The X-files

5X20 The End

A twelve year old boy, Gibson Praise sits opposite a Russian man, engaged in a chess game. As the boy announces 'checkmate' and slides back in his chair a shot rings out, killing the Russian. Meanwhile two masked figures close in on the cabin where the Cigarette Smoking Man is in hiding. One of them reveals himself as Krycek, sent to bring the Cigarette Smoking Man back. Assistant Director Skinner calls in Mulder and Scully to assist agent Spender heading up the case. Mulder puts forward the theory that Gibson was the target of the assassin not the Russian, that he slid back out of harms way because he is clairvoyant, another agent Diana Fowley agrees with him. The Cigarette Smoking Man meets with the Well Manicured Man and identifies Gibson as a threat to them. A threat Mulder realises, believing that the boy could hold the key to the conspiracy against the X-files. Scully visits the Lone Gunman and discovers that Mulder and agent Fowley used to be together. Mulder meanwhile offers the suspected assassin immunity from prosecution in return for co-operation, he reveals that Gibson is genetic proof of a link between man and extra terrestrials. As the Cigarette Smoking Man executes his plan, killing the assassin and kidnapping Gibson to deliver to the Syndicate. Mulder's case seems lost and the very existence of the X-files comes under scrutiny. A cause further damaged by a fire in the X-files basement office that threatens to put an end to the X-files for good. Part One

Noteworthy Quote

Mulder: "This was all strategiesed, every move. I just couldn't see it. It was all the plan!"

Scully: "Mulder, whatever you may believe. This time they may have won!"

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Writer: Chris Carter
Director: RW Goodwin

David Duchovny Special Agent Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson Special Agent Dana Scully

Guest Cast:
Mitch Pileggi Assistant Director Skinner
Mimi Rogers Special Agent Diana Fowley
William B Davis Cigarette Smoking Man
Chris Owens Special Agent Spender
John Neville Well Manicured Man
Bruce Harwood Byers
Tom Braidwood Frohike
Dean Haglund Langly
Nicolas Lea Alex Krycek
Jeff Gulka Gibson Praise
Martin Ferraro Shooter
Don S Williams 1st Elder
George Murdock 2nd Elder
John Moore 3rd Elder
Patrick Phillips Clinician #1
Paul Moniz de SA Clinician #2
John Trottier Clinician #3
Orest Blankavich Russian

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