Without a Trace (2002–2009)

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The cases of an FBI unit specializing in missing persons investigations.

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 Jack Malone (160 episodes, 2002-2009)
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 Samantha Spade (160 episodes, 2002-2009)
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 Vivian Johnson (160 episodes, 2002-2009)
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 Danny Taylor (160 episodes, 2002-2009)
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 Martin Fitzgerald (160 episodes, 2002-2009)
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 Elena Delgado (88 episodes, 2005-2009)
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As any detective can tell you, investigating missing property or deaths is comparatively easy compared to elusive missing people. However in New York City, there is a special unit of the FBI that is designed to find them. Using the vast resources of their bureau, the team, lead by Agent Jack Malone, race against time in the tight 72 hour window after a disappearance while hope for a recovery is still typically possible. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Poppy Montgomery's character, Samantha Spade, is a play on the name of another famous fiction detective: Sam Spade. Sam Spade was created by famed novelist Dashiell Hammett in his book 'The Maltese Falcon' (and has been played on screen by Humphrey Bogart and Ricardo Cortez). See more »

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In more than one instance, suspects being interviewed with a polygraph answer all the control questions (Is your name John Doe? Are you 39?) truthfully. In reality, a suspect is told to answer all the control questions "yes", whether true or not, to determine the accuracy of the polygraph machine. See more »

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[Jack crosses the street, and heads towards the bookstore]
Jack Malone: [yells] Barry!
[Barry grabs of the hostages]
Barry Mashburn: Come here.
[Barry drags the hostage to the door and puts the gun against his head]
Jack Malone: Come to the door. I want to talk to you! Come on, Barry, open the door!
Jack Malone: [shouts] Open the door! I want to talk!
Barry Mashburn: [shouts] Who the hell are you?
Jack Malone: I'm the guy you've been talking to.
[flashes his bade]
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Jumped The Shark When They Hired Roselyn Sanchez
3 October 2008 | by (Santa Monica) – See all my reviews

It's amazing how Without a Trace went from one of the best shows on TV to must-miss TV in about three episodes.

First the writing went down the drain with the characters acting out implausible stories between them that sounded like they had been lifted out of a really bad daytime soap.

Then the regular actors got that bemused look on their faces, as if they didn't know what their character was supposed to be any more.

Finally, to "spice things up" I'm sure, the producers went and hired one of the worst actresses in Hollywood: Roselyn Sanchez, who can't even enunciate and has a face so plastic she's a walking indictment of the plastic surgery profession.

Very sad. Hopefully they'll right the boat, but I'm not holding my breath.

Update: It turns out the didn't right the boat. Roselyn Sanchez is still killing every scene she's in and the show is but a pale shadow of what it used to be.

Too bad as it was a very promising show.


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