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Jump the Shark 

The Lone Gunmen, with the (unwanted) aide of Morris Fletcher, must stop a destructive virus from entering the populace.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dana Scully
Monica Reyes
Walter Skinner
Jimmy Bond
Yves Adele Harlow / Lois Runce
Kimmy the Geek
John Gillnitz
Medical Examiner
Professor Douglas Houghton
Michael Craven Wells ...
Leonard Southall


The lone Gunman go out on a limb to try to help an old friend. In the process of trying to stop a new unkown virus, the trio seal themselves in with the terrorist to stop the spread of it. Sealing their fate, and taking themselves down with the terrorist. How will they get out of this one? Written by sethstephens46

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21 April 2002 (USA)  »

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The name of character John Gillnitz is a portmanteau of the names of the episode's three writers: John Shiban, Vince Gilligan, and Frank Spotnitz. See more »


Morris Fletcher: Anyway, I'm ready to make a deal.
John Doggett: What deal would that be?
Morris Fletcher: The one that saves my furry pink ass!
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Crazy Credits

In the main title for the ninth season, a piece of paper flashes across the screen listing "FBI Contacts: Witnesses and Contributors." The names on the list are screen names of the series' on-line fans. For episodes #9.01-#9.11, the names were randomly picked from various X-Files message boards. For episodes #9.12-#9.19, the names came from contest entries. See more »


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The Lone Gunmen
Written and Performed by Mark Snow
Uses Jimi Hendrix version of "The Star Spangled Banner"
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key and music by John Stafford Smith
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Lone Gunmen Redux
13 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lone Gunmen Redux

Near the very end of a series (The X Files) that had long before lost its way and "Jumped the Shark" in industry parlance, Chris Carter gave a very nice finale to the canceled spin-off show "The Lone Gunmen".

Our three quirky heroes had fought the good fight in a fun, underrated show that had been dropped after 12 episodes without an ending.

Bruce Harwood, Tom Braidwood and Dean Haglund face their final foe along with series regulars Zuleikha Robinson (Hidalgo) and Stephen Snedden (Charmed, Six Feet Under). Michael McKean, Annabeth Gish, Mitch Pileggi, Gillian Anderson and Robert Patrick also drop by to send the boys off in heroic style.

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