Summary: Ellen Sanders is selected to operate on the US president but armed intruders take her family hostage and demand that she kill him during surgery or they will murder her family.
It is the premiere of the new show that involves a cat-and-mouse game between surgeon Ellen and FBI hostage negotiator, Duncan.
In just the one hour show, we already see that nothing everything as it seems on the surface. Everyone has their own secrets that no doubt will come out during Duncan’s time at the Sanders house. We didn’t get much of a secret for Ellen but I’m sure something will come out.
We don’t have an idea of why Duncan is doing this. It probably has something to do with his wife and the fact that his father is involved, it seems something that he believes is warranted.
Here’s a recap of the show.
Show opens with the family getting taken hostage.
12 hours earlier. Ellen is giving a speech talking about how she’s going to operate on the president, Paul.
Paul talks with Quentin about the surgery.
Duncan is at work trying to talk down a hostage situation with bank robbers. The robber comes out and Duncan shoots the hostage. Come to see that the robber switched places with the hostage.
Ellen calls her husband, Brian, to talk to the speech.
Two people talk before the man leaves to go inside a home.
Duncan comes to visit his wife, Nina, who is suffering from cancer.
The woman from the van warns her partner that Ellen is home early.
Brian is at his lacrosse practice. He finds a stack of money and two players, including his son Jake, confess to it. There is an alterative motive to the money.
Duncan is trying to bring his daughter, Sawyer, to his father’s.
Jake/Brian arrive home. The people in the van look at the video feed of the family.
Morgan is crying when her friend, Amelia calls. She tells Morgan that she has to talk to Boyd. Morgan leaves.
Duncan arrives at the house. #3 tells Duncan that Morgan left. #4 follows her.
Jake calls his friend after getting message from someone wanting their weed money.
#4 spots Morgan meeting with Boyd. #1 tells her to stop Morgan from leaving. Boyd/Morgan argue before she leaves.
Jake goes to get his dog. He spots it dead before someone takes him.
Brian goes to talk to Ellen when he gets a text from a ‘JC’ asking to talk.
#4 follows Morgan home. She takes a pregnancy test.
The terrorists attack and bring the Sanders family together. They reveal themselves as Duncan starts talking. Duncan takes Ellen upstairs. Duncan tells her that she’s going to kill the president during surgery or else he kills her family.
Ellen tells Brian what their plan is and he says that they will get help. Ellen moves the alarm and #2 alerts Duncan. The security calls in to check in.. She tells her that the police are coming to check in. The cop shows up. Ellen answers the door and the officer is the man who was at the hospital fixing the door. He gives her an envelope of a picture of her family. She begins to see the gravity of the situation.
#3 grabs Morgan and goes to take her out when Brian fights back. But #2 knocks him down. Duncan talks to Brian. Duncan shows him photos having an affair. He uses his secrets to turn Brian against Ellen.
Paul talks with his wife about the surgery. Duncan gives Ellen a vile to put into the president’s blood stream.
#2 is watching Jake and he learns that he sells weed for Nico.
#4 is talking to Morgan.
Jake tells #2 he’s mad that they killed his dog. #2 takes him to the dog, Barkley.
Ellen attempts to cut her finger off, but can’t do it.
#2 goes to talk to Duncan. He scolds him for showing Jake the dog. Duncan checks in on Sawyer. He asks about the front, and his father gives the phone to Quentin.
Morning. Morgan gets sick and Duncan goes with her. He hears her crying and breaks the door to get to her. He sees her holding a pregnancy test. She begs him not to tell Ellen as she comes rushing to Morgan. Duncan takes the test and covers for Morgan.
Before leaving, Ellen and Brian have time to talk alone. He tells her to go through with the plan.
Ellen says good-bye to her family before leaving for work.
Paul is heading in to hospital.
Ellen arrives to a barrage of reporters.
Ellen goes to check on Paul before surgery. While talking to the president about the surgery, she switches the bottles.
Murmurs start that something happened.
Sanders family watches as the surgery got delayed and that Ellen was the reason why.