Without a Trace

Season 1 Episode 14

The Friendly Skies

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Feb 06, 2003 on CBS
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Episode Summary

The team investigates the disappearance of a flight attendant who may have been having a relationship with one of the pilots. They soon discover her car with blood and a knotted stocking in it. Eventually the team is forced to use untraditional methods to find the truth behind her disappearance.moreless

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  • Fooling..

    It was cleverly plotted episode, no doubt. A woman goes missing and there seems to be no logic first - noone knows about her life as she likes to keep to herself. The main information could be get from her psychologist but he silence and in the end, it comes out that not only that psychologist and one similar case get involved..

    Story was well build up, there were danger, there were excitement, char interaction and little tension and trouble of getting the information, but in the end, it did not felt too strong episode. Average, yes.. but nothing more special.moreless
  • I didn't really like this episode.

    I really like this show and I thought it was very sad when they had this episode. It is definitely not one that I am going to remember. Usually I am very focused and interested in watching but during this episode I could of fallen asleep! Well I did like that there was some character development, but the whole thing with her having an affair with a pilot was dumb and pointless. I really don't recommend watching this episode but many of the others in the first season of Without A Trace isn't that bad!! This was definitely just a filler episode.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Goof: When they discover a link between their missing case and a woman found dead, Agent Johnson takes the file of the dead woman off her desk. It's unlikely that the missing persons unit would have an unsolved murder case lying around their boxes.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Danny: Morning hot stuff.
      Sam: Morning to you. Late night last night?
      Danny: Man's gotta do.
      Sam: Yeah, who's the lucky?
      Danny: I don't kiss and tell, you know that.

    • Samantha Spade : Martin? You okay?
      Martin Fitzgerald (sighs): It's not very satisfying is it?
      Samantha Spade: What's that?
      Martin Fitzgerald: Not finding them alive.
      Samantha Spade: Her mother will have some closure. Bad guy is gonna go to jail. We did our job.
      Martin Fitzgerald: Yeah, I guess.

    • Martin: Hey, Viv, check this out. It's Linda Schmidt's credit card charges. This just came in, the Eon Hotel bar. She closed her tab at 11:45pm the night she disappeared.
      Vivian: 11:45pm? She wasn't planning on catching that flight.
      Martin: She's having guy troubles, blows off her job, heads out for a night on the town. And that bar is a major pick up place.
      Vivian: How would you know?
      Martin: (smiles) I hear things.

    • (Talking about Samantha and Eric Keller.)
      Martin Fitzgerald: Is there something going on between those two?
      Danny Taylor: Used to be.
      Martin Fitzgerald: Really? That's her type, huh?
      Danny Taylor: Hey, are you jealous?
      Martin Fitzgerald: Jealous? What, are you crazy?
      Danny Taylor: Okay. Guess I'm crazy.

    • (Martin is surprised when Sam admits to having tried Internet dating.)
      Samantha: You think it's easy being surrounded by guys with guns all day?
      Martin: I thought you liked guys with guns.
      Samantha: I like the guns.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Samantha Spade: Like John Lennon said: "Whatever gets you through the night."

      "Whatever gets you through the night" is a 1974 song by John Lennon. The song, available in his album Walls and Bridges, was Lennon's only American solo till 1981. The song featured Elton John in backing vocals and piano.