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Hostages

Episode 1.02 : Invisible Leash

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TV Info


Episode Premiere

September 30, 2013

Distributor

CBS

Genre

Drama

Show Period

2013 - 2014

Production Company

Warner Bros. Television

Cast and Crew


Director

Jason Ensler

Screenwriter

Rick Eid, Jeffrey Nachmanoff

Main Cast

  • Toni Collette as Dr. Ellen Sanders
  • Dylan McDermott as Duncan Carlisle
  • Tate Donovan
  • Rhys Coiro
  • Billy Brown
  • Sandrine Holt
  • James Naughton
  • Quinn Shephard
  • Quinn Shephard

Additional Cast

  • Paul Calderon
  • Toni Trucks
  • Jim True-Frost
  • Lauren Kelly

Synopsis


Immediately following Ellen's press conference and her stalled assassination attempt on the President, Ellen is whisked away to a private room by multiple Secret Service agents, led by the intimidating Agent Stan Hoffman. He presses her for the truth, but she reveals nothing about Duncan or her family's captors. When Hoffman steps away, Agent Landry whispers something to Ellen that indicates he's in on the conspiracy as well, and she realizes that she cannot trust anyone. Ellen races home, only to be confronted by Duncan, who tells her that her refusal to go through with the plan will cost one of her family members their lives. He threatens to kill Brian, which terrifies the entire family, but ultimately ends up only using the threat as a psychological tactic. He then informs the Sanders family that they will resume their normal lives for the next two weeks - until the President's next operation - and that his team will be monitoring their every move during that period. To do so, the captors clone all the Sanders' electronic devices and phones, and they plant GPS chips in Brian, Morgan, and Jake. Duncan then forces Ellen to frame her head nurse, Angela, for the attempted assassination, but this hits a snag when Angela refuses to accept the blame. Duncan then sends Archer to take care of Angela, and the episode ends with Ellen seeing a news report about Angela's apparent suicide, knowing that Duncan and his team were likely responsible for the death of her friend... When Brian gets a flurry of texts from his mistress, Samantha, Sandrine forces him to go see her privately to continue their affair. Brian is very reluctant, but he's caught between a rock and a hard place and ultimately has to go through with it. Meanwhile, Morgan continues to deal with her unexpected pregnancy in private, and Jake tries to convince Kramer to help him locate the money he needs to pay back Nico the drug dealer.

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