Without a Trace

Season 4 Episode 19


Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Apr 13, 2006 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Megan Sullivan is H.I.V. positive, pregnant and missing. Initially the team suspects that her husband, who seemed to be less than thrilled about the baby, is involved, but soon learn that Megan had received a call from a prison, and their search tracks them to a former lover, who gave her H.I.V., her husband's former mistress, who had seen her taking part in a tense conversation not long before she vanished, and her own H.I.V. specialist, who had recently given her bad news. Martin thanks Danny for his help, and tells him that he is continuing to seek counseling for his addiction.moreless

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  • What has happened to this series?

    Without a Trace used to be a fast-paced show with interesting characters and compelling plots. It also used to be based somewhat in reality. Now, the show has entered the CSI world where anything goes.

    This episode is a good example of this. Once again, FBI agents continue to track down a person who has gone on her own. Why did the intrepid FBI agents continue to pursue Megan Sullivan after they learned that she had not been kidnapped? Does the FBI have so little to do that its agents can work cases just because they find them interesting? Just what was the FBI’s jurisdiction here?

  • Follows a pregnant woman's mental journey.

    This episode follows a pregnant woman's mental journey that takes her all over the Tri-State Area around New York City. She had a pretty sad situation and they did a great job of making me feel for her. There was everything in this episode. Some aweful man gave her HIV and she risks giving the baby HIV. She also has a husband fooling around with his secretary and she is shocked when her sister tells her the unknown truth about her father, that he is not dead but he ran off with his secretary. she goes to his nusing home to see him and talk. Her mother is very controlling but at the end she makes a brave decision to tell her to stay away fro the baby and let her raise it without the contol of her mother. Justice was brought in all kinds of ways. She takes revenge on the man that gave her HIV and he gets mad but she had every right to tell the woman he was seeing that he has HIV. she may have saved her. The nurse is mean to her and it is very stressful for her. Luckily, she gave birth in a way that she would not pass on HIV to her baby.moreless
  • A good episode but sad concept

    I didn't know HIV positive woman could give birth without passing it to their child. It was a good concept but very sad. The father leaving the mother for the secretary and the daughter leaving home was strange. The missing woman going to see the father at the nursing home was interesting.

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Despite being frequently mentioned by the other members of the team, James 'Mack' Mackeroy, the techie, is not seen even once in this episode. Generally when a recurring character does not appear in an episode, they're not even mentioned once.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Martin Fitzgerald: Maybe they'll name it after you Sam.
      Jack Malone: Samantha Spade Sullivan. That sounds cruel.
      Samantha Spade: Hmm.
      Martin Fitzgerald: Or they could name it after you, Little Jackie Sullivan.
      Jack Malone: Hey, Little Jackie would work.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Norway: May 20, 2009 on Nrk1
      Slovakia: December 9, 2009 on Markiza

    • German episode title: "Guter Hoffnung," meaning "Expecting."

    • This episode featured a missing person's alert for missing Milwaukee boy Purvis Parker. 11-year-old Purvis went missing on March 19, 2006, while playing outside with 12-year-old Quadrevion Henning, who has also been missing since March 19. Sadly, the bodies of both children were found in the park lagoon on April 14, 2006.