The X-Files: Season 8, Episode 11

The Gift (4 Feb. 2001)
"The X Files" The Gift (original title)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 810 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 1 critic

Skinner and Doggett investigate a case Mulder was working on before he disappeared involving a family and a monster straight from Native American lore.



(created by),
0Check in

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video


Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 7232 titles
created 18 Apr 2012
a list of 21 titles
created 16 Aug 2012
a list of 1550 titles
created 07 Jun 2013
list image
a list of 35 images
created 26 Jun 2013
a list of 47 titles
created 9 months ago

Related Items

Search for "The Gift" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Gift (04 Feb 2001)

The Gift (04 Feb 2001) on IMDb 8/10

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 | 172 of 201 Episodes | Next Episode »





Episode credited cast:
Dana Scully (credit only)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rustic Woman
Sheriff Kurt Frey
Marie Hangemuhl
Justin Williams ...
Paul Hangemuhl


Skinner and Doggett investigate a case Mulder was working on before he disappeared involving a family and a monster straight from Native American lore.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


See all certifications »




Release Date:

4 February 2001 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The last episode of the series in which Gillian Anderson does not appear. See more »


[Skinner and Doggett are talking to the Lone Gunmen via a computer]
John Doggett: You wearin' pants, Langly?
[a pause. Langly doesn't seem to realize that he's only wearing boxers. It then dawns on him]
Ringo Langly: ...yes.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Great One!
11 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Any season 8 critics should take note. This is one hell of an episode... Doggett & Skinner investigate a case Mulder was working on before he disappeared. When Doggett is forced to put his skepticism of Mulder's work & disappearance aside in order to solve the case, he starts to understand what Mulder (& the x files), are really all about... It's actually a rather moving episode. If any of you get a chance to catch it in reruns, I highly recommend it.

I find it some what sad that a lot of die hard fans never really gave seasons 8 & 9 a fair shot. You really missed out on some great episodes... "Lord of the Flies" & "Release" from season 9 are also really strong episodes.

18 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Scully dismisses Moulder so often, why? danabooth
X-Files fans - what are your other favorite fantasy tv shows? almooreuk
Would you buy the series on bluray? BladeRunner2015
How would they explain the invasion? IndyOwns
Season 5 episode 5 post modern Prometheus calikid32190
scully's character development : is she stupid The_Master_91
Discuss The Gift (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: