The X-Files: Season 6, Episode 5

Dreamland II (6 Dec. 1998)
"The X Files" Dreamland II (original title)

TV Episode  |  TV-MA  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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Scully begins to suspect that her partner's strange behavior is more than it appears to be, while Mulder fights to return his life to normal before it's too late.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
General Wegman
Howard Grodin (as Michael Buchman Silver)
Scott Allan Campbell ...
Mrs. Lana Chee
Dara Hollingsworth ...
Tyler Binkley ...


As Scully becomes increasingly suspicious of the "new" Mulder, the real Mulder works to find a way to switch things back to normal. Holding Mulder back from trying to switch things back is an investigation into his abnormal behavior by his colleagues. When Scully discovers the truth about the switch, Fletcher reluctantly helps her and Mulder to try and set things straight. Written by Muldernscully

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6 December 1998 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Michael McKean playing Morris Fletcher (who switches bodies with Mulder) has appeared together with David Duchovny in Saturday Night Live Season 20 Episode 20 in an X-Files skit as the Cigarette Smoking Man. See more »


Just after Mulder enters General Wigmans office the boom operator can be seen over the General's left shoulder wearing a baseball cap and with his arms extended over his head. See more »


[Mulder has swapped bodies with another man]
Mulder: If I shoot him is that murder or suicide?
Scully: Neither, if I do it first.
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References Top Gun (1986) See more »

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A contender for the title of best episode
9 August 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Dreamland part 1 and 2 are two of my most favorite episodes ever! This is a non-mythology two parter that proves to be one of the entire series finest. There is humor, creepiness and a handful of weirdly touching moments. Body switching is depicted perfectly. David Duchovny's acting in the comedy episodes is always hilarious, Gillian Anderson gets her moments too. If you want to have fun and laugh out loud every two seconds this is the episode for you. I have never had so much fun watching the X-Files. Inmensily enjoyable. And we finally get Area 51 featured in the show.

Mulder: HE IS NOT ME!

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