10 Best Episodes of Taken

The origin story of younger, hungrier, former Green Beret Bryan Mills as he deals with a personal tragedy that shakes his world. As he fights to overcome the incident and exact revenge, Mills is pulled into a career as a deadly CIA operative, a job that awakens his very particular, and very dangerous, set of skills.

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Taken - S1E8

#15 - Leah (Season 1 - Episode 8)

The ODNI assist an Israeli spy with early onset Alzheimer's when her own agency tries to kill her. Also: Christina worries she may face a similar fate as she is threatened by forces within her own organization and Bryan and Asha have an argument due to Bryan's trust issues.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 1663 votes.

Taken - S2E7

#14 - Invitation Only (Season 2 - Episode 7)


Bryan and Santana must extract a nuclear physicist long thought dead, from a secret North Korean prison compound. Kilroy faces a moral dilemma when Hart asks him to locate a criminal wanted by a foreign government.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 732 votes.

Taken - S2E10

#13 - All About Eve (Season 2 - Episode 10)

Bryan must stop an act of biological terrorism when invasive species are stolen from the Global Seed Bank in Norway.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 676 votes.

Taken - S2E2

#12 - Quarry (Season 2 - Episode 2)


When a plane crashes carrying Bryan Mills and a key witness in a murder investigation, a wounded Mills must call upon the survival skills his father taught him to overcome the elements, find a way out of the woods and protect the witness from a lethal team of mercenaries on their tail. Meanwhile, Santana organizes a 'go big or go home' plan to locate the downed plane.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 949 votes.

Taken - S2E3

#11 - Hammurabi (Season 2 - Episode 3)

A laid-off worker kidnaps a high-powered accountant in revenge for his lost pension, and the team gets swept up in a case of class warfare when Bryan decides to help the kidnapper get justice.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 916 votes.

Taken - S2E15

#10 - Render (Season 2 - Episode 15)


The daughter of a government official working overseas is taken, and an unexpected suspect derails Bryan's rescue operation.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 568 votes.

Taken - S1E7

#9 - Solo (Season 1 - Episode 7)

Bryan is taken during the team's efforts to thwart a Mejia weapons operation; Bryan and Asha take the next step in their relationship.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 1727 votes.

Taken - S2E1

#8 - S.E.R.E. (Season 2 - Episode 1)


Bryan Mills fights for his life inside a secret Mexican prison and plans a series of dangerous deals to put him on track for escape to the United States. But plans change when Mills and a young migrant girl are taken by human traffickers. Meanwhile, Christina Hart leverages her spycraft skills to obtain powerful new software that could locate Mills, and enlists two unlikely allies to aid in her mission to bring Mills home.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 1022 votes.

Taken - S1E9

#7 - Gone (Season 1 - Episode 9)

ODNI is forced to deliver a hostage to the FBI, but plans to hijack the transfer surface from the cartel. Later: John and Rem try to stall the handover; Bryan tries to keep the hostage in his custody; and Asha learns true identity of her best friend.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 1596 votes.

Taken - S2E4

#6 - Opsec (Season 2 - Episode 4)


When the President's emergency "football" is stolen, Bryan and the team must recover it before classified national security measures fall into dangerous hands.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 858 votes.

Taken - S2E14

#5 - Carapace (Season 2 - Episode 14)

Bryan must protect his cousin when he's targeted by a powerful crime syndicate. Meanwhile, Kilroy becomes a victim of blackmail.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 581 votes.

Taken - S2E13

#4 - ACGT (Season 2 - Episode 13)


When a CIA analyst's son is kidnapped, the team gets help from an unlikely source - another kidnapping victim. Meanwhile, Hart discovers the sinister motive behind the abductions.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 590 votes.

Taken - S2E11

#3 - Password (Season 2 - Episode 11)

When a bomb goes off in Washington D.C., the team suspects an innocent man is being framed for the crime. Meanwhile, Kilroy tracks down a notorious hacker.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 656 votes.

Taken - S1E10

#2 - I Surrender (Season 1 - Episode 10)


In the season finale, the FBI threatens to remove Christina from command and Bryan and John lead a rogue mission that risks everything to stop Mejia's associates before they cross the border.

The episode was rated 7.88 from 1506 votes.

Taken - S2E16

#1 - Viceroy (Season 2 - Episode 16)

With Hart in grave danger, the team must find their own way to stop Ramsey before his plan to assassinate a senator starts a war with international terrorists. Series Finale.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 552 votes.

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