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  • TV-14
  • 2006
  • 1 Season
  • 7.6  (2,962)

Kidnapped was a dramatic television series that aired on NBC from 2006 to 2007. The show was centered on the kidnapping of a wealthy teenager and the investigations and aftermath surrounding the event. The cast of the show included some notable actors such as Jeremy Sisto, Carmen Ejogo, Delroy Lindo, Linus Roache, Will Denton, Timothy Hutton, Mykelti Williamson, and Dana Delany.

The story arc of Kidnapped was centered around the disappearance of the Cain family's teenage son. The Cains were a wealthy family living in New York City, and their son Leo was abducted from their apartment in Manhattan. The kidnappers were a highly skilled and well-organized group, and they demanded a ransom of twenty million dollars for Leo's safe return. The Cains, of course, were desperate to get their son back, and they hired private investigator Knapp (played by Jeremy Sisto) to lead the search for Leo.

The investigation was complicated by a number of factors, including the fact that the kidnappers seemed to know a lot about the Cains and their financial dealings. Knapp quickly discovered that Leo's kidnapping was tied up with the actions of he and his family. The FBI was enlisted to help with the investigation, led by Agent Latimer King (played by Delroy Lindo) and the New York City Police Department also became involved.

The show soon evolved into a complex thriller that kept audiences on the edge of their seats. Along the way, the characters are lied to, deceived and mislead by a group of criminals that are one step ahead of the investigation's every move. Knapp works tirelessly to keep up-to-date with the kidnappers' movements and to decipher the remaining parts of the puzzle to find Leo.

The show explored the relationships between the various characters, including those of the Cain family, the investigators and the kidnappers. Each character had their own motives and secrets, and the story was filled with twists and turns that kept viewers engaged throughout its run.

The acting on the show was superb, with all of the cast members representing their characters in the most realistic way possible. The characters all had depth, with detailed backstories that gave them a good amount of depth, adding an extra layer of interest to the already captivating story.

The show's production design was also noteworthy. The sets and locations – featuring expensive homes, upscale lifestyles and high-scale decorating – added a level of luxury and detail that made the world of Kidnapped feel authentic.

The show’s soundtrack was also carefully curated. The suspenseful moments had tense and thrilling background scores while the quieter moments were backed by more subdued sounds. The choice of music helped to heighten the tension and drama of the story.

Despite being critically acclaimed, Kidnapped was cancelled after Season 1 by NBC. Due to mediocre ratings, as well as NBC’s premiering of shows at the same time slot, Kidnapped fell victim to low viewership, making it unprofitable to produce a second season.

Overall, Kidnapped was a gripping, well-written thriller that explored the darker sides of humanity, family relationships, and human greed. The show contained a well-rounded cast of characters, skilled acting, impressive production design and a thoughtful soundtrack. Its short run is a great loss to avid TV viewers who appreciate such engaging dramas.

Kidnapped is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on September 20, 2006.

