2006 - 2007, Crime, Drama
Two top FBI negotiators balance their work and their relationship.

Episode Guide

  • Standoff - Severance (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:


    A recently fired corporate executive holds 16 hostages in the company's boardroom; a self-made millionaire producer and his wife take each other hostage.

  • Standoff - The Kids in the Hall (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    The Kids in the Hall

    Teenage inmates of a juvenile-detention center take several guards hostage in order to keep the facility from being torn down.

  • Standoff - Ex-Factor (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:


    A key witness in a money-laundering case and his wife are hostages; Cheryl tries to keep her work and her love life separate after she finds her ex-boyfriend assigned to the case.

  • Standoff - Lie to Me (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Lie to Me

    Matt and Emily try to save a boy taken hostage by someone who claims to have a direct connection to Emily.

  • Standoff - Road Trip (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Road Trip

    Matt and Emily take on the case of a polygamous cult leader who has taken his daughter and wives hostage in a motor home.

  • Standoff - Backfire (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:


    With Matt at another hostage scene, Emily must negotiate with two suspected bank robbers holding 25 people hostage on a train.

  • Standoff - No Strings (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    No Strings

    A border agent threatens his colleagues, and things escalate into a tense hostage-crisis, but Matt and Emily realize there is more to the situation than meets the eye.

  • Standoff - Borderline (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:


    Matt and Emily catch a Mexican drug lord but end up stranded in Mexico when he makes a run for the border.

  • Standoff - Accidental Negotiator (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Accidental Negotiator

    A third party arrives to help with negotiations when bank robbers refuse to communicate with Matt and Emily, but things get out of hand when she accepts the robbers' demands without consulting the CNU.

  • Standoff - Peer Group (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Peer Group

    A father turns to CNU to prevent a hostage situation after finding his teenage son's notebook full of violent images, but Matt and Emily arrive at the school after the hostage situation begins.

  • Standoff - Heroine (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:


    Matt and Emily save a young woman from a hostage situation, then Matt takes it upon himself to save her again when she becomes the prey of a stalker.

  • Standoff - Man of Steele (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Man of Steele

    A surrogate mother scams a desperate husband out of $50,000 for her newborn baby; Matt and Emily enlist the help of a local shock jock when the man takes matters into his own hands.

  • Standoff - One Shot Stop (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    One Shot Stop

    CNU determines to find a sniper's hideout; after learning the man in custody is a copycat, Matt and Emily must work with Frank and Duff to catch the killer before he hurts one of them.

  • Standoff - Life Support (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Life Support

    A boy who takes hostages in a hospital to try to force a surgeon to operate on his terminally ill sister is unaware that the surgeon is away on vacation.

  • Standoff - Partners in Crime (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Partners in Crime

    Matt must put his personal feelings aside when Emily is taken hostage as they search for serial bank robbers.

  • Standoff - Shanghai'd (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:


    A child-kidnapping victim is the daughter of an Asian crime lord under FBI investigation.

  • Standoff - Circling (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:


    An air traffic controller others blame for a plane crash hijacks the control tower; Matt and Emily realize how personal issues can impact life at work.

  • Standoff - Pilot (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:


    The secret relationship between two top-ranked FBI crisis-negotiators comes to light during a tense hostage-standoff.