Without a Trace

Season 2 Episode 18


Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Mar 11, 2004 on CBS
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Episode Summary

The team searches for a man who goes missing after leaving his wife's hair salon to deposit the day's earnings following an argument with her. Meanwhile, Danny resists getting pulled back into the life of his convict brother who is up for parole, and Martin's impending firearms qualifications test dredges up unsettling memories for him.moreless

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  • Family secrets

    Ok.. That one was not too good but not bad either. I think ti was how many dirty secrets can one normal looking family have and hide and think that this will do the job but as seen - the son did know what was going on and who knows - maybe that was what pushed him into the drug way.. and Danny has to deal with his family too. And I really think that was a good twist as he has been a mysterious man with changed name from day one and got trough much and the last episode did impacted him..moreless
  • George leaves his wife's salon to make a bank deposit. When he disappears, family secrets come to light that might explain what happened to him. In another story line, Danny\'s brother is up for parole and he is reluctant to stand up for him.moreless

    This episode was a very dark and difficult one to watch. The Stanleys are a typical family dealing with a painful secret. It is revealed that their teenage son Sean has a drug habit, and Karen the mother was attacked and raped 8 years ago. George was fired from his job when he got into a fight with his co-workers. The Stanley family is coming apart at the seams. The team is very aggressive with the Stanleys, and Jack\'s poker face is hard at work in his questioning of Karen and Sean. The Stanleys had a bad habit of burying and ignoring bad memories instead of dealing with them. That bad habit slowly eroded the foundation of their family until it all caved in on them. There were a few twists and surprises in this episode. I did like the way so many loose ends were tied up in the last 10 minutes. I felt relief for both Karen and George eventhough they still faced an uphill legal battle. Danny has a change of heart about his brother when he is faced with the truth about his father.moreless
Jack Patterson

Jack Patterson

Board Member

Guest Star

Louis Iacoviello

Louis Iacoviello

Daryl Wyeth

Guest Star

Bobby Chavez

Bobby Chavez


Guest Star

Eric Scott Gould

Eric Scott Gould

ND Agent

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: In Season 1 episode "Clare de Lune," Danny talks about the death of his parents when he was younger, but there was no mention of his brother. This and future episodes seem to ignore events that occurred in that episode.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Danny talks to his imprisoned brother about their childhood.
      Rafael Alvarez: Papi was a bastard and a mean drunk. I spent ten years between his fist and your pretty face. I should have been there for you later-I know, I'm sorry, I am...but don't say I was never there for you.
      Danny: I don't believe you...
      Danny calls the guard
      Rafael Alvarez: Yeah, you do.

    • Adina Paphos: (about her relationship with George) It's called 'friendship'; it's like therapy for poor people.

    • (Martin shows up to work unshaved)
      Jack: What happened, d'you lose your razor?

    • Worker 1: I got a date tonight.
      Worker 2: Veronica-with-the-rack?
      Worker 1: Veronica-with-the-rack.

    • (Martin talks to Vivian about his stress after the shooting of Franco Reyes)
      Martin: It's not just the shooting it...it's all of it.
      Vivian: You put it in a box, you file it away. It's part of the job.

    • Danny: Ms. Wright, please don't come in here and ask me to make excuses for my brother. I stopped doing that a long time ago.

    • Danny: My name is Special Agent Danny Taylor. I'm with the FBI Missing Persons Unit. I'm here to testify on behalf of Rafael Alvarez ... my brother.

    • Danny: Sometimes in life you have to face up to who you are.

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