Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Mar 16, 2014 on NBC
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On their field trip day, the students of Ballard High school that educates the children of Washington, D.C.'s elite get kidnapped. Now, their most powerful parents must take decisions of their own for safe return of their children.

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  • Solid Start

    I'm not generally that big a fan of this trend of shows whose basic premise shouldn't be good for more than one season, like Jailbreak and Hostages, both of which lost me immediately. While I still think there's a structural problem with such shows, I will say that the pilot of Crisis is so compelling, fast paced and full of content that I'm completely intrigued. Just hope it stays at this level of excitement.moreless
  • Another PC crime drama?

    The women and black males are all brave heroes but the white males are either very Aryan looking villains or sniveling weaklings. I'll watch 1 or 2 more because I like Gillian Anderson but if it stays that way, I'm done.
  • Unpleasant future- comes after Greed takes over - and loss of Loyalty

    One possible future. Good acting and dialogue.

    Susie Dunn ( Rachel Taylor) is a new favorite.

    Hope the writers ( and NBC ) can keep it 10 - 12 weeks.

    It's hard to get behind any NBC ( Nothing But Cancellation ) shows.

    This one looks good - for at least a Season.

    Good luck, NBC.

  • Not Bad!

    Its been a long time that I got hooked on a tv show by watching a pilot episode.

    It was not a 10 but a decent 8.

    Will see how it developed.
  • Looks like hostages version 2.0

    pretty much identical set up, just with more annoying kids.

    has potential but i feel like they are going to add some saw (movie) style stuff do this or die yes there will be blood and pain but that's showing us how much you want your kids back.

    i felt for an pilot it should've been longer a lot was thrown at us in one episode, the reveal of the gibson should've been saved for another time, just came right outta the blue a good twist but seems the writers blew their load to quickly.

    the last twist of who's daughter wasn't that surprising as it had already been hinted at when they met before.

    the 'rookie' lives to die a hero later i reckon.

    this show has a one season/ run life span. unless they can drag it out by having some of the bad dudes survive.

    max martini is an awesome bad guy.

    i have some hope for this as hostage was mostly good if a bit lame toward the end.moreless
Arnold Vosloo

Arnold Vosloo

Jacob Vries

Guest Star

Rebecca Spence

Rebecca Spence

Janice Gibson

Guest Star

John Henry Canavan

John Henry Canavan

Morgan Roth

Guest Star

David Andrews

David Andrews

Secret Service Agent Hurst

Recurring Role

Mark Valley

Mark Valley

CIA Director Gabe Widener

Recurring Role

Adam Scott Miller

Adam Scott Miller

Kyle Devore

Recurring Role

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