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Dec 17, 2013
Hostages Episode 13: Fight or Flight
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This episode starts with Duncan taking his own wife "hostage" after she found out about the assasination plot last week. This is one of those times when the show could have taken the time to explain to Nina directly the situation as it is, with all its dangers, instead of dragging the situation around longer than necessary, unti...

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Dec 04, 2013
Hostages Episode 11: "Off the Record"
Another day another death. Hostages is starting to pile up some dead bodies. What bothers me is that it's coming too late and is too low paced - for an action show.

There are some holes in the whole story. Those come with a big WHY? after them.

Well, what happened then?


In Off the Record we find the Sanders family getting locked up in their bedroom with the windows nailed shut and the door pad-locked. Ellen is the exception. She gets the key to the lock - in case Carlisle's plan goes sideways.



The plan is to save the President from being shot in New York by the other team of assassins. That goes well - in fact really well. The team of assassins are neutralized and team Carlisle is heading back home to the Sanders. All in line with the plan to kill the President at the scheduled surgery ...Read more
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Nov 26, 2013
Episode 10: "Burden of Truth"
The Burden of Truth is about secrets. Old secrets that have been kept for a long time and new secrets that grow inside the Sanders family. All of these secrets arise to save people that are loved. It is ok, Hostages, but did you need to keep us, the viewers, in the dark for so long?

At the beginning I thought it was quite the stretch that the president would kill his own daughter only to prevent a scandal. But the rape story, for the most part, turned out to be true. There was even a flashback to the past of President Kincaid where it was confirmed that there was a plan to kill her. So here comes the first bad thing that we know with some certainty about President Kincaid: he raped a woman and tried to kill her when she refused to take money for silence.

And the ...Read more
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Nov 12, 2013
Hostages Episode 8 "The Good Reason"
Watch the episode before reading. This post contains spoilers.



Today, Ellen evades her surveillance, Archer - by telling him she's taking an emergency ride on a heli. He believes her and she pays Mrs. Carlisle a visit. Nina doesn't recognize her as a threat, she thinks Ellen is the specialist doctor called in by Duncan.

At the White House, we meet NSA colonel Thomas Blair, who is in charge of OTI, a program for spying on the public, well everyone really. This program was started before Kincaid took office. He wants to leak the premise of OTI and to dismantle it. Chief of Staff Creasy is opposed to this and is working with Blair to prevent it to be canceled. They both have ties to Vanessa Moore, for different reasons, I'd wager. This does put Miss Moore as a contender for one of the main chairs of the ...Read more
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Nov 05, 2013
Hostages Episode 7 "Hail Mary"
Finally! Some insight in what goes on behind the scenes! Not much of unexpected turn of events, though. There were a couple of locations to keep up with. Let's see.

This was one of the better episodes of Hostages. The main reason for that is the Warehouse 13 reinforcement, Joanne Kelly playing Vanessa Moore. So, let's start at the White House.

While making some pre-op tests, Dr. Sanders meets the sister to Mary Kincaid, Vanessa Moore. Here comes the twist: Vanessa's brother, Peter Moore was Senator of Virginia until he was killed some years ago. He seems to have had an agenda that went against Kincaid's. It's implied that he would have been President if he'd lived.
We are also told that while not being a stellar politician, Kincaid married himself to both power and influence as well as money - marrying his competitor's ...Read more
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were you taken?
Sep 24, 2013
Hostages Series Premiere Review: The Negotiator
Basically, the quicker Hostages embraces its stupid side, and lets Dylan McDermott shoot at people, the better it will be.
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Sep 21, 2013
Hey TV.com, Should I Watch Hostages?
Toni Collette, Dylan McDermott, and Dylan McDermott's Five O'Clock Shadow star in this plodding CBS thriller.
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first impressions
Aug 23, 2013
Pilot Preview: CBS's Star-studded Thriller Hostages
Toni Collette is a doctor with a choice: Kill the president or watch her family die!
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Jan 07, 2014
Hostages: Season 2, Anyone?

(Spoilers ahead!)

Not wanting to give away what really happened in the two hour finale, I'd like to discuss what you thought about the way the season/series ended.

The way things ended up surely left some loose ends hanging over the cliff, so to speak. From what we've got from comments here in the community, apparently Duncan Carlisle turned himself in at the very end of the season finale. That alone opens for a follow up.

  • What crime is he surrendering for committing?
  • Will he do time or just be relocated? Promoted?

More than arguing what was good and bad with the first season of Hostages, let's hear what you think of a follow up season.

  • Can it be done?
  • What will it cover?

This short piece is just a taste of the full reviews that are coming. The way CBS ended the season surely opens ...Read more
THIS IS THE END
Jan 03, 2014
Premonitions Under The Knife: Hostages


While we all have been waiting for the end of the show, it sure seems to be under the knife - in a couple of days. We know there'll be a surgery. But who will live and who will die?


Some Fine Young Cannibals for Suspicious Minds Listening Pleasures


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Dr. Ellen Sanders is a prominent surgeon whose life changes when her family is taken hostage in the midst of a political conspiracy. Their captor, rogue FBI Agent Duncan Carlisle, wants her to kill the President when she operates on him. With a team of accomplices, Carlisle keeps the family in their home putting Ellen in a desperate position to keep her not so ordinary family safe.

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