Without a Trace

Season 5 Episode 16

Without You

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Mar 04, 2007 on CBS
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Episode Summary

Elena is frantic when her daughter Sofie goes missing, and the team has a full schedule as they must also search for a missing female tourist named Jenny.

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  • Jack and the team investiagte both the disappearance of a married woman during a trip to New York City and the kidnapping of Agent Alana Delgado's young daughter Sophia.

    There is a lot to like about this episode. The main cast gives probably its best performance here. As I have said in other reviews I have written it's always nice to see into the personal lives of the characters and this is no exception. Another positive aspect is the story of the missing married woman. When the investigation begins you think you're going to get just another formula and routine story, but it takes a very clever and surprising turn and I think it worked very well. Without a Trace is still one of the best shows on television.moreless
  • This was an excellent episode which brought out more depth in Elena's character . Ian Anthony Dale is not on your list of guest stars, but his appearance as Carlos' partner with a somewhat questionable character was played very convincingly.moreless

    Without You should be proof that Rosalyn Sanchez is certainly a good actor. There has been such negative feedback on her person in IMDB's WITHOUT A TRACE forums that It is great that she had this episode to develop her character. There was also the appearance of the strikingly handsome Ian Anthony Dale as Detective David Kwon, Carlos' partner. He acted the part of this somewhat dubious cop very well. I'm hoping that CBS and the writers of WITHOUT A TRACE can make his role a recurring one since Jack said " I'm going to make it my life's mission to take you down ".moreless
  • It may be a good idea to lose Elena Delgado and Sophie without a trace.

    It may be a good idea to lose Elena Delgado and Sophie without a trace. While the story was written well enough, she isn't a character strong enough to carry the plot. At the least, please don't give centrestage to that character in any more episodes. The acting wasn't excatly riveting either. I didn't actually care what happened to Sophie. You can almost start to understand Carlo's viewpoint. (just joking)Though, this episode was typical for the season. The plots don't seem to have the same pizzaz as in the first few. Maybe there's too much personal drama and not enough on the job.moreless
  • A married woman and Elena's daughter gone missing.

    I have always liked 'Without a trace', but I've also missed lots of its episodes. So, actually, before I watched this one, I didn't even know Elena had a daughter and that she'd married once. And, I think this episode was the one that gives Elena a chance to develop her character. (There is another storyline about a woman gone missing, but I don't think it gets much of attention.) Since her first appearance on the show, it is true that she has been kind of described as an unfriendly woman. It would be no exaggeration to say that she has been cold to the people around her. (Danny has liked her since, though.) Seeing her getting frantic when Jack told her that her daughter, Sophia, was kidnapped, I could see she is also a mother of a kid, who really loves and cares about her child. I've never seen her getting agitated like that before. All her exposure to me before this one was just interrogating suspects, questioning people, talking to her co-workers expressionlessly. Even though the kidnapping ended as I expected from the first, I think it was enough to give us the impression that she is also a woman who can sheds tears from the bottom of her heart. (And, at the end of the show, when Elena was hugging her husband in the house, I was so worried that Danny would shoot the guy without noticing her sign and that the romance between Elena and Danny would get complicated.) Speaking of romance, Martin and Samantha are still seeing each other? It doesn't look like they are anymore at least to me. And it was also fun to watch Vivian bluffing the guy (I don't remember who it was.) into telling her the truth, saying that he's going to get the death penalty because she found the body.moreless
  • Does anyone know who sings the song at the end of this episode??? :-)

    Does anyone know who sings the song at the end of this episode (or in the last 10min - i do not remember exactly but i am pretty sure it was close to the ending)??? it is a nice slow song. i wish i could remember at least a few lines it would be easier to find it :-( please let me know, i would appreciate it. thank you

    regarding the whole series: i really like it. all the best all the best

    all the best all the best all the best

    all the best

    all the best all the best all the best

    all the bestmoreless
Mark Moses

Mark Moses

Robert Darcy

Guest Star

Jsu Garcia

Jsu Garcia

Carlos Aguilar

Guest Star

Ian Anthony Dale

Ian Anthony Dale

Aguilar's Handler

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • (Darcy talks about his wife)
      Robert Darcy: She won't be there. When I get home, she won't be there. Her shoes, her clothes...they'll all be there. She won't be there.

    • (Jack threatens to hand Kwon over to Elena after she'd previously threatened Kwon with a gun)
      David Kwon: You can't do that!
      Jack Malone: You know, if this were an episode of Matlock I would really give a crap. But if I think a good beating will help her get her daughter back, agent Delgado can rip out your spleen. And I won't give a rat's ass.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Norway: October 16, 2009 on Nrk1
      Slovakia: October 28, 2010 on Markiza

    • This episode featured a missing person's alert for Crystal Mendoza. Crystal and her younger half-siblings, Karen Aguilar and Jesus Aguilar Jr., are believed to have been kidnapped by Jesus Aguilar Sr. and his wife, Connie Mendoza Aguilar. Aguilar, who is Crystal's step-father, and his wife had their parental rights terminated by the state of Texas in 2006 after Crystal revealed to police that her step-father had been molesting her for many years.


    • Jack Malone: You know, if this was an episode of Matlock, I would give a crap.

      This is a reference to the tv show Matlock in which defense attorney, Ben Matlock, usually solved the cases better than the police, often unmasking the true identity of the perpetrator during trials.