The X-Files (1993–2016)  imdb rss

Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.

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The X-Files: Red Museum  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 10

Mulder and Scully are called to Delta Glen, Wisconsin, to look into the case of a teenaged boy who left his home in response to a phone call from an unknown person, saying he'd be gone for five minutes, and was found the next morning, wandering the woods in only his underwear, wild-eyed and incoherent with fear, and with the words, "He is one," written in black marker on his back.
posted by orange swan on Mar 30 at 9:02 PM - 1 comment

The X-Files: Firewalker  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 9

A volcanologist shows Mulder and Scully a video transmission from a volcano in Mount Avalon, New Hampshire, in which a dead seismologist and a moving shadow appears, and asks them to investigate the matter.
posted by orange swan on Mar 29 at 9:12 PM - 3 comments

The X-Files: One Breath  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 8

Scully reappears at a D.C. hospital, comatose and in critical condition. Mulder tries to find out what happened to her and who is responsible for it.
posted by orange swan on Mar 28 at 9:04 PM - 5 comments

The X-Files: 3  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 7

With Scully still missing, Mulder goes to L.A. to investigate a series of murders in which the victim is drained of blood, the mirrors in the victim's house smashed, and biblical citations written on the walls in blood.
posted by orange swan on Mar 27 at 9:04 PM - 4 comments

The X-Files: Ascension  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 6

In the second installment of a two-part episode, Duane Barry heads off for an alien rendezvous with Scully in the trunk of his car, while Mulder puts the pieces together and figures out where he's gone.
posted by orange swan on Mar 26 at 9:22 PM - 3 comments

The X-Files: Duane Barry  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 5

In the first installment of a two-part episode, Mulder is called upon to handle a hostage negotiation with Duane Barry, former FBI agent, current psychiatric patient, and self-proclaimed multiple alien abductee.
posted by orange swan on Mar 25 at 9:14 PM - 6 comments

The X-Files: Sleepless  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 4

Mulder receives a marked copy of a newspaper and a cassette recording that point him to the case of a New York City sleep specialist who had called 911 to report a fire outside his apartment, only for the firefighters to find upon their arrival that there was neither a fire nor signs of a fire on the scene, just the doctor, dead and with a discharged fire extinguisher nearby. Mulder asks to be assigned to the case and finds himself working it in partnership with Agent Alex Krycek.
posted by orange swan on Mar 24 at 9:04 PM - 4 comments

The X-Files: Blood  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 3

Mulder is called to Franklin, Pennsylvania, an ordinarily peaceful agricultural district, which is suddenly experiencing a spate of normal, harmless people going on berserk murder sprees.
posted by orange swan on Mar 23 at 9:06 PM - 2 comments

The X-Files: The Host  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 2

Skinner relieves Mulder of his surveillance duty and sends him to Newark, New Jersey, to look into the matter of a Russian's body found dead in a sewer.
posted by orange swan on Mar 22 at 9:05 PM - 5 comments

The X-Files: Little Green Men  Rewatch   Season 2, Episode 1

The X-Files have been closed, and Mulder reassigned to surveillance while Scully teaches at Quantico. Mulder is contacted by a senator, who sends him to check out a radio telescope station in Arecibo, Puerto Rico.
posted by orange swan on Mar 21 at 9:05 PM - 3 comments

The X-Files: The Erlenmeyer Flask  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 24

In the season one finale, Deep Throat calls Mulder to advise him to watch channel 8, which is broadcasting a news item about a man who managed to escape the police after first leading them on a car chase, and then being beaten with a nightstick, tasered, and shot.
posted by orange swan on Mar 20 at 9:06 PM - 2 comments

The X-Files: Roland  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 23

Scully and Mulder are called to the Mahan Washington Institute of Technology, in Colson, Washington, to investigate the death of a propulsion research scientist who had gotten locked into a wind tunnel with a turbine engine, both of which were then activated via the lab's computer, though there was no one else in the lab at the time but a janitor with an I.Q. of 70.
posted by orange swan on Mar 19 at 9:24 PM - 3 comments

The X-Files: Born Again  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 22

Mulder and Scully go to Buffalo to inquire into the case of a police detective who was thrown through a precinct interrogation room window at a time when there was no one else in the room but an eight-year-old girl.
posted by orange swan on Mar 18 at 9:04 PM - 3 comments

The X-Files: Tooms  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 21

In a sequel to the Squeeze episode, Tooms is paroled despite Mulder's objections, and Assistant Director Walter Skinner orders Scully to use more orthodox methods of investigation in her work on the X-Files.
posted by orange swan on Mar 17 at 9:03 PM - 5 comments

