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Hostages

Hostages on CBS: canceled or renewed TV show?Network: CBS
Episodes: 15 (hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: September 23, 2013 — January 6, 2014
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Toni Collette, Dylan McDermott, James Naughton, Rhys Coiro, Billy Brown, Sandrine Holt, Tate Donovan, Quinn Shephard, and Mateus Ward.

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TV show description:
In this suspense drama, Doctor Ellen Sanders (Toni Collette) is a premiere surgeon who’s scheduled to operate on the President (James Naughton). She’s thrust into a political conspiracy when her family is taken hostage by a rogue FBI agent, Duncan Carlisle (Dylan McDermott). He orders her to assassinate the President by causing his death on the operating table.

Carlisle’s highly skilled accomplices include his brother-in-law Kramer (Rhys Coiro), whose loyalty to Carlisle will be tested; quick-tempered and intimidating Archer (Billy Brown), an ex-military man with a razor-sharp tongue; and the only woman involved, Sandrine (Sandrine Holt), a mysterious last-minute replacement to the team.

With Ellen’s family’s life in imminent danger, she faces an incomprehensible moral dilemma. Can she save her overbearing husband Brian (Tate Donovan), her secretive daughter Morgan (Quinn Shephard), and her not-so-innocent son Jake (Mateus Ward)?
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Series Finale

Episode #15 — Endgame
On the day of the President’s surgery, the various plots are in motion. Just before the surgery begins, Ellen is cornered by the First Lady, who finally sees through Ellen’s lies about her husband’s condition and forces her to tell the truth about the assassination plot.

Ellen spills the secrets Kincaid has been keeping from his wife and she agrees to help get the bone marrow out of the hospital. Blair’s squad of hired terrorists move into position after passing themselves off as Secret Service agents, and they launch their diversionary attack just after Ellen nicks an artery during surgery.

Once Ellen is alone with the President and Logan, she gives Logan a sedative, extracts the bone marrow, and prevents the President from bleeding out on the operating table. Once the terrorist threat is subdued, Ellen takes the bone marrow to Nina, who accepts it and apologizes for everything Duncan did to her family.

Meanwhile, Duncan schemes with Vanessa to outwit Blair and free his family. He corners Blair at gunpoint at a fundraising banquet and demands that Blair’s men release Nina and Sawyer.

Once they’ve been released, Blair lashes out, forcing Duncan to shoot and kill him. Duncan then confronts Archer, who has captured the rest of the Sanders family and demands payment for his services.

The two battle in a brutal fistfight with Archer coming out on top, but Kramer arrives just in time to save Duncan and kill Archer.

Duncan then reunites with Nina and Sawyer briefly, saying goodbye before turning himself in to the police for his actions.
First aired: January 6, 2014.

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What do you think? Do you like the sound of the Hostages TV series? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a second season?

 

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Diego Point January 13, 2014 at 1:57 am

It’s supposed to simply be done.
15 episodes and done.
Good riddance.

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mel January 12, 2014 at 6:22 pm

Great show, keep it going! Really draws you in and makes you feel for the character’s!

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Anonymous January 12, 2014 at 6:02 pm

Love the show

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forrest January 12, 2014 at 1:00 am

please do not cancel; it is as great drama

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Shawna January 11, 2014 at 10:23 pm

Love this show!!!!!! Please don’t cancel!

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Joan Pine January 11, 2014 at 7:08 pm

I love the show. I hope it is not cancelled. I’ve told all my friends how good it is. It seems the really good shows don’t last, but the silly one stay on forever. Please renew this great show.

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Shellie January 11, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Please don’t cancel!!!!!!!

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Barbara January 10, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Great show! Why cancel a great show when they could cancel some of the stupid reality shows?

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Cheryl F January 10, 2014 at 3:59 pm

Would like to see another season – great show………ranks up there at the top!

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Peggy January 9, 2014 at 4:02 pm

Please bring the show back. It is one of the best shows on tv.

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Tarzan January 9, 2014 at 10:19 am

This is what happen to the good show they finísh when you less expected

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Kathy Wolfe January 9, 2014 at 9:43 am

Please do not cancel this show..I never missed it. The finale was really good–but I want more.

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Love it, please renew, January 8, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Love the show and the characters. Please renew,

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v.m. burton January 9, 2014 at 4:44 pm

please renew hostages it is my favorite show. I look forward to Monday on CBS just for that show.

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susan January 8, 2014 at 9:08 am

please keep the series going- it is the best series – love it.

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T McBride January 8, 2014 at 12:58 am

Yes. I love hostages! Keep it going

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T Thomas January 8, 2014 at 10:28 am

I loved Hostage. It reminded me of “24”. Please re-new it!

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Frank J January 8, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Great show. A few gaps in story line but very intriguing. Would really appreciate seeing a second season.

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