A pair of hostage negotiators try to resist their budding attraction to each other.
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Series cast summary:
Ron Livingston ...  Matt Flannery 18 episodes, 2006-2007
Rosemarie DeWitt ...  Emily Lehman 18 episodes, 2006-2007
Gina Torres ...  Cheryl Carrera 18 episodes, 2006-2007
Michael Cudlitz ...  Frank Rogers 18 episodes, 2006-2007
Raquel Alessi ...  Lia Mathers 18 episodes, 2006-2007
Jose Pablo Cantillo ...  Duff Gonzalez 18 episodes, 2006-2007
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There's no crisis situation they can't handle... unless it involves each other. Matt Flannery and Emily Lehman are the top-ranked negotiators in the FBI's Crisis Negotiation Unit (CNU). They're trained to talk their way through volatile situations. They're experts at knowing what makes other people tick. They're also sleeping together... a secret that they agreed to keep to themselves, until Matt revealed it to the entire world during a tense hostage standoff. The public revelation causes friction between Matt, who doesn't take much seriously and relies on gut instinct, and Emily, an academic who analyzes every move. Their relationship also gets them into major trouble with their boss, Cheryl Carrera, head of the Los Angeles CNU, and raises eyebrows among their CNU colleagues, including intelligence officer Lia Mathers. While Matt and Emily should be split up for being romantically involved, they're too valuable as a team. Together, they're among the best in their field; Cheryl knows ... Written by Anonymous

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Ron Livingston and Michael Cudlitz previously worked together on 'Band of Brothers' (2001). See more »

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The vast majority of the cases shown would not be handled by the FBI. Since they involve state-level crimes local law enforcement such as the LAPD would handle them. The LAPD was an early adopter of the SWAT program. A notable exception was in Standoff: Partners in Crime when bank robbery was involved, as the FBI investigates bank robbery. See more »

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Emily Lehman: Trying to negotiate with him there will be like trying to diffuse a bomb with a Gremlin sitting on my shoulder pulling my hair.
Matt Flannery: Why is the Gremlin pulling your hair?
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Referenced in Speed: Elevated Voltage (2018) See more »

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Grade A Entertainment. Not to be missed.
15 September 2006 | by mr_congenialityngSee all my reviews

I know a lot of people don't enjoy this show, but we are already into the 2nd episode, and I find this show really great. The chemistry between the two lead characters are just plain great, and the rest of the cast is excellent. And the situations these people are put up against are not your average crisis, these are ones with point, and interest.

This is a great show. Anybody who thinks differently should catch the reruns and rethink their critique. If you give it a chance then you might actually enjoy it. This show is not a bomb like some people say. I can see this show having more than 1 season. Maybe more than 2 or 3 for that matter. I've got my fingers crossed.


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