The X-Files: Season 5, Episode 8

Kitsunegari (4 Jan. 1998)
"The X Files" Kitsunegari (original title)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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Robert Modell (see The X-Files: Pusher (1996) ) seems to have recovered from his gunshot wounds and is again using his power of suggestion to get his victims to see things that are not ... See full summary »

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Robert Modell (see The X-Files: Pusher (1996) ) seems to have recovered from his gunshot wounds and is again using his power of suggestion to get his victims to see things that are not there. Scully and Assistant Director Skinner are particularly concerned as they assume Modell is out to take his revenge on Mulder. As the murder count rises however, Mulder however realizes that Modell may not not be the killer this time around and may have another purpose in mind. Written by garykmcd

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The series hired two Japanese translators to yield a proper translation of the title phrase, due to the fact that "fox hunting" is not readily rendered in Japanese. See more »

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[At approximately 13:00 without commercial breaks] Although they claim to be in the United States, when Mulder chases down a shopkeeper believing it to be Modell, the prison uniform he is wearing is clearly labeled "BC Corrections". This story was filmed in British Columbia, Canada. See more »

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Walter Skinner: Mulder, a moment please?
[waits for Scully to leave the office]
Walter Skinner: I just wanted to say you did a good job.
Fox Mulder: How's that?
Walter Skinner: Nobody could have figured this out but you. You knew it was Linda Bowman and not Modell. You were way ahead of me.
Fox Mulder: I almost killed my partner.
Walter Skinner: Mulder, despite that, you prevailed. You won her game.
Fox Mulder: So how come I feel like I lost?
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31 October 2006 | by (Washington Terrace, Utah) – See all my reviews

Kitsunegari is a great follow-up to season three's Pusher, one of the best x-files from season three. Kitsunegari loses some of the charm and originality from the first one, but it is still very good in its own right. Modell has escaped from prison and is supposedly killing again. But this time around, he is not following the same M.O., killing law enforcement officers with abandon. He appears to want to help Mulder, but Mulder, as usual, is the only one who believes him, while Scully and Skinner think Mulder is nuts for trusting Modell. It's hard to believe that Modell has suddenly stopped becoming a murderer just because Mulder "beat" him, and it's hard to believe that his long-lost sister suddenly becomes a murderer when she finds out about him. But if you put that aside, this becomes a very entertaining episode. The visual of the Nathan Bowman covered in Cerulean Blue paint is very striking. The climax is not to be missed as Mulder thinks Scully has shot herself, and he has his gun on Linda Bowman, ready to shoot her, who is telling him that she is really Scully. And at the end of the episode, Mulder offers a poignant line to Scully, which I'm not sure if I understand it myself, after she tells him that he won Linda's game: "How come I feel like I lost?"


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