Monday, November 12, 2007


By the time of the second season of this missing persons crime show Without A Trace was becoming the first show to give ER a run for its money, fast paced and allowing as much time for the personal lives of the cops as their policing Without A Trace is a much stronger show than any number of strangely unfeeling CSI clones.

Anthony La Paglia and Poppy Montgomery (Australians both) play FBI Missing Persons Special Unit operatives Jack Malone and Samantha Spade and each episode sees the team trying to trace another missing person.

By applying advanced psychological profiling techniques, the special task force is able to peel back the layers of the victims’ lives and trace their whereabouts in order to determine if the missing person has been abducted, murdered, committed suicide or has simply run away. The team reconstructs a “Day of Disappearance” timeline that details every minute of the 24 hours prior to the disappearance, following one simple rule: learn who the victim is in order to learn where the victim is.

Other key members of the team include Vivian Johnson (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), a no-nonsense investigator; Danny Taylor (Enrique Murciano) an intense and private agent; and Martin Fitzgerald (Eric Close), the newest member of the team, considered a lightweight by the squad because his only experience involves fighting white-collar crime.

The second season of Without a Trace follows the team as they continue to track down missing persons, while Malone and his wife divorce and fight for the custody of their children. At the same time Malone also cares for his father (Martin Landau) who has Alzheimer’s disease.

A high quality series that deserves its place in the top ten. Extras are made up of numerous previously unaired scenes.

Distributor: Warner Home Entertainment
Certificate: Unrated | region 1 ntsc
Available to buy
Extras: Yes

Anthony La Paglia, Poppy Montgomery, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Enrique Murciano, Roselyn Sanchez