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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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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6 May 2001 (USA)  »

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This is the last "Monster of the Week" episode to include David Duchovny. His final three appearances on the program would be part of the long running "Mythology" arc... except for the second movie and the 10th season... See more »


When the camera pans down to Agent Harrison's shaking hand holding the gun, her finger is on the trigger. Anyone with law enforcement training on handling a sidearm would know that unless you are taking a shot, you always hold your finger alongside the barrel by the trigger to avoid accidental discharges. Even if her inexperience and nervousness caused Agent Harrison to forget this, Agent Dogget, an experienced and more than competent agent who was observant enough to see that she still had the safety on, should have alerted her to the misstep. See more »


Mulder: Hey. Ready to roll?
Scully: Yeah, let me just get my keys.
Mulder: Hey, don't forget this. Relax the back, breathe in, breathe out.
Scully: How do you know all these things, Mulder?
Mulder: I'm unemployed. I've got a lot of time on my hands. Oprah, I watch a lot of Oprah.
Scully: Thank you for doing this with me.
Mulder: What's the matter?
Scully: I don't know, I... Maybe it's hormones or... I just, I'm just feeling so strange about all of this.
Mulder: This, having a baby, this?
Scully: No. No. Leaving work, I guess. I mean I... I walked out of that office today ...
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References The X Files (1998) See more »

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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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