Without a Trace

Season 1 Episode 6

Silent Partner

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Oct 31, 2002 on CBS
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Episode Summary

The team investigate the disappearance of the vice president of an investment-banking firm who vanished at a San Diego airport and left behind his two empty suitcases behind in the airport.

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  • Two lives, one end..

    Oh.. I do not know.. felt little too usual case, not that the case itself was not usual but I think other shows have done something like that - there is a man who travels a lot and has two wives, families, in different cities.. And I think the whole point of this episode was to show how clever that man manages to be, with all those secrets going on - he had two families, the company, blowing the whistle.. And the ending - not to know how to take it - was he clever enough to stage his own death?moreless
  • Not bad.

    This episode was ok but I did find it a little boring.

    I liked the way it ended though & how smart the guy was to get away from his wives & father in law. Faking his own death & getting a guy who owed him to witess it.

    It seems that Jack is still having problems with the his wife. And we find out that Sam was married for a short time when she was 18.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Jack Malone: Did the divers find the body?
      Danny Taylor: Nope. The locals think the current carried it away.
      Jack Malone: Pretty smart guy, Patrick Kent. You know, to be able to pull off this whole double life business and not get caught. Seems to me he'd have an escape plan, in case something went wrong.
      Danny Taylor: It does, doesn't it?
      Jack Malone: What's the name of the witness who saw Patrick drive off the bridge?
      Danny Taylor: Tompkins. Arlin Tompkins.
      Jack Malone: Tompkins. Right. Patrick was the one person who was helping him. Tompkins probably felt like he owed him a favor.
      Danny Taylor: And taking the hit for leaving the scene of an accident isn't the hardest way to pay someone back.
      Jack Malone: That's pretty smart. If -- if that's what happened.
      Danny Taylor: So you wouldn't be shocked if Amalia and Robert moved in six months?
      Jack Malone: No, but then again, it was probably just the current.
      Danny Taylor (smiles knowingly): Probably.

    • (After seeing where the missing person was staying.)
      Martin Fitzgerald: Somewhere far, far away, Martha Stewart weeps.

    • Samantha Spade: So why are we even on this case? I mean adult male, free to come and go as he pleases. Other than a couple empty suitcases, there's no sign of foul play.
      Jack Malone: Like I said, we have a missing son-in-law of a wealthy financier and when Noah Ridder calls, we, mere mortals, jump.

    • Jack Malone: Five A.M. -- Danny's up early.
      Samantha Spade: That's assuming he went to bed.

    • (After Jack sends Danny and Martin to San Diego.)
      Vivian Johnson: Shouldn't we send a referee?
      Jack Malone: Nah, let 'em duke it out.

  • NOTES (3)