Without a Trace

Season 4 Episode 12

Patient X

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Jan 19, 2006 on CBS
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Episode Summary

After therapist Gina Hill disappears, the team investigates and initially suspects that one of her patients may be involved. After discussions with Gina's fiancé and her own therapist, the team follows the trail of clues to a bartender named Vince with an unusual ability to get good women to do whatever he wants them to. Martin continues to struggle with his recovery.moreless

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  • Martin's addicted, he's shaking, he's sweating, he feels ill; another great episode and another reason why I LOVE this show!

    The initial thought of mine for this episode was, how freakin boring? Gena Hill goes missing obviously to get away from her problems and to run to her bad boy boyfriend who's she's cheating with on her fiance. (That didn't sound right but you catch my drift right?) Typical for a pretty girl in a tough job.

    But everything heats up when Martin comes on the scene. You can automatically tell something's wrong. He looks sick, he has no color, and then in interrogation he starts shaking.

    I was instantly drawn into the episode after that. I was constantly waiting for some intense scenes and at the end I was relevied they did something. He not only busts into a house looking like he did but he STOLE RX meds from the cabinet in the bathroom of Gena's house! I was screaming at the TV, DON'T DO IT! MARTIN, DON'T DO IT! He did it but I am happy they are giving him this story line. He pulls it off way better then anyone else might do.moreless
  • A Marty episode

    The episode on a whole was midly interesting: it basically showed how professional women get sucked in by (so-called) bad boys everyday and risk their careers and lives just to get that extra thrill they miss from thir daily routine.

    But the best appeal this episode had was Martin.

    You saw how he was troubled by the fact, that he was reduced to taking pills just to co-exist at work and life, but at the same time you saw he needed them just to stop his hands from shaking.

    Overall, this is the WAT I know and love.

    Oh, and thank God, that FBI woman was not in this episode.moreless
  • Not my favorite storyline

    Saw the plot holes from a mile away. You knew the therapist had to be too good to be true. Everything in her personal life was too perfect. I actually fell asleep before the episode ended. It was boring and by the end I didn't care what happened to her.
  • Without A Trace is hitting the dizzy heights it once promised.

    Without A Trace is growing in stature. Their ability to provide unique storytelling methods for almost every episode guarantees my viewing.

    In this episode, Martin struggles to deal with the fallout of not taking his meds. The director of this episode went to great lengths to ensure the viewer knew, almost with every Martin scene, that he was sweating, shaking, and feeling ill.

    So it with this information that the viewer watches the final scene, a tense one to say the least.

    A loose cannon with a gun is acting violently, and may implode at any moment, and Martin is the only FBI agent there at the time. The course of action he takes makes for riveting television. With a usual bust there is no reason to doubt the abilities of the agents involved, but when there is a sweaty, shaky, sick and probably nervous agent, working alone, against a crazed gunman, it makes your heart pump too, unsure of what the outcome will be.

    I was hoping for a quality episode tonight, and Jerry and the gang came to the party!moreless
Allison Smith

Allison Smith

Gina Hill

Guest Star

Michael Reilly Burke

Michael Reilly Burke

Don McGraw

Guest Star

Joe Guzaldo

Joe Guzaldo

Dr. Richard Seidel

Guest Star

Joshua Gomez

Joshua Gomez

James Mackeroy

Recurring Role

Stephanie Venditto

Stephanie Venditto

Dr. Lisa Harris

Recurring Role

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