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Movie: The X Files: I Want to Believe

Six years after cutting ties with the FBI, Scully is a staff physician at a Catholic hospital and Mulder is clipping newspaper articles and throwing pencils into the ceiling of the remote farmhouse in which they live, when they are asked to lend their paranormal investigation expertise to an FBI task force after a former priest claims to be receiving psychic visions pertaining to a kidnapped agent.
posted by orange swan on Sep 16, 2020 - 6 comments

The X-Files: Release  Rewatch   Season 9, Ep 17

Doggett investigates a case that may be linked to his son's abduction and murder, with the assistance of an FBI cadet who has an uncanny level of deductive ability.
posted by orange swan on Sep 13, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: Scary Monsters  Rewatch   Season 9, Ep 14

Leyla Harrison alerts Scully, Doggett, and Reyes to a case she believes is an X-File and that involves a young boy named Tommy Conlon, whose mother stabbed herself sixteen times, whose cat clawed its own stomach open, and whose father has retreated with Tommy to a remote mountain dwelling.
posted by orange swan on Sep 10, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: Underneath  Rewatch   Season 9, Ep 12

Robert Fassl, a serial killer whom Doggett caught at the scene of a triple murder in his NYPD beat cop days in 1989, is released after fresh DNA evidence exonerates him. Doggett is convinced Fassl is guilty and his and Scully's and Reyes' further investigation of the evidence reveals truths he finds hard to accept.
posted by orange swan on Sep 8, 2020 - 3 comments

The X-Files: Audrey Pauley  Rewatch   Season 9, Ep 11

Moments after Monica drops John at his place, a drunk driver crashes his vehicle into hers, and Monica awakens in a strangely simplified version of a hospital, where the only other occupants are a few other confused and frightened patients, where there are no signs on the walls and the patient charts are gibberish, and where the hospital itself seems to be suspended in a black void.
posted by orange swan on Sep 7, 2020 - 4 comments

The X-Files: Hellbound  Rewatch   Season 9, Ep 8

Hours after a man describes his nightmares and waking visions of people being skinned alive to his anger management therapy group, he is found to have been murdered in exactly the same manner, and Reyes, Doggett, and Scully discover that the gruesome murder is part of a pattern of serial killings that repeats itself every 40 years.
posted by orange swan on Sep 4, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: John Doe  Rewatch   Season 9, Ep 7

Doggett wakes up in Sangradura, Mexico, to find that he has no wallet or ID on him, and that he has no memory of how he got there, or even who he is.
posted by orange swan on Sep 3, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: The Lord of the Flies  Rewatch   Season 9, Ep 5

After a teenaged amateur stunt performer is killed while performing a daring act for a local cable reality show, Scully, Doggett, and Reyes discover that the boy died not from the crash but from a swarm of flies that attacked his brain so aggressively that his skull collapsed.
posted by orange swan on Sep 1, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: 4D  Rewatch   Season 9, Ep 4

Doggett experiences a day in which he and Reyes are on an operation involving a serial killer known for his inexplicable escapes, and Reyes is murdered and he's shot; meanwhile Reyes is happily moving into her new apartment and Doggett had just brought her a housewarming present of Polish sausages... when she gets a call from Skinner saying that Doggett's been found shot in an alley.
posted by orange swan on Aug 31, 2020 - 6 comments

The X-Files: Dæmonicus  Rewatch   Season 9, Ep 3

Doggett, Reyes, and Scully investigate a double murder with Satanic ritual overtones and connections to the inhabitants of a mental institution.
posted by orange swan on Aug 30, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: Alone  Rewatch   Season 8, Ep 19

With Scully on maternity leave, Doggett is assigned an enthusiastic but inexperienced new partner, Agent Leyla Harrison, and together they investigate the murder of an elderly man and the disappearance of his son, in which the only clues are traces of slime by the body and on the window sill at the murder scene.
posted by orange swan on Aug 25, 2020 - 5 comments

