Without a Trace (2002–2009)
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When Darkness Falls 

While Jack tries to determine what to do about his increasingly frail and delusional father, Sam investigates an unidentified amnesiac woman in the mental ward of the hospital.


Jeff T. Thomas


Hank Steinberg (created by), Diego Gutierrez | 2 more credits »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony LaPaglia ... Jack Malone
Poppy Montgomery ... Samantha Spade
Marianne Jean-Baptiste ... Vivian Johnson
Enrique Murciano ... Danny Taylor
Roselyn Sanchez ... Elena Delgado
Eric Close ... Martin Fitzgerald
Melissa Sagemiller ... Carmen Kuskowski
Matt Malloy ... Sasha Nichols
Tara Karsian ... Laurie
Joshua Gomez ... James Mackeroy
Rebecca Lowman ... Dr. Raker
Marcelo Tubert ... Hiresh Aryal
Linara Washington ... Shannon Kelso
Martin Landau ... Frank Malone
Anthony Giangrande ... Mugger


As a favor to a friend, Agent Samantha Spade looks into the case of a young woman who was found walking the street half-clothed and with no memory of who she is is or what may have happened to her. She remembers waking up on the street but little else. She has flashing images of being assaulted by a knife wielding man while a young boy looked on. Just as they manage to identify her as actress Carmen Kuskowski, she runs away from the hospital convinced she may have killed her attacker. Meanwhile, Jack Malone has to deal with his father who is suffering from dementia and is refusing to undergo dialysis for his kidney disease. Written by garykmcd

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8 December 2005 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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So predictable and lame...
16 June 2006 | by jch0066See all my reviews

This show is normally good, but this episode was predictable and had a lot of plot holes. First of all, it was obvious that the girl was suffering from the loss of her brother in that she became depressed while starring in a play about a woman that lost her brother. When the little boy came in her dream, it was obvious who he was. Secondly, there were plot holes and unexplained items throughout the show. How did she know the species of cockroaches? How could she just run off in broad daylight only to be caught at night? How come the police where not called at various intervals. Ridiculous!

Very, Very ungratifying.

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