TV Series | TV-14 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The cases of an FBI unit specializing in missing persons investigations.
Poppy Montgomery's character, Samantha Spade, is a play on the name of another famous fiction detective: Sam Spade. Sam Spade was created by famed novelist Dashiell Hammett in his book 'The Maltese Falcon' (and has been played on screen by Humphrey Bogart and Ricardo Cortez).
Was that obstruction?
Jack Malone: No. That was frustration.
In more than one instance, suspects being interviewed with a polygraph answer all the control questions (Is your name John Doe? Are you 39?) truthfully. In reality, a suspect is told to answer all the control questions "yes", whether true or not, to determine the accuracy of the polygraph machine.
Actual missing-person reports are posted at the end of each episode.