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The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati 

Scully searches for Mulder after the Cigarette Smoking Man takes him from the hospital for unknown purposes. An unconscious Mulder dreams of a better life away from his mission and the X-Files. But perhaps he is being led astray.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Alex Krycek
Walter Skinner
Agent Flagler
Teena Mulder
Albert Hosteen (as Floyd Red Crow Westerman)
Michael Kritschgau
Project Doctor
Fritz Greve ...
Bearded Man
Anthony Anselmi ...


Mulder's condition continues to deteriorate. He is kidnapped from the hospital by the Cigarette Smoking Man for insidious purposes. Mulder experiences dreams of another life, away from the x-files. Scully searches frantically for Mulder before it's too late. Written by Muldernscully

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14 November 1999 (USA)  »

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The last episode to feature the characters of Deep Throat, Michael Kritschgau and Diana Fowley. See more »


When Mulder and the Cigarette Smoking Man are driving from the hospital in the rain, the end shot of the car is an older Ford Taurus. When they arrive at the house, the car is a Cadillac. See more »


Mulder: Scully, what are you doing here? Actually, I was just getting dressed to come see you but I... I couldn't find a tie to go with my victory cap.
Scully: Mulder, no work. You have to go back to bed.
Mulder: Oh, wait. Tie goes to the runner. Scully, I, um... I was coming down... to work to tell you that Albert Hosteen is dead. He died last night in New Mexico. He'd been in a coma for two weeks. There was... no way he could have been in your apartment.
Scully: He was there - we... we prayed together. Mulder, I don't ...
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The tag line reads "Amor Fati". See more »


Referenced in The X Files: Resist or Serve (2004) See more »


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Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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Weakest of the trilogy
11 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

After two underrated episodes, 'The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati' really disappointed me with its boring storyline. For instance, Mulder has a unidentified brain disease, which makes Cancer Man kidnap him to a strange house where in dream-like visions Mulder sees his abducted sister and Diana Fowley tries to seduce him into living with her.

Then, I started to wonder about the spaceship? Answer: Forget about all that, this episode only really focuses on Mulder and Cigarette-Smoking Man, giving us no answers.

3/10 I've never been a mythology lover, but this is just annoying and far too confusing for me to enjoy.

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