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

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Robert Dorlund
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Lauren Kyte
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Ellen Bledsoe (as Lorean Gale)
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Ms. Saunders
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Webster
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Ms. Lange
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Jane Morris
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Ms. Winn
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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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22 October 1993 (USA)  »

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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 victim's livers and escapes from impossible locations. A reference to Eugene Tooms. 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 »

Quotes

Scully: [attempting to have a smudge on a surveillance photo clarified] Enhance it by 10.
[the tech does]
Scully: That's Howard Graves. He's alive.
Mulder: Not necessarily.
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References Carrie (1976) See more »

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Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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You don't see too many bosses graves without people dancing on it
7 December 2007 | by (Sandy, UT, United States) – See all my reviews

Shadows the Limerick:

Her boss treated her like a dad.

Now he's dead and she's very sad.

Now he's a ghost.

Her new boss is toast.

He kills them all because he's mad.

Shadows is a great episode from Season 1. It seems that lately most of the season 1 episodes have kind of gained a soft spot with me as even the ones that I used to hate have become enjoyable for me. I think its the atmosphere that comes with the low budget kind of filming that they had. I like Shadows for a number of reasons. I like the corny acting, it is entertaining. Like the kids that find the bodies in the dumpster. "Hey... I know a great place to crash... up that fire escape." Haha this line is so terribly delivered. I enjoy Mark Snow's music as many of the classic tunes from the series are first used in these episodes and this one included. I like the creepy scenes like the blood in the bath tub and the hit-man floating in midair being choked. I guess its not the fact that this is anything really special but that fact that it is a classic that makes me love it. 9 out of 10.


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