History ShootTheHostage / LiveActionTV

29th Jun '17 2:39:47 PM Prometheus117
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** Sam and Fi think, at first, that Jesse deliberately shot Michael, as he has recently found out that Michael is the one who accidentally got him burned. It's possible it ''may'' have been a little of that.

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** Sam and Fi think, at first, that Jesse deliberately shot Michael, as he has recently found out that Michael is the one who accidentally got him burned. It's possible it ''may'' have been a little of that.that, as Jesse doesn't confirm or deny it.
24th Jun '17 10:15:00 AM Prometheus117
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* ''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.

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* ''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 Michael to kill the man. The shot and following car crash put Micheal Michael in the hospital. He is suffering from his injuries for several episodes of season 4.5.


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** Michael himself, in voice-over, {{lampshades}} this trope, noting that it's an extremely risky move to shoot through a hostage to hit the person behind them, as there are only a few areas of the human body that can be "safely" shot through without hitting an internal organ or a major artery (like say, the shoulder). He goes further to point out that even if the shot doesn't kill the hostage right away, ''any'' gunshot wound will kill a person if given enough time, so medical treatment needs to be given as soon as possible.
16th Jun '17 12:58:10 AM BackwardThgindiM
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* In ''Series/BrooklynNineNine,'' [[spoiler:while Jake is being held at gunpoint by mob boss Jimmy Figgis,]] he signals to Amy to shoot him in the leg. It works; after she shoots [[spoiler:Jake, Figgis]] throws him down and attempts, unsuccessfully, to get away.
10th Dec '16 10:46:12 AM ErikModi
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* ''Series/StargateSG1'': Discussed in a training exercise for new SGC personnel. Sam and Daniel are each saying that they're a Tok'ra, and the other is a Goa'uld. Cadet Hailey's response, after the dust clears (and the recruit leader guessed wrong), is that they should have stunned them both and sorted it out later. Of course, that particular situation would only have worked since the training missions use "intars", alien tech that mimics normal weapons but can only stun an opponent. The typical nonlethal weapon an SG team would have is a zat gun, which stuns with one shot but kills with the second, and Daniel claimed Carter had already shot him once.
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]].
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