The Best Episodes of Taken (2017)

Last Updated: May 12, 2019

As former CIA agent Bryan Mills deals with a personal tragedy that shakes his world, he fights to overcome the incident and exact revenge.


#1 - Viceroy

Season 2 - Episode 16

With Hart in grave danger, the team must find their own way to stop Ramsey before his plan to assassinate a senator starts a war with international terrorists. Series Finale.

star 7.91
522 votes
Directors: Chris Fisher
Writers: Greg Plageman, Karen Wyscarver, Sanford Golden
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I Surrender

#2 - I Surrender

Season 1 - Episode 10

In the season finale, the FBI threatens to remove Christina from command and Bryan and John lead a rogue mission that risks everything to stop Mejia's associates before they cross the border.

star 7.89
1,486 votes
Directors: Holly Dale
Writers: Marjorie David, Mike Daniels
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#3 - Password

Season 2 - Episode 11

When a bomb goes off in Washington D.C., the team suspects an innocent man is being framed for the crime. Meanwhile, Kilroy tracks down a notorious hacker.

star 7.85
631 votes
Writers: Andy Callahan
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#4 - ACGT

Season 2 - Episode 13

When a CIA analyst's son is kidnapped, the team gets help from an unlikely source - another kidnapping victim. Meanwhile, Hart discovers the sinister motive behind the abductions.

star 7.77
561 votes
Directors: Bill Johnson
Writers: Nicole DeMasi
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#5 - Carapace

Season 2 - Episode 14

Bryan must protect his cousin when he's targeted by a powerful crime syndicate. Meanwhile, Kilroy becomes a victim of blackmail.

star 7.76
551 votes
Directors: Ruba Nadda
Writers: Zak Schwartz
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#6 - Opsec

Season 2 - Episode 4

When the President's emergency "football" is stolen, Bryan and the team must recover it before classified national security measures fall into dangerous hands.

star 7.75
830 votes
Writers: Aaron Carew
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#7 - S.E.R.E.

Season 2 - Episode 1

Bryan Mills fights for his life inside a secret Mexican prison and plans a series of dangerous deals to put him on track for escape to the United States. But plans change when Mills and a young migrant girl are taken by human traffickers. Meanwhile, Christina Hart leverages her spycraft skills to obtain powerful new software that could locate Mills, and enlists two unlikely allies to aid in her mission to bring Mills home.

star 7.74
987 votes
Directors: Romeo Tirone
Writers: Greg Plageman, Tony Camerino
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#8 - Gone

Season 1 - Episode 9

ODNI is forced to deliver a hostage to the FBI, but plans to hijack the transfer surface from the cartel. Later: John and Rem try to stall the handover; Bryan tries to keep the hostage in his custody; and Asha learns true identity of her best friend.

star 7.74
1,574 votes
Directors: Romeo Tirone
Writers: Jordan Hawley, Joe Loya
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#9 - Solo

Season 1 - Episode 7

Bryan is taken during the team's efforts to thwart a Mejia weapons operation; Bryan and Asha take the next step in their relationship.

star 7.73
1,713 votes
Directors: Elodie Keene
Writers: Alexander Cary, Anthony Swofford
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#10 - Render

Season 2 - Episode 15

The daughter of a government official working overseas is taken, and an unexpected suspect derails Bryan's rescue operation.

star 7.73
537 votes
Directors: Edward Ornelas
Writers: Erik Mountain
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#11 - Hammurabi

Season 2 - Episode 3

A laid-off worker kidnaps a high-powered accountant in revenge for his lost pension, and the team gets swept up in a case of class warfare when Bryan decides to help the kidnapper get justice.

star 7.72
892 votes
Directors: Lukas Ettlin
Writers: Zak Schwartz
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#12 - Quarry

Season 2 - Episode 2

When a plane crashes carrying Bryan Mills and a key witness in a murder investigation, a wounded Mills must call upon the survival skills his father taught him to overcome the elements, find a way out of the woods and protect the witness from a lethal team of mercenaries on their tail. Meanwhile, Santana organizes a 'go big or go home' plan to locate the downed plane.

star 7.71
916 votes
Directors: Stephen Kay
Writers: Erik Mountain
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Invitation Only

#13 - Invitation Only

Season 2 - Episode 7

Bryan and Santana must extract a nuclear physicist long thought dead, from a secret North Korean prison compound. Kilroy faces a moral dilemma when Hart asks him to locate a criminal wanted by a foreign government.

