The X-Files: Season 9, Episode 5

Lord of the Flies (16 Dec. 2001)
"The X Files" Lord of the Flies (original title)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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Doggett and Reyes are unsure whether a boy intentionally or unintentionally can control the habits of flies; during the investigation Scully acquires a new 'partner'.



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Episode credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Natalie Gordon
Dr. Herb Fountain
Aeryk Egan ...
Camera Dude
Dylan Lokensgard
Mrs. Anne T. Lokensgard
David 'Sky Commander Winky' Winkle
Bill / Cap'n Dare
Dr. Rocky Bronzino


Doggett and Reyes are unsure whether a boy intentionally or unintentionally can control the habits of flies; during the investigation Scully acquires a new 'partner'.

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"Lord of the Flies" is an English translation for the name of the semitic demon Beelzebub. See more »


Natalie pulls away from Dylan after they kiss showing that she had been bitten, her lips and teeth covered in blood. She runs from the house and before she drives off in her car you can see her mouth is completely clean of blood. See more »

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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Probably the series' weakest effort
17 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The X-Files is one of my favorite shows. I've watched it from the beginning and have seen every episode. A top-notch episode is comparable to a four-star movie (Triangle, Dod Kalm, X-Cops), but unfortunately, the worst episodes make me want to stuff the DVD hole with m80s and toss it like a frisbee (First Person Shooter, Space, Herrenvolk). Lord of the Flies, one of the series' final episodes, is perhaps the most unwatchable episode there is. Thing is, I really wanted to give this episode a shot. Season Nine didn't turn out to be anything great, but I think it turned out better than most people say it did. And this episode happened to focus partially on one of my favorite songwriters, Syd Barrett. Unfortunately, the writing is atrocious and cheesy. It seems as though it's intended to be a tongue-in-cheek episode, which also happens to be my favorite X-Files variety, but the artistic merit is lost when we're supposed to find ourselves sympathizing with characters that act sporadically and often break up the mood when they try to be taken seriously. Overall, this is up there with First Person Shooter for the worst X-File ever made.

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