History ShootTheHostage / LiveActionTV

26th Aug '16 7:17:30 PM JackG
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* ''Series/TheEqualizer'': Robert [=McCall=] is holding a gun to the head of a DoubleAgent, and offers to swap him for one of his men being held prisoner by a KGB cell. The head of the cell replies, "Let me explain the ground rules" and shoots the double agent dead. Caught without his human shield, [=McCall=] is then taken prisoner too.

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* ''Series/TheEqualizer'': Robert [=McCall=] is holding a gun to the head of a DoubleAgent, and offers to swap him for one of his men being held prisoner by a KGB cell. The head of the cell replies, "Let me explain "Why don't we dispense with the ground rules" formalities" and [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness shoots the double agent dead.dead]]. Caught without his human shield, [=McCall=] is then taken prisoner too.
26th Jun '16 8:16:29 PM PaulA
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* ''{{Demons}}'': In the first episode, the protagonist is instructed to shoot his ([[ShesNotMyGirlfriend not]]) girlfriend with magic ammunition, which he is told will only bruise her at worst, but will disintegrate the monster holding her captive. He complies, and after that, she's pissed at how little hesitation it took for him to shoot.

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* ''{{Demons}}'': ''Series/{{Demons}}'': In the first episode, the protagonist is instructed to shoot his ([[ShesNotMyGirlfriend not]]) girlfriend with magic ammunition, which he is told will only bruise her at worst, but will disintegrate the monster holding her captive. He complies, and after that, she's pissed at how little hesitation it took for him to shoot.
7th Jul '15 4:40:18 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Lost}}'': Variant: the episode "Enter 77". Kate and Sayid are holding Mrs. Klugh, who responds by ''ordering Mikhail to shoot her dead'', which he does.
* ''{{NCIS}}'': [[spoiler: Agent Lee got Gibbs to shoot through her to take out the Weatherman]].

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* ''{{Lost}}'': ''Series/{{Lost}}'': Variant: the episode "Enter 77". Kate and Sayid are holding Mrs. Klugh, who responds by ''ordering Mikhail to shoot her dead'', which he does.
* ''{{NCIS}}'': ''Series/{{NCIS}}'': [[spoiler: Agent Lee got Gibbs to shoot through her to take out the Weatherman]].



* ''RizzoliAndIsles'': Played with in a particularly nasty fashion. Since it's the {{Cliffhanger}} season finale, spoilered: [[spoiler: Jane herself is the hostage. She is determined not to let her CorruptCop captor escape. She grabs his gun and ''shoots through herself'' to kill him.]] Black screen, end credits. To be continued.
* ''{{Spooks}}'': Where [[spoiler: Ros Myers shoots through fellow officer Jo to kill a terrorist. Jo dies too.]]

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* ''RizzoliAndIsles'': ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'': Played with in a particularly nasty fashion. Since it's the {{Cliffhanger}} season finale, spoilered: [[spoiler: Jane herself is the hostage. She is determined not to let her CorruptCop captor escape. She grabs his gun and ''shoots through herself'' to kill him.]] Black screen, end credits. To be continued.
* ''{{Spooks}}'': ''Series/{{Spooks}}'': Where [[spoiler: Ros Myers shoots through fellow officer Jo to kill a terrorist. Jo dies too.]]
3rd May '15 8:10:49 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Chuck}}'': Bryce did it when Chuck was being held hostage. He did make sure Chuck was wearing a BulletProofVest first, though... by asking him in Klingon.

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* ''{{Chuck}}'': ''Series/{{Chuck}}'': Bryce did it when Chuck was being held hostage. He did make sure Chuck was wearing a BulletProofVest first, though... by asking him in Klingon.
28th Apr '15 2:54:05 PM nombretomado
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* ''BurnNotice'': In Season 4 at the end of the midseason cliffhanger Michael goes to confront Barrett. He is being held hostage by one of Barrett's men and Jesse shoots through Micheal to kill the man. The shot and following car crash put Micheal in the hospital. He is suffering from his injuries for several episodes of season 4.5.

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* ''BurnNotice'': ''Series/BurnNotice'': In Season 4 at the end of the midseason cliffhanger Michael goes to confront Barrett. He is being held hostage by one of Barrett's men and Jesse shoots through Micheal to kill the man. The shot and following car crash put Micheal in the hospital. He is suffering from his injuries for several episodes of season 4.5.
12th Apr '15 10:27:43 AM StarTropes
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** In the ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' episode "Repentance," a convicted murderer takes the Doctor hostage--until Tuvok fires a phaser shot through him (being a hologram) and [[ShootTheHostageTaker hits the murderer]].
17th Mar '15 8:08:53 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Fringe}}'': In the episode "Entrada" Peter shot hostage held by a Fauxlivia. That's because he figured out (s)he was a shape-shifter.

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* ''{{Fringe}}'': ''Series/{{Fringe}}'': In the episode "Entrada" Peter shot hostage held by a Fauxlivia. That's because he figured out (s)he was a shape-shifter.
16th Mar '15 10:32:55 PM RavenWilder
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* ''Series/{{The 100}}'': When a Mountain Man holds a knife to Lincoln's throat and uses him as a human shield, Clarke shoots both of them: [[ImprobableAimingSkills her bullet passes through Lincoln's shoulder and hits the Mountain Man in the chest]], killing the MountainMan and leaving Lincoln with OnlyAFleshWound.

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* ''Series/{{The 100}}'': When a Mountain Man holds a knife to Lincoln's throat and uses him as a human shield, Clarke shoots both of them: [[ImprobableAimingSkills her bullet passes through Lincoln's shoulder and hits the Mountain Man in the chest]], killing the MountainMan Mountain Man and leaving Lincoln with OnlyAFleshWound.
16th Mar '15 10:32:35 PM RavenWilder
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* ''Series/{{The 100}}'': When a Mountain Man holds a knife to Lincoln's throat and uses him as a human shield, Clarke shoots both of them: [[ImprobablyAimingSkills her bullet passes through Lincoln's shoulder and hits the Mountain Man in the chest]], killing the MountainMan and leaving Lincoln with OnlyAFleshWound.

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* ''Series/{{The 100}}'': When a Mountain Man holds a knife to Lincoln's throat and uses him as a human shield, Clarke shoots both of them: [[ImprobablyAimingSkills [[ImprobableAimingSkills her bullet passes through Lincoln's shoulder and hits the Mountain Man in the chest]], killing the MountainMan and leaving Lincoln with OnlyAFleshWound.
16th Mar '15 10:32:12 PM RavenWilder
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* ''Series/{{The 100}}'': When a Mountain Man holds a knife to Lincoln's throat and uses him as a human shield, Clarke shoots both of them: [[ImprobablyAimingSkills her bullet passes through Lincoln's shoulder and hits the Mountain Man in the chest]], killing the MountainMan and leaving Lincoln with OnlyAFleshWound.
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