Here's a look at last week's over: http://www.examiner.com/article/hostages-1x1-pilot-recap-season-premiere
Summary: Duncan promises to kill a member of Ellen’s family.
Last week we got introduced to all the major characters in the show, but there was a little twist in Duncan’s plan as Ellen didn’t do her side of the bargain.
While the show was not as action packed as the first episode, we still got a quite a bit of drama. Ellen received the consequences of her actions.
The family is going to be allowed to return to their normal lives, but it’s going to be strained and filled with tension as they all know that they are being watched.
We got a flashback to when Duncan agreed to kill the president, but we don’t really know why. I would imagine that this won’t really come out until later on in the season.
We meet Brian’s mistress and she seems really needy and clingy. I would expect her relationship with Brian to become a problem in the future. I wouldn’t be surprised if it would lead to her death.
Here’s a recap of the show.
Ellen is trying to call her family when she gets pulled away by two men in suits. A nurse, Angela apologizes for the vile. Ellen meets with someone in secret service. He tries to get out who would have given the blood thinner. She talks about how she noticed about the thinner. When the man asking questions leaves, the other man asks her about her kids.
Ellen arrives home to find Duncan waiting for her. She says she will go through with it now, but Duncan says it’s too late. Someone puts a bag over her head. They go to where her family is tied up. Duncan says one of them will have to die by her choice. If she doesn’t, then he will kill them all. He makes her point the gun at Brian and she has to shoot him. When he steps away, she tries to shoot him which proves his point that she’s a killer. He loads the gun and fires a shot.
Duncan watches as Ellen unties her family. #3 comes in to talk with Duncan. His name is Archer. They talk about the assassination. Archer goes to talk to #4, Sandrine, and she wants answers. Duncan hears them talking and tells them to bring the family into the house.
They bring the family onto the couch. Duncan tells them they are going back to normal lives but they aren’t supposed to talk. Duncan tells Ellen to insert a GPS tracking into everyone. #4 tells them all the things that the GPS can do. She gets a call and asks to speak to Duncan. She tells him that Brian’s been getting texts from his mistress. Duncan tells her to take him.
Duncan tells Archer he’s not sure of Sandrine.
Sandrine takes Brian for a ride.
Duncan talks with Ellen. He tells her that she better not get caught with giving president blood thinners.
Sandrine takes Brian to his mistress’s, Samantha, house, but he doesn’t want to go in. She forces him to go in. They toast to freedom. She asks about his long text messages, since he usually writes short ones. She asked if he loves her. He says he does. They start talking about his wife.
#2 talks with Jake. He gets a text and #2 reads it. Jake tells him that Nico wants his $1200. #2 declines.
Morgan/Ellen talk about her not killing the president. She promises Morgan that she will find a way out of the mess.
#2, Kramer, finds pills in the bathroom. Duncan comes in and asks him if he’s using again. Kramer declines.
Samantha and Brian sleep together and Brian leaves abruptly. She invites him to a conference with her in Miami. Sandrine tells Duncan that Brian’s done.
Duncan is checking on his daughter. He comes into the room, where Quentin and his father are waiting. He remembers 6 months earlier when Quentin asked him to kill the president. Present day. He’s upset about the delay. He promises that Ellen won’t be blamed for blood thinner.
Brian meets with Ellen. Ellen learns that she is going to be taking a lie detector test.
Duncan talks with Ellen about the test and how she can beat it.
Ellen takes the test. Angela talks with Ellen about the blood thinner. She tells her that she’s the one they are focusing on. She gets a text and goes to meet with Duncan. He tells her that she passed the test and that she needs to pass blame on Angela.
Duncan is talking about his shooting during the bank heist and why he did. He explains the psychology behind a hostage situation.
Ellen meets with Angela. She suggests having Angela admitting she made a mistake.
Duncan learns that they are doing a sweep of the hospital. He learns that they are looking into the room where Ellen got the blood thinner. Duncan tells Kramer that they need to get someone to blame so to end the investigation.
Angela is at the bar talking with a guy when Archer interjects.
The lead detective on the case leaves to follow up on a lead.
Ellen arrives at the bar looking for Angela, but she’s not there. She learns that she just left with her ‘boyfriend’. She knows that it’s Archer.
Ellen goes to Angela’s house. The detective surprises her and tells her he has questions for Angela.
Ellen arrives home. Morgan tells them to turn on TV. They learn that Angela was killed and made to look like a suicide. Ellen yells at Duncan but he tells her that Angela’s death was her fault because she didn’t kill the president or convince Angela to take the blame.