History Series / WithoutATrace

23rd Mar '18 4:19:00 AM Saveelich
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!!!This !!This show provides examples of:
7th Mar '18 12:53:28 PM nombretomado
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* PaedoHunt: A more literal application of the trope happens in one episode. A young looking woman poses as underage bait, a fledging, wheelchair bound unofficial cop (an accident prevented him from getting a badge), and a cameraman ([[RapeAsBackStory who was later revealed to have been raped during a home invasion when he was 12]]) set up a sting operation to catch pedophiles, a la ToCatchAPredator. Unlike the Chris Hanson manned operation, this version is more vigilante based and not exactly fool-proof to prevent people from escaping, which one guy managed to do. The cop goes after him and gives him a ReasonYouSuckSpeech, which drove the pedophile to [[DrivenToSuicide shoot himself with the cop's gun]]. To make things even better, when the cameraman realized the cop was about to tell the police about what happened, he tried to kill him to shut him up, though was unsuccessful. By episode's end, the cop survived the assault but by killing the cameraman.

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* PaedoHunt: A more literal application of the trope happens in one episode. A young looking woman poses as underage bait, a fledging, wheelchair bound unofficial cop (an accident prevented him from getting a badge), and a cameraman ([[RapeAsBackStory who was later revealed to have been raped during a home invasion when he was 12]]) set up a sting operation to catch pedophiles, a la ToCatchAPredator.''Series/ToCatchAPredator''. Unlike the Chris Hanson manned operation, this version is more vigilante based and not exactly fool-proof to prevent people from escaping, which one guy managed to do. The cop goes after him and gives him a ReasonYouSuckSpeech, which drove the pedophile to [[DrivenToSuicide shoot himself with the cop's gun]]. To make things even better, when the cameraman realized the cop was about to tell the police about what happened, he tried to kill him to shut him up, though was unsuccessful. By episode's end, the cop survived the assault but by killing the cameraman.
4th Feb '18 6:42:01 PM DrOO7
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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: "Malone vs. Malone" doesn't feature a missing persons case, but Jack's deposition regarding his divorce and custody hearing. Though we get flashbacks in the same manner as typical episodes.
17th Jan '18 12:18:18 PM DrOO7
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* InfantImmortality: Both averted and played straight. Children and teens turn up missing in quite a few episodes, and their turning up alive is ''never'' guaranteed.

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* InfantImmortality: Both averted [[DeathOfAChild averted]] and played straight. Children and teens turn up missing in quite a few episodes, and their turning up alive is ''never'' guaranteed.


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* PosthumousCharacter: Whenever the missing turns up dead, their flashback appearances make them this.
16th Nov '17 2:02:52 AM LordErnie
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* CowboyCop: Jack Malone. While he's nominally DaChief of the unit, he's got a well-deserved reputation for various degrees of PerpSweating (from LyingToThePerp up to JackBauerInterrogationTechnique) which he's used both on ''witnesses'' as well as suspects, along with ignoring all kinds of protocol. His team usually follows suit, but Jack is the primary offender.
10th Sep '17 9:02:41 AM nombretomado
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Another show (2002-2009) in the CSIVerse from the ''Series/{{CSI}}-[[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit SVU]]'' school of "let's focus on a lesser-known faction of the criminal investigation world"; this one takes a look at the FBI's missing persons unit. It's hip and gritty and hyper-edited like its contemporaries, with a similar focus on the cases rather than investigators; it sets itself apart, however, by having a more emotional interest in the cases than procedural, which is greatly helped by a top-drawer performance from Anthony [=LaPaglia=].

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Another show (2002-2009) in the CSIVerse Series/CSIVerse from the ''Series/{{CSI}}-[[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit SVU]]'' school of "let's focus on a lesser-known faction of the criminal investigation world"; this one takes a look at the FBI's missing persons unit. It's hip and gritty and hyper-edited like its contemporaries, with a similar focus on the cases rather than investigators; it sets itself apart, however, by having a more emotional interest in the cases than procedural, which is greatly helped by a top-drawer performance from Anthony [=LaPaglia=].
13th Jun '17 8:49:10 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* RapeAsBackstory: [[spoiler:Samantha's sister was raped by a local man. Sam beat him to death with a shovel, and the sisters buried him in the woods]].

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* RapeAsBackstory: [[spoiler:Samantha's sister was raped by a local man. Sam beat him to death with a shovel, [[ShovelStrike shovel]], and the sisters buried him in the woods]].
30th Nov '16 8:43:56 AM Morgenthaler
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* FanService: Elena, played by the beautiful Roselyn Sanchez, went undercover as a [[BikiniBar stripper]] in one episode.

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* FanService: Elena, played by the beautiful Roselyn Sanchez, went undercover as a [[BikiniBar stripper]] stripper in one episode.
24th Jan '16 6:55:18 PM athalara
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* OfficeRomance: Twice:
**Samantha slept with both Jack Malone (see SleepingWithTheBoss below) and Martin Fitzgerald (third season).
**Danny Taylor and Elena Delgado. They get involved in season 4 [[spoiler: and they get married in the series finale]]



* SleepingWithTheBoss: Samantha Spade had a brief sexual affair with her supervisor, Jack Malone. It resulted in his marriage dissolving.

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* SleepingWithTheBoss: Samantha Spade had a brief sexual affair with her supervisor, Jack Malone. It resulted in his marriage dissolving. [[spoiler: They rekindled their relationship in the last season.]]
20th Jun '15 12:21:54 PM GuyIncog
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* {{Cult}}: Features in a pair of episodes:
** In "Risen", a missing woman's trail leads to a cult. In the course of their investigation, the team works to rescue others unable to escape.
** In "The Beginning", the victim disappeared just after joining a cult.
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