Shadow Unit

Reading Order

If you only want to read the episodes, follow the numbered links, beginning with 1.01, "Breathe". Numberless links will usually lead to a scene or vignette involving the main characters. Several characters keep LiveJournals, and a few of their most useful entries are included below. If you read other LJ entries, watch the dates on the stories and LJs to keep from having an LJ entry spoil something in a story.

Introduction: "Sanding the Oyster: the Origins of Shadow Unit" by Emma Bull

Season 1

"Prologue: "Anomalous Crimes"

1.01 - "Breathe" by Emma Bull

"Learn to Swim"


1.02 - "Knock on Coffins" by Elizabeth Bear


"The Living Word"



1.03 - "Dexterity" by Sarah Monette

"Four Horsemen"


1.04 - "A Handful of Dust" by Will Shetterly


"The Sociopath in the Street"


1.05 - "Ballistic" by Sarah Monette, Emma Bull, Elizabeth Bear & Amanda Downum"



Daphne Worth's LJ, Oct. 11, 2007

Chaz Villette's LJ, Oct. 15, 2007


1.06 - "Endgames" by Emma Bull


Chaz Villette's LJ, Nov. 11, 2007 - Nov. 14, 2007

1.07 - "Overkill" by Elizabeth Bear




"The It"


Chaz Villette's LJ, Jan. 4, 2008 - Jan. 6, 2008

Hafidha Gates's LJ, Jan. 10, 2008




Chaz Villette's LJ, Feb. 19, 2008 - Feb. 20, 2008

"Ring Finger"

"Return of Pleco"


Hafidha Gates' LJ, May 8, 2008


"Third Base"

1.08 - "Refining Fire" by Elizabeth Bear and Emma Bull

"The Scene"

"Vigil" Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7

"Therapeutic Policy"

"Two-handed Grip"

"Fox and Coyote"


Chaz Villette's LJ, June 5, 2008

Season 2

Hafidha Gates' LJ, June 11, 2008

2.01 - "Lucky Day" by Elizabeth Bear & Emma Bull



"Going Over Home"

Chaz Villette's LJ, July 7, 2008 - July 11, 2008


Chaz Villette's LJ, July 12, 2008 - July 14, 2008



Chaz Villette's LJ, July 16, 2008 - July 19, 2008

"Mirror Writing"

Chaz Villette's LJ, July 21, 2008 - August 27, 2008

2.02 - "Sugar" by Leah Bobet

"La Befana"







Chaz Villette's LJ, August 28, 2008 - September 28, 2008

2.03 - "The Sin Eater" by Emma Bull




2.04 - "Getaway" by Emma Bull



Chaz Villette's LJ, September 30, 2008 - October 28, 2008


standuponit's LJ, Oct. 31, 3008

Hafidha Gates' journal, November 16, 2008 - November 17, 2008

2.05 - "Wind-Up Boogeyman" by Elizabeth Bear




"So Open to the Dark"






2.06 - "Cuckoo" by Emma Bull, Elizabeth Bear, Leah Bobet & Will Shetterly


"T'ai Chi"

"The Scene"

"Truth: Ohio"


"Community Service"


"Water Flowing Underground"

2.07 - "Smoke & Mirrors" by Elizabeth Bear

"Opportunity Cost"





2.08 - "Not Alone" by Holly Black, Elizabeth Bear, Emma Bull, & Chelsea Polk


Season 3


3.00 -"On Faith" by Sarah Monette

3.01 - "The Unicorn Evils" by Emma Bull and Elizabeth Bear

"Rabbit and Coyote"


"Hall of Mirrors"



3.02 - "Basilisk Hunt" by Emma Bull and Holly Black"

standuponit's LJ, July 18, 2009


"On the Art of Rebuilding"


"Things Ben Falkner Does When His Wife Isn't Around"

"Bridge Day"

3.03 - "Always Crashing In The Same Car" by Will Shetterly



"A Good-looking Badge Instills Confidence"



3.04 - "Spell 81A" by Amanda Downum and Elizabeth Bear


standuponit's LJ, Sept. 4, 2009

"Standard of Care"

standuponit's LJ, Oct. 12, 2009

"Summer of Sam"

"Orientation Day"

3.05 - "Closet Monster" by Leah Bobet


"Grievous Bodily Harm"

"Eight Second Rule"

"Three-day Weekend"

"Meet the Family"

3.06 - "Uniform" by Elizabeth Bear, Emma Bull, and Leah Bobet


"Self Defense"

"Big Brothers"

"Rites of Passage"

3.07 - "Ligature" by Elizabeth Bear, featuring Emma Bull



"Lightning Sonata"


"Don't Ask"

3.08 - "Wireless Girl" by Emma Bull and Stephen Shipman"


"Any Other Day"

3.09 - "The Small Dark Movie of Your Life" by Leah Bobet

Season 4


"Post Mortem"




4.00 - "Walking Back To Houston" by Chelsea Polk



4.01 - "Bulletproof" by Emma Bull


"Down the Rabbit Hole" by Sarah Monette

4.02 - "Five Autopsies" by Leah Bobet

4.03 - "Hope Is Stronger Than Love" by Sarah Monette

"Halfway Home"


4.04 - "Latency" by Elizabeth Bear


4.05 - "aimforthe<3" by Leah Bobet & Emma Bull

"Prisoner of Zenda"

4.06 - "Wild Card" by Leah Bobet


4.07 - "Underworld" by Elizabeth Bear

"Stone Soup"

4.08 - "Single Bullet Theory" by Chelsea Polk

4.09 - "Apolysis" by Emma Bull and Will Shetterly

4.10 - "Dark Leader" by Elizabeth Bear, Will Shetterly, and Emma Bull

4.11 - "Due North" by Leah Bobet

4.12 - "Asylum" by C.L. Polk and Elizabeth Bear



"The Kung Fu Master is [In]"


4.13 - Something's Gotta Eat T. rexes by Elizabeth Bear, Steve Brust, & Emma Bull