Without a Trace

Season 3 Episode 1

In the Dark

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Sep 23, 2004 on CBS
8.6
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95 votes
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Episode Summary

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The team searches for a recently blinded girl and her companion who disappeared during a camping trip. Vivian takes over as the supervisor, while Jack struggles to say goodbye to his family. After a long passionate night and morning, Martin and Samantha's relationship progresses to the next level.moreless

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  • Sam and Martin get together but are interrupted. A blind girl(kelly) and her trianer go on a camping trip and get kidnapped. They are then taken to a cabin. Kelly gets away and helps the FBI find her trainer. At the end Sam and Martin leave together.moreless

    10
    I thought it was a fantastic episode. A great start for season 3. It was interesting to see Kelly (blind) remember the specific ways to the cabin. The situation was pretty realistic. A guy obsesses over a girl and finally going over the edge. (those guys grossed me out lol). As for Sam and Martin moving to the next level in their relationship, I was expecting for them to start dating but was shocked by what actually happened. I was totally not expecting that. I think they are a cute couple though. Without a Trace doesn\'t normally get into the squad\'s personal lives much but I think they should show a little more of their personal lives instead of jsut work. Overall is was a terrific episode.moreless
  • Sam & Martin finally get together!

    10
    A blind girl, Kelly, & her trainer, Louisa, go missing while out camping. Vivian gets her first case as the head of the team. At the beginning of the episode she calls & interrupts Martin & Sam in bed having sex. Jack's wife, Maria, takes their daughters to Chicago with her leaving Jack behind. Jack later finds out that Maria had this planned out all along. Kelly is found first & then helps the team find Louisa. I have to say I loved all the Sam & Martin scenes! They belong together & I root for their relationship. Overall this was a really good episode.moreless
  • PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, HELP ME!

    7.0
    Hello everyone. I'm wondering if ANYONE knows the song name that is played in the very end. When Jack sees Vivian through the window. The girl in the song is singing "it's paradise". PLEASE HELP! If you know the name of the song, PLEASE, wright to me!!!!!! danskthallon@hotmail.com! LOVE!



    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, HELP ME!moreless
  • Weird episode but good case

    7.0
    I did like the case they had - that girl turning blind and then she is a doubter but in the case most needed she does manage to find her inner strength and find her way out, warn others and in the end, they managed to get to the second girl too.



    But what was weird was.. I really did not liked Jack's storyline and the whole thing with his family.. and then the case with lawyer.. and the way to win the custody.. it just sounded weird.. and little off the usual.. and I am not big fan of the developments on Samantha and Martin's side..moreless
  • This was a great episode, it captured my attention and is the reason why i started watching this series opposed to the zillion other without a trace wannabees.

    9.7
    The coolest thing about this episode was it took place in the town where i grew up, they mentioned it by name and the area around it, STROUDSBURG, pa the "Pocono Mts." the (honey moon capital of the world); suposidly?This was the ultimite in episode. It was called in the darkj, it was based on "the sherminator" (from american pie) he had the hotts for a blind girl. and when men will do anything to get the girl they will!! I could not beleive that this blind girl made her way throught the pocono mts thoes are the appilation thick THICK woods, AWSOME episode!!!moreless
Brooks Almy

Brooks Almy

Mrs. Barker

Guest Star

Timothy Busfield

Timothy Busfield

Ed Felder

Guest Star

Kristin Carey

Kristin Carey

Reporter

Guest Star

Laura Marano

Laura Marano

Kate Malone

Recurring Role

Vanessa Marano

Vanessa Marano

Hanna Malone

Recurring Role

Talia Balsam

Talia Balsam

Maria Malone

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Samantha Spade: Well, you just got your head handed to you.
      Martin Fitzgerald: It wouldn't be the first time.
      Samantha Spade: I guess some things around here won't change too much.
      Martin Fitzgerald: I was thinking some things will though.
      Samantha Spade: What do you mean?
      Martin Fitzgerald: I mean you and me, we, um, sort of got interrupted this morning.
      Samantha Spade: Yeah, we did.
      Martin Fitzgerald: I'll walk out ahead of you.
      Samantha Spade: Okay.

  • NOTES (3)

    • This episode enabled Without a Trace to be the #2 show of the night, coming in second only to CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and scoring an unprecedented win over ER, becoming the first drama to beat a new episode of the long-running NBC medical drama.

    • Music:
      "Do No Wrong" by Thirteen Senses

    • The notice informing viewers of real missing persons is moved from the end of the show to approximately two-thirds of the way through the show, most likely to ensure that viewers who switch the channel as soon as the show ends get a chance to see the alert.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Title: "In the Dark"

      The title of this episode refers to Kelly's blindness and also to when they were abducted and to the state of the team at the beginning of many cases.

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