The X-Files: Season 6, Episode 7

Terms of Endearment (3 Jan. 1999)
"The X Files" Terms of Endearment (original title)

TV Episode  |  TV-MA  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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Episode credited cast:
Laura Weinsider
Dep. Arky Stevens
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
FBI Forensics Tech
Ms. Britton
Grace Phillips ...
Betsy Monroe
Dr. Couvillion
James Staszkiel ...
Mr. Ginsberg (as Jimmy Staszkiel)


Mulder suspects demon fetal harvesting when a woman claims her unborn child had a horn and tail and was taken by a devil while she slept. While others conclude that the woman killed her own baby, Mulder suspects that her husband is involved and that he may be the devil in disguise. Written by Muldernscully

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Bruce Campbell later auditioned for the role of John Doggett. See more »


During the scene that Wayne Weinsider uses the baby monitor to eavesdrop on Mulder's phone conversation with Scully, Wayne is able to hear both Mulder and Scully's voices. In reality, the monitor would only be able to pick up Mulder's side of the conversation, Scully's voice over the phone would be inaudible. See more »


Wayne Weinsider: Whatever happens, you know I love you... no matter what.
Betsy Monroe: Do you, Wayne? 'Cause sometimes I wonder what's going on inside your head.
Wayne Weinsider: Nothing but good thoughts. You and this baby are my hopes and dreams.
Betsy Monroe: [grins] Mine too.
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References Suspicion (1941) See more »


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Demon v.s. Demon
11 December 2006 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

While Mulder is working on the X Files undercover behind Spender's back, Scully is doing some background checks. Mulder visits a couple who had their baby abducted.

This is an episode that make us be in the shoes of those who had lost a baby, no matter how. It also shows us the power of a blind love from a wife towards his liar husband, and also how coward men or demons sometimes are.

Incredibly, the costumes are very bad in this episode, very bad at least for a series that stood out for it's special effects. The plot is, on the contrary, very good. Terms of Endearment is an episode that shows how evil can be anywhere and that evil can find some greater evil even in the most beautiful things.

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