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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The original title of the show was "Vanished", but when CBS opted to pick it up the title was changed to "Without a Trace". 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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[a drop off has turned into a hostage situation, in which Sam is one of the hostages]
Paula Van Doren: What the hell happened, Jack?
Jack Malone: We had a drop go bad. There's a suspect across the street in a bookstore. He's holding about a half a dozen hostages.
Paula Van Doren: And Special Agent Spade is one of these hostages?
Jack Malone: Yes.
Paula Van Doren: Mm-hmm. Have you achieved contact with the suspect?
Jack Malone: [sighs] Not yet.
Paula Van Doren: Then Drummond should step in and be the negotiator on this.
Jack Malone: With all due respect to you and Drummond, I am knee-deep in this. I have background...
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Actual missing-person reports are posted at the end of each episode. See more »

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Roselyn Sanchez, bad writing and producing killed this hit show
30 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This show used to be great. Maybe not the pinnacle of television, but very, very good.

It had a nice cast, good writing (although it erred on not doing enough with the characters) and good directing (after a shaky first season).

But then it all collapsed. The creator of the show left and in came people who like their actresses incompetent and their scripts full of plot holes.

The hiring of Roselyn Sanchez is when this show jumped the shark.

Roselyn Sanchez is possibly the worst actress working as a lead in film and television today... and that's saying a lot! Her complete like of emoting, combined with her lack of diction and her unnaturally immobile face make every scene she's in a painful experience.

In addition, her bad acting exposes how bad the writing has become.

No wonder audiences have been deserting with once huge hit.


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