The X-Files: Season 7, Episode 18

Brand X (16 Apr. 2000)
"The X Files" Brand X (original title)

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Episode credited cast:
Daniel Brimley
Ashman / Darryl Weaver
Anne Voss
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dr. Peter Voss
Dr. Jim Scobie
Joan Scobie
Michael Hungerford ...
Thomas Gastall (as Mike Hungerford)
Ron Marasco ...
Greg Poland ...
Second Windbreaker Man
Arthur Rosenberg ...
Lead Counsel
Security Man
Dr. Libby Nance


A potential witness in a high-profile tobacco case under Skinner's supervision, is found dead in his bathroom from mysterious circumstances. Skinner asks Mulder and Scully to assist him in the investigation. They find a man who smokes a unique kind of cigarettes, the second-hand smoke of which, has deadly results for the inhaler. Written by Muldernscully

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One of the better season 7 episodes.
6 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Though it could clearly be seen as a propaganda episode for anti-smoking, this was clearly one of the best episodes of season 7. Ifelt as if it really got back more to the moody atmosphere that made the earlier seasons so much better. You also have Tobin Bell, who has been made famous by his character of Jigsaw from the Saw movies. Bell gives one of the best performances that i have seen in any of the episodes. In this episode the agents investigate the global Morley tobacco company. The same company that CSM smokes. The end of the episode closes out similar to the tense unresolved endings of earlier episodes.

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