The X-files

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Scully is released from hospital and returns to work, keeping her pregnancy secret. Only to discover other agents going over the X-files basement office. Assistant Director Skinner explains that newly promoted Deputy Director Kersh has ordered a man hunt for Mulder. Kersh has assigned agent John Doggett to the case and expects Scully and AD Skinner to co-operate with the investigation, warning that any mention of an alien connection will result in their dismissal. AD Skinner and Scully comply but secretly begin their own investigation in to Mulder's disappearance. Scully is suspicious of Agent Doggett, especially when she discovers that her phone is being tapped and later when her computer is stolen. Investigating at Mulder's apartment she discovers his computer missing as well, more bizarrely her building superintendent claims to have seen Mulder. Meanwhile AD Skinner enlists the help of the Lone Gunman in tracking the movements of the UFO after Mulder's abduction. When Mulder is again spotted, this time at the FBI, Doggett tells Scully that he believes that Mulder is dying from the affects of his unusual brain activity problem the year before and wants to save the X-files from being uncovered as a failure. So he staged his disappearance and is destroying all the evidence. AD Skinner disputes this, having been a witness to his abduction. The Lone Gunman discover that the UFO is in the Arizona Desert, probably preparing to abduct another victim. And Scully thinks she knows who.

Notewothy Quote

Doggett: "Ever see an alien, Agent Scully?"

Scully: "You want me to go on record? I will go on record to say this: that I have seen things that I cannot explain. I have observed phenomena that I cannot deny."

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Writer: Chris Carter
Director: Kim Manners

David Duchovny Special Agent Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson Special Agent Dana Scully
Robert Patrick Special Agent John Doggett

Guest Cast:
Mitch Pileggi Assistant Director Skinner
Dean Haglund Langly
Bruce Harwood Byers
Tom Braidwood Frohike
James Pickering Jr Deputy Director Kersh
Jeff Gulka Gibson Praise
Kirk BR Woller Special Agent Gene Crane
Jonathan Palmer Principal
Marc Gomes Special Agent Danny Mosely
Christine Firkins Thea Sprecher
Marty Zagon Mr Coeben
Jo-Ann Dean Secretary
Dondre Whitfield Agent

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