The X-Files: Empedocles  Rewatch   Season 8, Ep 17

Reyes enlists Mulder's help in a case involving a series of killings that may be connected to the murder of Doggett's son years ago, and Scully is hospitalized due to pregnancy complications.
posted by orange swan on Aug 23, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: Medusa  Rewatch   Season 8, Ep 12

When an undercover transit cop is found on a subway car with more than a third of his body tissue eaten away, Doggett leads a team of professionals into the tunnel while Scully analyzes whatever evidence they gather in an concerted effort to find out who, or what, killed him.
posted by orange swan on Aug 18, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: The Gift  Rewatch   Season 8, Ep 11

Following up on one of Mulder's old cases in the hope of discovering some clue to his current whereabouts, Doggett finds that Mulder falsified case reports and visited the town of Squamash, Pennsylvania, where he shot three rounds at someone or something, and that the townspeople there are determined to prevent him from finding out what.
posted by orange swan on Aug 17, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: Badlaa  Rewatch   Season 8, Ep 10

Scully and Doggett are called to New York to investigate after a businessman is found dead in his hotel room twenty minutes after checking in upon his return from India, and the only clue is a pair of tiny handprints near the body.
posted by orange swan on Aug 16, 2020 - 5 comments

The X-Files: Salvage  Rewatch   Season 8, Ep 9

Scully and Doggett investigate the case of a salvage yard worker who died of a lengthy, debilitating, and undiagnosed illness, and reappeared as an apparently indestructible and unstoppable version of his former self, and with scores to settle.
posted by orange swan on Aug 15, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: Surekill  Rewatch   Season 8, Ep 8

Scully and Doggett investigate the murder of a realtor who had burst into a police station late at night, yelling that someone was going to kill him, and who, after the police locked him in a cell, screamed that he still wasn't safe, and was shot in the head seconds later by a bullet coming from the roof of the police station.
posted by orange swan on Aug 14, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: Via Negativa  Rewatch   Season 8, Ep 7

While Scully takes time off to deal with a medical issue relating to her pregnancy, Doggett and Skinner investigate a religious cult leader who kills his followers in their sleep.
posted by orange swan on Aug 13, 2020 - 3 comments

The X-Files: Redrum  Rewatch   Season 8, Ep 6

A happily married and successful lawyer, who is a friend of John Doggett's, wakes up on a Friday morning in jail for the murder of his wife, an incident he has no memory of. He is shot to death by his father-in-law during his transfer to another prison, only to wake up back in his jail cell on Thursday morning.
posted by orange swan on Aug 12, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: Invocation  Rewatch   Season 8, Ep 5

Scully and Doggett investigate after a missing seven-year-old boy reappears... ten years after his disappearance at age seven.
posted by orange swan on Aug 11, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: Roadrunners  Rewatch   Season 8, Ep 4

When Utah police find a murder victim with inexplicable medical issues and contact the FBI for help, Scully decides to handle the assignment on her own, but when she stops in a tiny, backward town a few miles away from her destination in order to get gas, the townspeople don't want her to leave.
posted by orange swan on Aug 10, 2020 - 6 comments

The X-Files: Patience  Rewatch   Season 8, Ep 3

Scully and Doggett go to Idaho to investigate the gruesome murder of an elderly couple by an unidentified creature that has four toes and leaves footprints twenty feet apart.
posted by orange swan on Aug 9, 2020 - 6 comments

The X-Files: Brand X  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 18

Skinner calls in Mulder and Scully after a research scientist and former employee of Morley Tobacco who intended to testify against the company is found dead in his bathroom with his mouth, trachea, and lungs eaten away, the night before his court appearance, though the house had been under close guard by Skinner and a team of FBI agents, and there were no signs of forced entry or a struggle.
posted by orange swan on Aug 2, 2020 - 4 comments

The X-Files: Chimera  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 16

Skinner sends Mulder to Bethany, Vermont, after the daughter of a federal judge disappears from her home and the only clues are a broken mirror and four deep claw marks on a mantelpiece. Meanwhile Scully toughs it out on an uncomfortable stakeout and tries to figure out the connection between six missing prostitutes and a mystery blond woman who is seen entering clubs, but never leaving them.
posted by orange swan on Jul 31, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: Theef  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 14

