Season 1 Episodes

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Season 1, Episode 18 - Air Date: 7/20/2007
The CNU resolves a hostage situation when a corporate executive takes 16 hostages in the company's boardroom.
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Kids in the Hall

Season 1, Episode 17 - Air Date: 7/13/2007
When the teenaged inmates at a juvenile detention center overtake the jail and take guards hostage, Matt and Emily learn their goal is not to break out, but to keep the facility open after it was scheduled to be torn down.
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Season 1, Episode 16 - Air Date: 7/6/2007
Cheryl becomes personally involved in the case after the key witness in a federal money-laundering case and his wife are kidnapped and held hostage.
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Lie to Me

Season 1, Episode 15 - Air Date: 6/29/2007
When a young boy is abducted from the Santa Monica Pier, Emily is thrown into the middle of the crisis.
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Road Trip

Season 1, Episode 14 - Air Date: 6/22/2007
As Darah, daughter of polygamous cult leader Warren Keegan, attempts to escape from her father and reunite with her sister, she is abducted by Warren and his three wives.
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Season 1, Episode 13 - Air Date: 6/15/2007
Emily is left alone to negotiate a hostage crisis on a commuter train while Matt deals with a schizophrenic patient who has taken his therapist and her husband hostage.
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No Strings

Season 1, Episode 12 - Air Date: 6/8/2007
When a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent tries to bring a foreign container into the Los Angeles port without an inspection, the FBI and police step in when the agent takes three of his own colleagues hostage.
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Season 1, Episode 11 - Air Date: 12/12/2006
When capturing a drug lord takes them to Mexico, Matt and Emily become stranded without an escape plan.
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Accidental Negotiator

Season 1, Episode 10 - Air Date: 12/5/2006
The CNU is called in to deal with a crisis situation at the headquarters of a credit union after an armed man takes a recently fired worker hostage.
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Peer Group

Season 1, Episode 9 - Air Date: 11/28/2006
Believing his sons have been tormented by school bullies and are planning a counterattack, a distraught father contacts the CNU after he finds notebooks and blueprints of his sons' school.
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Season 1, Episode 8 - Air Date: 11/21/2006
After Matt and Emily save a young woman from a hostage situation, they learn the woman could be the victim of a stalker.
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Man of Steele

Season 1, Episode 7 - Air Date: 11/14/2006
A man becomes enraged when he learns a surrogate mother for his child in an illegal adoption was a fraud.
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One Shot Stop

Season 1, Episode 6 - Air Date: 11/7/2006
The Greater Los Angeles Sniper (GLA) begins killing again after nearly eight years of inactivity, which causes unprecedented multi-agency co-operation.
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Life Support

Season 1, Episode 5 - Air Date: 10/31/2006
A young boy takes hostages in a hospital because the doctor is needs to operate on his terminally ill sister is on vacation and the other surgeons refuse to perform the procedure without him.
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Partners in Crime

Season 1, Episode 4 - Air Date: 9/26/2006
During a confrontation at a bank robbery, Emily is taken hostage by the two bank robbers. Matt uses his people skills to catch the robbers after he determines they are a couple in love.
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Season 1, Episode 3 - Air Date: 9/19/2006
When the daughter of an Asian crime lord is kidnapped, Matt and Emily begin negotiating with the kidnapper for her safe return, thus compromising the investigation of the Organized Crime Division in the process.
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Season 1, Episode 2 - Air Date: 9/12/2006
An air traffic controller hijacks the control tower to protest his innocence after he is blamed for a plane crash that killed 180 people.
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Season 1, Episode 1 - Air Date: 9/5/2006
The pilot introduces Matt and Emily, a man and a woman who deal with their personal relationship while focusing on their jobs as hostage negotiators.