Without a Trace

Season 1 Episode 3

He Saw, She Saw

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Oct 10, 2002 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Four different witnesses claim that a woman was abducted from a mall parking lot while her husband was standing just yards away with his back turned to her. The team starts to suspect that her husband had something to do with her abduction.

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  • Secrets and lies..

    Oh - a broken family, something in the past they cannot get over, a money problems and suddenly all happy again - it does sound suspicious and when wife gets kidnapped.

    I think the most and the best part of this episode was to struggle and get out the lies and things they did not wished to share as in the one scene, where the lawyer says that his client has been very cooperative.. how the agent answers - yes he is, if not counting all the most vital things he has not said.

    So, I think good episode but.. the story somehow, in some parts, felt little.. weird.moreless
  • Eye witnesses - detectives' best and worst enemies!

    A woman is kidnapped from a parking lot, after hubby 'conveniently' has to go back to the mall. Different witnesses reveal different stories and it's not clear exactly what happened.

    All the evidence points to the husband, especially because his actions seem strange considering his wife has just been abducted. He goes straight to the office for a meeting, seems very cold and fails to mention to the police that he and his wife were having marital problems following the death of their daughter to leukaemia.

    However, as one would hope with this show, the obvious isn't that obvious and the kidnapping turns out to be more complicated.

    The revelation of the kidnappers is cleverly done and the denouement is nicely tense (though I have to say undercover FBI agents should be so easy to spot, because they're the ones talking to their sleeves!)

    The very final scene is rather sad, with the husband still unable to reveal his feelings and Jack revealing a personal truth about his own relationship with his wife.moreless
  • blah

    This is probably one of my favorite episodes of this T V show, Without a Trace, it is called, I do believe. I used to not like this show, but now I do like Without a Trace. I thought this episode was very interesting. It was very interesting to watch, but I have to say that I would only want to watch this TV show, Without a Trace, when I am board and flipping through the TV channels and I just happen upon it, but this episode of Without a Trace changed my mind just a very little tiny bit.moreless
  • Is it the hubby?

    A woman is abducted from a mall parking lot & there are 4 different witnesses who claim they saw the whole thing.

    This episode kept me guessing the whole time. It seemed like the husband was guilty right from the start, all the evidence led to him, but somehow it seemed like he really did love his wife & that he'd never hurt her. On the other hand he finds out that his wife has been having an affair & that one of her kidnappers was her lover.

    Jack seems to have som marital problems in athis episode and at the end of the episde he reveals to Sam the he's been seperated from his wife for 3 months.moreless
Rick Ravanello

Rick Ravanello

Brad Dunsmore

Guest Star

Kyle Secor

Kyle Secor

Duncan Muller

Guest Star

Stacy Edwards

Stacy Edwards

Emily Muller

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Samantha Spade: Are you alright?
      Jack Malone: Maria and I separated.
      Samantha Spade: When?
      Jack Malone: Three months ago.
      Samantha Spade: Three months?
      Jack Malone: Yeah.
      Samantha Spade: I don't know what to say.
      Jack Malone: Well, you know, we're trying to work it out. We are in kind of a limbo.
      Samantha Spade: I'm gonna go.

    • Vivian Johnson: Why would somebody take the money out and send the old lady an empty box?
      Martin Fitzgerald: Maybe Duncan never put the money in.
      Danny Taylor: Or maybe his lawyer took it out without Duncan knowing.
      Vivian Johnson: Or the kidnappers somehow got is after the old lady picked it up.
      Jack Malone: Or maybe they sent the empty package bacause they knew we'd be sitting around with 18 different theories. That's the point.

    • Samantha Spade: May be a soft place for her to land. He's familiar, he's got just as much to lose as she does.
      Jack Malone: I don't know, she lost a child. If she was looking for an escape she'd probably pick someone that was completely seperate from her real life.
      Samantha Spade: Is that from your infidelity handbook?
      Jack Malone: Chapter 3.

    • Jack Malone: There's a lot more than pain here. There's a lot of secrets in this marriage.
      Samantha Spade: Aren't there secrets in every marriage?

    • Jack Malone: Sister says they were miserable, hairdresser says they were happy.
      Samantha Spade: Sister, hairdresser. Almost equal levels of intimacy.

    • Jack Malone: Wife goes missing, husband's the last one to see her. We don't need to talk about those percentages, do we?
      Vivian Johnson: I love the way your brain works. Always goes to the dark side.

    • Samantha Spade: Call me old fashioned, but when a marriage isn't working, divorce is a probably the answer.

  • NOTES (0)


    • (When discussing Mr. Muller's possible kidnapping partnership with his business partner, Jeff Blye)
      Jack: It's Frick and Frack now.

      According to World Wide Words, "Frick and Frack remains a fairly common [phrase] in North America for any two people who are closely linked in some way, especially through a work partnership." This term originally referred to two Swiss skaters who started a comedy routine in the 30's, and they took Frick and Frack as their stage names.

    • Title: "He Saw, She Saw"

      The title of this episode is a play on the phrase 'He Said, She Said'.