The X-Files: Season 6, Episode 10

Tithonus (24 Jan. 1999)
"The X Files" Tithonus (original title)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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Agent Scully gets paired up with a new partner to investigate a singular case. Alfred Fellig, a freelance crime photographer, has a knack for arriving at crime scenes shortly after the ... See full summary »

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Agent Scully gets paired up with a new partner to investigate a singular case. Alfred Fellig, a freelance crime photographer, has a knack for arriving at crime scenes shortly after the murder and long before the police arrive. Local authorities suspect Fellig may be killing the victims himself before photographing them. Written by Muldernscully

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The police photographer who knows when people will die is named Alfred Fellig. He was named after Usher "Arthur" Fellig, better known as "Weegee", a police photographer who became notorious in the 1930s and 1940s for taking gruesome crime scene photos. Like the eponymous character in "Tithonus", Weegee owned a police scanner, which often enabled him to get to crime scenes before the police. Unlike the X Files character, Weegee was not really psychic, although police gave him his nickname (a variation of "oujia") after joking that he was. See also the trivia section for Road to Perdition (2002). See more »

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The knife pulled by the hood to stab Fellig makes the clear sound of a switchblade. The knife found at the scene, shown in close-up in the evidence bag, is a fold-out. It would not have made the sound of a switchblade, even if the hood had 'flipped' it out. See more »

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Dana Scully: You know, most people want to live forever.
Alfred Fellig: Most people are idiots, which is one of the reasons I don't.
Dana Scully: I think you're wrong. How can you have too much life? There's too much to learn, to experience.
Alfred Fellig: Seventy-five years is enough. Take my word for it. You live forever, sooner or later, you start to think about the big thing you're missing and that everybody else gets to find out about but you.
Dana Scully: What about love?
Alfred Fellig: What? Does that last forever? Forty years ago, I drove down to the city hall, down to...
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Enjoyable X-Files' "Monster of the Week"
19 October 2006 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

An FBI agent from the New York City field office has an X-File: Alfred Fellig (Geoffrey Lewis), a photographer who gets to the scene - BEFORE the crime! With Mulder in hot water with Deputy Director Kirsh, Scully is sent alone to NYC to investigate the mystery. Meanwhile Mulder discovers that Mr. Fellig has been taking photographs of death for a LONG time!

This is one of the best dark episodes of season 6. It's very well done and enjoyable - I've liked Geoffrey Lewis since "The Wind and the Lion", and he turns in a fine performance.

Much of season 6 is self-parodic or derivative. This episode is a classic, and the equal of the best stuff from the Vancouver period.


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