Matt and Emily hurry to resolve a hostage situation in which a recently fired corporate executive holds 16 hostages in the company's boardroom.
Inmates of a juvenile-detention center take guards hostage.
A key witness in a money-laundering case and his wife are hostages.
A young boy is kidnapped by a former Hostage Taker (HT) with a grudge against Emily.
Emily and Matt try to rescue a young girl from an apocalyptic cult leader.
Emily negotiates with bank robbers who've taken over a subway train; and Matt deals with a schizophrenic who is holding his therapist hostage.
A border agent tries to sneak a foreign container into the US and takes his own colleagues and friends hostage.
After capturing a Mexican drug lord, Felix Aguila, Matt and Emily find themselves in a new predicament when he makes a run for the border and they are left stranded in Mexico.
When bank robbers refuse to communicate with Matt and Emily, the negotiators are forced to bring in a third party, Angela, to help with negotiations.
When a father finds his teenage son's notebook full of violent images and blueprints of his high school, he turns to CNU to prevent a hostage situation before it's too late.
Matt and Emily save a young woman from a hostage situation, but their work isn't done, as the woman becomes prey to a stalker.
After a surrogate mother scams a desperate husband out of $15,000 for her newborn baby, the distraught man takes matters into his own hands.
When a mysterious sniper kills a string of random people, CNU is determined to find the sniper's hideout.
A 15-year-old boy pushing his older sister on a gurney walks into an OR in an upscale hospital, pulls a gun and takes everyone hostage---including a patient undergoing heart-bypass surgery.
When a serial bank robber hits a string of banks along the California coast, Matt and Emily are determined to catch the thief.
What seems to be a textbook child kidnapping becomes a tangled mess when it is revealed that the victim is the daughter of David Lao - an Asian crime lord who is currently under FBI investigation.
After a botched FBI raid on a cult stronghold, five men and two women go into hiding. But when the besieged survivors begin to die mysteriously, one by one, it's clear there is a traitor among them.
In a misguided attempt to protect his family and pay back gambling debts to the local Mobster, Jimbo robs a fish market, which is coincidentally owned by the same Mobster. On the run, Jimbo is cornered in a local curio shop, where he takes hostage an assortment of colorful characters, including Maguire, who may be his illegitimate father. Surrounded by the Police, the SAS, and the Mobster's crew, the young man must find a way out of his precarious predicament with the help of his oddball captives.
The team investigates what could be a dirty bomb.
Matt Flannery (Ron Livingston) and Emily Lehman (Rosemarie DeWitt) are the negotiators in the FBI's. They're trained to talk their way through volatile situations. They're experts at knowing what makes other people tick. They're also sleeping together.