The X-files

6X09 Tithonus

Scully is called to Assistant Director Kersh's office, she is assigned to partner agent Ritter from the New York City office in the case of a crime scene photographer, Alfred Fellig who is suspected of being involved in the murders that he photographs. After a photograph he took included a clock that showed it was taken before the crime was reported to the police. Mulder stuck carrying out routine FBI background checks, thinks that the case is an X-file but Scully denies it. Meanwhile Fellig photographing another crime scene is stabbed in the back by the murderer, with his fingerprints on the knife left at the scene he is taken in for questioning. Fellig admits to being present at the scene and being wounded, but when Scully checks his back, the wounds have all but healed. Later Scully confronts Fellig who takes her for a drive, stopping he points out a prostitute and tells Scully she is about to die. As they watch a man begins hassling her, Scully rushes to arrest him. But turning to leave the prostitute steps in to the path of a passing truck and is killed. Mulder carrying out a background check on Fellig, discovers his fingerprints on records dating back 149 years. Scully again confronts Fellig, who explains that he sees people who are about to die in black and white. That he himself missed death when he was sick with Yellow Fever and now photographs people dying to try and catch Death's attention. And he may have another chance as he sees Scully in black and white.

Noteworthy Quote

Mulder (On Phone): "Hey, Scully, uh, how's that X-File coming? And before you tell me that it's not an X-File..."

Scully (On Phone): "It is."

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Writer: Vince Gilligan
Director: Michael Watkins

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

Guest Cast:
Mitch Pileggi Assistant Director Skinner
Richard Ruccolo Special Agent Peyton Ritter
Geoffrey Lewis Alfred Fellig
James Pickens Jr Assistant Director Kersh
Ange Pullman Secretary
Nicky Pane Blue Collar Man
Naomi Matsuda Hooker
Matt Gallini Hood
Coby Ryan McLaughlan Young Agent
Joylon Reese Second Young Agent
Javier Grajeada Desk Sergeant
Barry Wiggins NYPD Detective
Don Fermel Ambulance EMT
Dell Yount Truck Driver

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