The X-Files: Season 5, Episode 2

Redux II (9 Nov. 1997)
"The X Files" Redux II (original title)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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Scully is hospitalized after collapsing, while Mulder receives help from a most unlikely source as he continues to search for a cure for Scully's illness.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Cioffi ...
Sheila Larken ...
Megan Leitch ...
Robert Wright ...
Dr. Zuckerman
Ken Camroux ...
Don S. Williams ...
Elder #1


With Scully in a hospital ICU, the FBI hierarchy learns that Mulder is alive. So do the conspirators but the Cigarette Smoking Man continues to argue that Mulder is worth far more to them alive than dead. He points Mulder in the direction of a cure for Scully's cancer but apparently pays a heavy price for doing so. He tells Mulder that the alien conspiracy is real and offers to prove it to him. His proof however doesn't quite satisfy Mulder who appears before the FBI review committee to reveal the identity of the conspirator inside the FBI. Written by garykmcd

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If one Redux isn't enough for you, you can always come back for seconds.
6 October 2006 | by (Washington Terrace, Utah) – See all my reviews

Redux II adds on to the angst created by Gethsemane and Redux and brings the tension to a thrilling climax that leaves the viewer with a memorable impression. When Scully collapses during the FBI panel hearing and returns to the hospital, Mulder is forced to acknowledge that he is still alive. During this episode, we see some of David Duchovny's finest dramatic acting when he is at Scully's bedside. When you see Mulder's concern for Scully, you would swear it is really happening, it feels so real. The makeup department does a fine job on "cancer" Scully. She looks so sick at the hospital. The drama reaches its height during this episode when the Cigarette Smoking Man(CSM) offers to return Mulder's sister to him in exchange for working for him. Mulder then meets someone who appears to be his sister. And it's this one scene that prevents this episode from being a 10. In season two's "End Game", Mulder saw and interacted with several Samantha clones. The Samantha in Redux II looks just like the clones but Mulder never questions it. I feel that Mulder would've been a lot more cautious this time around, considering that CSM is the one presenting her. The final segment of Redux II is not to be missed. I love how Mulder's speech at the FBI panel is integrated with simultaneous shots of Scully at the hospital and CSM at his apartment. The suspense doesn't get any better when Mulder is getting ready to reveal the bad guy in the FBI and the sniper has his sites on CSM. Redux was so nice they named it twice.

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