The X-Files: Darkness Falls  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 20

Mulder and Scully go to Olympia National Forest in Washington State to investigate the disappearance of an entire logging team and two federal Forest Service officials.
posted by orange swan on Mar 16 at 9:22 PM - 6 comments

The X-Files: Shapes  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 19

Mulder and Scully go to Montana to investigate the fatal shooting of a young Native American man by a white rancher, who swears he thought he was shooting at some sort of ferocious animal.
posted by orange swan on Mar 15 at 9:09 PM - 3 comments

The X-Files: Miracle Man  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 18

Scully and Mulder investigate a faith healing ministry in Tennessee after several unexplained sudden deaths occur among its attendants.
posted by orange swan on Mar 14 at 9:02 PM - 1 comment

The X-Files: Young at Heart  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 16

A killer whom Mulder helped capture and put in prison during his first assignment at the FBI, and who reportedly subsequently died in prison, suddenly reappears, and he is very much alive, on the loose, and out for revenge.
posted by orange swan on Mar 12 at 9:00 PM - 5 comments

The X-Files: Lazarus  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 15

When a bank robber named Warren James Dupre and an FBI agent named Jack Willis are both shot during Willis's and Scully's attempt to stop a bank robbery, only Willis survives, but he seems to be taking a less than professional approach towards finding Dupre's wife and partner in crime, Lula Philips.
posted by orange swan on Mar 11 at 9:00 PM - 1 comment

The X-Files: Gender Bender  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 14

A string of deaths of those who have just had sex with a gender changing stranger lead Mulder and Scully to Massachusetts, where they investigate a reclusive Amish-like sect known as the Kindred.
posted by orange swan on Mar 10 at 9:01 PM - 8 comments

The X-Files: Fire  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 12

Phoebe Green, an ex of Mulder's from his Oxford days, asks Mulder to look into a string of deaths by spontaneous combustion.
posted by orange swan on Mar 8 at 9:03 PM - 11 comments

The X-Files: Eve  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 11

Scully and Mulder look into the case of two men, one in Connecticut, one in California, who died in exactly the same way at exactly the same time, and who each left behind an eight-year-old daughter.
posted by orange swan on Mar 7 at 9:01 PM - 4 comments

The X-Files: Fallen Angel  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 10

Mulder and Scully investigate the government-quarantined site of a supposed toxic spill in Wisconsin.
posted by orange swan on Mar 6 at 9:02 PM - 4 comments

The X-Files: Space  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 9

Mulder and Scully are asked to come to Houston to look into technically inexplicable damage to a space shuttle that is on the verge of launching.
posted by orange swan on Mar 5 at 9:02 PM - 7 comments

The X-Files: Ghost in the Machine  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 7

A former colleague of Mulder's asks for his help with a case involving a CEO who was electrocuted in his tech company's computerized bathroom.
posted by orange swan on Mar 3 at 9:01 PM - 10 comments

The X-Files: Shadows  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 6

Scully and Mulder are called to Philadelphia to investigate the medically inexplicable deaths of two men who had attacked a young secretary at a bank machine, only to be found dead hours later with their throats crushed from the inside.
posted by orange swan on Mar 2 at 9:06 PM - 5 comments

The X-Files: The Jersey Devil  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 5

Scully and Mulder go to Atlantic City to investigate the case of a partially eaten body found in the nearby woods.
posted by orange swan on Mar 1 at 9:02 PM - 3 comments

The X-Files: Conduit  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 4

Scully and Mulder travel to Iowa to investigate the strange disappearance of a teenaged girl, and her 8-year-old brother's precocious code-writing ability.
posted by orange swan on Feb 29 at 9:01 PM - 5 comments

The X-Files: Squeeze  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 3

Scully and Mulder pick up the slimy yellow trail of a serial killer who attacks his victims in seemingly secure locations and removes their livers... at 30-year intervals.
posted by orange swan on Feb 28 at 9:00 PM - 10 comments

The X-Files: Deep Throat  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 2

Scully and Mulder travel to Idaho to investigate the disappearance of Lt. Col. Budahas who, according to his wife, began acting strangely and developing a bodily rash, and then was taken into military custody.
posted by orange swan on Feb 27 at 9:11 PM - 6 comments

The X-Files: Pilot  Rewatch   Season 1, Episode 1

FBI agent and medical doctor Dana Scully is assigned to work with Special Agent Fox Mulder in the expectation that she will "apply the proper scientific analysis" to his work. Together the two agents travel to Oregon to investigate the case of a young woman found dead in the woods of no discernible cause.
posted by orange swan on Feb 26 at 9:50 PM - 21 comments