star 7.70
703 votes
Directors: T.J. Scott
Writers: Zak Schwartz
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All About Eve

#14 - All About Eve

Season 2 - Episode 10

Bryan must stop an act of biological terrorism when invasive species are stolen from the Global Seed Bank in Norway.

star 7.70
653 votes
Directors: Scott Peters
Writers: Brusta Brown, John Mitchell Todd
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#15 - Leah

Season 1 - Episode 8

The ODNI assist an Israeli spy with early onset Alzheimer's when her own agency tries to kill her. Also: Christina worries she may face a similar fate as she is threatened by forces within her own organization and Bryan and Asha have an argument due to Bryan's trust issues.

star 7.68
1,644 votes
Directors: Bill Johnson
Writers: Wendy West
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#16 - Absalom

Season 2 - Episode 5

Santana must face her past when a foreign diplomat linked to a sex trafficking ring is kidnapped.

star 7.67
789 votes
Directors: Romeo Tirone
Writers: Erik Mountain
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Verum Nocet

#17 - Verum Nocet

Season 2 - Episode 9

(Truth Hurts) Hart must find a way to stop an exiled former journalist from leaking the names of government assets abroad before innocent lives are taken.

star 7.66
654 votes
Writers: Karen Wyscarver, Sanford Golden
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#18 - Imperium

Season 2 - Episode 12

When a dangerous weapons dealer smuggles his wares into New York City, Bryan teams up with the FBI in a race to stop him before he reaches the safety of international waters.

star 7.66
564 votes
Directors: M.J. Bassett
Writers: Brusta Brown, John Mitchell Todd
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#19 - Strelochnik

Season 2 - Episode 8

(Switchman) Hart takes a solo mission to track down the mentor who betrayed her, and the team tries to locate her before it's too late.

star 7.65
658 votes
Directors: Elodie Keene
Writers: Tony Camerino
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Charm School

#20 - Charm School

Season 2 - Episode 6

When the wife of a war hero senator is taken, Bryan and the team must determine if her disappearance was orchestrated by a foreign government or someone closer to home. Meanwhile, Christina's meeting with an old friend brings up painful memories.

star 7.63
732 votes
Directors: Michael Nankin
Writers: Sanford Golden, Karen Wyscarver
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Hail Mary

#21 - Hail Mary

Season 1 - Episode 6

The ODNI are tasked with helping a Russian FSB agent defect, but the agent's pregnant girlfriend creates a problem for their plans. Meanwhile, Christina searches for a mole in the CIA and John faces a spiritual crisis after trying to resolve his brother's problem with a local gang.

star 7.61
1,772 votes
Directors: Lexi Alexander
Writers: Mike Daniels
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#22 - Ready

Season 1 - Episode 2

Bryan gets his first chance in the field but the mission goes bust, resulting in a tragic death. The team uncovers a group of government officials skimming off of refugee funds, which also leads Christina to reconnect with a long lost love. Meanwhile, Asha shows up unexpectedly at Bryan's doorstep.

star 7.59
3,017 votes
Directors: Michael Offer
Writers: Alexander Cary, Joe Loya
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Mattie G.

#23 - Mattie G.

Season 1 - Episode 4

Riley's insistence to uncover the truth behind a fatal drug given to war vets results in her asset's child being taken. Bryan defies orders to rescue the girl and uncover the truth. When a break-in at Asha's apartment leaves her shaken, a new neighbor is there to calm her nerves.

star 7.59
2,203 votes
Directors: Romeo Tirone
Writers: Marjorie David
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A Clockwork Swiss

#24 - A Clockwork Swiss

Season 1 - Episode 5

Christina orders the retrieval of sensitive documents in Zurich needed to prevent economic and political disaster. But the mission to break into a bank vault turns into a three-way battle, and a race to escape safely. Meanwhile, Asha's trust in Elena proves to be misplaced and leaves Bryan vulnerable.

star 7.58
1,985 votes
Directors: Clark Johnson
Writers: Jordan Hawley
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Off Side

#25 - Off Side

Season 1 - Episode 3

Bryan and team search for a suspected terrorist who has been taken, leading them to uncover a deeper plot within their own government. Christina receives troubling news and turns to Harry for support. Asha expresses her concern over Bryan's fixation with Mejia.

star 7.57
2,507 votes
Directors: Tim Matheson
Writers: Anthony Swofford, Wendy West
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