Without a Trace

Season 3 Episode 6

Nickel and Dimed (1)

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Nov 04, 2004 on CBS
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Episode Summary

A young mother disappears after leaving her three year old son with a babysitter. They find out she transported drugs for money so she could take care of her son.

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  • That was a stunning episode..

    It had it all - it had emotion, it had char developments and some interaction, really deep and sad but story what seems to be something that really can happen.. so that kind of life-like storyline and I enjoyed it every bit. Super writing and really well build story telling.

    I think the pearl of that episode probably was Samantha. I do not why but the way she got emotionally involved made this episode special. There have been other episodes where she or others have been involved.. but. this time it was different.

    I also loved the way how the missing person's life was rolled out. She was almost invisible.. almost not existed and without kid noone would have noticed her gone

    And the ending.. really promising.moreless
  • A single mother goes missing & the case really affects Samantha.

    Colleen McGrath goes missing after dropping her son off at the babysitters. She leaves little for the team to go by. This case really gets to Samantha. I definitely loved the balcony scene! At the end of the episode Sam tells Jack she knows how to get the guy they\'re looking for.
  • Nickel and Dimed is a wonderful episode that leads us on a trail of a woman who is almost invisible to those around her.

    I really enjoyed this episode. It showed us how a large section of this country lives. The working class poor, with ever one making sure they stay just on that edge. Unable to do more than just survive. They live and work all around us, but do we pay attention? Not really, we are to busy with our own lives to even learn their names. It also showed us that there are people out there on the look out for these poor souls, to be used and thrown away, with no one the wiser. Awesome story. Both parts.moreless

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