The Best Episodes of Ransom

Last Updated: Nov 9, 2018

Hostage negotiator Eric Beaumont understands criminals better than they do, and uses his insight into human behavior to resolve the most difficult kidnap and ransom cases. Despite the stakes, Eric refuses to resort to violence, even when confronted by some of the most dangerous criminals in the world. While Eric’s considerable powers of manipulation make him the best at what he does professionally, they often complicate his relationships with family, friends and colleagues.

Bulletproof

#1 - Bulletproof

Season 1 - Episode 13

Season Finale. Eric must work with a past adversary to stop a hacker from activating explosions worldwide unless the NSA surrenders access to their confidential files.

star 7.81
713 votes
Writers: Mark Greig
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Alters

#2 - Alters

Season 2 - Episode 2

As Eric and Zara provide risk assessment services at an investment bank, they are taken hostage by a gunman targeting a low-level accountant, and Eric must negotiate for their release.

star 7.78
344 votes
Directors: James Genn
Writers: David Vainola
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Radio Silence

#3 - Radio Silence

Season 2 - Episode 10

While on board a plane with his daughter, Evie, Eric must negotiate with a suicidal co-pilot and find out what triggered him after he locks the captain out of the cockpit and threatens to crash the plane,

star 7.77
254 votes
Writers: Avrum Jacobson, Vincent Shiao
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Semaphore

#4 - Semaphore

Season 2 - Episode 13

Eric’s archnemesis, Damian Delaine, brainwashes Evie and threatens to turn her into a murderer unless Eric helps him negotiate a high-stakes business deal for a new cryptocurrency that could destabilize the world economy.

star 7.75
240 votes
Directors: Bruce McDonald
Writers: David Vainola
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The Enemy Within

#5 - The Enemy Within

Season 1 - Episode 5

Eric is brought in by his ex-boss, Freddie Woods, from the FBI to negotiate with Charlotte Walker, an extremist from a racist group threatening to set off bombs all over New York City.

star 7.71
900 votes
Directors: Eleanore Lindo
Writers: Ben Schiffer
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Girl on a Train

#6 - Girl on a Train

Season 1 - Episode 9

A couple in France turns to Eric and his team to rescue their daughter who was abducted from a train and they fear has been sold into human trafficking.

star 7.71
800 votes
Writers: Rachel Anthony
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Secrets and Spies

#7 - Secrets and Spies

Season 2 - Episode 3

Eric and Oliver plunge into a world of espionage when a CIA spy disguised as an American diamond broker traveling with her family is kidnapped in Vienna. Also, Oliver gets an interesting job offer.

star 7.71
330 votes
Directors: Eleanor Lindo
Writers: Kyle Hart
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Legacy

#8 - Legacy

Season 2 - Episode 6

As Eric fights to save his mother, renowned surgeon Annette Beaumont, after she is kidnapped and ordered to perform heart surgery on a dangerous crime boss, he realizes he needs help from his estranged father, Phillip Hingston.

star 7.71
295 votes
Directors: James Genn
Writers: Lynne Kamm
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Three Wishes

#9 - Three Wishes

Season 2 - Episode 1

When Eric’s daughter is kidnapped, he must fulfill three ransom demands from his long-time adversary, Damien Delaine, which include answering a series of emotionally challenging questions and performing ethically questionable tasks, in order to save what matters to him most – his daughter’s life.

star 7.69
377 votes
Directors: James Genn
Writers: Frank Spotnitz
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Undercover

#10 - Undercover

Season 2 - Episode 5

As Eric negotiates the release of an arms dealer’s son from a kidnapper, he uncovers a larger plot to destroy hundreds of lives. Also, Zara is shaken when she must work with an abusive ex-colleague in order to prevent this terrorist attack.

star 7.66
304 votes
Directors: James Genn
Writers: Alison Bingemar, Frank Spotnitz
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The Client

#11 - The Client

Season 2 - Episode 11

When two adolescents enlist Eric to negotiate with a ruthless mob boss who’s holding their parents hostage, the team discovers a family secret that threatens to complicate the proceedings.

star 7.65
243 votes
Directors: Norma Bailey
Writers: Kyle Hart
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Regeneration

