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7X04 The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati

Mulder's mother goes to see a comatosed Mulder in hospital. However the Cigarette Smoking Man injects Mulder with a substance that wakes him from his coma. Scully is approached by Kritschgau who explains that Mulder's illness is due to exposure to the rubbings from the UFO, that has reactivated the alien virus that he was exposed to in Tunguska. Assistant Director Skinner calls to tell Scully that Mulder has gone missing from the hospital, but that he can not help her as his position has been compromised. The Cigarette Smoking Man tells Mulder that the only way to survive is to leave the X-files behind and enter a kind of witness protection program. Scully is visited by Albert Holsteen who warns her that she must save Mulder to save mankind. Scully receives a book on Native American practices which has symbols on the cover that match the symbols from the UFO. The book contains details of a coming mass extinction that can only be stopped by one man. Scully realises that the Cigarette Smoking Man kidnapped Mulder, believing that his condition is protection against a coming plague. Scully approaches Agent Fowley and pleads with her to help save Mulder, causing her to question the Cigarette Smoking Man's motives towards Mulder. Kritschgau is killed by Krycek and the evidence about the UFO he stole from Scully is destroyed. Agent Fowley comes through with information that allows Scully to rescue Mulder but Fowley pays with her life. Part Three

Noteworthy Quote

Michael Kritschgau to Scully: "Two years ago your partner was infected with a virus he claimed was alien. A virus reactivated in him by exposure to a source of energy also alien. Agent Mulder is living proof of what he tried so long to substantiate: the existence of alien life."

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Writer: David Duchovny
Chris Carter
Director: Michael Watkins

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
Nicholas Lea Alex Krycek
Jerry Hardin Deep Throat
John Finn Michael Kritschgau
Martin Grey Agent Flagler
Rebecca Toolan Mrs Mulder
Floyd Red Crow Westerman Albert Hosteen
Brian George Project Doctor
Warren Sweeney Dr Harriman
Fritz Greve Bearded Man
Anthony Anselmi Paramedic
Andrew & Steven Cavarno Dream Boy
Arlene Pileggi Assistant Director Skinner's secretary
Megan Leitch Samantha Mulder
David Brisbin 2nd Doctor
Henry Schwartz Toddler

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