Bridget, Daryl, Ryan B., and JohnAired on Mar 23, 2008
Bridget Kelly is raped, shot three times, and left for dead by an intruder in her home while Daryl is caught in a freak blizzard that threatens to bury him alive in his jeep
Brandi, Joseph, Sam, and SuzanneAired on Mar 30, 2008
Brandi and her friend, Liz, offer a ride to man who turns on them, stabbing Liz repeatedly and beating Brandi and then throwing her into a river. Joseph and two other men are stranded on a rocky, barren island for 13 days.
Christine, Heidi, Debbie, and JimAired on Apr 06, 2008
Christine’s and Heidi’s trip on a Greek ferry becomes a nightmare when the boat begins to sink and the crew abandons the ship, leaving the panicked passengers to fend for themselves.
Lonnie, Rulon, and StanleyAired on Apr 13, 2008
Lonnie plays dead for four hours after her boyfriend chokes her and shoots her four times in the head. Rulon, a super-strong Olympic wrestler, gets stuck in a semi-frozen stream when he goes snowmobiling and faces a big decision.
Denise, Nick, and LeonildaAired on Apr 20, 2008
When Dollar Store manager Denise is savagely attacked by robbers, one thing keeps her alive, her determination to make sure that her father would not have to attend her funeral.
Wayne, Mary, Holly, and LindaAired on Apr 27, 2008
Wayne and Mary woke up to find their farm house surrounded by a cloud of lethal chlorine gas following a rail derailment. Thus began a harrowing six hour ordeal until emergency services arrived.
Cari, Kevin, Joe, and KatherineAired on May 11, 2008
Cari, a young mother living in California, is brutally stabbed, beaten, and sexually assaulted by an intruder in her home, but knows she must survive the attack to save her son.
Michelle, Troy, and JoshAired on May 18, 2008
Three masked gunmen burst into Michelle’s home, then tape dynamite to the bodies of the bank executive and her 7-year-old daughter, and order her to rob the bank vault where she works or they’ll blow up her little girl.
Maria, Jerry, and MelissaAired on Jun 01, 2008
Maria feared for her safety as one of her fellow employees at the hospital became increasingly volatile. She managed to get him fired, but months later, he burst into her office with a gun, shooting her and killing her colleague.
09 - Virginia Tech Massacre/Minneapolis School Bus CrashAired on Jun 09, 2008
This episode tells the harrowing story of how two students and a professor at Virginia Tech University managed to survive the April 16, 2007, massacre at the school. One of the students, Colin, had to lay motionless and play dead as the gunman shot him four times. We also chronicle the amazing story of the Minneapolis school bus with 52 children that plummeted 45 feet when a Minneapolis bridge collapsed in August 2007. Trapped in her seat, driver Kim held the brake, keeping the bus from rolling backwards, as counselor Jimmy and his co-workers rush to evacuate the children, including Kim’s own daughter.
Jennifer, Sampson, and NorinaAired on Jun 15, 2008
Jennifer must use all of her instincts to fight off an intruder who sexually assaults and stabs her; Sampson is a corn farmer faced with the agonizing decision of whether to amputate his own arm or risk burning to death.
Survivors of deadly situations recount their harrowing experiences.