The Passenger was a fare picked up by taxi driver Tracy Barlow in December 2003 who sat with her in the front of the cab, switched off the radio, threatened her and then made her drive into a darkened road after which he made off with all of her takings for the day. Shaken, she returned to the Street Cars office. Steve McDonald, when told what had happened, tried to comfort her. In her pregnant state, Tracy voiced her suspicion that Steve would be happy to get rid of her after the incident but he kindly retorted that he thought too much of her to do that. Tracy, in love with Steve and carrying his baby (although he was oblivious to the fact that he was the father) was pleased at his response.