Without a Trace/White Balance

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White Balance
Season 4, Episode 23
Airdate May 11, 2006
Written by Greg Walker
Directed by Jeff T. Thomas
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White Balance is the twenty-third episode of the fourth season of Without a Trace, and the ninety-third episode overall.

When two teenagers go missing on the same night, a black boy and a white girl, media attention and bureau resources are divided very unevenly between the two cases, despite Vivian's and Jack's best attempts.

Guest Stars: Viola Davis (Audrey Williams), George Newbern (Ross Garner), Marin Mazzie (Karyn Grant), Scout Taylor-Compton (Emily Grant), Arjay Smith (Darnell Williams), Johnny Whitworth (Miles Sussmann), Kevin Jackson (Curtis Cook), Scott Lawrence (Carl Williams), Joshua Gomez (James "Mac" MacElroy), Michael Trevino (Carter Rollins), Rebecca Metz (Jenny Payne), Kristin Herrera (Rose Martinez), Jeanette Brox (Teri Foster), Karimah Westbrook (Missy), and Lynn Whitfield (Paula Van Doran)

Co-Stars: J. David Krassner (Victor Grant), Marianne Ferrari (Sandra Rollins), Gregg Perrie (Richard Rollins), Cliff Weissman (Franklin Earl Wilson), Willis Burks II (Ragged Man)


Plot Overview


Arc Advancement





The Show

  • Missing White Woman Syndrome: This episode rather bluntly calls attention to the issue of the American media devoting excessive news coverage to missing white women or girls while ignoring missing men or non-white women at the same time.

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Memorable Moments



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