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Did CBS' Hostages Hold Your Attention Captive?
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Did CBS' Hostages Hold Your Attention Captive?

Sep 23 2013, 10:14pm CDT | by TV Line

CBS’ Hostages made its debut Monday (10/9c) — did the thriller forcibly capture your interest? Or did you escape sans Stockholm syndrome? From big-screen helmer Jerry Bruckheimer, Hostages opens on...

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Did CBS' Hostages Hold Your Attention Captive?

Sep 23 2013, 10:14pm CDT | by TV Line

CBS’ Hostages made its debut Monday (10/9c) — did the thriller forcibly capture your interest? Or did you escape sans Stockholm syndrome?

From big-screen helmer Jerry Bruckheimer, Hostages opens on a harrowing scene: Masked intruders are holding an average-looking family at gunpoint. As it turns out, the family is presently the subject of national headlines, with its super-surgeon matriarch Dr. Ellen Sanders (Toni Collette) scheduled to operate on the President of the United States.

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Elsewhere, Dylan McDermott’s FBI special agent Duncan Carlisle — whose wife, we learn, is comatose in the hospital — proves he’s handy in hostage situations when he foils a tense bank robbery. While it seems as though the latter’s job description will work in the soon-to-be-captive doc’s favor, it’s actually quite the opposite: Duncan and his crafty cohorts are quickly revealed to be the aforementioned folks behind the masks. (Another conspirator, meanwhile, appears to be POTUS’ own Chief of Staff.)

Noting that, “Sometimes you have to do a bad thing for a good reason,” Duncan gives Ellen an ultimatum: Kill the president during his operation, or her family dies. After much consideration — and prodding by her philandering hubby (Tate Donovan) — she takes matters into her own hands and gives the leader of the free world a pre-op blood thinner, thus postponing his surgery for two whole weeks.

At a press conference following the incident, a resolute Ellen looks straight into the camera and directs the pilot’s concluding line directly at Duncan: “I don’t give up that easily.”

Time to speak up, TVLiners: Will you return next week for more Hostages? Grade the ep below, then hit the comments!


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'Stalker' Is A Show That Hates Women. Let's Burn It Down To The Ground.

Oct 2 2014 7:04am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

Middlebrow is a recap of the week in entertainment, celebrity and television news that provides a comprehensive look at the state of pop culture. From the rock bottom to highfalutin, Middlebrow is your accessible guidebook to the world of entertainment. Sign up to receive it in your inbox here. CBS’ new show “Stalker” spends approximately seven minutes of its pilot featuring women being doused in gasoline. Its premiere features violence so e ...
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Stalker Season 1 Episode 1 Review: Pilot

Oct 1 2014 11:51pm CDT | Source: TV Fanatic

Stalker kicks off with a chilling premiere. We were introduced to four stalkers in one episode in Stalker Season 1 Episode 1 CBS has been promoting this series like crazy over the last few months. I expected it to be dark, but not this dark. They have found the perfect show to pair up with Criminal Minds. it was supposed to be fun. It was harmless. larry Permalink: it was supposed to be fun. It was harmless. Added: October 02, 2014 The opening s ...
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