Checking Up on the Stars of 'Without a Trace'
Checking Up on the Stars of 'Without a Trace'
CBS' Without a Trace is currently in its seventh season, with the next new episode airing on October 14.  Entitled “Last Call,” the episode will follow the team as they investigate the case of a missing white-collar criminal who suddenly disappears on his way to testify against a former associate.

Created by Hank Steinberg and executively produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Without a Trace stars Anthony LaPaglia as Jack Malone, Poppy Montgomery as Samantha Spade, Marianne Jean-Baptiste as Vivian Johnson, Enrique Murciano as Danny Taylor, Eric Close as Martin Fitzgerald and Roselyn Sanchez as Elena Delgado.

Meanwhile, the stars of Without a Trace have been working on their individual projects, with Anthony LaPaglia working on the film Balibo.  Recently, reports surfaced that the 49-year-old actor was hurt in an accident when an explosive device designed to simulate a gunshot discharged into his arm.  The accident took place in July, while they were shooting the scene of LaPaglia's Roger East.  Nonetheless, producer John Maynard assures the public that there were no major injuries for LaPaglia, who was medicated before shooting resumed.

Poppy Montgomery, who plays Samantha Spade in Without a Trace, recently gave birth to her first baby boy.

"It's been amazing," the 36-year-old Australian actress said on The Early Show.  "I'm in love with my baby boy! He is 8 months old already and it's gone so quickly."

In talking about her character, she says that she can now relate to Samantha being a mother while juggling a career.  She says, "Samantha Spade has a one-night stand and she gets pregnant."

Her real-life boyfriend and father of her son, actor Adam Kaufman was on hand to play Samantha's love interest.  She recalled, "[Adam] came in and played the baby-daddy, which is great.  I'm not sure if he is coming back or not.  They had a little falling out at the end of last season and he disappeared but we're waiting to see."

As for her character, Montgomery says, "It's really cool.  Now that Samantha is a new mother, she is tougher and I keep beating people up and shooting people and chasing them down streets...It's a lot of fun.  I've been working with these tiny little babies.  Reminds me of when Jackson was so small.  On the set, you get to meet my baby. And it's cool."

Catch Without a Trace's new episode on October 14 at 10pm on CBS.

-Valerie Anne del Castillo, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source:, The Early Show
(Photo courtesy of HBO)