Without a Trace

Season 3 Episode 13


Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Feb 03, 2005 on CBS

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  • A recent epidemic of Autism spectru disorders has caused concern for citizens from all walks of life. This show intelligently deals with that topic.

    This one was great because you started out with somebody to care about; an Autistic boy lost in a big city, horrifying, and dramatic. Excellently written, acted, directed, and an accurate dipiction of the family dynamic when there is an Autistic child in the mix. It is a good lesson in tolerance reminding us that people are not always what they seem and if we could reserve our judgement we may find out something we didn't know. The boy is treated like a wierdo, a hostile, while his intent is to get warm and stay hidden until his brother finds him. The added subplot of him being adopted further shaded this and gave it depth. From a procedural point of view the squad had very little to go on, I'm glad the boy was found, a happy ending was needed to counterpoint what was already a dificult family situation.