The X-Files: Season 8, Episode 7

Via Negativa (17 Dec. 2000)
"The X Files" Via Negativa (original title)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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While Scully tends to her secret, Doggett and Skinner team up to track a cult leader who may be a psychic assassin.



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Episode credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wayne Alexander ...
Assistant Director Arnold
Andre Bormanis
Chris Jacobs ...
E.R. Doctor (as Christopher Jacobs)
Wayne King ...
Homeless Man (as Wayne A. King)
Lawrence LeJohn ...
Agent Angus Stedman
Agent James Leeds
Anthony Tipet


While Scully tends to her secret, Doggett and Skinner team up to track a cult leader who may be a psychic assassin.

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John Doggett: Just cause I'm assigned to the X-Files you want me to think like Scully or Mulder would. You got the wrong guy - I need facts, not wild ideas.
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Don't fall asleep while watching this episode!
30 August 2007 | by (Sandy, UT, United States) – See all my reviews

I need to write this down once and for all so I don't have to rewatch this and try and remember my thoughts on the episode. I really like this episode. I will start by saying that I have actually never really seen this episode from beginning to end before without falling asleep. I always fall asleep during both of Doggett's dream sequences and then I get startled awake when he does. At first I would rewind so I could watch what I missed but I would always fall asleep again. So finally as I watched this again recently and the same thing happened, I decided the next day that I would watch just the dream scenes so I could see them unsegmented. Turns out I have never seen the part with Dogget with the ax in Scully's room and the strobing blue light. Wow what an awesome creepy scene! If only for that dream this episode deserves a high rating. I also enjoy the fact that this is probably the first one where the main actors are not either Mulder or Scully. Doggett and Skinner are now the main agents and they do a great job of not seeming out of place. I feel bad that Doggett got such a bad rap from fans because he does a very good job on the show. I give this episode a 9 out of 10.

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