The Dresden Files

Season 1 Episode 7


Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Mar 11, 2007 on Syfy
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Episode Summary


Harry investigates the death of a college student which leads him to a most unusual ring of thieves. A group of students is using magick to commit a series of impossible thefts, and Harry must stop them quickly. Not only because what they are doing is wrong, but also because the magick will eventually kill them all.


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  • Walls

    Walls was a perfect episode of The Dresden Files and I really enjoyed watching this episode because the story was pretty good and unique. It was an interesting spell with a dead thief's hand which allowed the young men to walk through walls, but there was a high price to pay. The special effects were great, the acting was good, and over all this was a very entertaining episode. I look forward to watching what happens next!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • Very original and exciting episode

    This was a very enjoyable episode, mainly due to the story, which i found very original...Harry is visited by a student when he is not at home, and the student gets killed by a car...So Dresden decides to get involved, and he discovers a very interesting situation...3 students use an antique hand to commit robberies...But the soul in this hand uses them , and step by step 2 students die...Only one manages to escape, and is powerful enough to survive, and Harry takes care of the spirit, named Caleb...This was another opportunities for seeing memorable scenes, such as the one when Dresden uses some bugs to find out about the intentions of the thieves, and the on when Harry manages to kill the wax spirit.moreless
  • Harry steps out and watches a girl die by a hit and run driver infront of his eyes..

    Harry Dresden is shocked, he has just witnessed a hit and run..a beautiful girl has just been run over and he is a witness. but is he???he thinks he saw two people using the same body...driving the same car..( is that possible.?)

    He later finds out that the dead women had an appointment with him...she was worried,.she spoke to Bob...well i didnt think anyone could see bob...but hey...she leaves and that is when she gets hit by the car and Harry witnesses it.

    Harry feels responsible and decides to take on the case ..of course Bob there is no money in it.

    And so it beginsmoreless
  • In this episode, Harry has to discover a serial bank robber.

    In this episode, Dresden is freaked out over a that was killed in front of his eyes, before she was supposed to see him for an appointment. She was killed bya serial bank robber that just happens to be dead but is contrling three college students. She was killed because hse was going to talk to Dresden bout stopping the boys from robbing another store and bank. One of the boys is her boyfriend, the other boys just happen to be boys from very prominent families. The dead girl's boyfriend is only allowing the hand of the robbers to control him because he needs the money for his mother because she is in the hospital. The hand is made of wax and it grows stronger each time they use it to rob stores and banks.moreless
  • Another interesting episode.

    Harry comes across a bunch of young students who are also theives thanks to the severed hand of a dead theif who allows them to walk through walls at the cost of their health and ultimately their very lives.

    Not all of the theives are in it for attention, one boy is using the money to help pay the hospital bills for his mother. Harry tracks the kids down and tries to get them to stop using the hand, but it seems the spirit of the theif is still inside it and has a strong hold on the boys who use it, slowly draining their life in order to come back to life himself. When all but the boy who wants to help his mother have been killed by it, the boy manages to resist the dark pull of the magic and destroys it. Morgan later offers the boy a job with the High councel since he can resist darkness and the boys mother is beginning to heal. All in all it was a happy ending.

    This was a rather good episode. There was magic and good special effects. Not my favorite episode but a good one none the less.moreless
Steve Byers

Steve Byers

Brady Whitfield

Guest Star

Nathaniel Stephenson

Nathaniel Stephenson

Dante Arrias

Guest Star

Kerry Dorey

Kerry Dorey

Caleb Shaw

Guest Star

Matt Gordon

Matt Gordon

Waldo Butters

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (22)

    • Harry: My father used to say our limitations defined us. He couldn't work real magic so he had to settle for card tricks and well-trained rabbits. I can't use high-tech gizmos, so I make do with a rotary phone and a gas stove. And Bob is, well... Bob.

    • Sid: You want me to check for animal fat? Sure, I'll check for animal fat.

    • Murphy: Well, if you find anything, tell me.
      Harry: Oh, yeah, same goes for you.
      Murphy: No, it doesn't.

    • Bob: I should have kept her here; I should have persuaded her to stay. But I am entrapped, dead, useless, insubstantial puff of air. I might as well be a painting on the wall.
      Harry: Hey, Bob, if you were useless, I would have tossed your skull in the trash years ago.
      Bob: I don't want your… that's actually very reassuring, thank you.

