The X-Files: Season 8, Episode 19

Alone (6 May 2001)
"The X Files" Alone (original title)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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A bizarre reptilian creature captures Doggett and his new Mulder-obsessed partner underground and only a X-Files deposed Mulder can help them.



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Episode credited cast:
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Salamander Man
Dr. Herman Stites
Pathology Assistant
Tony Ketcham ...
Gary Sacks
Arlen Sacks


A bizarre reptilian creature captures Doggett and his new Mulder-obsessed partner underground and only a X-Files deposed Mulder can help them.

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Scully can be seen handling the two coins fused together from episode #6.4, "Dreamland" and the dog tag from episode #3.22 "Quagmire". She also gives Doggett the Apollo 11 medallion from Max. Agent Leyla Harrison mentions that their suspect may be "a liver eating mutant", saying that Mulder and Scully have killed one. This is a reference to episodes #1.2, "Squeeze" and #1.20, "Tooms". See more »


FBI Agent Leyla Harrison: Can I ask you something?
Mulder: Sure.
FBI Agent Leyla Harrison: When you went to Antartica to save Agent Scully from being taken by that spaceship, and you ran out of gas in your Snow-Cat, how did you get back?
Scully: Um, well first of all it was never actually proven that it was a spaceship.
Mulder: It wasn't?
Scully: Well no what...
Mulder: Proven?
Scully: No what happened was that we fell off of something...
Mulder: Something?
Scully: ...that rose out of the ice
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A tribute to Mulder and Scully
4 February 2008 | by (Sandy, UT, United States) – See all my reviews

Alone is a great episode from season 8. I have grown to really like Spotnitz as a solo writer for episodes and he did a good job directing this one as well. His first attempt to do so. What I enjoyed about the episode was not necessarily the X-File case so much as the little hints and tributes throughout the episode to the Mulder and Scully era which has now come to a close. This tribute is done very effectively through mementos such as the Apollo keychain and through character Leyla Harrison who represents the way that anyone one of us fans would probably act if we were to be assigned as an agent on the X-Files. "That could be bile." Haha. I love that Doggett has now completely taken over as the lead agent and seeing him in this capacity shows me that if he had been able to get a strong supporting character he could easily have carried the show longer. But the past is past. I enjoy watching Doggett annoyed by Agent Harrison's retarded comments about "if Mulder and Scully were here..." and especially when he finally tells her that they aren't here. I give the episode an 8 out of 10.

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