Mulder and Scully investigate after a successful, award-winning doctor's father-in-law is found hanged and with his throat slit, and the only two clues are a figure made of graveyard soil in his bed, and the word "THEEF" written on the walls in his blood.
posted by orange swan on Jul 29, 2020 - 7 comments

The X-Files: X-Cops  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 12

An officer of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, accompanied by a crew from the reality series COPS, responds to a call about a monster attack, and encounters Mulder and Scully, who are investigating multiple reports of monsters in the area.
posted by orange swan on Jul 27, 2020 - 6 comments

The X-Files: Signs & Wonders  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 9

Mulder and Scully go to Blessing, Tennessee, to investigate after a young man is found sitting in his otherwise empty locked car, dead of 116 snakebites from 50 different snakes.
posted by orange swan on Jul 24, 2020 - 4 comments

The X-Files: The Amazing Maleeni  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 8

Mulder and Scully investigate after a small-time stage magician performing in a Santa Monica carnival does a trick in which his head rotates 360 degrees, and is found dead shortly after the end of the show, with his head severed from his body.
posted by orange swan on Jul 23, 2020 - 5 comments

The X-Files: Orison  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 7

In a sequel to "Irresistible", Donnie Pfaster escapes from prison with just one thing on his mind: the woman who escaped him five years before.
posted by orange swan on Jul 22, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: Rush  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 5

Mulder and Scully go to Virginia to investigate after a high school boy is accused of killing a deputy sheriff with a flashlight in a blow so ferocious it forced the deputy's glasses through the back of his head, and claims that it happened in the space of ten seconds without his ever seeing anyone near the deputy.
posted by orange swan on Jul 20, 2020 - 4 comments

The X-Files: Millennium   Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 4

When a retired FBI agent commits suicide and then disappears from his grave a week after burial, leaving his fingerprints behind on the lid of his coffin, Mulder and Scully seek out ex-Millennium Group member Frank Black for assistance in finding the man responsible.
posted by orange swan on Jul 19, 2020 - 5 comments

The X-Files: Hungry  Rewatch   Season 7, Ep 3

After a Lucky Boy patron is found minus his brain, Mulder begins to suspect a Lucky Boy employee is struggling to hide and suppress an unusual eating disorder.
posted by orange swan on Jul 18, 2020 - 4 comments

The X-Files: Milagro  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 18

A writer who lives next door to Mulder, and who demonstrates an unsettling level of interest in Scully, becomes the prime suspect in a series of killings in which the heart is removed from the victims' bodies without surgical incision.
posted by orange swan on Jul 11, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: Trevor  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 17

Agents Mulder and Scully pursue a ruthless escaped convict in Mississippi who is capable of passing through solid matter at will, and who seems to be in search of something he believes to be his.
posted by orange swan on Jul 10, 2020 - 3 comments

The X-Files: Alpha  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 16

After a Wanshang Dhole, a species of dog long believed to have been extinct, kills two merchant seamen and escapes from its freight crate en route from China to the U.S., Mulder and Scully try to track it down with the help of an introverted canine expert, and the enigmatic cryptozoologist who claims he initially found and captured the dog.
posted by orange swan on Jul 9, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: Arcadia  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 15

Mulder and Scully go undercover as a married couple in a planned community in San Diego County, California, where people who don't follow the extensive and exacting homeowner regulations mysteriously disappear.
posted by orange swan on Jul 8, 2020 - 6 comments

The X-Files: Agua Mala  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 13

Arthur Dales asks Mulder to come to Florida during a rising hurricane after a neighbouring family disappears.
posted by orange swan on Jul 6, 2020 - 6 comments

The X-Files: Tithonus  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 10

When a young agent notices that a certain New York City crime scene photographer has an suspiciously uncanny knack of being first on the scene whenever someone dies, A.D. Kersh assigns Scully to the case.
posted by orange swan on Jul 3, 2020 - 4 comments

