The Young Rebels

The Hostages

Season 1, Ep 8, Aired 11/8/70
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  • Episode Description
  • Sent to Chester to apprehend Captain Yankee Doodle, Major Zanker takes ten hostages from the township, including Jeremy, Elizabeth, and her uncle John Coates. Unless someone comes forward with the identity of Yankee Doodle, the hostages will be executed the following morning. With the British unaware that they have Yankee Doodle among their hostages, Jeremy is placed in a precarious situation: Whether to reveal is identity, or wait for a possible rescue.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Alex Henteloff

    Henry Abington

  • Louis Gossett Jr.

    Isak Poole

  • Hilary Thompson

    Elizabeth Coates

  • Richard Ely

    Jeremy Larkin

  • Philippe Forquet

    Marquis de Lafayette

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Henry (to Jeremy): I haven't eaten anything since you were in jail and if I don't eat something soon they'll have to carry me away.

    • Lafayette: The name Zanker stands for coward!

    • Henry (to Zanker): Only an animal stays silent after a kill.

    • Zanker (about Isak): Get that idiot out of here.

    • Coates: I'm a Tory and I've always supported your cause. Soldier: I don't care if you're the Archbishop of Canterbury. It won't make no difference to the major.

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    Notes (2)

    • Gordon Jump would go onto play bumbling station owner Arthur Carlson on WKRP in Cincinnati.

    • Eric Braeden would go onto play ruthless tycoon Victor Newman on the long running daytime drama The Young and the Restless.

    Trivia (1)

    • Major Zanker is a Hessian officer yet he wears the traditional Redcoat worn by members of the British military. In reality, Hessian soldiers wore blue coats.

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