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Scully is finishing up the autopsy of a person at a hospital. A file mix-up involving the autopsy folder and another patient's x-ray leads Scully to discover a former lover of hers has been... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Colleen Azar
Margaret 'Maggie' Waterston
Stephen Hornyak ...
Dr. Kopeikan
Victoria Faerber ...
Nurse #1
Dr. Daniel Waterston
Carol Banker ...
Nurse #2 (as Elayn Taylor)
Nurse #3


Scully is finishing up the autopsy of a person at a hospital. A file mix-up involving the autopsy folder and another patient's x-ray leads Scully to discover a former lover of hers has been admitted at the hospital. Meeting with him again causes Scully to re-examine the decisions she has made in her life, leading to her where she is to today. Written by Muldernscully

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9 April 2000 (USA)  »

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When Scully visits her friend Dr Waterston in the hospital, the sign for Elevators & Pulmonary Care is misspelled: Pulminary. See more »


You can clearly see the string pulling the apothecary sign. See more »


Scully: Time passes in moments... moments which, rushing past, define the path of a life, just as surely as they lead towards its end. How rarely do we stop to examine that path, to see the reasons why all things happen, to consider whether the path we take in life is our own making, or simply one into which we drift with eyes closed. But what if we could stop, pause to take stock of each precious moment before it passes? Might we then see the endless forks in the road that have shaped a life? And, ...
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Referenced in The X-Files: Trust No 1 (2002) See more »


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Skully does not do Dallas
1 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

This Ep started out with Tension - The Sexual Tension which had been Held at Equilibrium for the previous 7 years. This Cardinal Rule was broken at the beginning of this Ep. But it was broken for a very good reason and an equally good episode.

The thing the two Leads in a Series ought to Never Do - And Skully was awkward with it for the rest of the Episode.

The interesting thing here is the way this is introduced, we are shown an image of a Morning After. What happened The Night Before is not mentioned. Not here, and not in the rest of the series, except for one episode of the 9th Season by someone whose knowledge of the event is as mysterious as they were.

We see right off the bat, Mulder is fine with this change in status between the two, but Skully-all of a sudden she is not as supportive of Mulder as she was previously. For the first time, she tells Mulder outright that this particular effort he wants to embark on is Worthless.

For the first time, Skully refuses to go to an X-File with Mulder, and what does he do? He's OK with it, he'll go by himself.

And leaves Skully with some suspiciously New-Age things to check out. A woman who makes Computer generated predictions of the variations on Mandelbrot Set that may be made into Crop Circles.

I don't know if Gillian Anderson is into New Age things, Skully is basically against these things. At least The Skully that Mulder met in Season 1 - She would refuse to grant any credibility to any form of alternate Medicine or Healing.

Which is what makes this a very interesting X-Files X-File. There are times when we need to stop the clock and see what is happening around us.

And so this is about, what Skully Would have done, and what Skully does do in the present time. It's about the Subtle changes a person goes through, it's never all at once, it's always gradual like this. In this Episode, the Herald of that change is the mysterious Woman with the White hat - Who becomes Mulder at the end of the Episode. Actually, not really the Herald of Change, but the Herald of the Knowledge that things have changed. Because Skully would have just gone about her business and never would have known anything had happened, except for the unusual circumstances in this episode.

The Skully of Season 1 never would have looked for a Holistic Healer - But this Skully in an almost out-of-character way brings the Holistic Healer to her friend.

Which means, it was out of character in the past - But it is not now.

How many times, have we said to ourselves, "I'd never do that" - Or of someone else, "They'd never do that" and then it gets done?

It's because we did not know ourselves or others as well as we thought.

Sometimes, little changes with a person - Sometimes, nothing changes, except everything.

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