- 1 Season
Standoff is an hour long drama that splits its focus between the hostage negotiations performed by The FBI Crisis Negotiation Unit, and the romance blossoming between two of the main characters. Matt Flannery and Emily Lehman try to remain professional, but sometimes romance rears its ugly head. The two negotiators have been sleeping together, and it definitely has an effect on their work. While Matt is usually very good at talking down a criminal, he is not so good at talking about his feelings. Romance remains a mystery to Emily, as well, and the pair find themselves negotiating with each other as often as they negotiate with hostage-takers. Noticing the tension between Matt and Emily, their boss considers putting the two on different task forces. She doesn't, however, because Matt and Emily are far too valuable as a team. Can they focus on their job while they focus on one another?