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Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man 

A Lone Gunmen member is targeted for extermination after he uncovers information linking the Cancer Man to several assassinations.

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Fox Mulder (voice)
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While the Cigarette Smoking Man listens in on a conversation Scully and Mulder are having with Froehike, he recalls his own past and how he got to be where he is today. As a young army officer, working alongside Mulder's father, he was recruited by a General and an intelligence operative. His past was effectively erased and from that point working only in the shadow world. He was implicated in the assassination of presidents and civil rights leaders. He was also a frustrated mystery writer but his bizarre tales of assassinations and alien conspiracies are seen as too outlandish by the publishers he's approached. Written by garykmcd

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Trivia

When CSM is out on the street looking for the magazine that published his work, there is another white magazine that references Darin Morgan on the shelf. See more »

Goofs

CSM has some letter head with an address in Pasadena California. La Cienega is not a street in Pasadena and the zip code is not a Pasadena zip code. Rather, the Zip Code is in nearby South Pasadena and La Cienega is in Los Angeles. See more »

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[last lines]
The Cigarette Smoking Man: [looking through a rifle sight at Frohike] I can kill you whenever I please. But not today.
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References 1980 XIII Olympic Winter Games Lake Placid (1980) See more »

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The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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One of the best X-Files episodes ever made!
27 May 2006 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

Mainly because it tells us the background story of the cancer man and his story.

It tells us all of what he did in the past and where he came from and even some of his emotions surface in this episode.

We see that he wants out of the agency and wants to stop smoking but can't somehow.

And it even had a reference to my favorite writer! Tom Clancy! Apparently me and the cancer man share love for the same books!

The part about the Kennedy assassination was perfect and done very well by the director!

Great episode! It's worth it for the Forest Gump reference alone!


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