The X-Files: Season 1, Episode 5

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

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 1,968 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 4 critic

Mulder and Scully investigate the deaths of two men believed to have been killed by a powerful pyschokinetic force.



(created by), , 1 more credit »
0Check in

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video


IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 7184 titles
created 08 Jan 2012
a list of 24 titles
created 11 months ago
a list of 24 titles
created 6 months ago
a list of 24 titles
created 2 months ago
a list of 24 titles
created 2 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Shadows" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Shadows (22 Oct 1993)

Shadows (22 Oct 1993) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The X-Files.
« Previous Episode | 6 of 201 Episodes | Next Episode »





Episode cast overview:
Barry Primus ...
Robert Dorlund
Lisa Waltz ...
Lauren Kyte
Ellen Bledsoe
Ms. Saunders
Deryl Hayes ...
Kelli Fox ...
Tom Pickett ...
The Cop
Tom Heaton ...
Janie Woods-Morris ...
Ms. Lange
Jane Morris
Ms. Winn


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis





Release Date:

22 October 1993 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


When Mulder and Scully are in the library, if you look at the newspaper report, above the story of Howard Graves suicide there is an article about a killer who extracts his victims livers and escapes from impossible locations. A reference to Eugene Tooms. See more »


Mulder and Scully are told no blood work was done on Graves as homicide was not suspected, yet his organs were donated. Before transplants can be done extensive blood work is required to ensure compatibility and the donor is free of disease, drugs and other preventable complications. See more »


Mulder: Do you believe in the afterlife, Scully?
Scully: I'd settle for a life in this one.
See more »


References Poltergeist (1982) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

From Beyond The Grave
19 September 2006 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

A woman is being protected beyond the grave by a entity which appears to be acting as some sort of guardian angel.Her boss at work dies and she feels his presence around her as people die inexplicably.Mulder has own theory on the case.Though no matter how much paranormal activity is involved Scully will try and offer up some sort of scientific explanation for it coming into conflict with Mulders much maligned open mind for the cause.Some good acting and the use of quality special effects makes this season one episode pretty entertaining.The idea of a dead person coming back from the grave in some form to avenge their death or help someone had been done a lot in the x-files.This was the first so originality goes to this episode

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Gillian has grown into an amazing and beautiful actress KilgoreTrout005
Is the show worth the watch? outlookaccount2
Story Arc Advancement Episodes Cragworth
Question about Samantha crazykittehcat
This show is proof positive. InTheHub
How would you receive a 'reboot' or 'reimagining'? LondoMollari1
Discuss Shadows (1993) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: