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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At 35:57 we see Moulder's preference for SPITZ brand original sunflower seeds. See more »

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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 »

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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: No, what... what...
Mulder: Proven?
Scully: What happened was that we fell off of something...
Mulder: Something?
Scully: ...that rose out of the ice
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The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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How does a Sno-cat run when it's out of gas?
16 October 2007 | by (Roy, Utah) – See all my reviews

With Mulder kicked out of the FBI, and Agent Scully going on maternity leave, Doggett is left alone to manage the x-files, or so he thinks. Shortly after Scully leaves, Agent Leyla Harrison shows up to tell Doggett that she is her new partner.

Frank Spotnitz wrote and directed this episode. On the audio commentary for the episode, Spotnitz reveals that he wanted this episode to be more about the characters than the monster. He said this was because it was Duchovny's final Monster of the Week episode and he wanted to do a tribute to Mulder and Scully. So he intentionally wrote a very basic monster so that the focus wouldn't be on it.

Spotnitz accomplished his goal well. Scully reminisces over some mementos from previous cases. She even gives her Apollo 11 medallion from Mulder to Doggett to thank him. Agent Harrison is used as a character to represent the X-Files fans. She herself is a fan of Mulder and Scully, working on all their travel expenses in accounting. Spotnitz also said that we wanted to include Danny in the episode, but couldn't because of time restraints.

As always, Mulder shows great concern for Scully. We even get to see Mulder eating sunflower seeds for one last time.

I still can't believe that Mulder would tell Doggett to fire at the sound of this voice AND that Doggett would actually fire at the sound of Mulder's voice. Luckily, Doggett hits his target half-blind.

As Spotnitz himself admits, Alone doesn't have a great story or monster. It's all about the characters, and that's why I like it. Mulder is even nice to Doggett. Alone is a fine tribute to Mulder and Scully and all the x-philes who have watched the show over the years.


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