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

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Series cast summary:
...  Jack Malone 160 episodes, 2002-2009
...  Samantha Spade 160 episodes, 2002-2009
...  Danny Taylor 160 episodes, 2002-2009
...  Martin Fitzgerald 160 episodes, 2002-2009
...  Vivian Johnson 160 episodes, 2002-2009
...  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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Vanished  »

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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 »

Goofs

Since the inception of the agency, FBI agents travel in pairs when interview subjects. This is both to have a witness to the interview as well as for protection in case unexpected things occur. Multiple times during the show, single agents are shown talking with subjects alone, even in their homes or places unfamiliar to the agents. See more »

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Samantha: Is that from your infidelity handbook?
Jack Malone: Chapter three.
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Actual missing-person reports are posted at the end of each episode. See more »

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Featured in The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards (2004) See more »

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One (Is The Loneliest Number)
Performed by The Tao of Groove
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Marianne Jean-Baptiste
10 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

WAT is the show I look forward to watching most every week (comes in a close 2nd after The Closer). I don't know why so many people think the show has gone downhill. It still holds my interest for that hour. My only criticism (and it's not about Rosalyn Sanchez) is that they have one of the most talented actresses alive today, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, and they hardly use her! She deserves much more character development and depth to her role. It's the same story with S. Epatha Merkerson on Law & Order. Another underused great talent. However, perhaps after being recognized for Lackawanna Blues, NBC will wake up. Let's see more Marianne in the future. At least let her express an emotion every now and then. Even Tony LaPaglia is allowed to do that.


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