Billy Brown (2)Billy Brown (2)
As Archer Petit
Quinn ShephardQuinn Shephard
As Morgan Sanders
Mateus WardMateus Ward
As Jake Sanders
James NaughtonJames Naughton
As President Paul Kincaid
Dylan McDermottDylan McDermott
As Duncan Carlisle


Reviews: 55
Hostages: the good, the bad or is it Ugly?Rating: 2 likes, 1 dislikes

Hostages has a good storyline but in the first 4 episodes they are just fumbling around a bit. That's my feeling anyway. Don't get me wrong, there is great action in the series but the series has a bit too much ups and downs for my taste. If you like this up-down-up-down acting and storyline in your series well then you should give "hostages" a try. Read more

Review posted on Friday, December 20th 2013 at 9:38 am

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1x13: Fight or Flight recap: Nina asks Duncan if what Brian told her is true. He admits that it's true and it was the only way to save her. Brian was willing to live with the decision but she would rather die than live with the shame of what happened. She wants him to stop it but he doesn't think it's that simple, and tells him she's leaving the hospital... read more.

1x15: Endgame recap: On the morning of Kincaid's surgery, Duncan warns Ellen that things will move fast. After the surgery she is to follow the plan and leave town. He's certain Brian and the kids got away... read more.

1x14: Suspicious Minds recap: An agent leads a blindfolded Nina and Sawyer into a room. She asks Blair what's going on and he says everything is being done to keep them safe. Nina thinks Duncan is behind this and asks to call him but Blair can't allow that... read more.

1x12: The Cost Of Living recap: In an abandoned building, Logan peels tape off of Duncan and says they he knows about what happened in New York. Blair approaches and introduces himself, and Duncan says he can still get the job done. Killing the snipers only further proved that point. Blair cuts him loose and asks if Ellen is still willing to carry through with the mission. Duncan states that she will need some help in the operating room. Blair says a problem has come up and they need his help solving it... read more.

1x11: Off The Record recap: Duncan meets with the other captors and tells them they have to stop the sniper from killing the president. They can't complete their mission if someone else beats them to it... read more.
Recurring Guests

Jim True-Frost as Logan (11 eps)
Larry Pine as Burton Delaney (10 eps)
Joanne Kelly as Vanessa Moore (9 eps)
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as First Lady Mary Kincaid (8 eps)
Brian White (2) as Colonel Thomas Blair (8 eps)
Francie Swift as Nina (7 eps)
Jeremy Bobb as Quentin Creasy (7 eps)
Hilarie Burton as Samantha (5 eps)
Paul Calderon as Stan Hoffman (5 eps)
Lola Cook as Sawyer (5 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama
Status: Canceled
Network: CBS ( USA)
Airs: Mondays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 23, 2013
Ended: January 06, 2014
Episode Order: 15
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