Without a Trace

Season 5 Episode 15

Desert Springs

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Feb 18, 2007 on CBS
out of 10
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Episode Summary

The team searches for missing water plant supervisor Jason Turner, and learn that he had become the target of a lot of anger after recent layoffs at the plant. Carlos comes to the office looking for Elena.

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  • Good episode except for the filler.

    Liked the episode. This one made an impression on me because it was one of the first WAT episodes I saw. Although, I can see how other people who had been following the show a long time before this episode was aired would find it boring and predictable. To me it mirrored a real life missing persons case more than some of the other episodes, which made it more believable than the crap storylines of ALL of season 4. The scene between the father and Agent Delgado was painful to watch and was just filler. Would have given it a 10 if it wasn't for those filler scenes.moreless
  • ok episode...

    The team investigates the disappearance of a man that layed off a lot of workers, but then somehow got money to pay them...I liked the Turner character and I thought his past was interesting; he had to leave everything behind to make sure he didn't get caught. I thought the story was interesting. I really hated the part in this episode with the whole father / mother battle over their daughter. It's just an annoying story line. And how that agent (I forgot their names...) swtiched sides and is now with the mother...it's just pointless. Anyways, the case was relativley good while the character developments were boring and annoying.moreless
  • What a waste of an hour....

    Steal money from a Jamaican mobster and get yourself killed...simple as that, yet it took a freaking hour to tell the story. The MP story in this episode was fantastically BORING. The only thing that saved this episode was the character involvement. Elena's ex pops back up to dish out some more drama, so we are seeing some more acting chops from Roselyn Sanchez. Eric Close is looking mighty fine, especially with his new hair do. More Vivian this week, so that was good. A lot of Sam and Martin scenes. Even though it was strictly professional it was nice to see them sharing the same screen.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: Although the episodes show a N.Y.P.D. S.W.A.T. bus pulling up, N.Y.P.D. don't actually have a SWAT unit but the E.S.U. - (Emergency Service Unit).

  • QUOTES (3)

    • Danny Taylor: Can we talk about what happened this morning? Please?
      Elena Delgado: You know that, Sofie is the most important thing to me in the world, right?
      Danny Taylor: Yeah, I know that.
      Elena Delgado: Well this guy is the father. And he's gonna be in our lives forever. And I'm gonna have to deal with him whether I like it or not. (pause) Don't get involved. Okay? C'mere (Elena extends her arm to him and Danny takes her hand)
      Danny Taylor: Fair enough.

    • Jason Turner: Dad, what happened to you?
      Bernard Fields: I collapsed trying on trousers at the mall. (laughs wryly) I won't be shopping there any time soon.

    • Jason Turner: What's the blockage?
      Earl: Tree trunk tangled up with a mattress, car bumpers, some other junk.
      Jason Turner: Maybe we could sell it as a modern art sculpture, we could make a fortune.
      Earl: (both laughing) Suppose we should hose it off first.

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