The X-Files: Season 1, Episode 5

Shadows (22 Oct. 1993)
"The X Files" Shadows (original title)

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Scully and Mulder are called in by two secretive government agents and asked if they've ever had an X file with similarities to their most recent case. Two men were found dead in an alley ... See full summary »

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Scully and Mulder are called in by two secretive government agents and asked if they've ever had an X file with similarities to their most recent case. Two men were found dead in an alley but still have a residual electrostatic charge and it appears their throat and larynx were crushed, but from the inside. Mulder manages to get a fingerprint from each of the dead men and learns they both had ties to terrorist organizations. Using video firm a nearby ATM, they find that the two men had attacked Lauren Kyte a secretary at Defense Department contractor HTG Industrial Tecnologies. She's recently decided to leave her job after the death of her boss Howard Graves, who recently committed suicide. Lauren isn't sure how she got away from those men or how they were killed. It all leads Mulder to believe to believe that Lauren may have a guardian angel. Written by garykmcd

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The house where the secretary lives is the same filming location as the house of the investigating officer of the Powhatten Mill Murders from Season 1 Episode 3 The X-Files: Squeeze (1993). The yellow and flower Praire style windows are the indicator. See more »

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When Mulder and Scully are questioning Lauren in the investigation room, the piece of paper on Mulder's jacket changes place in between shots. See more »

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Mulder: Do you believe in the afterlife, Scully?
Scully: I'd settle for a life in this one.
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Bring Out Your Dead!
10 April 2006 | by (Washington Terrace, Utah) – See all my reviews

Shadows is the first of several first season episodes that deals with a deceased person assisting a living person from beyond the grave. Being that this the first episode to explore this concept, the idea is not as old. Lauren Kyte is being protected by a mysterious force that Mulder at first believes to be psychokinesis. The upside of this episode is the dialogue between Mulder and Scully. They exchange several witty one-liners that make this enjoyable to watch. In this episode Scully has another "inconvenience" which prevents her from witnessing paranormal phenomena. This becomes a recurring theme throughout the X-Files. Later, Scully will start to see the paranormal phenomena but will just explain it away. Besides the witty dialogue I thought this episode had some good special effects. Overall, Shadows is a solid, first season episode.


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