Without a Trace

Season 2 Episode 15

Wannabe

2
Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Feb 12, 2004 on CBS
9.3
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Eric Miller seems like the average twelve-year-old, but the clues found at the scene suggest that he may have been abducted. After the team learns about a picture circulating of Eric in an embarrassing position, they begin to wonder if there was any foul play intended at all, and the words of the school guidance counselor only seem to point in that direction.moreless

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  • Just watched it as a re-run last night - weeping is the word

    9.0
    I watched this last night and had to remind myself that it's NOT REAL!! Unbelievably moving, rip your heart out story. Loved the boy (my own son is 9) and like everyone else could relate to someone who already feels worthless being pushed over the edge and given 'proof' by cruelty from other kids. I went through the wringer on this one. Thank God he lives at the end; would have been too sad if not.moreless
  • How cruel kids can be..

    9.0
    I really think that episode had a great dynamics and such an important story.. It is just so weird how cruel can kids be to each other.. and that time in school.. I remember my own days back then.. and it was not easy.. So maybe this episode really did get out to open the problem noone talks about - children can trust people.. they should share their problems and not to be afraid.. not that I know most parents would just say - it will pass.. you get older.. but I think both children and parent really need sometimes to be reminded that they have responsibility.. to care.. and that episode really had that message out loud and clearmoreless
  • A twelve year old boy, that is deemed a loser, is having the worst 24 hours of his life and the team races to find him before he hurts others, or himselfmoreless

    10
    I have seen this episode at least 20 times (gotta love DVR) and the whole episode just makes me weep. You truly feel this boys pain and it is hard to imagine that these type of things actually do happen in schools. How kids can treat each other that way and have no issues with it is just awful. Jake Thomas did a phenomenal job and i can definitely see him becoming a huge star in the future. And of course, Enrique Murciano did an amazing job, the main scene at the end with him and Jack (those who've seen it know) jus awes me. This is absolutely, 100%, no doubt in my mind the best episode of Without a Trace EVER!moreless
  • Eric , a young teen, has a crush. He's lured to a stable where he is tied up and tortured by a gang of girls.

    10
    The ringleader being the sister of his bestfriend. She takes pictures of the incident and posts it around school . When his best friend informs him, he attempts suicide. The detectves manage to get to him just in time.



    This was so painful to watch. SO much so that I think my heart was numb from it all. I couldn't even cry. It was as if I had mentally prepared myself to block it out. I watched this twice and it is absolutely heart wrenching how those girls could be so cruel. I missed the beginning of the ep and caught it when they were interviewing the girl with the glasses. However, when the detectives found him at the end. OMG! The way they ran to him and one of them jumped over the toy in the yard , it was the most amazing scene ever! My heart really ached there and I'm still surprised that I didn't cry or couldn't. Even the detective cried. I felt so bad for that little boy and they ought to have children watch episodes like this. I was always one to stand up for the underdog no matter what. I HATED it when people picked on others. This was really an accurate depiction of how harsh kids can be and I am just glad that they got to that little boy in time. My heart just hearts so much right now and I'm glad. They were able to make me feel something once again .moreless
  • Classic example of the importance of youth development and the importance of building positive supportive relationships with young people.

    10
    Classic example of the importance of youth development and the importance of building positive supportive relationships with young people. Youth development is the process by which young people seek to meet their needs and build the necessary competencies for success. In this case the need is self-worth. This episode is a revealing case study that underscores the disconnect between adults and young people. It shows that young people exist within a culture that is uniquely theirs, especially when they are not meaningfully included in the adult world. Without demonstrated caring behaviors from adults (parents, teachers, etc.)youth create their own means of getting their needs met -- positively or negatively.moreless
Keegan Farrell

Keegan Farrell

Emily Cohort #2

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Zoe Keller

Zoe Keller

Emily Cohort #1

Guest Star

Lauri Hendler

Lauri Hendler

Mrs. Levine

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Ty Miller

Ty Miller

Tech Agent

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