The X-Files: My Struggle IV  Season 11, Episode 10

Mulder and Scully rush to find an on-the-run William while the Cigarette Smoking Man pushes forward with his ultimate plan. [Season finale; CW: exploding people] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 21, 2018 at 8:05 PM - 14 comments

The X-Files: Nothing Lasts Forever  Season 11, Episode 9

While investigating human organ theft, Mulder and Scully uncover a mysterious cult consumed with macabre rituals. [CW: gory surgery and dissection scenes] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 15, 2018 at 7:44 AM - 15 comments

The X-Files: Familiar  Season 11, Episode 8

Mulder and Scully suspect that darker forces are at play as they investigate a brutal animal attack on a little boy in Connecticut. [Official synopsis] [CW: violence to children, mostly unseen] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 8, 2018 at 7:40 AM - 20 comments

The X-Files: Rm9sbG93ZXJz  Season 11, Episode 7

In a world of ever-increasing automation and artificial intelligence, Mulder and Scully find themselves targets in a deadly game of cat and mouse. [Official synopsis] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 1, 2018 at 7:07 AM - 36 comments

The X-Files: Kitten  Season 11, Episode 6

Skinner goes AWOL when his past comes back to haunt him. As Mulder and Scully try to track him down, their growing mistrust of him reaches its apex. [more inside]
posted by potrzebie on Feb 7, 2018 at 10:53 PM - 10 comments

The X-Files: Ghouli  Season 11, Episode 5

When a pair of teenage girls attack one another, each believing the other to be a monster, Mulder and Scully find that their investigation could possibly lead back to their long-lost son, William. [more inside]
posted by potrzebie on Jan 31, 2018 at 11:06 PM - 17 comments

The X-Files: The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat  Season 11, Episode 4

While exploring the idea of the Mandela Effect, in which groups of people remember an alternate history, Mulder and Scully discover how the X-Files may have originated. [more inside]
posted by potrzebie on Jan 24, 2018 at 10:40 PM - 34 comments

The X-Files: Plus One  Season 11, Episode 3

A spate of deaths in which victims are plagued by their own doppelgangers leads Mulder and Scully to a pair of twins playing a dangerous game. Mulder, to Scully: "you and I are gonna jump on I-95 South this morning and get back to our bread and butter." [Yes, it's a Monster of the Week episode!] [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Jan 18, 2018 at 7:14 AM - 13 comments

The X-Files: This  Season 11, Episode 2

Per IMDB, "A chilling secret is revealed when an old friend reaches out to Mulder and Scully in a seemingly impossible way." Per me, "FBI special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully fall asleep on a couch in front of the TV, only to be awoken by a mysterious phone call." [more inside]
posted by ProfLinusPauling on Jan 10, 2018 at 8:28 PM - 30 comments

The X-Files: My Struggle III  Season 11, Episode 1

Picking up after the last event series’ cliffhanger, Mulder and Scully learn that they aren’t the only ones desperately searching for their long-lost son, William. The very fate of the world may depend on it. [more inside]
posted by potrzebie on Jan 3, 2018 at 10:12 PM - 46 comments

The X-Files: Season 10 Postmortem Thread  Season 10 (Full Season)

As requested in a couple of threads for individual episodes, this thread is here so we can talk about the season as a whole. [more inside]
posted by town of cats on Feb 22, 2016 at 9:51 PM - 45 comments

The X-Files: My Struggle II  Season 10, Episode 6

Scully must look within to try and find a cure when people all over the country suddenly start falling gravely ill.
posted by save alive nothing that breatheth on Feb 22, 2016 at 8:43 PM - 63 comments

The X-Files: Babylon  Season 10, Episode 5

When an art gallery that's showing potentially offensive artwork is bombed, Mulder and Scully seek some way to communicate with the comatose bomber in order to prevent a future attack. Meanwhile, a pair of younger FBI agents on the case (guest stars Robbie Amell and Lauren Ambrose) push Mulder and Scully to examine their own beliefs as Scully seeks answers from neuroscience and Mulder from mysticism. [more inside]
posted by town of cats on Feb 15, 2016 at 9:13 PM - 115 comments

The X-Files: Home Again  Season 10, Episode 4

Mulder and Scully are sent to investigate the murder of a city official, which it seems no human could have committed. Meanwhile, Scully deals with a personal tragedy, which brings up many old feelings about the child she gave away for adoption. [more inside]
posted by town of cats on Feb 8, 2016 at 9:19 PM - 64 comments

The X-Files: Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster  Season 10, Episode 3

