The BEST episodes of Ransom

Every episode of Ransom ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Ransom!

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.

Last Updated: 1/24/2023Network:CBS
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Bulletproof
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7.80
766 votes

#1 - Bulletproof

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/15/2017

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

Directors: Laurence Katrian
Writer: Mark Greig
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Story for Another Day
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7.79
243 votes

#2 - Story for Another Day

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 5/25/2019

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.

Directors: April Mullen
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
It's a Ravenzo
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7.77
275 votes

#3 - It's a Ravenzo

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/9/2019

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.

Directors: Eleanore Lindo
Watch Now:iTunes
Three Wishes
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7.77
477 votes

#4 - Three Wishes

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/7/2018

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.

Directors: James Genn
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Alters
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7.75
475 votes

#5 - Alters

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/14/2018

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.

Directors: James Genn
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Truth & Reconciliation
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7.75
225 votes

#6 - Truth & Reconciliation

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 5/11/2019

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.

Directors: Eleanore Lindo
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Radio Silence
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7.74
347 votes

#7 - Radio Silence

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/16/2018

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,

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Girl on a Train
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7.74
821 votes

#8 - Girl on a Train

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/4/2017

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.

Watch Now:iTunes
Semaphore
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7.73
328 votes

#9 - Semaphore

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 6/30/2018

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.

Directors: Bruce McDonald
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Black Dolphin
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7.71
291 votes

#10 - Black Dolphin

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/23/2019

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.

Directors: James Genn
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Enemy Within
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7.70
936 votes

#11 - The Enemy Within

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/4/2017

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.

Directors: Eleanore Lindo
Writer: Ben Schiffer
Watch Now:iTunes
Undercover
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7.69
412 votes

#12 - Undercover

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/5/2018

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.

Directors: James Genn
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Legacy
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7.68
406 votes

#13 - Legacy

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/12/2018

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.

Directors: James Genn
Writer: Lynne Kamm
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Refuge
star
7.68
741 votes

#14 - Refuge

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 4/8/2017

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.

Directors: Laurence Katrian
Writer: Mark Greig
Watch Now:iTunes
Dark Triad
star
7.67
267 votes

#15 - Dark Triad

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/20/2019

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

Directors: Paul Fox
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Stay of Execution
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7.67
279 votes

#16 - Stay of Execution

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/30/2019

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.

Directors: Charles Officer
Writer: Joseph Kay
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Indiscretion
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7.67
262 votes

#17 - Indiscretion

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/2/2019

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.

Directors: Eleanore Lindo
Writer: Kyle Hart
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Regeneration
star
7.67
818 votes

#18 - Regeneration

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/18/2017

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

Directors: James Genn
Watch Now:iTunes
Life and Limb
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7.66
282 votes

#19 - Life and Limb

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/16/2019

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.

Directors: Charles Officer
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Client
star
7.66
335 votes

#20 - The Client

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/23/2018

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.

Directors: Norma Bailey
Writer: Kyle Hart
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Secrets and Spies
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7.66
467 votes

#21 - Secrets and Spies

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/21/2018

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.

Directors: Eleanore Lindo
Writer: Kyle Hart
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Say What You Did
star
7.65
793 votes

#22 - Say What You Did

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/25/2017

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.

Directors: Paul A. Kaufman
Watch Now:iTunes
Playing God
star
7.63
245 votes

#23 - Playing God

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/18/2019

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.

Directors: Eleanore Lindo
Writer: Kyle Hart
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
The Castle
star
7.61
721 votes

#24 - The Castle

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/25/2017

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.

Directors: François Velle
Writer: Sarah Dodd
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Hardline
star
7.60
358 votes

#25 - Hardline

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/9/2018

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.

Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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