Season 1 Episode 13

Hostage (2)

Aired Friday 10:00 PM May 19, 2006 on NBC
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Episode Summary

Hostage (2)
The two murder suspects violently take control of the courthouse and end up taking several members of the DA's office hostage while trying to negotiate their escape with the police.

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  • The perfect ending to this series for this season, it showed more of what the ADA\\\'s go through to get a case prep\\\'d and ready, and what happens when the slightest thing can go wrong with a case. WOW a truly great season FINALE!!!moreless

    This season finale was one of the best I have ever seen. It was fast, exciting, blood pumping, sit on the end of you seat, and at the same time developed characters deeper and truly had you believing that this was happening. I have loved every episode that this series has had, and I can\'t wait to see next season\'s first episode, and they will have a heck of a time topping this seasons finale but if it can be done, DICK WOLF can do it, everything he puts out is a tremendous success and this is nothing shy of his best!!!!moreless
  • Best episode of the series!

    This episode was so exciting and suspenseful. I could hardly contain myself. I was holding on to my seat. I loved Eric Balfour (Brian Peluso) in this episode. He was very protective of Christina (Julianne Nicholson) and when he told her that he was in love with her, I gasped. (I know I'm a little dramatic, but that's how much I love this show) Great acting from the cast. It's really a shame that they're cancelling the show.moreless
  • In the finale, 2 gunmen take over the courtroom while Peluso, Finn, Potter, Rossi, the secretary, a judge, a few witnesses, and a Congressman.

    This was the best episode to date of this amazing new show. The chemistry between Peluso and Finn was amazing, as always. Potter finally showed some vulnerability, and he seemed to finally rectify the situation from when he was held up by a robber. Steele did a great job working to appease both the gunmen, and the cops while looking out for the innocent. Cabot showed that she actually does care. All in all the entire group worked together for the best episode to date. It would be a shame if NBC decided to cancel a show with such great potential!moreless
  • Conviction or Convict Action?

    Just when I was getting comfortable with this show, and actually starting to care about the entire cast, even the ones I initially didn't like at all, the season finale has to go over the top with an unbelievable hostage scenario, for no other reason than to get Peluso to finally admit that he is in love with Finn!

    The flirtation between these two was cute and believable, certainly more interesting than the forced and uncomfortable love scenes between Cabot and that guy whose name I still can't remember. I do have to wonder where the relationship can go now that the suspense is gone..?

    Please, no more melodramatics, it takes away from an otherwise strong and convincing show.moreless
  • Conviction!

    When ADA's Rossi, Potter, Finn and Peluso are held hostage in a courtroom, it is a race against time to make sure they leave the courtroom alive.

    This was such a great episode. It was so well written that it makes you sad to know that it is the final episode in the series. I feel like this show was cut short, and wasn't given the time that it needed in order to gain a huge following. And while I think that this episode did the best job that it could being the end, it still leavea some storylines open. During the hostage situation, Brian Peluso confesses that he is in love with fellow ADA Christina Finn. If the show had not been canceled, we would have been able to see this relationship continue to grow. But it was prematurely cut short, and now we may never know what could have been.moreless
Anson Mount

Anson Mount

Deputy District Attorney Jim Steele

Eric Balfour

Eric Balfour

Assistant District Attorney Brian Peluso

J. August Richards

J. August Richards

Assistant District Attorney Billy Desmond

Jordan Bridges

Jordan Bridges

Assistant District Attorney Nick Potter

Julianne Nicholson

Julianne Nicholson

Assistant District Attorney Christina Finn

Milena Govich

Milena Govich

Assistant District Attorney Jessica Rossi

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: Peluso doesn't want Wade shot in front of his fiancee and son. However, he accidentally says "in front of his wife and fiancee."

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Jeffers has taken the judge's robe and put it on while the court phone rings in the background
      ADA Jessica Rossi: You should answer that. Give them your demands.
      Jeffers: Is that how you talk to a judge?
      ADA Jessica Rossi: No. Sorry.
      Jeffers: Better respect me bitch. I wear the robe of authority.
      Rossi stands
      ADA Jessica Rossi: Your Honor, the People request that you respond to the ringing of that phone.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      The Netherlands: January 26, 2008 on Net 5
      Denmark: July 14, 2008 on TV3+
      Czech Republic: June 29, 2009 on Prima COOL


    • This episode appears to be based upon the events that ocurred during the rape/murder trial of Troy Hendrix and Kayson Pearson. During their trial for the rape and murder of a Hunter College Student the men attempted to escape by attacking court staff and stabbing their own lawyers with weapons they had managed to get into the courtroom.