The X-Files: Season 1, Episode 14

Lazarus (4 Feb. 1994)
"The X Files" Lazarus (original title)

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Scully and another agent, Jack Willis, are on a stakeout in a bank that they believe has been targeted by a pair of married robbers. In the ensuing gunfire, both the robber and Agent Willis... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Agent Jack Willis
Cec Verrell ...
Lula Phillips
Jackson Davies ...
Agent Bruskin
Warren James Dupre
Prof. Varnes
Lisa Bunting ...
Doctor #1
Mark Saunders ...
Doctor #2
Alexander Boynton ...
Clean Cut Man
Russ Hamilton ...
Officer Daniels (as Russell Hamilton)


Scully and another agent, Jack Willis, are on a stakeout in a bank that they believe has been targeted by a pair of married robbers. In the ensuing gunfire, both the robber and Agent Willis are seriously wounded. At the hospital, Agent Willis is revived and the robber, Dupre, dies. As time goes on, Mulder becomes convinced that it is Dupre's consciousness that survived but in Willis' body. Scully is disbelieving even after Mulder demonstrates that the new Willis is now left-handed and has forgotten Scully's birthday, even though they were born the same day. When Jack takes Scully prisoner, it's up to Mulder to rescue her. Written by garykmcd

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When Willis/Dupre is re-qualifying at the shooting range his Beretta 92 experiences a stovepipe jam. Note the empty casing wedged between the breech and barrel chamber. FBI agents are trained to clear such malfunctions and continue firing. Dupre would not have known this. See more »


While directing the search for Scully, Mulder says that "200 units of NPH insulin were taken, along with a box of syringes" from a drug store break-in. All vials of insulin sold at that time were sold in 10-milliliter, 1000-unit vials. See more »


References America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (1988) See more »

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Lazarus, come forth.
13 April 2006 | by (Washington Terrace, Utah) – See all my reviews

Lazarus is a fine, body-switching episode. Although it's difficult to tell who got the better end of the deal. True, Jack Willis' body is still alive, but he has another man's soul in him. Warren Dupre has lost his body, but his soul is very much alive in another man's body. What a perfect disguise for a criminal, as an officer of the law! In Fire, two episodes before, Mulder had a past love interest show up. In Lazarus, it's Scully's turn, as Jack Willis is her former FBI academy instructor whom she dated. But the results are not similar, as Mulder shows no hints of jealousy at all. In Tempus Fugit, Scully comments that in the four years she's known Mulder he's never remembered her birthday. In Lazarus, Mulder gives Scully a birthday card signed by Willis two months early to test him. I wouldn't exactly call that never remembering. Another excellent guest performance given by Christopher Allport as Jack Willis. Plus, this episode has a nice little twist at the end that surprised me.

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