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"The X-Files" Patient X (1998)"The X Files" Patient X (original title)

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Original Air Date:
1 March 1998 (Season 5, Episode 13)
Victims of alien abductions are being killed which confounds those responsible for the alien conspiracy... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Role Reversal See more (2 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder

Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully

Nicholas Lea ... Alex Krycek

Veronica Cartwright ... Cassandra Spender

Laurie Holden ... Marita Covarrubias

Brian Thompson ... Alien Bounty Hunter

Jim Jansen ... Dr. Heitz Werber

John Neville ... The Well-Manicured Man

Chris Owens ... FBI Special Agent Jeffrey Spender
Alex Shostak Jr. ... Dmitri
Don S. Williams ... Elder
Ron Halder ... Dr. Floyd Fazio

Kurt Max Runte ... Ranger
John Moore ... 2nd Elder
Raoul Ganeev ... Guard (as Raoul Ganeen)
Anatol Rezmeritza ... Commandant
Max Wyman ... Dr. Per Lagerqvist
Barbara Dyke ... Dr. Alepin
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Oleg Feoktistov ... Doctor (uncredited)
Allan Franz ... Man in Vanagon (uncredited)
Willy Ross ... Quiet Willy (uncredited)
Andrew Star ... First Boy (uncredited)

Bruno Verdoni ... Blue Helmet (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Kim Manners 
Writing credits
Chris Carter (created by)

Chris Carter (written by) &
Frank Spotnitz (written by)

Produced by
Rob Bowman .... producer
Chris Carter .... executive producer
Joseph Patrick Finn .... producer
Vince Gilligan .... supervising producer
R.W. Goodwin .... executive producer
Ken Horton .... consulting producer
Kim Manners .... producer
Lori Jo Nemhauser .... co-producer
Paul Rabwin .... producer
John Shiban .... co-producer
Frank Spotnitz .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Mark Snow 
Cinematography by
Joel Ransom 
Film Editing by
Casey O. Rohrs 
Casting by
Coreen Mayrs 
Rick Millikan 
Production Design by
Graeme Murray 
Art Direction by
Gary Pembroke Allen  (as Gary P. Allen)
Set Decoration by
Shirley Inget 
Costume Design by
Jenni Gullett 
Makeup Department
Anji Bemben .... key hair stylist
Anji Bemben .... key makeup artist
Stacey Butterworth .... wig maker
Laverne Munroe .... key makeup artist (as Laverne Basham)
Forest Sala .... hair stylist
Thomas Newman .... lab crew (uncredited)
Production Management
Brett Dowler .... unit manager
Ron French .... production manager (as Ron E. French)
Denise Pleune .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark D. Currie .... second assistant director
Brett Dowler .... second unit director
Tracey Poirier .... third assistant director
Vladimir Stefoff .... first assistant director
Art Department
Vanessa Anderson .... set dresser (as Vanessa Oepkes)
Michael Dundas .... lead hand painter
Lisa Goldsmith .... buyer
Erik Grasteit .... set master
Frank Haddad .... greensman
Kenneth H. Hawryliw .... property master (as Ken Hawryliv)
Sally Hudson .... graphic artist
Peter Lieshout .... lead painter
Rob Maier .... construction coordinator (as Rob 'Stroby' Maier)
Vivien Nishi .... assistant art director (as Vivian Nishi)
Louis Solyom .... head painter
Sound Department
Harry Andronis .... sound re-recording mixer
Thierry J. Couturier .... supervising sound editor
Bryan Gladstone .... sound re-recording mixer
Rick Hinson .... sound effects editor
Martin Lacroix .... boom operator
Maciek Malish .... dialogue editor
George Nemzer .... sound effects editor
David John West .... sound designer
Michael T. Williamson .... sound mixer (as Michael Williamson)
Special Effects by
Chris Flemington .... on set effects
David Gauthier .... special effects
W.A. Andrew Sculthorp .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Jordan Hassay .... digital effects supervisor: remastered version
Laurie Kallsen-George .... visual effects supervisor
Siouxsie Stewart .... visual effects coordinator: encore visual effects
Jim Dunn .... stunt performer
Tony Morelli .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Buckmaster .... chief lighting technician
Al Campbell .... key grip
Sean Davis .... best boy
Rusty Deluce .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, second unit
Chris Helcermanas-Benge .... still photographer
Simon Jori .... focus puller
Robert Kositchek .... director of photography: second unit
Marty McInally .... camera operator (as Martin McInally)
Rob Parisien .... video playback operator
Paul Schmidt .... dolly grip
Attila Szalay .... director of photography: second unit
Randy A. Jablonka .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Heike Brandstatter .... casting associate: Vancouver
Lisa Ratke .... extras casting
Stacy Wise .... casting associate: Los Angeles
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shane Deschamps .... costume supervisor (as L. Shane Deschamps)
Editorial Department
Philip Azenzer .... colorist: DaVinci
Sue Kesler .... assistant editor
Mark Nowicki .... colorist (digitally restored version)
John Price .... on-line editor
Music Department
Jeff Charbonneau .... music editor
Larold Rebhun .... score mixer
Transportation Department
Bob Bowe .... transportation coordinator
Stephen Carr .... driver: cast
Other crew
Dan Angel .... story editor
Mary Astadourian .... assistant: Chris Carter
Patricia Barry .... script supervisor
Amir Barsoum .... production assistant
Alan Bartolic .... location scout
Billy Brown .... story editor
James Castle .... title designer
Briton W. Erwin .... production assistant
Paul Giordano .... key production assistant
Alexis Labra .... production assistant
Linda McAteer .... assistant production coordinator
Anita Meehan-Truelove .... production coordinator
Tim Minear .... executive story editor
Todd Pittson .... location manager
Joanne Service .... assistant: Chris Carter
Lee Smith .... researcher
Scott Steyns .... playback coordinator
Tom Teotico .... production assistant
Annette Encinas .... payroll accountant (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The X Files: Patient X (#5.13)" - USA (original title)
Argentina:60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

First appearances of Cassandra and Jeffrey Spender.See more »
Mulder:Do I look like I'm having fun, Scully?
Scully:You look constipated, actually.
Mulder:Well that makes sense, I've had my head up my rear end for the last six years.
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References "Batman" (1966)See more »


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21 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Role Reversal, 24 November 2006
Author: Muldernscully from Washington Terrace, Utah

After the hilarity of Bad Blood, the X-Files goes serious again with the two parter of Patient X and The Red and the Black. These two episodes don't have as much action as I like my mythology episodes to have, but the heightened drama makes up for it. I find it interesting at the beginning when Mulder is at some kind of alien abduction conference. If he is a disbeliever now, which he has been since the beginning of the season, then why is he attending this conference? It seems strange that he'd still want to attend. Veronica Cartwright is an excellent addition as a guest actor, as Cassandra Spender. She stands firm in her belief even when Mulder dismisses her. I love Scully's lines after she learns of Mulder's actions at the conference, saying that Mulder has invalidated his own work. There's some beautiful piano music by Mark Snow as Scully struggles to deal with learning about implants being in the burn victims, making it personal for her. We are introduced to the character of Jeffrey Spender in this episode. It's a very quiet introduction, considering the larger part he will be playing in the rest of the series. What makes Patient X so interesting to me is the role reversal of Mulder and Scully. You don't see it in the Monster of the Week episodes, even though Mulder has stopped believing since the season premiere. Seeing Scully come around to believing Cassandra's story is quite intriguing. Also, the introduction of the faceless men injects new life into the mythology and piques my interest even more. And, as usual, the cliffhanger leaves you at the edge of your seat.

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