The Practice

Season 6 Episode 5

Vanished (1)

1
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 14, 2001 on ABC
9.5
out of 10
User Rating
12 votes

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Write A Review

Episode Summary

EDIT
Vanished (1)
AIRED:
Bobby represents a couple, the Baldwins, who are haunted by the kidnapping of their son 18 years earlier. The Baldwins believe that a man named John Pierce, who is serving a prison sentence for molesting children, is the guilty culprit. At the time of the disappearance, Pierce was a suspect, but the police did not have enough evidence to charge him with the kidnapping. The Baldwins believe their son was murdered, and they just want to know the location of the body. They persuade Bobby to bring a civil lawsuit against John Pierce for the "wrongful death" of their son. They believe that under the threat of a lawsuit, which could jeopardize his parole, Pierce will tell them the location of their son's body. Bobby moves forward with the case, though on the witness stand, Pierce insists that he did not kidnap the boy. At the end of the episode, Bobby is approached by a young man who believes that he is the boy who was kidnapped years ago. Meanwhile, Jimmy still owes money to his bookie, Sid. After being seriously threatened, Jimmy "borrows" money from a client's trust fund. He uses the money to bet on horses, and he wins enough to pay back the bookie. Jimmy returns the client's money, but not before Eugene and Bobby discover his reckless action.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Ron Livingston

Ron Livingston

A.D.A. Alan Lowe (episodes 102-115)

Dylan McDermott

Dylan McDermott

Bobby Donnell (seasons 1-7, recurring afterwards)

Michael Badalucco

Michael Badalucco

Jimmy Berluti (episodes 4-168, recurring previously)

Lisa Gay Hamilton

Lisa Gay Hamilton

Rebecca Washington (seasons 1-7)

Steve Harris

Steve Harris

Eugene Young

Camryn Manheim

Camryn Manheim

Ellenor Frutt

Jeffrey Tambor

Jeffrey Tambor

Sid Herman

Guest Star

Tom Bower

Tom Bower

John Pierce

Guest Star

Nicolas Surovy

Nicolas Surovy

Richard Baldwin

Guest Star

Debra Mooney

Debra Mooney

Judge P. Spindle

Recurring Role

Episode Discussion

Join the discussion of this episode Episode Discussion

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

See All Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions Trivia & Quotes