When a dead body is found in the woods, Mulder and Scully are called in to investigate whether it was an animal attack, a serial killer or just maybe a strange creature as described by eyewitnesses. Meanwhile, Mulder is able to confront some of his own demons about feeling disillusioned with his life's work. [more inside]
posted by town of cats on Feb 1, 2016 at 9:08 PM - 101 comments

The X-Files: Founder's Mutation  Season 10, Episode 2

When a scientist suddenly commits suicide, Mulder and Scully investigate what unseen force may have driven him to it. What they uncover is a laboratory where extreme genetic experimentation has been going on for decades, breeding subjects who possess unexpected and dangerous powers - and who harbor deep resentments. [more inside]
posted by town of cats on Jan 25, 2016 at 9:09 PM - 91 comments

The X-Files: My Struggle  Season 10, Episode 1

This 2016 pilot reintroduces "The X-Files" and reunites Agent Mulder with Dana Scully after the collapse of their relationship when Mulder is engaged by a TV host. Mulder proclaims new evidence that alien abductions have been faked. [more inside]
posted by town of cats on Jan 24, 2016 at 11:05 PM - 120 comments

The X-Files: Field Trip  Rewatch   Season 6, Episode 21

A mystery involving two skeletons leads the agents on a journey in which nothing is quite as it seems. [more inside]
posted by town of cats on Dec 13, 2015 at 7:58 PM - 1 comment

The X-Files: Monday  Rewatch   Season 6, Episode 14

A woman is trapped in an endlessly repeating time loop that ends in a tragic bombing in which Mulder and Scully lose their lives every time. [more inside]
posted by town of cats on Dec 12, 2015 at 2:20 PM - 2 comments

The X-Files: Triangle  Rewatch   Season 6, Episode 3

Lost in the Bermuda Triangle, Mulder believes he has traveled back to 1939 and has to evade Nazis aboard an historic British sailing ship similarly lost, encountering individuals who seem strikingly familiar to him. [more inside]
posted by town of cats on Dec 6, 2015 at 9:01 PM - 11 comments

The X-Files: Drive  Rewatch   Season 6, Episode 2

Mulder finds himself forced to drive a man in a high-speed dash across the Southwest in an effort to prevent the man's head from exploding. [more inside]
posted by town of cats on Nov 15, 2015 at 8:10 PM - 7 comments

The X-Files: Bad Blood  Rewatch   Season 5, Episode 12

After Mulder kills a teenage boy who he believed was a vampire, he and Scully recount the events that led to the killing. [more inside]
posted by town of cats on Nov 8, 2015 at 8:14 PM - 11 comments

The X-Files: The Post-Modern Prometheus  Rewatch   Season 5, Episode 5

Mulder and Scully's investigation of a letter from a single mother leads them to a small mid-Western town where a modern-day Frankenstein lurks, Jerry Springer is an obsession, and Cher plays a significant part. [more inside]
posted by town of cats on Nov 1, 2015 at 8:53 PM - 9 comments

The X-Files: Small Potatoes  Rewatch   Season 4, Episode 20

A town celebrates a surprising number of births in a short span of time, only all the newborns have tails... [more inside]
posted by town of cats on Oct 25, 2015 at 8:14 PM - 5 comments

The X-Files: Never Again  Rewatch   Season 4, Episode 13

Scully takes some time off from Mulder and discovers a man with a jealous tattoo. [more inside]
posted by town of cats on Oct 18, 2015 at 8:25 PM - 6 comments

The X-Files: Home  Rewatch   Season 4, Episode 2

When a deformed baby's body is found buried in a baseball field, Mulder and Scully investigate a family suspected of inbreeding. [more inside]
posted by town of cats on Oct 11, 2015 at 7:33 PM - 9 comments

The X-Files: Jose Chung's From Outer Space  Rewatch   Season 3, Episode 20

An alien abduction of two teenagers with different versions of the same facts prompts a science-fiction novelist to write a book about the incident. However, no one involved with the investigation can tell him the full story with any accuracy. [more inside]
posted by town of cats on Oct 4, 2015 at 8:41 PM - 15 comments

The X-Files: Pusher  Rewatch   Season 3, Episode 17

Mulder and Scully pursue a dying man who can apparently bend others to his will and convince his victims to severely hurt or even kill themselves. [more inside]
posted by town of cats on Sep 13, 2015 at 7:57 PM - 4 comments

The X-Files: Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose  Rewatch   Season 3, Episode 4

Mulder and Scully receive help in the investigation of a murder case from a reluctant psychic. [more inside]
posted by town of cats on Sep 6, 2015 at 10:02 PM - 14 comments

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