The X-Files (1993– )
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The skeletal remains of a young couple are found after they have been missing for only three days in an area known for UFO activity. Mulder and Scully have different experiences in the investigation but nothing is quite as it seems.



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Angela Schiff
Wallace Schiff


A young married couple's skeletons are found together on a field in the mountains after only being reported missing for three days. The area where their skeletons were found is known for UFO activity, so Mulder and Scully go there to investigate it. Mulder finds the couple alive and all signs point to an alien abduction. But everything is not as it seems. Written by Muldernscully

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9 May 1999 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round
11 August 2014 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Although I am a huge fan of the original "Twilight Zone", I never really paid much attention to "The X-Files". It was one of those shows that took-off rather quickly, and since everyone was watching, I didn't want to be a joiner... In any case, I have started watching the show on Netflix, and this is probably my favorite episode yet. Imagine if some of the greatest mystery and science fiction films of our time gave birth to an "X-files" episode- This would be it! Without giving anything more away than the previous reviewers, the episode is completely non- linear, trippy, and so much fun. I suggest grabbing a glass of wine and strapping yourself in for one excellent and bumpy stand-alone episode!

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