Without a Trace

Season 1 Episode 9

In Extremis

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Nov 21, 2002 on CBS

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  • Controversial from beginning to end, this episode will not leave a single dry eye.

    Thought-provoking from the start, this show focuses on how stereotyping affects everyone involved, not just the victims. It also shows just how difficult it is to fight the stereotype, and how prejudice never completely disappears. Dr. Anwar Samir is a perfect example. A well-respected doctor, he disappears and is immediately a suspect in terrorist activities. He casts doubt and suspicion to all people around him, beginning with nothing more than a phrase taken out of context. This episode grabs the viewer's attention from the opening credits, and doesn't let go until the heart-wrenching finale. It definitely hits close to home, and will perhaps have you re-evaluating all your beliefs. Not a single viewer is left unaffected by this wonderfully written episode.