The X-Files: Season 5, Episode 14

The Red and the Black (8 Mar. 1998)
"The X Files" The Red and the Black (original title)

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Scully survives the mass killing but has no memory of what might have happened. She agrees to undergo regression hypnosis and recalls what happened, including that Cassandra Spender was ... See full summary »

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Scully survives the mass killing but has no memory of what might have happened. She agrees to undergo regression hypnosis and recalls what happened, including that Cassandra Spender was re-abducted. Agent Spender refuses to believe anything to do with his mother's abduction stories. The conspirators now realize that there is a war among the aliens and that the alien resistance fighters would make formidable allies. The Well-Manicured Man also reveals that, courtesy of Krycek, they may now have a vaccine against the black oil. It doesn't appear to work as promised however. Written by garykmcd

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The Title of this episode is taken from a song title by Blue Öyster Cult from the album Tyranny & Mutation. Ironically, BOC has written a few songs about aliens and the Men in Black See more »

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On at least one occasion the scene location title gave the location of a scene as being in "Silver Springs" Maryland. There is no "Silver Springs" Maryland; the proper name of the city just north of Washington DC is "Silver Spring" - singular not plural. There is, however, a "Silver Springs" in Florida. See more »

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Krycek: You must be losing it, Mulder. I can beat you with one hand.
Mulder: Isn't that how you like to beat yourself?
[Krycek cocks gun]
Mulder: If those were my last words, I can do better.
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hypnotic regression
17 October 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I believe Cassandra Spender's abduction is a pure, classic X-Files moment. The visuals in the scene where fantastic. Scully's hypnotic regression scene has to be my favorite moment in the entire season, its just pure "X-Files" greatness. Laurie Holdie is red hot as Marita Covarrubias, she and Krycek share the best kiss in the entire series. Brian Thompson is back for a little while as the awesome Alien Bounty Hunter. Veronica Cartwright gave a great performance in the first part of this two-parter. She is really good. When the episode ends you are left asking for more. These are great mythology episodes, that you should not skip.


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