The X-Files (1993– )
7.7/10
3,603
17 user 4 critic

Conduit 

Mulder becomes obsessed with solving a case that closely parallels an "encounter" he experienced as a child.

Director:

Writers:

(created by), | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $1.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
...
Kip (as Don Gibb)
...
...
Section Chief Scott Blevins
...
...
Holtzman
...
...
...
Fourth Man
Glen Roald ...
M.E. Worker
Mauricio Mercado ...
Coroner
Edit

Storyline

Mulder and Scully travel to Sioux City to investigate the disappearance of a teenager, Ruby Morris, whose mother Darlene claims was abducted by aliens. There's some reluctance on the part of the FBI to even open an X-File on the matter until Mulder finds that the Darlene was also supposedly abducted during a girl scout outing when she was a teenager. Ruby had something of a wild reputation and the local authorities believe she may have run off with a biker. Ruby's younger brother Kevin is seeing something on the television that he can translate into binary code, something that is of interest to the NSA. For Mulder, the case is far too reminiscent of his sister Samantha's abduction by aliens when he was 12 and she 8 years old. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 October 1993 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| (blu-ray)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Tessa's appointment with her doctor is on August 7th. This is David Duchovny's birthday. See more »

Goofs

At the lake Mulder finds a piece of glass made from sand on the beach. He says that lightning couldn't do that. In fact, lightning commonly turns silica (sand) into glass called fulgurite. See more »

Quotes

Kevin Morris: [Kevin is pointing to the television with a static screen] It's coming from there.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in The X-Files: My Struggle (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Mvt. I, Allegro
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Search For Samantha
10 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

Conduit introduces us to Samantha Mulder, Fox Mulder's little sister. She was abducted in front of Fox when they were kids. This episode essentially jump starts a large quantity of myth/arc episodes dealing with Mulder's search for Samantha. In this episode, however, it is just a side plot. The story of Mulder's sister is used as a reason for Scully to question Mulder's real reasons for investigating this case, and whether or not it is clouding his judgment. I think that it's the issue of Mulder's sister that makes this a good episode. The disappearance of Ruby is just a plot device to assist the more important storyline of Mulder's mission of finding his sister. Mulder's search for Samantha is a big reason for my interest in the show. It was fascinating to see the lengths he would go to to uncover the truth about what happened to his sister. And for the viewer, this is where it all begins.


9 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 17 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

The New Class of Holiday Classics

"The IMDb Show" breaks down some of the most memorable and festive animated holiday specials and connects the dots between IMDb's Top 10 Stars of 2017.

Watch now