Watch Without A Trace

Without A Trace is an American TV series about a missing persons unit in the FBI. This FBI unit is in New York City and is headed by Jack Malone. The other members of his unit are Vivian Johnson, Samantha Spade, Martin Fitzgerald, Elena Delgado and Danny Taylor.

Each episode is structured as a police procedural. The team is informed about a person who has disappeared under mysterious circumstances with the added concern for the person's well-being. In the process of investigating the case itself, the team uncovers the all the secrets of the missing person and the people in the victim's sphere. They are often successful in finding the individual they are searching for, but that person is usually left to deal with uncovered criminal behavior or secret relationships that need to be explained to loved ones.

We also get to know about the members of the investigating team. Jack Malone, played by Anthony LaPaglia, goes through a divorce with his wife, an attorney, when he is unable to successfully balance work and family. His struggles continue as he tries to maintain a relationship with his two daughters. Samantha Spade, played by Poppy Montgomery, is a single woman. She was raised by a single mother who struggled to deal with her daughter's rebellious determination to make her own life. Vivian Johnson, played by Marianne Jean-Baptiste, is a married agent who also struggles to balance work and family. She has the additional problem of dealing with a heart condition. Danny Taylor, played by Enrique Murciano, comes from a troubled background that helped lead his brother into criminal activities. Martin Fitzgerald, played by Eric Close, comes from a family of political connections. His challenge is to prove his family connections didn't get him where he is. Elena Delgado, played by Roselyn Sanchez, is a single mother with a background as a police officer. The team's lives intertwine in a number of ways that are both professional and personal as the series progresses.

CBS
7 Seasons, 160 Episodes - Canceled
September 1, 2002
Drama, Action & Adventure, Crime
6.9/10
Watch Episodes
News
Reviews

Without A Trace Full Episode Guide

  • After a late night dive, a man disappears and the team tries to determine the cause of his disappearance. Meanwhile, Danny and Elena prepare to take the next step in their relationship.

  • After Hannah's boyfriend disappears from Chicago along the way to New York, Jack hesitates to assign the team on his case.

  • A teen, last seen on video being agitated around her abductor, goes missing, and the team must do all they can to find her before its too late!

  • The team looks for a missing journalist after her hardcore exposes are published on an on-line magazine. They begin to suspect a politician, the subject of one of her latest entries. Meanwhile, Brian remains in Sam and Finn's life.

  • The team has to find a billionaire's son who disappears while piloting a plane.

  • The team has a lengthy list of suspects in the disappearance of a Russian matchmaker.

  • The team believes that the past of a missing psychologist's brother might have played a role in his disappearance. Martin's relationship with Kim takes a spicy turn.

  • A trial consultant goes missing and the team narrows down the list of suspects as they investigate her disappearance. Martin may develop personal feelings towards a juror on a trial the missing person was recently involved in. Sam & Jack learn to deal with Brian spending more time with Finn.

  • A woman and her infant go missing after she attends a self-defense class. The team tries to determine if any foul play is involved.

  • A man faking his identity and posing as a college student disappears and the team must decipher his secrets in order to find him.

  • The team searches for someone who abducted two neighbors from their homes. The case twists and turns when the agents learn the identity of the kidnapper.

  • Elena's former partner goes missing following a sting. As the investigation continues, Elena must face her own past in order to find her friend.

  • The team searches for Elena's former partner, an undercover cop who goes missing after a sting. During the investigation, Elena is forced to face the repercussions of her own past actions as she races to find her friend.

  • The team believes they're investigating a custodial kidnapping case after a teen, last seen with her mother, vanishes. But the case turns ominous when the agents discover the teenager has a secret life. Meanwhile, Jack and Samantha's relationship hits a speed bump.

  • The FBI team tries to find a television weatherman who goes missing after showing up to work bleeding from his side.

  • Jack and Samantha head to Los Angeles to look into the disappearance of a man who vanished after attending a funeral.

  • Our squad discovers a shocking truth during an investigation of a missing paraplegic recently injured in a car accident. The team also continues to adjust to "normal" without Agent Medina and with Jack back at the head.

  • A bank manager disappears and the team uncover a dark secret during their investigations. Jack returns to his rightful place as head of the department.

  • Martin is left to handle a MP case while the rest of the team must divert attention to a child kidnapping at the mall.

  • The team investigates when the teenage son of a Secret Service agent disappears and discovers a long festering secret that set in motion a deadly chain of events.

  • A white-collar criminal disappears before he can testify against a former business partner.

  • The CSIs are called to investigate when an executive at a clothing company is kidnapped during a rooftop party.

  • Five people are abducted from a coffee shop with unusual connections, causing the team to investigate. Meanwhile, Sam readies for the birth of her baby.

  • The team believes a missing tow truck driver and his past are connected after he becomes a hero for saving a young boy. meanwhile, Jack is given a mandatory evaluation by an FBI psychiatrist.

  • The team suspects foul play after a lottery winner disappears following a camping trip.

  • The team searches for a man who went missing after waking up from a three-year coma and learning a dark secret as he pieced together parts of his life before the accident.

  • When Jack sets out on his own to find the doctor who is performing illegal abortions on women forced into prostitution for a human trafficking ring, he himself becomes a missing person.

  • The team has a pair of leads when a veterans-hospital worker vanishes, one of which is an antiwar group who maybe involved in the crime.

  • While working on undercover surveillance work, a private investigator vanishes, and the list of possible subjects is long.

  • A death threat leads to a vanishing department store Santa, a former child prodigy who may have been involved with crimes.

  • After being released from prison only a month before, an ex-con goes missing. The team questions whether her criminal past may be a factor in her disappearance.

  • An ultimate fighter vanishes after winning a match, and the team finds that there are several people who could be responsible for his disappearance.

  • The team searches for a college student who goes missing after making controversial statements during a class discussion. The investigation leads the the exposure of a family secret that could be a factor in the disappearance.

  • In a crossover episode with CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, the FBI and Gil Grissom team up to find and capture a suspected killer.

  • A woman disappears following an office shooting and when the team begins to investigate, they find that she's hiding a deep secret that may have caused her to run.

  • A woman disappears after her boyfriend dies during a plice shooting, making the team wonder if the woman's brother, a prominent drug-dealer and gang leader, is somehow connected with the abduction.

  • An 18-year-old and her father go missing and the crew suspects that the father's career -- cleaning up after crime scenes -- is connected with their disappearance.

  • A 2-year old adopted boy from Sudan disappears from his home. The team begins to question whether the disappearance is tied to his parents' celebrity status or turmoil in the boy's home country.

Most Popular Without A Trace Episodes

  • Season 7 Episode 1 Closure 9/23/2008
  • Season 1 Episode 14 The Friendly Skies 2/06/2003
  • Season 5 Episode 4 All for One 10/15/2006

Without A Trace News

Review Without A Trace