Standoff

The premise of the show was set up in the opening scene of the series pilot. In an attempt to connect with the hostage-taker, Matt Flannery (Ron Livingston), a negotiator for the F.B.I., reveals to him and his colleagues who are listening to his conversation, that he has been sleeping with his partner, Emily Lehman (Rosemarie DeWitt). Their supervisor Cheryl Carrera (Gina Torres) is concerned about how their relationship will affect their jobs. Each episode revolves around the main plot of a hostage situation and the subplot of Matt and Emily's relationship. In the hostage situation, the F.B.I. Crisis Negotiation Unit is typically called upon to deal with the hostage-taker.
The premise of the show was set up in the opening scene of the series pilot. In an attempt to connect with the hostage-taker, Matt Flannery (Ron Livingston), a negotiator for the F.B.I., reveals to him and his colleagues who are listening to his conversation, that he has been sleeping with his partner, Emily Lehman (Rosemarie DeWitt). Their supervisor Cheryl Carrera (Gina Torres) is concerned about how their relationship will affect their jobs. Each episode revolves around the main plot of a hostage situation and the subplot of Matt and Emily's relationship. In the hostage situation, the F.B.I. Crisis Negotiation Unit is typically called upon to deal with the hostage-taker.

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Watch Standoff Season 1 Episode 18 - Severance

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s1e18 Severance
July 20, 2007
The CNU resolves a hostage situation when a corporate executive takes 16 hostages in the company's boardroom. A second crisis involves a domestic situation that results in Matt and Emily questioning a decision they had made during the standoff.
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Watch Standoff Season 1 Episode 1 - Pilot

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s1e1 Pilot
September 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. In this episode, the CNU deals with two separate crises: one regarding an estranged father about to lose
Series Premiere
Watch Standoff Season 1 Episode 3 - Shanghai'd
s1e3 Shanghai'd
September 9, 2006
September 9, 2006
Shanghai'd
Watch Standoff Season 1 Episode 4 - Partners in Crime
s1e4 Partners in Crime
September 26, 2006
September 26, 2006
Partners in Crime
Watch Standoff Season 1 Episode 5 - Life Support
s1e5 Life Support
October 31, 2006
October 31, 2006
Life Support
Watch Standoff Season 1 Episode 6 - One Shot Stop
s1e6 One Shot Stop
November 7, 2006
November 7, 2006
One Shot Stop
Watch Standoff Season 1 Episode 7 - Man of Steele
s1e7 Man of Steele
November 14, 2006
November 14, 2006
Man of Steele
Watch Standoff Season 1 Episode 8 - Heroine
s1e8 Heroine
November 21, 2006
November 21, 2006
Heroine
Watch Standoff Season 1 Episode 9 - Peer Group
s1e9 Peer Group
November 28, 2006
November 28, 2006
Peer Group
Watch Standoff Season 1 Episode 11 - Borderline
s1e11 Borderline
December 12, 2006
December 12, 2006
Borderline
Watch Standoff Season 1 Episode 12 - No Strings
s1e12 No Strings
June 8, 2007
June 8, 2007
No Strings
Watch Standoff Season 1 Episode 13 - Backfire
s1e13 Backfire
June 15, 2007
June 15, 2007
Backfire
Watch Standoff Season 1 Episode 14 - Road Trip
s1e14 Road Trip
June 22, 2007
June 22, 2007
Road Trip
Watch Standoff Season 1 Episode 15 - Lie to Me
s1e15 Lie to Me
June 29, 2007
June 29, 2007
Lie to Me
Watch Standoff Season 1 Episode 16 - Ex-Factor
s1e16 Ex-Factor
July 6, 2007
July 6, 2007
Ex-Factor
Watch Standoff Season 1 Episode 17 - Kids in the Hall
s1e17 Kids in the Hall
July 13, 2007
July 13, 2007
Kids in the Hall
Watch Standoff Season 1 Episode 18 - Severance
s1e18 Severance
July 20, 2007
July 20, 2007
Severance
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Standoff, how I loved you. Even though my provider showed the episodes in all the wrong order (never a good sign)! The chemistry between the leads was palpable and led to marriage IRL!!!! Yay! Some of the episodes were really great, especially the opening scene of the pilot, others slightly missed the mark. Overall, still one of my favorite shows, evah!!! *makes placard 'Bring back Standoff* - nah, the leads have gone on to better and bigger roles in movies and tv, I doubt they'd go back. :)
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