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Standoff 

A pair of hostage negotiators try to resist their budding attraction to each other.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Partners by day. They're still trying to figure out the nights. See more »


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2006 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Emily Lehman: Look, I can handle Doug, but with Steele in the room it'll be like trying to diffuse a bomb with a little gremlin on my shoulder pulling my hair.
Matt Flannery: Why is the gremlin pulling your hair?
Emily Lehman: Look, I could come up with a better metaphor...
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Referenced in Family Guy: Family Gay (2009) See more »

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Love This Show
28 November 2006 | by jo-morganSee all my reviews

Thank you Sky for bringing this show to the UK, it's great, and a nice change to actually get a good drama/comedy instead of more reality TV.

The characters are well thought out, and well acted. A great cast, especially Gina Torres as the "Boss".

The story lines are solid, and without too much emphasis on the technical aspects the viewers is allowed to get involved with the personal story that evolves each week.

It's also interesting to have the running theme of the relationship between the two main characters, and to see how this will develop as time goes on.

Well done FOX, please don't cancel this one.


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