Without a Trace

Season 5 Episode 18


Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Mar 18, 2007 on CBS
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Episode Summary

The team searches for a fifteen-year-old girl who lived with her grandfather and was last seen at an Internet café. Sam gets an unexpected visit from her estranged sister.

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  • Family is the worst

    Two main storylines, both dealing with families. Teenage girl gone missing, trying to figure out her life and family relations – not everything is what it seems to be. Just when you think you've got it all figured out, there's a new twist. Would have been interesting to know what kind of mental disorder Becca's father was suffering from. Meanwhile, Samantha's sister pays her a visit, saying she's got something she wants to talk about, but Samantha is not interested. Samantha giving the cold shoulder to her sister got me curious. I know what I'm doing next Friday at 9 pm…moreless
  • A teen girl gone missing and the unexpected appearance of Samantha's estranged sister

    Actually, I didn't watch the entirety of this episode, so I am not sure what exactly happened to the teen girl after she confronted the two boys, who gave her a creepy note, outside the internet cafe at the beginning. I just know that she had a sad story with her father when she was a baby and that her grandfather raised her instead of her father. But, anyway, she decides to meet her father after 15 years. The ending scene where she reunited with her grandfather, who she'd always had arguments with, was so moving. And, Samanth gets a call from her estranged sister named Emily(?). (Samanth has mentioned she has an older sister in 'Doppelganger' during an interrogation in season 2.) Since I don't have any knowledges about her sister, it made me curious about her. And I believe the writers will write an episode about the relationship between Samantha and her sister next time.moreless
  • A young girl goes missing and Sam gets a visit from the fam...

    I thought this was a really good episode, not the absolute best, but I would watch it again. The MP story....wow. That poor girl just got it coming and going, right? I really felt sorry for her and her grandfather who was just trying to do the best he could to protect her. And that scumbag who slept with her...I LOVED IT when Jack wrote "Skinner" on the guys arm and then told the two uniforms they could have as much time as they needed with him.

    On to Sam....Molly Price rocks!!!!!!!!!! I miss her and Third Watch SOOOOOO much. Obviously, we don't have the whole story behind Emily and Sam's relationship, but I really wasn't feeling Sam's attitude towards her. It's not fair of course, but I just thought it was rude to ditch her for lunch, then her little tantrum at the end. I agree with Jennifoofighter, Jack had to be the one to talk to Emily or else next week's ep wouldn't be set up right. I hope Marty knows CPR, because if he ever walked into a room naked I would need it. I thought that scene with him and Elena was cute, he almost looked embarrassed at his choice of words when she said "Thanks for the visual." Viv rocked as usual, she really needs more of her own storylines. Elena and Danny.....eh. I run hot and cold on this couple for some reason and tonight I was annoyed with Danny. Dude, the woman had her kid kidnapped by her ex, can you just give her some space and understanding? Speaking of Elena, what the %^&* was she wearing??? A pleated skirt? A smidgen above the knee??? What the hell kind of dress code do these FBI fools have? I was literally gritting my teeth. I have no problem with cute/trendy/sexy clothes, hell, I wear cute/trendy/sexy clothes, but when I watch a procedural show like WaT, I want it to be as believable as possible, and that includes wardrobe. K, I'm done venting. All in all, a really good episode, can't wait for next week!moreless
  • Not all agents are invincible!

    Internet cafes can really be dangerous way to make friends as a young teen will find out as she goes missing and she winds up with the wrong kind of people. Sam and her estranged sister meet up as that is kind of a surprise for Sam. Jack likens that relationship to his estranged brother. You see, not all agents are invincible.
  • A great story with a second parter waiting to be seen.

    This episode of Without A Trace was a really great episode that had to do with a missing girl that was missing after what I thought to believe was by two boys who thought she was somebody else. Id like to start out saying that I enjoyed Molly Price guest starting because I think she is a really great actress and I miss her charcter Yokes on the now cancelled Third Watch.

    Oh back to the story with the girl missing by getting saved by man well not saving her just wanting to meet her. It winds up that the girl was upset about her mother and real farther who she thought died in a car crash. It ends up she finds out who her mother really dies and her father isnt dead. The ending is sweet with she wishing her toke care for her not wanting to die. Overall great episode.moreless
Darren Pettie

Darren Pettie

Darren Howard

Guest Star

Blake Robbins

Blake Robbins

Craig Dalton

Guest Star

Alexandra Krosney

Alexandra Krosney

Rebecca Howard

Guest Star

Adriana DeMeo

Adriana DeMeo


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The rest of the note written to Rebecca at the coffee shop at the beginning of the episode, that Elena doesn't want to read out lout, reads 'pop your cherry'.

    • Samantha and her sister Emily don't see each other too much, and Jack likens it to his relationship with his brother, whom he also doesn't see much.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Samantha Spade: I hope you're happy. I hope you have people who love you and take care of you. It can't be me. Do you understand that? It can't be me.
      Emily Reynolds: Sam ...
      Samantha Spade (cutting her off): No!
      Emily Reynolds: Please! (Sam leaves)

    • George Howard: I don't understand. Now you think she's looking for Darren?
      Samantha Spade: Yeah. Who you told us was dead.
      George Howard: That's what I always told Becca.
      Samantha Spade: Well, I'm not your granddaughter, Mr Howard. I'm an FBI agent and you're hindering my investigation!

    • Emily Reynolds (after discovering from Jack that Sam can't meet her from lunch): We don't, umm, we don't see each other very much.
      Jack Malone: Yeah, I have a brother like that.

    • Jack Malone (upon seeing Dalton handcuffed to the headboard): Shoulda chewed your arm off.

    • Martin Fitzgerald: Do you think if I walked in here naked, anyone would notice me?
      Elena Delgado (laughing): No, but thank you for the visual.
      Martin Fitzgerald (sheepishly): Oh, trust me. It's nothing to write home about.

    • Jack Malone: Clean up this douchebag and bring him downtown.
      Officer: Can we have a few minutes alone?
      Jack Malone: Take as much time as you want.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Jamie Silberhartz (FBI Receptionist) previously guest starred as a different character in the earlier season episode "All the Sinners, Saints."

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Norway: October 30, 2009 on Nrk1
      Slovakia: November 2, 2010 on Markiza

    • This episode featured a missing person's alert for Jesus Aguilar Jr. Jesus and his older sister Karen and older half-sister Crystal Mendoza are believed to have been kidnapped by Jesus Aguilar Sr. and his wife, Connie Mendoza Aguilar. Aguilar and his wife had their parental rights terminated by the state of Texas in 2006 after Crystal revealed to police that her step-father had been molesting her for many years.