Without a Trace

Season 5 Episode 10

The Thing With Feathers

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Dec 03, 2006 on CBS



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Samantha Spade (as she approaches Danny and Martin who are seated): It's only a 40 pound box of architectural files, please don't get up.
      Martin Fitzgerald: You'd be insulted if we did.
      Samantha Spade: Which means I can't ask you to take them upstairs for engineering evaluation, can I? (Martin smiles)
      Danny Taylor: You know, you have way too much pride.
      Samantha Spade: Good point. (Martin nods) Okay, I'll take them myself!

    • Jack Malone: (to Gagen) 'Washed-up architect stiffs dying woman.' Should play well on the evening news.

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Norway: September 9, 2009 on Nrk1
      Slovakia: October 20, 2010 on Markiza

  • Allusions

    • Audrey: Wow, my little Monica Seles.

      Monica Seles is professional tennis player born in Yugoslavia, who now plays for her adopted country, the USA.

    • Audrey: I try to do the visualisation, the one where PacMen eat it?

      Pac-Man is an arcade game first released in 1979, which became an international phenomenon, and is synonymous with 1980's popular culture. The object of the game is to move through a maze eating 'pac-dots' and avoiding being touched by the ghosts.

    • Danny Taylor: Can I have additional drivers for 300 please.
      Martin Fitzgerald: Who is Ryan Lenard?

      The 'reverse quiz' formula is a trademark of the long-running gameshow Jeopardy! During the game, three competing contestants select clues from a game board in the form of an answer, to which they must supply correct responses in the form of a question.

    • Title: "The Thing With Feathers"

      The title of this episode is a reference to an Emily Dickinson poem, Hope is the thing with feathers, where 'hope' is a bird that continues to sing regardless of what is happening.