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Hostages: Part Four: The Transaction – Series Finale (S1EP4 HBO Thursday September 29, 2022)



Part Four: The Transaction - Series Finale

Part Four: The Transaction: One year into the siege, the series finale finds Iran and the United States in a tiresome, protracted standoff. The 1980 election is drawing near as the Carter administration scrambles to reach a deal. In the end, the hostages are freed on the day of Ronald Reagan’s inauguration, but lingering concerns about how the crisis affected the election in the United States still exist. Even though the American hostages are eventually freed, the people involved on all sides are forever changed, and the relationship between the two nations is irrevocably altered.

Airdate: Thursday September 29, 2022 at 22:00 on HBO

Season 1 Episode 4

Series explores the Iran hostage crisis of 1979 and the tumultuous history of U.S./Iran relations. 

On November 4, 1979, Iranian student activists stormed the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking over 60 Americans hostage. What was planned as a 48-hour sit-in to protest American imperialism, ballooned into an international crisis and 24/7 media event that would last 444 days. With never-before-seen archival footage and revelatory new interviews with the American hostages and Iranian hostage-takers alike, the series is a gripping chronicle of one of the most dramatic international deadlocks in American history, a deep dive into the geo-political history that led to the crisis, and an exploration of the political fallout that reverberates today.