#12 - Regeneration

Season 1 - Episode 7

Maxine has her first negotation when Eric and other guests at a retreat are taken hostage by the leader of a fanatical militia group.

star 7.65
802 votes
Directors: James Genn
Writers: David Vainola
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The Fawn

#13 - The Fawn

Season 2 - Episode 8

Eric negotiates with a convicted serial killer in order to get his insight when a teenaged boy is kidnapped by someone copying his methods.

star 7.65
273 votes
Directors: Eleanor Lindo
Writers: Steve Cochrane
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Anatomy of a Lost Cause

#14 - Anatomy of a Lost Cause

Season 2 - Episode 7

When a hostage is executed in the midst of a high-stakes negotiation, Eric is charged with aiding and abetting a kidnapper, and he faces self-doubt in the wake of his fatal error.

star 7.62
260 votes
Directors: Eleanor Lindo
Writers: Richard Zajdlic
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Refuge

#15 - Refuge

Season 1 - Episode 12

Eric is called in to negotiate with a burglar who is holding a family hostage after they catch him breaking into their safe, but the team finds the circumstances suspicious after learning the husband has been kidnapped before.

star 7.62
704 votes
Writers: Mark Greig
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The Box

#16 - The Box

Season 1 - Episode 3

Eric and the team must figure out how to negotiate with bank robbers who are not demanding cash,

star 7.61
970 votes
Directors: Erik Canuel
Writers: Ben Harris
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Say What You Did

#17 - Say What You Did

Season 1 - Episode 8

When a senator's daughter is kidnapped, Eric and the team must delve into the senator's darkest secrets to try to bring his daughter home safely. Also, Eric faces challenges with his own daughter, Evie, after his attempt to keep her safe backfires.

star 7.60
785 votes
Writers: David Vainola
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Hardline

#18 - Hardline

Season 2 - Episode 9

Eric is given the impossible task of negotiating the release of the daughter of the prime minister of the Netherlands – a woman who takes a public hardline on never paying kidnappers’ ransoms.

star 7.60
272 votes
Writers: Tamara Moulin
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Joe

#19 - Joe

Season 1 - Episode 4

When an important engineer at a company that manufactures collision avoidance software in cars is taken hostage, Eric and the team email the kidnapper, Joe, but discover a third party is intercepting their correspondence and purposely sabotaging their negotiation process.

star 7.60
954 votes
Directors: James Genn
Writers: Sarah Dodd
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Celina

#20 - Celina

Season 1 - Episode 6

A surrogate baby with a dangerous medical condition is kidnapped from a French couple and the team is called in to help.

star 7.59
839 votes
Writers: Ben Schiffer
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The Castle

#21 - The Castle

Season 1 - Episode 11

While playing a new smartphone game, five teenagers are lured into a trap in an empty castle in France, and Eric and the team are called in to negotiate their release.

star 7.59
703 votes
Writers: Sarah Dodd
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The Artist

#22 - The Artist

Season 1 - Episode 10

Eric and the team begin negotiating the return of valuable paintings stolen from an art gallery, but the situation gets complicated when the thief then kidnaps a gallery staffer.

star 7.59
781 votes
Writers: Annmarie Morrais
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A Free Man in Paris

#23 - A Free Man in Paris

Season 2 - Episode 4

When a former Guantanamo guard is taken hostage by terrorists, Eric is surprised when he learns that his best chance of saving the man’s life is to work with a former Guantanamo detainee who is now working with the captors.

star 7.57
311 votes
Directors: Eleanore Lindo
Writers: Sandra Chwialkowska
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The Return

#24 - The Return

Season 1 - Episode 1

Eric Beaumont, a top crisis and hostage negotiator, uses his insight into human behavior to resolve the most difficult kidnap and ransom cases.

star 7.55
1,413 votes
Directors: Richard Lewis
Writers: David Vainola, Frank Spotnitz
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Promised Land

#25 - Promised Land

Season 2 - Episode 12

As Eric negotiates for the release of a couple being held hostage by illegal immigrants in rural Canada, the situation turns dire when the coyotes the immigrants escaped from take the whole group hostage, including Eric.

star 7.54
230 votes
Directors: Bruce McDonald
Writers: Avrum Jacobson
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