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13. Resolution
August 12, 2007
Leopold returns home, but King, Turner, and Knapp find the kidnapping's resolution to be incomplete; they continue to look into clues that remain unsolved.
12. Acknowledgement
August 5, 2007
Bellows and Otto move Leo to an abandoned prison in preparation for the handover; Knapp, with Conrad, goes to Madeira, Mexico to pay the kidnappers for Leo's return; King follows the phone tip to Madeira, while directing Archer to look into who's framing him to look corrupt. Ellie continues to help Virgil, who also arrives in Madeira.
11. Mutiny
July 29, 2007
King looks into how the kidnappers transported Leo, Knapp finds information implicating Conrad in his own son's disappearance, Virgil asks Ellie for help in investigating Conrad's lawyer friend.
10. Impasse
July 22, 2007
Knapp tracks down Gutman, but there is a contingency plan to release her that threatens the life of King's daughter. The Cains receive mail from various people who have heard of the kidnapping.
Do Unto Others
9. Do Unto Others
July 15, 2007
Virgil finds himself a wanted man, but Ellie still believes in him. Knapp and Turner interrogate the Accountant, while Conrad tries to find answers about what happened to Claire.
Gone Fishin'
8. Gone Fishin'
July 8, 2007
Turner exposes secret messages between Virgil Hayes and Leopold Cain, as Virgil unknowingly takes the law into his own hands to find Leopold. Elsewhere, the Mexican police question the kidnappers, forcing them to move locations. Meanwhile, Knapp tracks down Ellie Cain's mystery caller, and Conrad Cain attends the funeral of the man he is accused of killing, stirring up tension.
Front Page
7. Front Page
July 1, 2007
Knapp discovers that the Cain family was warned of Leopold Cain's possible kidnapping before it occurred. The FBI exposes a connection between Special Agent Latimer King and Virgil Hayes that is cause for suspicion. A woman comes forward with information that questions Conrad Cain's fidelity by revealing an affair he had with her daughter. Meanwhile, Conrad makes a public plea for his son's safe return, something that the kidnappers seem to be considering.
My Heart Belongs To Daddy
6. My Heart Belongs To Daddy
June 24, 2007
Ellie Cain finds her father, Benjamin Rand, at the Cain's residence after being advised of the kidnapping of Leopold Cain. Rand seizes the case and makes a negotiation to get his grandson back that may cost him his life. Knapp and Special Agent Latimer King uncover some interesting information regarding the Cain family's past and possibly the location of Leopold. Meanwhile, Conrad Cain is arrested for murder of his childhood friend.
Burn, Baby, Burn
5. Burn, Baby, Burn
October 28, 2006
Knapp and Special Agent Latimer King sift through the burned-out remains of what was Schroeder Textiles and discover the room was carefully and expensively rigged to detonate on command. King and Agent Atkins soon learn the body found at the scene wasn't Schroeder and now armed with the suspect's real name - the agents join Knapp in a race to find the suspected mastermind. Elsewhere, Leopold struggles to reach the cell phone he lifted from the doctor before its battery dies.
Number One with a Bullet
4. Number One with a Bullet
October 21, 2006
As Virgil is prepped for surgery Special Agent Latimer King realizes something is wrong, as the hired assassin -- "The Accountant" -- attempts to tie up loose ends by posing as a surgeon. Elsewhere Knapp goes undercover to investigate the specialized bullet that struck down Virgil. Meanwhile, Conrad Cain is interrogated by detectives regarding the murder of his childhood friend who was last seen leaving the Cains residence. Dana Delany tries to find comfort by joining an anonymous group for parents whose children have been abducted.
Sorry, Wrong Number
3. Sorry, Wrong Number
October 4, 2006
Knapp and Special Agent Latimer King insist the Cains family keep up appearances and host their annual charity ball to prevent the public from discovering that Leopold has been kidnapped. Meanwhile, Conrad Cain confronts a former childhood friend who appears at the party unannounced. Elsewhere, both the private investigative team and FBI are on high alert as they wonder how he learned of the party -- and if he's the only one?
Special Delivery
2. Special Delivery
September 27, 2006
Conrad Cain reunites with his father to explore how his past may be related to Leopold's abduction. Meanwhile, the Cains learn that Leopold may not be the only one of their children targeted when the family receives a shocking package in the mail. Knapp sets off to Brown University to look for the Cain's eldest daughter, Aubrey, while advising Ellie and Conrad to keep up appearances as if nothing is wrong. Elsewhere, Agent Latimer King also picks up the trail at Brown University and is surprised to find out Knapp had beat him there.
1. Pilot
September 20, 2006
The Cain family is thrown into disarray when teenage son Leopold is kidnapped. The family disagrees with how to handle the situation--should they call the police, or pay the ransom?
Where to Watch Kidnapped
Kidnapped is available for streaming on the NBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Kidnapped on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Google Play, Apple TV and Crackle.
  • Premiere Date
    September 20, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (2,962)