Without a Trace

Season 2 Episode 4


Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Oct 23, 2003 on CBS
out of 10
User Rating
72 votes

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Episode Summary

When a 14-year-old violinist disappears on the night of a concert, the team follows her and her valuable violin's trail and Samantha bravely tries to recover from the gunshot wound.

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  • The prize of being famous.

    Maybe this episode was too much in stereotypes.. I mean, it is hard when they chose to make russian immigrant storyline and end up with something new.. it is the same story always..

    Anyway, the episode itself is not too bad. I did liked all the part on Natasha.. the way she wanted to be a teenage girl but that was not her option - she is a musician and she had to play.. and was not allowed to met the boy she wishes.. so it is a runaway.. The story was intriguingly set but I think they could have made the end better.moreless
  • Very good episode!!

    Prodigy was a very good episode. There was humor, romance and action. The average score is 7.9 but it should of been so much better. It showed Samantha's fear of guns (why she is in therapy) and it made some very serious discussions humorous. This is one of my favorite episodes so far. I really enjoyed watching it and it is the whole point that I watch this show! It also showed some of the characters growing (Vivian and Samantha). I cant wait for the next episodes and hopefully there will be a seventh season!! I think this episode should have been more popular!moreless
Vangelis Stoudis

Vangelis Stoudis


Guest Star

Roma Chugani

Roma Chugani

Dr. Shrindar

Guest Star

Eric Barry

Eric Barry

Shane Whitmore

Guest Star

Stephanie Venditto

Stephanie Venditto

Dr. Lisa Harris

Recurring Role

Ty Miller

Ty Miller

Tech Agent

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: Vivian having gloves on changes throughout the scene in Natasha's room. First, she had gloves on when she opened a drawer, but she had no gloves when picking up something. Then she didn't have gloves on when finding the pills.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Therapist: You wanted to ask me about Agent Spade?
      Jack Malone: Yeah, I get the impression that she may be resisting you a little.
      Therapist: She's been resisting me a lot actually. Having a hard time even getting her in the room.
      Jack Malone: You want me to talk to her?
      Therapist: No, no she'll come around.
      Jack Malone: What if she doesn't?
      Therapist: They all do, most of them.

    • Samantha Spade (to the therapist): So to answer your question, getting shot felt very much like someone had taken a jackhammer to my leg, a burning hot jackhammer... and you're staring at me.
      Therapist: Samantha, I asked you what it felt like to be shot and you described in quite some detail the physical experience of being wounded. I'm interested in knowing how it felt in other ways.
      Samantha Spade (laughing): Oh, why didn't you say that?

    • Vivian Johnson: How'd you learn to speak Russian anyhow?
      Jack Malone: I was a busboy at a Russian Tea room.
      Vivian Johnson (laughing): Learn something new about you everyday.
      Jack Malone: I know. It's a lot of fun, isn't it?

    • (Samantha has just returned from her therapy session.)
      Jack Malone: How'd it go?
      Samantha Spade: Pointless.
      Jack Malone: That's good.

    • Vivian Johnson: If I have to look at one more bearded, forty-ish, scary looking Russian guy, I'm going to blow my brains out.

    • (Explaining why he gave opiates to Natasha.)
      Shane Whitmore: You take it like it's prescribed, and it just ... it just calms you down.
      Vivian Johnson: So, what? Are you a pharmacist now?

  • NOTES (2)