Without a Trace

Season 6 Episode 7

Absalom

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Nov 15, 2007 on CBS
8.9
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When a college student disappears after making racial remarks in a class, the team wonders if those may be directly connected to his disappearance.

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  • Jack and the team investigate the disappearance of a college student who's racial remarks during a class were posted on the internet making him a target of harassment and threats.

    9.2
    This is definitely the best episode of Without a Trace this season. The story took some very clever and believeable twists and the acting is first rate. It was also nice to see two veterans of long running shows in guest appearances. Nancy McKeon and Michael Dorn show they have the ability to deliver effective performances outside of The Facts of Life and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Sam's pregnancy is also touched on again here. It will be interesting to see how that story pans out. This episode also shows how powerful a force the internet is in society,moreless
  • very interesting.

    8.8
    ok. this is the story in the begining. a white student makes a racial comment about this black man. and a girl captures it on camera. so that is spread everywhere. that doesnt go well for the kid who said that. he is the one who is missing. first we suspect his dissapearance is liinked to his comment. then it is at his home. the kids dad was addicted to painkillers. another twistr there. then we find out his father is a black man. and he had never known. so we think it has something to do with the father. so it seems like he is being held for ransom, and his real biological father is poaying it. but the final twist is this. the boy, tommy planned the whole thing for money. when he found out his real dad was rich, he and a friend planned the kidnapping. of course it went wrong though, but i the end he was ok. and finally, we see more martin. that is what i was waitring for. he was actually leading and had a lot of time in the center. yes, so this was a very interesting plot twisting episode.moreless
  • This was a very good episode taking us back to when the show first started and episodes were engaging and suspensful. The premise of a hater and a hate crime that turned out not to bemoreless

    9.0
    This was a very good episode taking us back to when the show first started and episodes were engaging and suspensful. The premise of a hater and a hate crime that turned out not to be was great. I never saw the ending with the boy having a black father and his friend being responsible for trying to ransom him off. Some well placed scenes with Sam drinking coffee while preganant and being called on it were well done. This episode kept me engaged and interested like a first season episode. The show in the most recent years has been an exercise in the characters acting out the script. Basically just going through the motions this however felt like a real effort.moreless
  • The second half of this episode really grabbed my attention. I discovered my true heritage late in life. As a youth I often questioned my parents as to whether I was I adopted since I had no similiarities of other family members.moreless

    8.9
    I am a faithful watcher of Without A Trace shows including reruns. I was shocked and amazed at the recent showing of Absalom. As the story traveled I was somewhat involved in the plot. When the story turned into a secret adoption and the subsequent fall out when the truth is revealed,I was sitting on the edge of my seat. My husband and I looked at each other with amazement. You see, I too was raised by two people who were not my bio parents. I never knew the truth until I was 59 yrs. old. The sentences spoken by the actor in that episode could have been taken right from me. I have repeatedly said the same things to my friends and family. I, too, thought that I must be adopted since I did not have the same appearance, talents and thoughts of those of my "parents". I often questioned my "parents" about this very same thing. The answer was.... "there was never a good time".....the very same words that the actress (mother) spoke in that episode. We were stunned into silence. Thank you for "telling" my story to others. Did the writer, Jerry Bruckheimer, choose this subject out of experience or association with someone else. Just curious.moreless
  • good episode...

    8.7
    The team investigates the disappearace of a college student that made racial remarks. The investigation leads from nacism and nazis to his parents and an affair. In the end, the missing person was attacked by his friend that wanted to collect a ransom from his real father...It was an interesting and unexpected twist. The case in this episode was pretty interesting and the guest characters were interesting also. The only problem I had with this episode was the real father...he played Warf way back in Star Trek and it was just bugging me the entire time. Oh well. The case was interesting, but not the best I've seen, but still pretty good.moreless
Michael Dorn

Michael Dorn

Arthur Riggs

Guest Star

John Bobek

John Bobek

Brian Epstein

Guest Star

Joe Reegan

Joe Reegan

Tom Sweeney

Guest Star

Ty Miller

Ty Miller

Tech Agent

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  • QUOTES (1)

    • Danny Taylor: Sam, I have a little present for you. Well, not for you, for him or her. (shows Sam a baby suit) Brewer fan in training. Got it, right? (chuckles) You are from Wisconsin and...
      Samantha Spade: No, yeah, yeah.
      Danny Taylor: What? You are a Cubs fan?
      Samantha Spade: No, no Danny. (Sam grabs from Danny's hand the baby suit and hide it) It's so, is cute.
      Danny Taylor: It is cute.
      Samantha Spade: No, it's really cute. It's just... You know, i got to go. We have this case, i can't focus on babies.
      Danny Taylor: Is that coffee?
      Samantha Spade: Yes, is coffee. Yes.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: April 13, 2008 on Network 9
      Czech Republic: June 11, 2008 on TV Nova
      Denmark: February 12, 2008 on TV3+
      United Kingdom: July 10, 2008 on More4
      Turkey: October 27, 2008 on CNBC-e
      Slovakia: November 22, 2010 on Markiza

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