Without a Trace: Season 4 (2005 - 2006)


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Air date: Sep 29, 2005

The fourth season premiere picks up where the third season finale ended. Martin and Danny attempt to dodge a hail of bullets as a mercenary and his cronies try to kill their true target, an FBI detainee whom the agents are transporting. Despite some quick thinking from Martin, who uses the car as a weapon against the shooters, and Danny, who manages to shoot one of the perpetrators, their prisoner is killed, and Martin is left gravely injured. Now, Jack, Samantha and Danny try not to let their concern for Martin hinder their efforts to hunt down the mercenary, which becomes more complicated once Martin's father, FBI Deputy Director Victor Fitzgerald (recurring guest star RAY BAKER - Coach Carter), and the Department of Homeland Security take active roles in the case. Meanwhile, Vivian's heart surgery appears to have been a success.

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Air date: Oct 6, 2005

The team investigates if 15-year-old whiz kid Ryan Wallace (SHANE HABOUCHA) is missing of his own accord in order to execute his elaborate plan to bomb his high school. The agents learn that the missing student is an unpopular worrier who has obsessed about safety issues since his father's fatal mugging. They initially surmise that Ryan's disappearance may have something to do with the school bullies who picked a fight with him at lunch the day prior. However, after determining that it was Ryan who wrote the ominous words The End on his own locker and that he created a plan to bomb the school as a means of helping them institute effective security measures, the team members wonder if he's a bomber in hiding or a victimized do-gooder. Meanwhile, a visibly weak Martin returns from his 6-week convalescence and tries to convince himself and his colleagues that he's fine. MICHAEL WELCH (Joan of Arcadia) guest stars as Lance, a school bully.

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Air date: Oct 13, 2005

The team's newest member, FBI rookie Elena Delgado, formerly of the NYPD, encounters a learning curve as she attempts to help search for missing 20-year-old Dina Kingston. The team soon discovers that Dina is a prostitute whose ransacked apartment contains the charred remains of her black book of clients. Further investigation uncovers that Dina, who had recently attempted to commit suicide, was suddenly desperate for a large sum of money, which caused her to be much less discerning about her clients as she feverishly solicited more business. The street-savvy Elena, who had excelled in the NYPD's vice unit, initially believes this particular case is better suited for the homicide department. However, the team's subsequent leads and methods make Elena realize that, whether Dina's found dead or alive, Elena has definitely got a great deal to learn about the Missing Persons Squad.

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Air date: Oct 20, 2005

When the backpack and ID of missing college coed Skye Petersen (ASHLEE GILLESPIE) are suddenly dropped off at a thrift store seven years after Jack--and ultimately the legal system--determined she was murdered by her married professor (JUSTIN KIRK - Angels in America, Weeds) with whom she'd just ended an affair, the team decides to reopen the case. Jack fears that he may have elicited a wrongful murder confession during an intense interrogation with the professor. The thrift store's grainy two-day-old security video shows Skye's belongings being left by a woman who looks remarkably like Skye. As the team reinvestigates this formerly high-profile case, Jack is especially eager to learn the truth, despite knowing that this new evidence may uncover a tragic mistake on his part that has already cost the professor seven years in prison.

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Air date: Oct 27, 2005

The team searches for 25-year-old Korean-American Wendy Kim (NICOLE BILDERBACK), who vanishes after a fight with her new boyfriend during her night shift at her parents' deli. The investigation uncovers that Wendy felt stifled by the expectations of her traditional immigrant parents and her custom-bound elder brother, who are ashamed that she ended her engagement to a man from their community. Initially, the team wonders if she's the casualty of a store robbery, if she's been victimized by her new boyfriend or spurned ex-fiancé, or if she simply ran away with the night's cash to start a new life for herself. Numerous additional suspects surface when the team discovers, to the surprise of Wendy's family, that she was also an extremely active member in an Internet dating service.

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Air date: Nov 3, 2005

Jack and Danny head to Mexico to find a wealthy American vacationer who was abducted at gunpoint in front of his new wife, Lydia Costin (ALEX KINGSTON - ER). Kingston's fellow former ER star Paul McCrane directed the episode.

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Air date: Nov 10, 2005

Jack and the team search for a man, Bill Shields (Emmy Award winner GORDON CLAPP - NYPD Blue), who reportedly let his marriage and career slip away after his teenaged daughter succumbed to leukemia. The investigation leads them to look for a mystery girl featured in an abundance of child porn photos found in the missing man's home.