    • Bob: Or a joyride? Stolen car, stolen body... you know, two entities occupying the same space.
      (Bob walks backwards "into" Harry, who quickly steps aside)
      Harry: Would you please not do that? That gives me the heebie-jeebies, and you know it!
      Bob: That's something, anyway.

    • Bob: Red light.
      Harry: What?
      Bob: Red light on your... phone-contraption-thing. It's blinking.
      Harry: Is that thing working?
      Bob: Yes, apparently so.

    • Harry: I never went to college. No money, no connections. Those ivy-covered walls always seemed like a barrier. People like me need not apply. So I never got a chance to study subjects, be part of the student body and things.

    • Harry: Locked doors and dead-ends. That's where half my investigations lead. With the right kind of persuasion, almost any lock can be convinced to... open. It's the dead-ends that are the problem. And Raychelle Banyon was very dead.

    • Harry: I saw what I saw. There's dark magic there, okay?
      Morgan: There's dark magic everywhere. The world is drowning in it. The High Council wages war against it every second of every day.

    • Morgan: Can I ask you a question? Why do you care so much?
      Harry: Are you serious?
      Morgan: Completely.
      Harry: Where were you when my father was murdered? Were you off waging war somewhere more important?
      Morgan: We can't be everywhere.
      Harry: No. But you could at least be somewhere, occasionally.

    • Morgan: (to Harry)I have no idea what you're up against, other than your own desire to martyr yourself or those who don't know you, don't like you, don't understand you. You're trying to save everyone, or just yourself?

    • Harry: But Murphy hadn't watched that girl die. I had. And the look in her eyes meant that I couldn't leave it alone. So, it was time to do a little surveillance... bugging, even. Now, I don't have access to any kind of high-tech spy stuff, but... I get by.

    • Butters: Um, anyhoo, our vic was pulverized. He was pounded to death, maybe by a sledge hammer or jackhammer. Oh, maybe a maul. Its a medieval weapon, it's like a mace, only bigger.
      Murphy: Let's write it up as "large unknown blunt instrument."
      Butters: Okay.

    • Bob: Well, if I'm right, those boys are in the grip of something terrible, and I do mean grip.

    • Harry: "La Main de Gloire."
      Bob: (shudders) Your accent is atrocious.
      Harry: "The Hand of Glory."
      Bob: Thank you.

    • Bob: But let me ask you this. Those boys chose to use the hand. They could have ignored Caleb's call. They've stolen, they've murdered, they've sacrificed one of their own. Are they really worth saving?
      Harry: Raychelle thought so.
      Bob: Hmm.

    • Harry: They say the rich are different. They have nicer cars and people to pick up their dirty clothes behind the walls of their gold-plated castles. But money can't buy you the perfect child... or the perfect parent. Rich or poor, teenagers are still teenagers. They lie, cheat, steal, and act out to get attention. So whose attention was Brady Whitfield trying to get?

    • Harry: We're raised with our parents' limitations. They can stumble... and fall... and take us down with them. But, if we're lucky, we also get their love. Enough love that the limitations don't matter. Dante had been one of the lucky ones... but his luck was in critical condition. I may not have known where to find Brady, but I sure knew where I could find Dante.

    • Harry: (regarding Caleb) He's getting stronger, he's getting more powerful... he's getting more and more alive.
      Bob: And soon he'll be free.
      Harry: Jealous?
      Bob: No, I've made my peace with my... situation.
      Harry: Since when?
      Bob: I will never escape. Only your uncle held that key... and he's gone.
      Harry: Ain't that a shame.
      Bob: He had his moments.

    • Harry: Did Dante deserve to be saved? Well, Dante didn't steal for money or attention. He stole to help his mother. That was something. Plus, unlike his friends, he tried to resist the Hand. And, bottom line, saving Dante was what Raychelle hired me to do. She paid with her life and I was going to honor that.

    • Dante: So, you set this all up for me?
      Harry: Yeah.
      Dante: Why?
      Harry: For Raychelle. Because she loved you. And besides, we all make mistakes. It's what we do next that matters.
      Dante: Thank you.
      Harry: Don't thank me. Make it right.

    • Harry: Walls. They're everywhere. They define us… limit us. We can try to go around them, break through them, or give up and let them close us in. But every once in a while, if we're lucky, someone opens a door. And then it's up to us to have the courage to walk through.

  • NOTES (1)


    • The fraternity that the possessed boys belong to is Psi Phi Xi - the first two letters are pronounced "Sci Fi." Could this be an inside joke - an allusion to the network producing the series?