Without a Trace

Season 6 Episode 10

Claus and Effect

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Dec 13, 2007 on CBS
8.6
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Claus and Effect
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A child prodigy turned store Santa vanishes and the team wonders if he had criminal connections.

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  • A good Christmas episode and also a success as a light hearted Without A Trace episode. The holiday silliness abounded with a young adult Santa in his early twenties who is also a mathematical genius. The case had nice twist and turns as wemoreless

    8.5
    A good Christmas episode and also a success as a light hearted Without A Trace episode. The holiday silliness abounded with a young adult Santa in his early twenties who is also a mathematical genius. The case had nice twist and turns as we figured out what lead to his disappearance. First a skank, then another Santa attacks him and finally an underground gambling scare. It turns out that an algorithm that would result in the layoff of thousands of workers. Was sabotaged by the young man and his disappearance was self induced as he hunted for the CEO who could shut down the lay off program. Nice light episode and it's always good when the missing person survives great episode.moreless
  • good episode...

    8.6
    The team investigates the disappearance of a young santa. Apparently, he was a brilliant young man that wanted to sabotage his work that was going to cost people their jobs. He turned himself in in the end. The pregnant agent is still having problems with getting the father to sign. I really don't like this story line. You can tell I can't because I can never remember the pregnant agent's name. Anyways, the story was pretty interesting. The kid was brillant and it was funny seeing him as Santa. I also thought the little person was funny. Overall, good episode with a pretty good story.moreless
Josh Heine

Josh Heine

Glen Beckett

Guest Star

Lisa Waltz

Lisa Waltz

Monica Beckett

Guest Star

Jim Piddock

Jim Piddock

Dr. McNeil

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • (During interrogation of Donna.)
      Vivian Johnson: Clearly you were sharing more than holiday spirit.
      Donna: What can I say? It was a slow Sunday at Santa's village.

    • Jack: I don't know, there's something strange about a grown man wanting that job.
      Vivian: Come on, Jack. A cultural icon? Santa Claus?
      Jack: Oh, yeah? Look at his profile. An old, fat man with a fixation on prepubescent children, who wants to know if they've been naughty or nice. And forget about the visual imagery. Lugging around a sack, sliding down chimneys and hanging out with elves. Come on.
      Vivian: It's a dark world you live in.
      Jack: I just call 'em like I see 'em.

    • Jack Malone: You got the wrong guy. I don't even like Christmas.
      Danny Taylor: Jack, where's your Christmas spirit?
      Jack Malone: Give me the damn suit.
      Danny Taylor: (giggles)
      Jack: Shut up.

    • Armand: Maybe I can save the both of us some time and offer you a hypothetical.
      Jack Malone: I love hypotheticals.

    • Jack Malone: Ooh, how about that? Not only is Santa real, but there are two of them.

    • Vivian Johnson: I don't usually hear "pain in the ass" and "Merry Christmas" so close together.
      Samantha Spade: Family thing.

    • Jack Malone: Maybe he's a professional rival. Like a West Coast Santa kind of thing.

    • Jack Malone: 'I know what you did. You're a dead man.' It's not exactly your standard Dear Santa letter, is it?

  • NOTES (1)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Denmark: March 11, 2008 on TV3+
      Australia: May 11, 2008 on Channel 9
      Czech Republic: July 2, 2008 on TV Nova
      United Kingdom: July 31, 2008 on More4
      Turkey: November 17, 2008 on CNBC-e
      Slovakia: November 25, 2010 on Markiza

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Mother: You could be the next Crick. You could be the next Hawking.

      Francis Crick (1916-2004) was a British biologist and physicist who is best-remembered as a co-discoverer of the double helix structure of DNA. Stephen Hawking (1942-) is a theoretical physicist, holder of the Lucasian Chair in Mathematics at Cambridge (Isaac Netwon's chair), author of A Brief History of Time, and is widely held to be one of the smartest people alive today.

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