The X-Files: Season 4, Episode 14

Memento Mori (9 Feb. 1997)
"The X Files" Memento Mori (original title)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.5/10 from 1,093 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 2 critic

The horrible truth behind Scully's illness is revealed: she has cancer and may die. Such has been the fate of a dozen other women who, last year, introduced themselves as abductees and made... See full summary »



(created by), , 3 more credits »
0Check in

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 4112 titles
created 06 Apr 2012
a list of 24 titles
created 07 Oct 2012
a list of 6910 titles
created 2 months ago
a list of 19 titles
created 2 months ago
a list of 24 titles
created 1 month ago

Related Items

Search for "Memento Mori" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Memento Mori (09 Feb 1997)

Memento Mori (09 Feb 1997) on IMDb 8.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The X-Files.
« Previous Episode | 87 of 201 Episodes | Next Episode »





Episode credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sean Allen ...
Dr. Kevin Scanlon
Julie Bond ...
The Woman
Sheila Larken ...
David Lovgren ...
Kurt Crawford
Morris Panych ...


The horrible truth behind Scully's illness is revealed: she has cancer and may die. Such has been the fate of a dozen other women who, last year, introduced themselves as abductees and made claims of being with Dana on an alien space ship. Mulder must find a cure, and fast. Written by EJS

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis





Release Date:

9 February 1997 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


This was going to be the first episode in which Mulder and Scully kiss; the scene in which they do is under 'special features'. See more »


Scully: For the first time, I feel time like a heart beat. The seconds pumping in my breast like a reckoning. The numerous mysteries, that once seemed so distant and unreal, threatening clarity in the presence of a truth entertained not in youth, but only in its passage. I feel these words as if their meaning were weight lifted from me knowing that you will read them and share my burden as I have come to trust no other. That you should know my heart, look into it, finding there the memory and ...
See more »


References Candid Camera (1948) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Remember you will die
21 October 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Memento Mori probably is my all time favorite mythology episode. Scully is finally diagnosed with cancer. Gillian Anderson's performance in this episode was amazing, this episode will tug at your heart strings. Anderson's emotional force and touching facial expressions work the best here. David Duchovny was terrific too. The Scully centered episodes always tend to be the best ones, eg: "Beyond the Sea" but Duchovny really holds this episode together like he did on season two's "One Breath". The Lone Gunmen also make an appearance, trying to help Mulder find a cure for Scully. "Memento Mori" is as good as the series gets: there is action, humor, emotion, tragedy, all thrown in to the mix. This episode is as personal as it gets. It is truly the best piece of "X-Files" mythology out there.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Shortened Seasons drbaltar6
scully's character development : is she stupid The_Master_91
Re-watch! ChristopherWG
The One Episode that Still Scares the Hell Out of You Diplomatack
How would you receive a 'reboot' or 'reimagining'? LondoMollari1
Demographic of this board Diplomatack
Discuss Memento Mori (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: