Vanished

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Aug 21, 2006 on FOX
8.5
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Senator Jeffrey Collins and his wife Sara are happy and in love. Sara is being honored for her work with Children First, and has a surprise to tell her husband. When Sara suddenly disappears, Senator Collins is in a panic trying to find her.

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  • Review

    9.7
    Okay so the Senators wife is kidnapped a grand total of six minutes into the show. Then the next 40 minutes of airtime for the show resolves around so many unexplained plot twists that I am so lost and confused about what is going on in this show and im not even into the second episode yet...I love it. Having the mystery is one thing, but having so many random connections is another. The son and daughter of the senator who I thought were moot points 20 minutes into the show both turn out to be big players for the show in a sense. The cop on the case is now having to deal with flashbacks of the kid that he lost several months back, which is also somehow connected to the current case that he is working on. Everyone thought that Sara was pregnant, but we come to find out that thats not true. Because of that we dont know who is pregnant AND we dont know what Sara wanted to tell her parents about Jeffery that was so important. All in all, couldnt ask for a better pilot episode. I loved it.moreless
  • An intriguing new serial drama, and the only good freshman series from FOX this season, period.

    7.0
    "Vanished" is the latest effort by FOX to capitalize on the recent success of serialized TV. While it's an imperfect series, "Vanished" is very intriguing and is a little underrated. And it happens to be far, far better than FOX's other new dramas, "Standoff" and "Justice", and is much more interesting than NBC's "Kidnapped", which is a very well-made series but doesn't have the conspiracy storyline that will make me come back for more with this new FOX series.



    The weird thing is, most of the cast comes off as rather unlikeable in the pilot yet I was still interested in the show. Rebecca Gayheart is the best actress on the series as far as I'm concerned but even her character is a little annoying. The only other cast member I really like is Joanne Kelly, who portrays Sara Collins.



    I have the feeling that this show is trying to get its ideas from "The Da Vinci Code", because there is obviously a religious aspect to this conspiracy, judging by the previews and several clues in the pilot (like the prayer card). Many questions are raised in the pilot, including: Why is the Senator's ex-wife in town? Why does Marcy's boyfriend have a blood-stained shirt and a bag full of money? What does the prayer card mean? Where is Sara? Is she dead or alive? Why would someone freeze a mayor's wife and then unthaw her ten years later? Hopefully I will be able to watch and get answers to these questions without being turned off. Because this show could easily become ludicrous. I'm hoping it will remain as interesting as "Prison Break" did in its first season.moreless
  • Senator Collin\'s wife has disappeared and Agent Kelton is put in charge of solving the case.

    9.0
    When I first saw the previews for this show I thought it looked pretty interesting. Another thing that drew me in was the fact that Senator Collins is the same guy who played Walt Cummings on 24, my favorite TV show. After Prison Break ended, I decided to gives this show a try.



    I love the shows where you don\'t know who to trust, you don\'t know what people are hiding, or what\'s going to happen next. It makes it really exciting and it keeps me watching it every week. I thought overall that it was a good pilot episode. It wasn\'t the best thing in the world, but it ended leaving the season looking pretty promising.moreless
  • The new show Vanished starts out with a senator’s wife, Sara Collins disappearing at a benefit in her honor. As the show progresses we are introduced to several characters all who seem to have something to hide.moreless

    9.0
    I starting watching this episode totally on accident, but I'm so glad I did! At first I thought it was just another one episode mystery, but when I realized that the show goes much deeper then one episode I was engrossed. It seems that every character is hiding something and has the potential to be very involved in the kidnapping of Sara Collins. Somehow the main detectives past blunder involving the death of a little boy named Nathan is involved in this new case. Whether the two cases are tied by more than just the detective, we don't know but it makes an interesting twist to the story. I'm curious to see where that leads them.moreless
  • A Senator’s wife goes missing under mysterious circumstances and the search begins to uncover the full story behind her disappearance.

    9.0
    This pilot was intriguing to say the least. It has a good basis but it has a lot of room for error. The show has enormous potential but it has to be done perfectly for it to come all together. Any slipup that leaves the viewer skeptical at any point will lead to the ultimate demise of the entire show. Some people might say that they are just jumping on the “Secret Society” bandwagon after huge success from “The Da Vinci Code.” This may be true but it is also true that the topic still can be done well and in a new way. It seems as if only time will tell the whether “Vanished” will be one for the ages or a complete bust.moreless
Deena Dill

Deena Dill

Nancy

Guest Star

London Freeman

London Freeman

Student

Guest Star

Patrick Brown

Patrick Brown

Junior Agent

Guest Star

Josh Hopkins

Josh Hopkins

Peter Manning

Recurring Role

Joseph C. Phillips

Joseph C. Phillips

J. T. Mason

Recurring Role

Robin Pearson Rose

Robin Pearson Rose

Mrs. Jerome

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • The first clues of a broader conspiracy are laid: the number 9 tattooed on the hand of the suspected kidnapper, the prayer card with St. Nathan and the number 9:29. Repeated mention of a senate confirmation hearing is made and a previous kidnapping is referenced.

    • When discussing the bullet that killed the fake concierge, Agent Graham Kelton said that there were only a certain number of registered pistols in the state of that particular caliber. In Georgia, however, handguns are not registered.

    • Ben says that he and Marcy could drive to New York in 10 hours. But according to Mapquest, the estimated driving time from Atlanta, GA to New York, NY is 14 hours and 12 minutes.

  • QUOTES (1)

  • NOTES (2)

    • The pilot episode was flmed in Los Angeles and Atlanta, GA from March 13,2006 - April 2, 2006.

    • On February 2, 2006, it was announced Mimi Leder would be taking over as the director of the pilot. Originally, Antoine Fuqua was going to be the director, but he had to quit due to scheduling conflicts.

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