10 Worst 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.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 28, 2023.

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Taken - S2E5

#10 - Absalom (Season 2 - Episode 5)

Santana must face her past when a foreign diplomat linked to a sex trafficking ring is kidnapped.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 817 votes.

Taken - S2E12

#9 - Imperium (Season 2 - Episode 12)


When a dangerous weapons dealer smuggles his wares into New York City, Bryan teams up with the FBI in a race to stop him before he reaches the safety of international waters.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 592 votes.

Taken - S2E8

#8 - Strelochnik (Season 2 - Episode 8)

(Switchman) Hart takes a solo mission to track down the mentor who betrayed her, and the team tries to locate her before it's too late.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 688 votes.

Taken - S2E6

#7 - Charm School (Season 2 - Episode 6)


When the wife of a war hero senator is taken, Bryan and the team must determine if her disappearance was orchestrated by a foreign government or someone closer to home. Meanwhile, Christina's meeting with an old friend brings up painful memories.

The episode was rated 7.61 from 758 votes.

Taken - S1E6

#6 - Hail Mary (Season 1 - Episode 6)

The ODNI are tasked with helping a Russian FSB agent defect, but the agent's pregnant girlfriend creates a problem for their plans. Meanwhile, Christina searches for a mole in the CIA and John faces a spiritual crisis after trying to resolve his brother's problem with a local gang.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 1792 votes.

Taken - S1E4

#5 - Mattie G. (Season 1 - Episode 4)


Riley's insistence to uncover the truth behind a fatal drug given to war vets results in her asset's child being taken. Bryan defies orders to rescue the girl and uncover the truth. When a break-in at Asha's apartment leaves her shaken, a new neighbor is there to calm her nerves.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 2222 votes.

Taken - S1E2

#4 - Ready (Season 1 - Episode 2)

Bryan gets his first chance in the field but the mission goes bust, resulting in a tragic death. The team uncovers a group of government officials skimming off of refugee funds, which also leads Christina to reconnect with a long lost love. Meanwhile, Asha shows up unexpectedly at Bryan's doorstep.

The episode was rated 7.58 from 3049 votes.

Taken - S1E5

#3 - A Clockwork Swiss (Season 1 - Episode 5)


Christina orders the retrieval of sensitive documents in Zurich needed to prevent economic and political disaster. But the mission to break into a bank vault turns into a three-way battle, and a race to escape safely. Meanwhile, Asha's trust in Elena proves to be misplaced and leaves Bryan vulnerable.

The episode was rated 7.57 from 2005 votes.

Taken - S1E3

#2 - Off Side (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Bryan and team search for a suspected terrorist who has been taken, leading them to uncover a deeper plot within their own government. Christina receives troubling news and turns to Harry for support. Asha expresses her concern over Bryan's fixation with Mejia.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 2533 votes.

Taken - S1E1

#1 - Pilot (Season 1 - Episode 1)


The murder of Bryan Mills' sister launches him into a dangerous mission for revenge against cartel boss Carlos Mejia. A secret US intelligence agency covertly uses Bryan as bait to capture Mejia, and recruits Bryan to become a part of their team.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 3852 votes.

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