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The FBI is soon involved anyway, however, as it is revealed that Leopold's bodyguard Virgil (Mykelti Williamson), who was critically wounded in his abduction, is the brother-in-law of Special Agent Latimer King (Delroy Lindo), the head of the Bureau's anti-kidnapping squad. With sidekick Agent Archer (Linus Roache) and rookie Agent Atkins (Michael Mosley) in tow, King sets up shop in the Cain's apartment and gets to work.

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The FBI is soon involved anyway, however, as it is revealed that Leopold's bodyguard Virgil (Mykelti Williamson), who was critically wounded in his abduction, is the brother-in-law of Special Agent Latimer King (Delroy Lindo), the head of the Bureau's anti-kidnapping squad. With sidekick Agent Archer (Linus Roache) (Creator/LinusRoache) and rookie Agent Atkins (Michael Mosley) in tow, King sets up shop in the Cain's apartment and gets to work.



* FakeGuestStar: Michael Mosley appears in all 13 episodes, and, up until the finale, Agent Atkins has just as much screen time/ storyline (if not more) as Agent Archer, yet Mosley is listed as a guest star, and Linus Roache is part of the starring credits. Gee, I wonder [[spoiler:which one turns out to be the evil mastermind?]] Lydia Jordan (Alice Cain) gets it even worse... she's in nearly every episode and has decent screen time, yet always gets delegated to the guest star list in the closing credits.

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* FakeGuestStar: Michael Mosley appears in all 13 episodes, and, up until the finale, Agent Atkins has just as much screen time/ storyline (if not more) as Agent Archer, yet Mosley is listed as a guest star, and Linus Roache Creator/LinusRoache is part of the starring credits. Gee, I wonder [[spoiler:which one turns out to be the evil mastermind?]] Lydia Jordan (Alice Cain) gets it even worse... she's in nearly every episode and has decent screen time, yet always gets delegated to the guest star list in the closing credits.



* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Linus Roche's American accent slips all over the place, particularly when he has to say more than one sentence at a time. He improves a lot by the time he gets to ''Series/LawAndOrder''.

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Linus Roche's Creator/LinusRoache's American accent slips all over the place, particularly when he has to say more than one sentence at a time. He improves a lot by the time he gets to ''Series/LawAndOrder''.


The series follows the investigation into the kidnapping of fifteen-year-old Leopold Cain (Will Denton), the son of Wall Street billionaire Conrad Cain (Timothy Hutton) and his oil heiress wife Ellie (Dana Delany). Because the kidnappers demand that the police not be called in, the Cains instead turn to the mysterious Knapp (Jeremy Sisto), a shady "retrieval expert," and his assistant Turner (Carmen Ejogo), to help rescue their son.

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The series follows the investigation into the kidnapping of fifteen-year-old Leopold Cain (Will Denton), the son of Wall Street billionaire Conrad Cain (Timothy Hutton) and his oil heiress wife Ellie (Dana Delany).(Creator/DanaDelany). Because the kidnappers demand that the police not be called in, the Cains instead turn to the mysterious Knapp (Jeremy Sisto), a shady "retrieval expert," and his assistant Turner (Carmen Ejogo), to help rescue their son.


Not to be confused with [[Literature/{{Kidnapped}} the adventure novel of the same name]] by Creator/RobertLouisStevenson.

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Not to be confused with the short-lived [[Series/KidnappedMTV MTV game show]] or the [[Literature/{{Kidnapped}} the adventure novel of the same name]] novel]] by Creator/RobertLouisStevenson.


Meanwhile, Leopold finds himself chained to a bed and watched over by a pair of goons, the violent sociopath Bellows (Robert John Burke) and the kindly Otto (Otto Sanchez). The resourceful Leopold quickly escapes, only to discover that his captors have spirited him to Mexico. Although recaptured, he redoubles his attempts to escape.

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Meanwhile, Leopold finds himself chained to a bed and watched over by a pair of goons, the violent sociopath Bellows (Robert John Burke) (Creator/RobertJohnBurke) and the kindly Otto (Otto Sanchez). The resourceful Leopold quickly escapes, only to discover that his captors have spirited him to Mexico. Although recaptured, he redoubles his attempts to escape.


* TheDanza: Otto is played by Otto Sanchez.



* DuelingShows: ''Vanished'' (which doesn't have a TV Tropes page) had a similar sounding premise (though the shows were different) and aired at the same time on a different network. Neither of them survived beyond a half season, even though both of them weren't really set up as shows that could go on beyond a single season.



* FakeAmerican: Linus Roache as Agent Archer



* ShockingSwerve



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: It's quite apparent watching the finale that end conclusion isn't what was intended and clearly just quickly put together resolution for the series.


Not to be confused with the adventure novel of the same name by Creator/RobertLouisStevenson.

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Not to be confused with [[Literature/{{Kidnapped}} the adventure novel of the same name name]] by Creator/RobertLouisStevenson.


A short-lived CopShow that aired on Creator/{{NBC}} for part of one season in 2006. Created by Jason Smilovic, a screenwriter best known for the film ''LuckyNumberSlevin'', and executive produced by David Greenwalt of ''Series/{{Profit}}'' fame, the series lasted just five episodes before being canceled, with the remaining eight episodes eventually broadcast online.

