|The Shadow Games|
|Series 07, Episode 05|
|Airdate||10 February 2014|
|Previous||Revenge is Sweet|
The Shadow Games is episode 5 of Series 7.
During a successful M.I.9 mission to secure Samantha Stiletto, one of the world's most deadly assassins, a series of unfortunate events lead to KORPS mistaking Keri for the assassin! She must take Stiletto's place in the world's most deadly tournament, The Shadow Games, where the winner will become the new Shadow Master. The team's only chance of rescuing her is to rely on ex-Shadow Master, Alexis Von Hades, who's far from trustworthy.
Meanwhile, the Saint Hearts students end up watching the Shadow Games due to Tom's alterations with experimental educational programming.
- The 5 assassins.
- Alexis Von Hades
- In 25 years I've never used the same move twice. Each attack is an invention, each battle is a new martial art.
- Mrs Deadman
- Double Stitch Net
- Patella Pinch
- The Melbourne Monster
- Monster Constrictor
- The Spectre (Samantha Stiletto)
- The Rio Salute
- Alexis Von Hades
- Tom uses a Vulcan nerve pinch to defeat Samantha Stiletto.
- Keri and Thalamus use the Voice technique of the Bene Gesserit from "Dune".
- This episode parodies the "The Hunger Games", "Battle Royale", and other "fight to the death" media.
- According to Alexis Von Hades, “Rules are made by the victor”. Similarly, Odo tells Sisko in “A Man Alone” and “Necessary Evil” that the government decides the definition of laws and “blind” justice. A similar statement is made by Drelfin of the Imperial Security Bureau.
- KORPS divisions featured: SKAPULA
- The "Shadow Games" are designed to find the new "Shadow Master".
- The announcer says "captains of KORPS, assassins of SKAPULA".
- The Announcer, Frank London, Dan Morgan, Stella Knight, and Aneisha Jones, all say the episode title.
- Second appearance of Alexis Von Hades following, "Prison Break".
- Second appearance of General Flopsy.
- Second mention of Trina.
- Keri Summers is revealed to have hay fever.
- KORPS are unable to recognize Keri similarly to Zoe in, "Trojan KORPS" and, "The Hive".
- Jonny Freeman, who plays Frank London, is the voice of The Announcer.
- This episode is similar to "The New Grand Master" because in both episodes great criminal minds and assassins are running for the position of leader in the criminal organization and in both episodes an innocent student (Scoop Doggy and Keri Summers) are taken by accident and also run for the position of leader.
- Kenneth Flatley is wearing the same mask that he wears in "The League of Mata Hari".