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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 older sister.

I'd say that Vanessa Moore fits the bill of a sister that holds a grudge badly. Let's watch out for her shall we?

In the triangle drama of siblings, the Moores, we are clued in on President Kincaid knowing his sister-in-law in the biblical sense. We'll see if she has a stained black dress in a fridge somewhere...

Heading over to the Sander's house. Ellen and Brian decide to use the poison intended for the President on Duncan! Most likely the prime character of this show is wearing a vest and will be unharmed by the stabbing dealt by Brian.
The other parties of the supreme team of hostage takers didn't do too well this episode. Well, Archer is still behind bars. Sandrine got friendly with Kramer, almost. Kramer got dulled out of her arms by the cops. Something to do with a dead limo driver. From the poker heist last episode. Most likely he'll just be asked some questions. (Not join Archer in orange jumpsuit.)
So, basically we leave episode six with only Sandrine fully in the clear.

  • Duncan can be incapacitated or dying
  • Archer is locked up as Duncan can't make that call to set him free
  • Kramer might end up in the slammer for murder
Being Sandrine, with a bag of cash and free reins, I'd make a run for it. Save myself and my son.

The least interesting plot thread or location was the Sander kids. They have no purpose in the main plot. Well, aside from getting the cover blown that they are held hostage. I'd say we'd be better off with our time spent at the White House. Ten times worth every minute!

Ellen tried to sneak off on a house call to her former lawyer, Burton Delaney - a not too nice a friend to have. It soon became clear, from Sawyer's input, that granps is the big bad wolf. He claims, though that he's just a small part of a bigger machine. It was he who threw Ellen's name in the plot-bowl.

As an episode this was the second best after the pilot, that promised more than it has delivered. If the forthcoming four episodes head in this direction - it will be fun to watch!

Upcoming episodes are:

#8 "The Good Reason"
#9 "Loose Ends"
#10 "Burden of Truth"
#11 "Off the Record"

The way the episodes have played out in the past, we can't rely on the names to gauge what they are about.

New Higher Res: Flow Chart

Post Scriptum

FBI agent Carlisle did not set Archer up, but used him to silence Malik in a prison brawl in the yard. I really thought he did, so that's my Hail Mary moment.

What's yours?

Were there even any more?

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I am very late this week, just watched this episode. Thank you for your review and chart update!

I have been checking the ratings. They are about half the size of the Blacklist ones, not sure that's enough for CBS. But I did see improvement this week. It was about time they introduced some information from the White House. I mean, if they are going to make this a series with more than one season, this has to be about a very large plot where a lot of people are forced to do things they don't want to do. Not just the Sanders.
Does anyone know the name of the song that was playing in the bar..?
THANK YOU a million times over! Been looking for this for daaaaaaaaaaaaays
This show is so predictable I already see the needle into Duncan when the plan was being hatched. Next week Dr. Sanders is going to save Duncan and he is going to be indebted to him. In the end, they might all go against the bad guys together instead of killing the president.

I must admit the father in law being her lawyer was the interesting bit. He seems to be a ruthless amoral lawyer.
I agree with you, and the person behind all of that is the president's wife sister, she want to kill him to get her revenge from him because of her brother dead and for something he did it to her... but we have to admit the show getting interesting every episode... don't you thing so????
I do think so. Until last week's episode I was more skeptical, but it is looking better now. Still, don't know if the improvement will be enough to save the season.
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