Without a Trace

Season 5 Episode 17

Deep Water

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Mar 11, 2007 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Alan Crane: When you're ready to talk, I have some interesting ideas to run by you.
      Hayden Mills What, are you throwing your hat into the ring?
      Alan Crane: Yes sir, I am! I can make you a lot of money.
      Hayden Mills: Alan, you couldn't even run a Dairy Queen! Look, I like you, son, but I'm not your daddy and I don't owe you anything. Do you hear me?
      Alan Crane: I hear you.

    • (The other agents are talking to Jack via speakerphone.) Jack Malone: I want you guys to follow every lead until it dead ends. Aside from all three branches of government, I'm gonna have Olczyk up my ass on this one. Alex Olczyk: I'm already up it, Jack. And I'm not coming out until you find Senator Mills. Jack Malone: Hey, do me a favor check my prostate while you're up there.

    • Jack Malone: Hello? Hello?
      Martin Fitzgerald: We can hear you.
      Jack Malone: Hello? Hello?
      Samantha Spade: Yes, Jack, go ahead, we can hear you.
      Jack Malone: Hello? Can you hear me?
      All: Yes!

    • (After talking to Sarah.)
      Jack Malone: I've got to get a boat.

    • Sarah: Patty's great. Loves to talk about boats.
      Jack Malone: How about her husband?
      Sarah: Not a fan.
      Jack Malone: Why's that?
      Sarah: Put it this way. If my breasts had eyes, we'd make a lot of eye contact.
      Jack Malone: Got it.

    • Jack Malone (after the press conference): I find it interesting that the father gives the statement and not the husband. If it was my wife, I'd be running point on this. Better call your husband, tell him you're never coming home. (Vivian sighs) This one's going into overtime.

    • (Jack picks his way through the press to get to Vivian.)
      Vivian Johnson: Welcome to the show.
      Jack Malone: Somebody should alert the media.
      Vivian Johnson: Are those Knicks tickets?
      Jack Malone: Yeah, I like to carry them around, give me the illusion of a personal life.
      Vivian Johnson: Sorry about your day off.
      Jack Malone: That's all right. I think I'd rather look for a missing U.S. senator than watch the Knicks.

  • Notes

    • Music:
      "Gold" by Sol Seppy

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Norway: October 23, 2009 on Nrk1
      Slovakia: October 29, 2010 on Markiza

    • This episode marked Anthony LaPaglia's first experience in scriptwriting as he was inspired by a number of real-life events (the Scott Petersen trial, recent news about the government wishing to extend where oil drilling is allowed, and Joseph Kennedy grooming his children for political careers). The idea solidified for him during a conversation with makeup artist Michael Mills, and after eight months, LaPaglia presented the finished product to producers. After a little bit of tweaking, the script went into production. This episode has a noticeably different feel to it than previous episodes (e.g. much 'lighter' Jack Malone, first instance where the fate of the missing person in the opening scene).

    • Special billing was given to David Birney (with) and John Doman (and) in this episode.

    • This episode featured a missing person's alert for Karen Aguilar. Karen and her young brother Jesus Jr. 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.

  • Allusions