An anonymous tip finally brings Mulder and Scully to the mecca of all UFO lore, Area 51. But when the agents witness the flight of a mysterious craft, their lives are profoundly and perhaps irrevocably altered.

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Mulder and Scully travel to the secretive Area 51 to meet a contact who has inside information on UFOs. Before they arrive, they get stopped by military personnel who tell them to turn back. A weird event occurs that results in Mulder switching bodies with Morris Fletcher, a "man in black" from Area 51, without anyone else knowing. Mulder takes advantage of this perfect disguise to infiltrate Area 51, while Fletcher uses the opportunity to escape the life he hates. Written by Muldernscully

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Originally, the writers contacted Garry Shandling, who was good friends with David Duchovny, to play the part of Fletcher. Unfortunately Shandling was unavailable. See more »

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(at around 1 min) Fox is dancing in front of the mirror which shows the reflection of the actual body he is inhabiting. When the wife enters the room, we see that the reflection in the mirror is the real Fox instead of the inhabited body. See more »

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Mulder: YOU SON OF A BITCH, YOU DID THIS! HE IS NOT ME, SCULLY! SCULLY, HE'S NOT ME!
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Written by Mark Snow
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The introduction of Morris Fletcher
9 July 2007 | by (Sandy, UT, United States) – See all my reviews

This is definitely one of the better episodes out there. I honestly can't think of anything I don't like about it at all. I mean you've got an old Indian squaw swearing up a storm and standing at attention when the general comes in and then you've got Mulder trying to deal with a shaky marriage. I love how he gets caught watching porn by his "wife" and she yells at him about being more responsible. The look on his face is one that says "when did I move back in with Mom." I have heard a number of criticisms for these episodes and I don't think that any of them are justified to anything more than personal opinion. Some thought the Marx Brothers style dance in front of the mirror was lame and clichéd. I thought that was part of what made it so funny. Sometimes its funny to be lame on purpose. Others didn't like that Mulder in Morris' body still looked like Mulder. I say you pay way too much attention to details that aren't important. I love how people say the scene with Mulder in the side view mirror and then sitting in the car doesn't work because there are too many Mulder's. I refer to the previous scene I mentioned where Mulder as Morris' reflection still looked like Morris. So wouldn't Morris as Mulder's reflection still look like Mulder? So we are looking at the reflection of Morris as Mulder which looks like Mulder and then at the NON reflection of Mulder as Morris which still looks like Mulder. Its not too hard to understand really. But I guess I have to allow for the fact that everyone is different and just because I didn't get confused by it doesn't mean that everyone else is stupid.

Anyway, enough basher bashing. I love this episode and have since the first time I saw it. 10 out of 10.


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