The Path of Shadows is the eighth episode of Season 1 of CW's television series Nancy Drew. It aired on December 4, 2019.[1]


DETOURS - Nancy and the Drew Crew discover that the car wreck that left one of their own at death's door was no accident. While simultaneously hoping to solve the crime, the crew investigates the physical evidence of sabotage to the car and take a supernatural detour into the metaphysical world.

Plot summary

Cast and characters




  • Nathanael Vass as Officer Rawley
  • Alison Araya as Dr. Burney
  • Carmeron McDonald as Dr. Jackson
  • Ariah Lee as Ted Fan
  • Andrea Drepaul as Moira
  • Kesler Talbot as Little Ace


George: "What are you doing?"
Nancy: "Last time we talked, Ace and I had a difficult conversation."
George: "About what?"
Nancy: "He felt like he was letting us down, and he wanted to prove something. Trying to figure out if Laura was connected to Tiffany's death. That's why he was with her."


Nancy: "Bess, can you unlock this, please?"
Bess: "What makes you think I know his passcode?"
Nancy: "You two are that kind of close."


If it was a Hudson... I was scared of what they'd do to us.
— Carson----
For a dirty cop, you clean up too thoroughly.
— Nancy to Officer Rawley


  • In preparation for the ceremony preformed by Chief McGinnis, each person chose an animal. Scott Wolf had his character of Carson chose a wolf.


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Nancy Drew episodes (2019 TV series)
1. Pilot
(Oct 9, 2019)

2. The Secret of the Old Morgue
(Oct 16, 2019)

3. The Curse of the Dark Storm
(Oct 23, 2019)

4. The Haunted Ring
(Oct 30, 2019)

5. The Case of the Wayward Spirit
(Nov 06, 2019)

6. The Mystery of Blackwood Lodge
(Nov 13, 2019)

7. The Tale of the Fallen Sea Queen
(Nov 20, 2019)

8. The Path of Shadows
(Dec 4, 2019)

9. The Hidden Staircase
(Dec 11, 2019)

10. The Mark Of The Poisoner's Pearl
(Jan 15, 2020)

11. The Phantom of Bonny Scot
(Jan 22, 2020)

12. The Lady of Larkspur Lane
(Jan 29, 2020)

13. The Whisper Box
(Feb 5, 2020)

14. The Sign of the Uninvited Guest
(Feb 26, 2020)

15. The Terror of Horseshoe Bay
(Mar 4, 2020)

16. The Haunting of Nancy Drew
(Mar 11, 2020)

17. The Girl In The Locket
(Apr 8, 2020)

18. The Clue in the Captain's Painting (season finale)
(Apr 15, 2020)

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