From executive producers Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of the Caribbean films, CSI series) and Jeffrey Nachmanoff (Chicago Fire), and based upon an Israeli format, HOSTAGES is a thrilling and suspenseful new one-hour series about a family caught in the middle of a grand political conspiracy that will change their lives forever.
Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Toni Collette (The United States of Tara) stars as Ellen Sanders, a top surgeon in Washington, D.C., who has been tapped to operate on the President of the United States...and then kill him. Ellen is used to the pressures of her work and it is her steady nature and hand that has elevated her career and made her the President's choice. When masked men invade the Sanders home the night before the operation and take Ellen, her husband (Tate Donovan - Argo) and two children hostage, threatening to harm them unless Ellen does as they ask, Ellen's calm is rocked to the core - and her husband, hiding secrets of his own, is not much help. Ellen will do anything to protect her family...as will Duncan Carlisle (Golden Globe winner and Emmy® nominee Dylan McDermott - American Horror Story, The Practice). A righteous FBI agent and hero, Duncan is at the centre of a conspiracy involving the President and will fight for his cause at any cost -- even if it means putting another family at risk. As tensions mount and Ellen fights for time before suiting up for surgery, it becomes clear that the outwardly idyllic Sanders family isn't as perfect as originally thought -- nor are their captors as evil as one might suspect.
01 - Pilot
TONI COLLETTE, DYLAN McDERMOTT and TATE DONOVAN star in this new thrilling series about a top surgeon tapped to operate on the President of the United States - and then kill him.
02 - Invisible Leash
Ellen's refusal to assassinate the President during surgery could cost her a family member's life. HILARIE BURTON (One Tree Hill) appears as Samantha, Brian's mistress.
03 - Power of Persuasion
Duncan threatens Ellen to convince the President to keep her on as his surgeon ... or else. Plus, Ellen meets Duncan's daughter (LOLA COOK) and gains insight into his life.
04 - 2:45 PM
Ellen and Brian devise a plan with their kids to escape from Duncan. Meanwhile, Duncan's wife, Nina (FRANCIE SWIFT), tells him that she wants to discontinue her treatment.
05 - Truth and Consequences
Ellen performs emergency surgery in her own home. Meanwhile, Duncan demands answers when Archer tells him that an innocent person in their plan has become a victim
06 - Sister’s Keeper
Ellen must get rid of her sister (NINA ARIANDA) who shows up unexpectedly. The secret service calls Ellen in for questioning again ... with Duncan doing the questioning
07 - Hail Mary
In an effort to take down Duncan, Ellen goes to see a man who has previously helped her solve problems, but this man has ties to Duncan. JOANNE KELLY guest stars
08 - The Good Reason
Ellen must decide whether to save Duncan's life. The President meets with Creasy (JEREMY BOBB), Vanessa (JOANNE KELLY) and Blair (BRIAN WHITE) about a surveillance program
09 - Loose Ends
As the plot to kill the President starts to unravel, Duncan takes the next step in his master plan and gives Ellen the poison she is to use to kill the President.
10 - Burden of Truth
After a member of the President's staff is murdered, Ellen urges Duncan to back out of the assassination plot. Ellen might have found a viable bone marrow donor for Duncan's wife.
11 - Off the Record
Duncan locks the Sanders family in a room for the day while he and his team head to New York City to eliminate the sniper team targeting President Kincaid. LARRY PINE guest stars
12 - The Cost of Living
Brian goes to the police to expose Duncan and his team, but decides against it after Burton (LARRY PINE) shows up and shows him evidence of Ellen and Duncan getting close
13 - Fight or Flight
Ellen tells Duncan she won't kill the President but will help him get what he needs -- for something in return. Nina (FRANCIE SWIFT) learns of Duncan's plan and flees the hospital.
14 - Suspicious Minds
Duncan discovers Sandrine's betrayal and decides to use it to his advantage. Ellen is confronted by the First Lady (MARY ELIZABETH MASTRANTONIO) before surgery
15 - Endgame
Duncan discovers Sandrine's betrayal and decides to use it to his advantage. Ellen is confronted by the First Lady (MARY ELIZABETH MASTRANTONIO) before surgery.