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A short-lived CopShow that aired on Creator/{{NBC}} for part of one season in 2006. Created by Jason Smilovic, a screenwriter best known for the film ''LuckyNumberSlevin'', ''Film/LuckyNumberSlevin'', and executive produced by David Greenwalt of ''Series/{{Profit}}'' fame, the series lasted just five episodes before being canceled, with the remaining eight episodes eventually broadcast online.



* [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney Screw The Rules, I Have Money]]: [[spoiler:Ellie Cain]] pulled this one too many times.

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* [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney Screw The Rules, I Have Money]]: ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: [[spoiler:Ellie Cain]] pulled this one too many times.



* SideKick: Turner and Agent Archer.

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* SideKick: {{Sidekick}}: Turner and Agent Archer.


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A short-lived CopShow that aired on Creator/{{NBC}} for part of one season in 2006. Created by Jason Smilovic, a screenwriter best known for the film ''LuckyNumberSlevin'', and executive produced by David Greenwalt of ''{{Profit}}'' fame, the series lasted just five episodes before being canceled, with the remaining eight episodes eventually broadcast online.

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A short-lived CopShow that aired on Creator/{{NBC}} for part of one season in 2006. Created by Jason Smilovic, a screenwriter best known for the film ''LuckyNumberSlevin'', and executive produced by David Greenwalt of ''{{Profit}}'' ''Series/{{Profit}}'' fame, the series lasted just five episodes before being canceled, with the remaining eight episodes eventually broadcast online.



* ShoutOut: One of the conspiracy's lackeys is a mercenary who also works for a firm called the Gracen Group. Executive producer David Greenwalt was the co-creator of the series ''{{Profit}}'', which was set at a company called Gracen & Gracen.

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* ShoutOut: One of the conspiracy's lackeys is a mercenary who also works for a firm called the Gracen Group. Executive producer David Greenwalt was the co-creator of the series ''{{Profit}}'', ''Series/{{Profit}}'', which was set at a company called Gracen & Gracen.


* StepThreeProfit: Once the BigBad has Leopold, it seems like he doesn't really have any idea for what to do next. [[spoiler:His lackeys eventually realize this, and decide to take matters into their own hands.]]


* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Linus Roche's American accent slips all over the place, particularly when he has to say more than one sentence at a time. He improves a lot by the time he gets to LawAndOrder.

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Linus Roche's American accent slips all over the place, particularly when he has to say more than one sentence at a time. He improves a lot by the time he gets to LawAndOrder.''Series/LawAndOrder''.


* AdorablyPrecociousChild: Alice Cain



* CreepyChild: Kellogg's sister, or at least Knapp's hallucination of her in episode nine.



* FakeGuestStar: Michael Mosley (Agent Atkins) appears in all 13 episodes, and, up until the finale, has just as much screen time/ storyline (if not more) as Agent Archer, yet Mosley is listed as a guest star, and Linus Roache is part of the starring credits. Gee, I wonder [[spoiler:which one turns out to be the evil mastermind?]] Lydia Jordan (Alice Cain) gets it even worse... she's in nearly every episode and has decent screen time, yet gets delegated to the guest star list in the closing credits.

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* FakeGuestStar: Michael Mosley (Agent Atkins) appears in all 13 episodes, and, up until the finale, Agent Atkins has just as much screen time/ storyline (if not more) as Agent Archer, yet Mosley is listed as a guest star, and Linus Roache is part of the starring credits. Gee, I wonder [[spoiler:which one turns out to be the evil mastermind?]] Lydia Jordan (Alice Cain) gets it even worse... she's in nearly every episode and has decent screen time, yet always gets delegated to the guest star list in the closing credits.


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* GenderBlenderName: Ellie Cain's actual first name is the rather masculine "Elliot," while her husband, Conrad, frequently goes by the feminine "Connie."


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** Played straight with Knapp's injuries in episode nine... admittedly we don't see how extensive his torture was, but he looks in pretty rough shape at the end of the episode. Next episode (and keep in mind each episode only covers one day) he says he's in pain and is moving stiffly, but only has some faint bruising, and in the remaining episodes he's perfectly fine.


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* PlatonicLifePartners: Knapp and Turner

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* SurprisinglySuddenDeath: [[spoiler:Agent Atkins]]


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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Or "What Happened to the Monster" in this case... most of [[spoiler:Agent Archer]]'s underlings are killed, a few are captured, but the Accountant is last seen killing [[spoiler:Guttman]] and then... nothing.

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* FakeGuestStar: Michael Mosley (Agent Atkins) appears in all 13 episodes, and, up until the finale, has just as much screen time/ storyline (if not more) as Agent Archer, yet Mosley is listed as a guest star, and Linus Roache is part of the starring credits. Gee, I wonder [[spoiler:which one turns out to be the evil mastermind?]] Lydia Jordan (Alice Cain) gets it even worse... she's in nearly every episode and has decent screen time, yet gets delegated to the guest star list in the closing credits.

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* FakeAmerican: Linus Roache as Agent Archer


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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Linus Roche's American accent slips all over the place, particularly when he has to say more than one sentence at a time. He improves a lot by the time he gets to LawAndOrder.

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