History ShootTheHostage / LiveActionTV

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.
7th Oct '14 4:23:28 PM NeonFox
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* Implied as a threat in the short-lived series, ''Series/{{Boomtown}}''. A corrupt cop is exposed and takes the widely-hated internal affairs investigator hostage. One of the cops points this out and mentions that nobody would be particularly troubled in the investigator got shot in a firefight.



* A variation in ''Series/{{Defiance}}'': The hostage is a wanted criminal, the hostage taker is Nolan's old army buddy turned bounty hunter. Nolan settles their stand-off over who gets custody of the bad guy by shooting him in the head. His buddy is not amused.



* In the first episode of ''Series/{{Hostages}}'', Dylan Macdermott's character does this. [[spoiler: The hostage was actually the hostage taker, having switched clothes with the hostage.]]



* A variation in ''Series/{{Defiance}}'': The hostage is a wanted criminal, the hostage taker is Nolan's old army buddy turned bounty hunter. Nolan settles their stand-off over who gets custody of the bad guy by shooting him in the head. His buddy is not amused.
* In the first episode of ''Hostages'', Dylan Macdermott's character does this. [[spoiler: The hostage was actually the hostage taker, having switched clothes with the hostage.]]
* Implied as a threat in the short-lived series, Boomtown. A corrupt cop is exposed and takes the widely-hated internal affairs investigator hostage. One of the cops points this out and mentions that nobody would be particularly troubled in the investigator got shot in a firefight.
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