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To celebrate Chris Carter's 55th Birthday, I present my current 23 (10 + 13) favorite hours from his masterpiece, "The X-Files", in the order of their release...
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1.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Beyond the Sea (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Scully believes that the pyschic predictions of a death row inmate are the only hope in the kidnapping of two college students. (45 mins.)
 
2.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Fresh Bones (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The death of a Marine, who allegedly committed suicide, unearths a disturbing truth at a Haitian refugee camp. (45 mins.)
 
3.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
A man with psychic powers assists the agents with the hunt for a killer. (45 mins.)
 
4.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: The List (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Enemies of a prison inmate who was executed in the electric chair begin dying one by one. (45 mins.)
 
5.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Scully recounts the investigation of an alleged UFO encounter for a famous author researching his latest novel. (45 mins.)
 
6.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Paper Hearts (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
An incarcerated serial killer claims Mulder's sister was one of his many victims. (45 mins.)
 
7.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Unrequited (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
To stop the murders of military officials by an unseen assassin, Mulder and Scully must apprehend an embittered Vietnam War veteran who can make himself invisible to his victims. (45 mins.)
 
8.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Tempus Fugit (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
While investigating the unexplained crash of a commercial airliner the agents' search for answers leads to the bottom of a desolate lake and a startling discovery. (45 mins.)
 
9.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Max (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
The investigation continues for agents Mulder and Scully of the apparent downing of Flight 549 by a UFO. They encounter deadly opposition from the military which continues to cover up the truth of incident. (45 mins.)
 
10.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Kill Switch (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The brutal murder of a renowned computer programmer leads Mulder and Scully to investigate an artificial intelligence program loose on the Internet that has begun evolving on its own. (45 mins.)
 
11.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Bad Blood (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  
Scully and Mulder each recount their version of events that led Mulder to drive a stake through the heart of a Texas teenager he claims was a vampire. (45 mins.)
 
12.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: All Souls (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
When a girl dies a mysterious death, Scully and Mulder discover more girls' lives are at stake in a divine battle of good versus evil. (45 mins.)
 
13.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Terms of Endearment (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Mulder suspects demon fetal harvesting when a woman claims her unborn child had a horn and tail and was taken by a devil while she slept... (45 mins.)
 
14.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Two Fathers (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The reappearance of Cassandra Spender and the return of the faceless alien rebels threatens to expose The Syndicate. Cigarette Smoking Man reveals all about the alien conspiracy to a new protege he trusts to help his work continue. (45 mins.)
 
15.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: One Son (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Agents Mulder and Scully find themselves under strict quarantine after coming into contact with Cassandra Spender. Meanwhile, the suspicious Diana Fowley increases her loyalties to the Cigarette Smoking Man. (45 mins.)
 
16.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Arcadia (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Scully and Mulder go undercover as husband and wife in a high-class planned community where several couples have gone missing. (45 mins.)
 
17.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Milagro (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A writer infatuated with Scully moves in next door to Mulder and then becomes the prime suspect in a series of killings in which each victim had their heart removed from their body. (45 mins.)
 
18.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: The Unnatural (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Mulder uncovers a story involving a Negro baseball player in the 1940s who played for a minor league team in Roswell. When in a photograph he sees the Alien Bounty Hunter it is assumed that Josh Exley, the baseball player in question, might just be alien himself. (45 mins.)
 
19.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Orison (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Five years have passed since Scully escaped from Donnie Pfaster, an obsessed death fetishist. When Reverend Orison helps the madman escape from prison he immediately turns to the one that got away...Scully. (45 mins.)
 
20.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Sein und Zeit (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The strange disappearance of a little girl leads Mulder to make connections with previous unexplained cases of missing children. Scully believes he is becoming obsessed with the case by associating it with the abduction of his sister. (45 mins.)
 
21.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Closure (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
With help from a police psychic, Mulder continues to search for clues about Samantha's abduction and ultimately finds the long sought after answers concerning her fate. (45 mins.)
 
22.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Invocation (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Doggett and Scully once again butt heads on their latest X-File which involves a boy who has returned after being missing for ten years but still appears to be seven years old, the age he was the day he was abducted. (45 mins.)
 
23.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Via Negativa (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
While Scully tends to her secret, Doggett and Skinner team up to track a cult leader who may be a psychic assassin. (45 mins.)