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Air date: Nov 17, 2005

This unique episode, told from the point of view of the missing person's parents, expresses the emotional anguish of the mother and father of a missing 15-year-old boy as the team does its best to find him. Susan (multiple Emmy Award winner LAURIE METCALF - Roseanne) and Larry (MATT CRAVEN - Crimson Tide) Hopkins desperately call the authorities when they realize their son, Shawn (JOSH WISE), has missed his curfew. But the team's involvement ends up adding to the Hopkins' feelings of powerlessness, angst and frustration, especially when they're questioned as potential suspects in Shawn's disappearance. They begin to resent the team for the seemingly slow pace of the investigation and for not relaying every twist, turn and procedure involved in the search. Additionally, the Hopkins begin to turn against each other when the team's findings make it clear that Shawn has been involved in much more than the parents ever knew or imagined.

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Air date: Nov 24, 2005

The team searches for Jack's friend Max Cassidy (WILLIAM RUSS), a longtime FBI agent who disappears after leaving an emotional message on the answering machine of his wife, FBI agent Anne Cassidy (Academy Award nominee MARY ELIZABETH MASTRANTONIO - The Color of Money), about the murder of his partner, Jimmy Haggerty (MARCUS CHAIT). The squad investigates whether the industrial espionage case that Max and Jimmy were working is connected to Jimmy's murder and if Max is now a victim of Jimmy's killer. As a safety precaution, Max had attempted to pull Jimmy from the case, but Jimmy threatened to tell Anne a secret about Max if removed. Now, Jack and the others must consider Anne a possible suspect in her husband's disappearance.

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Air date: Dec 8, 2005

Samantha investigates the case of a woman with amnesia who may not only be a missing person but a murderer. Meanwhile, Jack's father, Frank (recurring guest star MARTIN LANDAU), who is battling Alzheimer's disease, no longer has the will to live as his condition grows increasingly worse, and Jack feels that he has no choice but to have his father declared incompetent so he can get the treatment he needs.

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Season four of this hit procedural drama about the Missing Persons Squad, a unique New Yorkbased FBI task force, is now available!


Anthony LaPaglia
as Jack Malone
Poppy Montgomery
as Samantha Spade
Marianne Jean-Baptiste
as Vivian Johnson
Enrique Murciano Jr.
as Danny Taylor
Enrique Murciano
as Danny Taylor
Eric Close
as Martin Fitzgerald
Joshua Gomez
as James `Mac' MacElroy
Joanna Canton
as Claire Hunter
Will Rothhaar
as Matt Jameson
Heather McComb
as Megan Sullivan
Ashlee Gillespie
as Skye Petersen
Josh Wise
as Shawn Hopkins
Martin Landau
as Frank Malone
Melissa Sagemiller
as Donna/Carmen Kushowski
Betty Buckley
as Catherine Ryder
Lynn Whitfield
as Paula Van Doran
Justin Kirk
as Thomas Beale
Matt Craven
as Larry Hopkins
Peyton List
as Dina Kingston
Kelvin Yu
as Jin Kim
William Russ
as Max Cassidy
Jack McGee
as Charlie Harvey
Michael McMillian
as Paul Cartwright
Jodi Long
as Mrs. Kim
Rebecca Lowman
as Dr. Raker
Jonathan Banks
as Sal Marcello
Katy Selverstone
as Nadine Jameson
Laurie Metcalf
as Susan Hopkins
Marcus Chait
as Jimmy Haggerty
Natalie Zea
as Jennifer Nichols
David Newsom
as Brian Sullivan
Andrea Bowen
as Becky Grolnick
Dana Cuomo
as Laura Simmons
Napiera Groves
as Lila Green
Larissa Laskin
as Linda Ryder
John Ales
as George Zousmer
Linara Washington
as Shannon Kelso
Brian Howe
as Grant Stoker
Skye Casey Arens
as Kate Jameson
Robert Mailhouse
as Dennis Seaver
Marin Mazzie
as Karyn Grant
Lauren Bowles
as Lucy Stoker
Albie Selznick
as Phil Hinners
Brandon Fobbs
as Zack Baines
Ingrid Sanai Buron
as Renee Santos
Larry Cedar
as Ray Pallides
Viola Davis
as Audrey Williams
Johnny Whitworth
as Miles Sussman
Michael Trevino
as Carter Rollins
George Newbern
as Ross Garner
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