The X-Files (1993– )
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The Truth 

Mulder's return leads to him being tried for murder before a military tribunal where he seeks to prove the very existence of an alien conspiracy and justify the maintenance of the X-Files.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Marita Covarrubias
Gibson Praise
Jeffrey Spender (as Chris Bradley Owens)
Mr. X
Melvin Frohike
Richard 'Ringo' Langly


Mulder's return leads to him being tried for murder before a military tribunal where he seeks to prove the very existence of an alien conspiracy and justify the maintenance of the X-Files.

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After 9 years, the truth is finally here...


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19 May 2002 (USA)  »

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Lucy Lawless was originally slated to appear as Shannon McMahon. However, Lawless was experiencing a high-risk pregnancy and was unable to return to the show. See more »


Dana Scully: Mulder, it's me.
Fox Mulder: Oh. Is it time to go?
Dana Scully: No. That's why I'm here. Mulder, I need you to talk to me. Confide in me... or we'll lose.
Fox Mulder: We can't win, Scully. We can only hope to go down fighting.
Dana Scully: You're scaring me. Mulder, I'm so scared that I've just got you back and now I'm going to lose you again.
Fox Mulder: I know what I'm doing.
Dana Scully: Well... whatever you're doing... you have no idea how much has already been lost... What I've had to do...
Fox Mulder: I do know. Skinner told me.
Dana Scully: Our son, Mulder... I gave him up. Our son. ...
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Crazy Credits

In the main title for the ninth season, a piece of paper flashes across the screen listing "FBI Contacts: Witnesses and Contributors." The names on the list are screen names of the series' on-line fans. For episodes #9.01-#9.11, the names were randomly picked from various X-Files message boards. For episodes #9.12-#9.19, the names came from contest entries. See more »


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Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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X-Files :The Truth I can't live with!
18 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

First let me start in saying I was an original. I even have the TV Spots that advertised the X-Files pilot show. I have every season on disc, and watch them all the time. The separate story lines were great as stand alone episodes, but the Alien Conspiracy was the meat & potatoes of the show. It was professionally written and well acted. But after Mulder was kidnapped and enter Agent Doggett and Agent Reyes, I think that Chris Carter was so afraid that those two characters weren't going to be accepted, his writing started to slip a little. Unlike other reviews, I enjoyed Scully's baby and that whole storyline. The Super soldier storyline actually dates back to the very first season. But, it was dropped and forgotten until the last two seasons, which the first show, which was good by the way was with Lucy Lawless. But, it seemed the Super soldier storyline ended to abruptly in the last two hour show. What, just one Super Soldier, that's it? And, why did the helicopters shoot at the mountain range at the end. They couldn't have known Smoking Man was in there. And were did Mulder & Scully go??? And what becomes of Agent Doggett & Reyes?. So, in the end, the truth really wasn't fully told to my satisfaction! But, maybe there's plans to continue the adventures of Mulder & Scully in the works, to go along with the new Movie that will be out in 2006. Who Knows??? Cancerman might. Rumor has it, the man in the mountain at the end was just an alien clone. Do you think?????

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