The X-Files: Season 1, Episode 9

Fallen Angel (19 Nov. 1993)
"The X Files" Fallen Angel (original title)

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With inside information courtesy of Deep Throat, Mulder heads off to Wisconsin where the Defense Department is in the process of reclaiming a downed UFO. He sets off on his own and finds ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Frederick Coffin ...
Chief Joseph McGrath
Commander Calvin Henderson
Scott Bellis ...
Brent Stait ...
Corporal Taylor
Deputy Jason Wright
Sheila Paterson ...
Gina Watkins
Tony Pantages ...
Lt. Fraser
Freda Perry ...
Mrs. Wright
Lt. Griffin
Dr. Oppenheim (as William McDonald)
Jane MacDougall ...
Laura Dalton
Kimberly Unger ...
Karen Koretz


With inside information courtesy of Deep Throat, Mulder heads off to Wisconsin where the Defense Department is in the process of reclaiming a downed UFO. He sets off on his own and finds the crash site only to be knocked out by a soldier. In the brig, he meets Max Fenig, a UFO enthusiast who was also arrested for being too close to the clean up site. Mulder, who has been working on his own, is rescued by Scully but he is clearly in big trouble and faces a professional conduct hearing. When Fenig is found dead, it is clear that there are forces within the government who will go to any length to keep the existence of alien life forms a secret. Written by garykmcd

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This is the first episode that references the line "Trust no one." See more »


When Scully returns to the motel after a night spent treating the wounded, Mulder tells her that Max Fenig has an abduction scar behind his left ear. The audience has just been shown the scar to be behind Max Fenig's right ear. See more »


Dana Scully: You're entitled to the truth!
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References The Last Detail (1973) See more »

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Beam Me Up, Scotty!
12 April 2006 | by (Washington Terrace, Utah) – See all my reviews

Fallen Angel is another great episode from season one. It's considered a myth/arc episode because of it dealing with Mulder trying to obtain proof of aliens and UFOs. Fallen Angel introduces us to alien abductee, Max Fennig. He's a very quirky character who's quite likable because of his sincerity. His introduction to Scully is classic, as he refers to her as the "enigmatic Agent Scully". It's a funny joke that the audience gets. Although I don't know how Max would know about Scully's personality from FBI travel expenses records. Anyway, character actor Marshall Bell gives a great performance as Colonel Henderson. The show at this point is still feeling out how it wants to treat the subject of aliens. In this episode, the alien is cloaked. We don't see a cloaked alien again in the series. If you get the chance, check out the special feature from the Season 1 DVD set on how they did the special effect of the cloaked alien scene. It's kind of funny. Fallen Angel is a fun and exciting episode that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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