it’s doc­tor ver­sus the bad guys to save a vip pa­tient!

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Sea­son 1 Tues­days (From 17 Fe­bru­ary) SABC3 21:30

Usu­ally hostage sit­u­a­tions last a few hours or days at most, but hostages (2013), which aired on m-net at the end of 2013, is putting a new spin on the over­done sto­ry­line by sub­ject­ing our cap­tives to two weeks of tur­moil. but the cap­tors aren’t in it for money or fame. in­stead, they want the us pres­i­dent dead and they have a com­pli­cated plan in­volv­ing his doc­tor to make it hap­pen. star­ring dy­lan mcder­mott as fbi spe­cial agent and ne­go­tia­tor dun­can carlisle and toni col­lette as dr ellen san­ders, one of the coun­try’s most suc­cess­ful tho­racic sur­geons, hostages is full of twists and turns.

med­i­cal mur­der

the story kicks off with a clearly trou­bled dun­can or­ches­trat­ing an in­tri­cate hostage sit­u­a­tion in­volv­ing ellen, her hus­band brian (tate dono­van) and their kids mor­gan (quinn shep­hard) and jake (ma­teus ward). and why are they be­ing held hostage? ellen’s got the most stress­ful job in the us: per­form­ing open-heart surgery on pres­i­dent paul kin­caid (james naughton). but dun­can has other plans for the pres and he’s go­ing to use ellen’s fam­ily to get what he wants. in or­der to free her fam­ily, dun­can wants ellen to “ac­ci­den­tally” mur­der the pres­i­dent on the op­er­at­ing ta­ble. and by episode 8, we’ll un­der­stand why. dy­lan says that at the start of the show, view­ers will “just think that he’s a guy try­ing to kill the pres­i­dent”. but is dun­can the real bad­die in this story? “he’s a flawed guy,” ex­plains dy­lan. “but he is do­ing some­thing ex­tra­or­di­nary and crim­i­nal for what he be­lieves to be a re­ally good rea­son.”

pres­i­dent kin­caid.

dr san­ders.




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