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The Best Episodes of Hostages

Every episode of Hostages ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Hostages!

A high-octane suspense drama that centers on Dr. Ellen Sanders, a premier surgeon thrust into a chilling political conspiracy when she and her family are held captive in their home by rogue FBI Agent Duncan Carlisle, a desperate man doing the wrong thing for the right reasons, who orders Dr. Sanders to assassinate the President when she operates on him.

Genre:Drama
Network:CBS

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Hostages" is "Endgame", rated 7.9/10 from 157 user votes. It was directed by Jeffrey Nachmanoff and written by Jeffrey Nachmanoff. "Endgame" aired on 1/6/2014 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Burden of Truth".

  • Endgame
    7.9/10 157 votes

    #1 - Endgame

    Season 1 Episode 15 - Aired 2014-01-06

    After Duncan discovers Sandrine's betrayal, he decides to use her to save Nina and Sawyer. Also, just before Ellen is to operate on the President, the First Lady confronts her and forces Ellen to tell the truth about the assassination plot.

    Director: Jeffrey Nachmanoff

    Writer: Jeffrey Nachmanoff

  • Burden of Truth
    7.7/10 174 votes

    #2 - Burden of Truth

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2013-11-25

    Ellen tries to talk Duncan into backing out of the assassination plot when a member of the president's staff is murdered.

    Director: Phil Abraham

    Writer: Joshua Allen

  • Power of Persuasion
    7.6/10 240 votes

    #3 - Power of Persuasion

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2013-10-07

    When the President decides to use another doctor for his surgery, Ellen is threatened by Duncan to make him change his mind. Also, Ellen meets Duncan's daughter which could help her get more insight into him.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • 2:45 PM
    7.6/10 218 votes

    #4 - 2:45 PM

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2013-10-14

    Ellen and Brian work on a plan to escape with their kids. Meanwhile, Duncan's mom makes a difficult decision.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Good Reason
    7.6/10 187 votes

    #5 - The Good Reason

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2013-11-11

    As Ellen tries to decide if she should save Duncan, she confronts his wife; Creasy has a meeting with Col. Blair and Vanessa.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Loose Ends
    7.6/10 165 votes

    #6 - Loose Ends

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2013-11-18

    When investigators get close to uncovering the plot to kill the president, Duncan is ordered to take out an insider.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Jeffrey Nachmanoff

  • Hail Mary
    7.5/10 185 votes

    #7 - Hail Mary

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2013-11-04

    Ellen and Brian try to take down Duncan; Archer's accomplice plans to reveal information to the assistant district attorney about a murder.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Alon Aranya

  • Off the Record
    7.5/10 150 votes

    #8 - Off the Record

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2013-12-02

    Duncan locks the Sanders in a room for the day as he and the team go after the snipers in New York; Duncan's mother-in-law wants to expose the president.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Nick Santora

  • Fight or Flight
    7.5/10 154 votes

    #9 - Fight or Flight

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2013-12-16

    Ellen tries to make a deal with Duncan; Nina flees from the hospital after learning Duncan's plan.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Jeffrey Nachmanoff

  • Sister's Keeper
    7.4/10 195 votes

    #10 - Sister's Keeper

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2013-10-28

    Ellen's sister Lauren unexpectedly arrives at the house and decides to stays while unaware of the current situation. Hoffman in his investigation of the disappearance of Nurse Angela discovers Archer's involvement and confronts Duncan about his lies. Meanwhile Kramer discovers a way that can get Sandrine the money that she needs with dire consequences by robbing a high stakes poker game and Morgan visits a OBGYN in a routine pregnancy checkup.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Cost of Living
    7.4/10 146 votes

    #11 - The Cost of Living

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2013-12-09

    Brian wants to expose Duncan to the police, but changes his mind when he sees evidence of Ellen and Duncan getting close.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Jeffrey Nachmanoff

  • Suspicious Minds
    7.4/10 139 votes

    #12 - Suspicious Minds

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 2014-01-06

    After Duncan discovers Sandrine's betrayal, he decides to use her to save Nina and Sawyer. Also, just before Ellen is to operate on the President, the First Lady confronts her and forces Ellen to tell the truth about the assassination plot.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Pilot
    7.3/10 397 votes

    #13 - Pilot

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2013-09-23

    After Dr. Ellen Sanders, a prominent Washington D.C. surgeon, is handpicked to operate on the President of the United States, rogue FBI agent Duncan Carlisle and armed intruders suddenly take her and her family hostage.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Truth and Consequences
    7.3/10 205 votes

    #14 - Truth and Consequences

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2013-10-21

    Emily puts her skills to work when there is an emergency in the house. An innocent becomes a victim and Duncan wants answers.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Invisible Leash
    7.2/10 296 votes

    #15 - Invisible Leash

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2013-09-30

    Duncan promises to kill a member of Ellen's family when she refuses to assassinate the president during surgery. Duncan also informs the family to go about their normal lives for the next two weeks until the commander in chief's operation.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A