The X-files

4X07 Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man

Agents Mulder and Scully meet with Frohike at the Lone Gunman offices, Frohike informs them about the secret past of the mysterious Cigarette Smoking Man, who has been one step ahead of them through out their time on the X-files. Frohike tells them what he has learnt, how the Cigarette Smoking Man was orphaned as a baby after the death of his communist father by electrocution and his mother from lung cancer. He joined the army where he became friends with a young Bill Mulder, until he was recruited by a shadowy conspiracy working within the government whilst an Army Captain. How he was involved in the assassination of both John F Kennedy and Martin Luther King, both icons of hope for their generation. The Cigarette Smoking Man quickly became a powerful player in the shadowy world he inhabits, always striving to remain hidden in the shadows. He worked along side Deep Throat, who would later become Mulder's first contact within the conspiracy. Together they were witness to or had a hand in many world events and were the first people in the US to carry out the murder of an extra terrestrial biological entity, the sole survivor of a UFO crash on US soil. Working with a vengeance to conceal the truth at any cost the Cigarette Smoking Man found a purpose to his otherwise empty life. Shadowing Mulder and Scully in their work on the X-files, could it be that they too are ultimately a part of the Cigarette Smoking Man's sinister plans.

Noteworthy Quote

Cigarette Smoking Man to Deep Throat: "Once again, tonight, the course of human history will be set by two unknown men standing in the shadows."

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Writer: Glen Morgan
Director: James Wong

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

Guest Cast:
William B Davis Cigarette Smoking Man
Chris Owens Young Cigarette Smoking Man
Colin Lawrence The Troop Leader
Dean Aylesworth Young Bill Mulder
Morgan Weisser Lee Harvey Oswald
Anthony Ashbee The Corporal
Donnelly Rhodes General Francis
Peter Mele The Mob Man
Dan Zukovic Agent Man
Gonzalo Canton Cuban Man
Steve Oatway The Supervisor
David Fredericks The Director
Peter Hanlon The Aid
Michael St John Smith The Major General
Paul Jarrett James Earl Ray
Laurie Murdoch Lydon
Marc Baur Matlock
Jude Zachary Jones
Jerry Hardin Deep Throat
Tom Braidwood Frohike
Bruce Harwood Byers

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