Without a Trace

Season 1 Episode 16

Clare de Lune

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Feb 27, 2003 on CBS
out of 10
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Episode Summary

A girl vanishes from a psychiatric hospital, and it appears she may have escaped via help from a staff member. Then the team learns of a troubling incident from her past that may hold the key to her disappearance.

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  • Whose the monster..

    A girl who suffered mystical breakdown gets lost in mad house while being in little locked room. And that triggers a series of suspicious - how did she get out, why she had nervous breakdown, what happened with her in the past.

    So, I most say it had exciting, many layered and mysterious storyline.. and the way this episode in some point seemed to be more about the past than the missing itself.. and how it was so sure that they knew what happened but in the end it came out that she was behind the accident in past.. and had to live it all the time.moreless
  • A*

    The end of this episode was extremely sad. I think this is my fave ever episode. Even my best friend who doesn't like the show watched this one and said it was good. I feel so sorry for Danny. Amber Tamblyn is a great actress. She really put all her emotion into this one. Loved it!

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: After Jack radios for an ambulance to be called for Clare Metcalf, no lights and no sirens are heard. When the ambulance arrives, the lights are clearly flashing.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Danny Taylor: What do you got?
      Samantha Spade: Clare Metcalfe, sixteen, admitted three weeks ago after a psychotic breakdown. She's on an antipsychotic and two antidepressants, which kept her out of trouble until last night. What do you got?
      Danny Taylor: Security system. Someone cut the camera wires on the adolescent wing. One of these white coats is dirty.
      Samantha Spade: Yeah. Unless being abducted is part of the treatment program.

    • Danny Taylor: (about Clare's art) There's life in this. But everything after she got here... all darkness.

    • Kate: (About marrying her friend's widower) I know what people think. But I won't apologize for trying to be happy.

    • Danny Taylor: I can understand why you want to be alone. It's nice here. Clare, I understand why you feel the way you do. I lost both my parents when I was eleven. We were driving somewhere and they were fighting. My dad was yelling at my mom. He used to like to yell at my mom. I wanted him to stop, so I said something. Then he turned around, and he yelled at me. That's when the car started to swerve. I never told anybody that. Ever. And I know what it's like to keep a secret. I didn't mean to do anything wrong that day. I was just a kid ...

  • NOTES (1)


    • Martin Fitzgerald: (answering his phone) Is this Freud or Jung?

      Martin expects the caller to be either Jack or Danny. He is referring to the famous Austrian psychologist Sigmund Freud and his student Carl Jung, who based much of his work off of his teacher's theories.

    • Danny Taylor: Mr. Dunlop, Clare Metcalf did not use her spidey powers to pull herself through a ceiling panel.

      The term 'Spidey powers' comes from the comic book, Spider-Man, in which Peter Parker/Spider-Man would use his special powers (which included the ability to shoot webs out of his wrists to attach to things) to fight crime.

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