The X-Files: Terms of Endearment  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 7

After a pregnant woman in Hollins, Virginia has a nightmare in which a demon takes her baby from her, she wakes to find she is no longer pregnant, and is accused of infanticide. Her sheriff brother turns to Jeffrey Spender, who discards the case, but Mulder rescues it from the garbage and goes to Virginia to investigate.
posted by orange swan on Jun 30, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: How the Ghosts Stole Christmas  Rewatch   Season 6, Ep 6

On Christmas Eve, Mulder asks Scully to meet him outside an uninhabited house believed to be haunted by the spirits of two lovers, Lyda and Maurice, who died in a suicide pact in 1917.
posted by orange swan on Jun 29, 2020 - 5 comments

The X-Files: Folie à Deux  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 19

Mulder goes to Oak Brook, Illinois to perform a threat assessment after a vinyl siding company employee sends an anonymous, audio-taped manifesto to a local radio station, on which he speaks of a monster at the company who "hides in the light", and who must be killed.
posted by orange swan on Jun 21, 2020 - 6 comments

The X-Files: All Souls  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 17

After a severely disabled sixteen-year-old girl, who had been adopted by a couple from Scully's church, is found dead in the street in the middle of the night, kneeling and genuflecting and with her eyes burned out, Father McCue asks Scully to look into the case.
posted by orange swan on Jun 19, 2020 - 3 comments

The X-Files: Mind's Eye  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 16

After a blind woman named Marty Glenn is found in the apartment of a murdered drug dealer in Delaware, the Wilmington police appeal to Mulder and Scully, whom they hope can explain how Marty could have murdered anyone with a single surgical cut to the right kidney.
posted by orange swan on Jun 18, 2020 - 4 comments

The X-Files: Travelers  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 15

In 1990, a dying man's final word — "Mulder" — leads Mulder to Arthur Dales, a retired FBI agent, who tells him about a case he worked with Mulder's father in 1952, during the height of McCarthyism.
posted by orange swan on Jun 17, 2020 - 4 comments

The X-Files: Kill Switch  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 11

When the body of a renowned computer programmer who had disappeared in 1979 is found among a number of dead street level coke dealers after a shoot out in a seedy diner, Mulder and Scully take his laptop to the Lone Gunmen to find out what he had been working on.
posted by orange swan on Jun 13, 2020 - 3 comments

The X-Files: Chinga  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 10

While on vacation in Maine, Scully enters a grocery store where all the customers and staff had suddenly began clawing at their own faces when a young widow briefly visited the store with her young daughter and her daughter's doll.
posted by orange swan on Jun 12, 2020 - 6 comments

The X-Files: Schizogeny  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 9

Mulder and Scully investigate a case in Coats Grove, Michigan, involving the death of a man who was found sucked down into a pit of mud and tree roots after an argument with his stepson, and a 16-year-old boy who is suspected of a murder that it seems physically impossible for him to have committed.
posted by orange swan on Jun 11, 2020 - 2 comments

The X-Files: Kitsunegari  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 8

In a sequel to "Pusher", Robert Patrick Modell recuperates enough from his injuries to break out of the prison hospital, and Mulder tries to figure out what Modell's new game is.
posted by orange swan on Jun 10, 2020 - 3 comments

The X-Files: Detour  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 4

While on their way to a team-building seminar, Mulder and Scully are sidetracked by an investigation into the unexplained disappearance of several people in the woods of Northern Florida.
posted by orange swan on Jun 6, 2020 - 6 comments

The X-Files: Elegy  Rewatch   Season 4, Ep 22

Mulder and Scully investigate after a Washington, D.C. bowling alley owner sees a badly injured, bleeding blond girl wedged inside one of his pinspotter carriages, and rushes out to the street to call for help, only to discover that the police are already on the scene because the girl's dead body is lying outside, beside a car.
posted by orange swan on May 31, 2020 - 3 comments

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