The BEST Episodes of Ransom

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 5, 2020

Network: CBS

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.

It's a Ravenzo

#1 - It's a Ravenzo

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 9, 2019

Eric and the team enter the world of Italian fashion royalty when they are hired to negotiate the safe return of a world-famous designer’s kidnapped wife.

star 7.85
248 votes
Directors: Eleanor Lindo
Writers: Steve Cochrane
Story for Another Day

#2 - Story for Another Day

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired May 25, 2019

When Cynthia and her younger brother, Tyler, are abducted by a criminal Tyler’s indebted to, Eric and the Crisis Resolution team are forced to break all the rules in order to find them.

star 7.83
217 votes
Directors: April Mullen
Writers: David Vainola
Truth & Reconciliation

#3 - Truth & Reconciliation

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired May 11, 2019

When Eric and his new girlfriend, Kate, head to a gala at the American Embassy in Bogotá, they become embroiled in an assassination attempt, and Kate is the #1 suspect.

star 7.83
203 votes
Directors: Eleanor Lindo
Writers: Steve Cochrane

#4 - Bulletproof

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 15, 2017

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 7.82
836 votes
Writers: Mark Greig

#5 - Semaphore

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 30, 2018

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 7.81
321 votes
Directors: Bruce McDonald
Writers: David Vainola
Black Dolphin

#6 - Black Dolphin

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 23, 2019

The FBI asks Eric to use his negotiating expertise to convince the brainwashed survivor of an internet predator to reveal the identity of the person who incites vulnerable people to harm themselves.

star 7.80
270 votes
Directors: James Genn
Writers: Sandra Chwialkowska

#7 - Alters

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 14, 2018

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
475 votes
Directors: James Genn
Writers: David Vainola
Radio Silence

#8 - Radio Silence

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 16, 2018

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 7.76
334 votes
Writers: Avrum Jacobson, Vincent Shiao
Dark Triad

#9 - Dark Triad

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 20, 2019

The FBI brings in the Crisis Resolution team to negotiate with a formidable sociopath who is targeting diabetics with tainted insulin.

star 7.76
244 votes
Directors: Paul Fox
Writers: Sandra Chwialkowska

#10 - Indiscretion

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 2, 2019

The team’s search for a missing high-end escort leads to evidence that she was caught between a cop with a vendetta and a dangerous drug dealer.

star 7.76
246 votes
Directors: Eleanor Lindo
Writers: Kyle Hart
Three Wishes

#11 - Three Wishes

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 7, 2018

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 7.75
486 votes
Directors: James Genn
Writers: Frank Spotnitz
Girl on a Train

#12 - Girl on a Train

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 4, 2017

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 7.75
917 votes
Writers: Rachel Anthony

#13 - Legacy

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired May 12, 2018

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 7.74
402 votes
Directors: James Genn
Writers: Lynne Kamm
Life and Limb

#14 - Life and Limb

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 16, 2019

When a kidnapper from a past case returns and threatens to harm a child, the team is forced to confront the consequences of Eric’s policy of letting perpetrators go free.

star 7.73
256 votes
Directors: Charles Officer
Writers: Tamara Moulin
Stay of Execution

#15 - Stay of Execution

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 30, 2019

When a death row inmate gets a “ransom” letter offering him exonerating evidence for $500,000, the Crisis Resolution team has 48 hours to verify that the information is real.

star 7.72
258 votes
Directors: Charles Officer
Writers: Joseph Kay

#16 - Undercover

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired May 5, 2018

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 7.71
413 votes
Directors: James Genn
Writers: Alison Bingemar, Frank Spotnitz
The Enemy Within

#17 - The Enemy Within

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 4, 2017

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
1,052 votes
Directors: Eleanore Lindo
Writers: Ben Schiffer
The Client

#18 - The Client

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 23, 2018

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 7.70
320 votes
Directors: Norma Bailey
Writers: Kyle Hart
The Fawn

#19 - The Fawn

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 2, 2018

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 7.69
352 votes
Directors: Eleanor Lindo
Writers: Steve Cochrane
Secrets and Spies

#20 - Secrets and Spies

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 21, 2018

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 7.69
463 votes
Directors: Eleanor Lindo
Writers: Kyle Hart

#21 - Regeneration

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 18, 2017

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 7.69
918 votes
Directors: James Genn
Writers: David Vainola
Playing God

#22 - Playing God

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired May 18, 2019

When a bombing at a genetics company causes a woman to lose her memory, the Crisis Resolution team works to put together the pieces of the crime to figure out if she’s a victim or the bomber.

star 7.68
219 votes
Directors: Eleanor Lindo
Writers: Kyle Hart

#23 - Refuge

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 8, 2017

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 7.67
822 votes
Writers: Mark Greig

#24 - Hardline

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 9, 2018

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 7.66
348 votes
Writers: Tamara Moulin
Anatomy of a Lost Cause

#25 - Anatomy of a Lost Cause

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired May 26, 2018

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 7.65
337 votes
Directors: Eleanor Lindo
Writers: Richard Zajdlic