Without a Trace

Season 3 Episode 22

John Michaels

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM May 12, 2005 on CBS
out of 10
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Episode Summary

John Michaels is a 71-year-old insurance investigator who went missing after last being seen getting into a car with two strange men. While investigating his disappearance, the team finds that he had recently tried to make amends with his ex-wife and has been trying desperately to get his older daughter on the straight and narrow. Things get strange in the case though, and all is not as it seems.moreless

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  • great

    as a father I can say .. this was a good episode .. emotionally unavailable father , uptight frigid mother , divorce ... bad trio ..

    just one thing... 6 years passed and still couldn't find the song played in sister scene .. some lyrics "give me a reason to lay down my heart, stay with me, don't let me leave, be the one, make me believe" ... nothing .. there is no info in or imdb ... desperate .. can anyone help ?moreless
  • The worst epi ever!

    In my opinion the worst episode of Without A Trace ever. Nothing really happened. It was obvious from the beginning what the writers were up to, but it didn't contribute to the series story line at all. I also have no idea what to think of the roof top scene where Jack tries to shoot Vivian and he jumps of the roof. It was all just very weird.

    Overall a very disappointing episode and an hour of my life I'm never gonna get back. Just very painful to watch.moreless
  • Some love it, some hate it. A WOW factor 11/10 for me.

    I was so glad that I did not read spoilers or reports of this episode before hand. I just watched it without any knowledge of how the story pans out. All I can say 11/10, just look deeper into the story line past and present, I love the way it teases you through the episode un-wrapping slowly. Not often is an episode told so well where you really get to see the the psychological impact on a main character due to his personal and professional life. It's different, dark, witty and if you are a WAT addict you will find it quite disturbing to see how your best loved character is suffering alone and in silence. ALP, you deserve an Emmy for this episode alone, you do not fail to deliver.moreless
  • An hour of my life I'll never get back

    What the hell was that? Seriously, this has got to be the worst episode of Without a Trace ever. My God, it was so obvious the old guy was Jack. Why not use an older actor that resembles him a bit. He didn't even change his voice! This episode was totally pointless. You could see the plot coming a mile away and him trying to kiss Samantha was just disgusting to me, sorry. I really wish they would have had a normal case with Jack freaking out and learning something about himself, but this wasn't a good way for me. I would really like to get this hour of my life back, if it's not too much trouble.moreless
  • Worst episode in my favorite show!

    Worst episode in my favorite show!

    It did not make sense most of the time. The make-up was awful. I felt the episode was written just to fill in the season. Handled Jack's insecurity and fears in a terrible manner. They could have done it in a much better way! I'm in favor of showing the personal lives of the characters, but not waste a whole episode on one character and even then do it poorly! Besides, dreams and nightmares are not so long! :) Now, I'm at a loss for words to describe how awful the episode was. Unfortunately the review requirement is 100 words minimum and I just felt the need to comment on this particular episode.moreless
Sarah Brown

Sarah Brown

Katherine Michaels

Guest Star

L.B. Tracey

L.B. Tracey

Young Jack

Guest Star

Susan Misner

Susan Misner


Guest Star

Martin Landau

Martin Landau

Frank Malone

Recurring Role

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