The X-Files (1993–2018)
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With his mother on deathbed and the alien bounty hunter in pursuit, Mulder decides to put the alien healer in mortal danger for a chance to finally uncover the whole truth behind the alien conspiracy. Meanwhile, Mr. X's cover is blown.


R.W. Goodwin


Chris Carter (created by), Chris Carter




Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Mitch Pileggi ... Walter Skinner
William B. Davis ... Smoking Man
Roy Thinnes ... Jeremiah Smith
Brian Thompson ... Alien Bounty Hunter
Steven Williams ... Mr. X
Laurie Holden ... Marita Covarrubias
Morris Panych ... Gray Haired Man
Rebecca Toolan ... Teena Mulder
Brendan Beiser ... Agent Pendrell
Garvin Cross ... Repairman
Ken Camroux-Taylor ... 2nd Senior Agent (as Ken Camroux)
Don S. Williams ... Elder
Michael David Simms Michael David Simms ... Senior Agent


Mulder is intent on saving Jeremiah Smith from the alien bounty hunter if for no other reason than he hopes Smith could save his mother who has suffered a severe stroke. Smith takes him to rural Alberta where he reveals another aspect of the conspiracy: fields where bees can pollinate that are tended by children, several of whom are identical to his sister when she was abducted at age 12. Scully meanwhile believes she has found a connection between smallpox vaccinations and the encrypted files she' located. Written by garykmcd

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4 October 1996 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


The title "Herrenvolk" is a German word which was popular in Nazi Germany as it means "master race". See more »


Around 00:33:40, we can see Mulder's stunt lining. See more »


Fox Mulder: I've seen too many things not to believe
Scully: I've seen things, too. But there are answers to be found now. We have hope that there's a place to start. That's what I believe.
Fox Mulder: [sighing] You put such faith in your science, Scully, but... from the things I've seen, science provides no place to start.
Scully: Nothing happens in contradiction to nature, only in contradiction to what we know of it. And that's a place to start. That's where the hope is.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the opening title sequence the words "EVERYTHING DIES" replaces the line "THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE" usually seen. See more »


Referenced in The X-Files: The Truth (2002) See more »


The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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Right where you left me...
9 April 2015 | by mdbourke-282-899973See all my reviews

Tee hee hee. I loved the delivery of Scullys line to Mulder. Dry and funny and again reiterated how selfish Mulder could be. Again another fun season opener, nuanced and interesting. The simple premise of the mythology was actually quite brilliant. I remember watching it when i was younger and thinking..what if? The parallels between the conspirators and the Nazis were subtle as a child but now, so much more obvious. Very much enjoying my return to the X File world.I have high hopes for the next season. It will be interesting to see where we can do from here. Hopefully it's success will spawn another 9 seasons of great television.

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