The X-Files: Season 8, Episode 2

Without (12 Nov. 2000)
"The X Files" Without (original title)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.4/10 from 776 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 1 critic

Scully leads Skinner and an unhappy Doggett to Arizona to protect Gibson Praise from an Alien Bounty Hunter disguised as the missing Mulder.



(created by),
0Check in

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

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

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 5279 titles
created 10 Dec 2011
a list of 21 titles
created 04 Jan 2013
a list of 9 images
created 05 Mar 2013
a list of 33 images
created 26 Jun 2013
a list of 25 titles
created 07 Jul 2013

Related Items

Search for "Without" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Without (12 Nov 2000)

Without (12 Nov 2000) on IMDb 8.4/10

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 | 163 of 201 Episodes | Next Episode »





Episode credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jo-Ann Dean ...
Christine Firkins ...
Thea Sprecher
Jeff Gulka ...
Agent Landau


Scully leads Skinner and an unhappy Doggett to Arizona to protect Gibson Praise from an Alien Bounty Hunter disguised as the missing Mulder.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


See all certifications »




Release Date:

12 November 2000 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Last appearance of the Alien Bounty Hunter. See more »


John Doggett: It's not who wins or loses - it's who takes the worst beating that counts.
See more »

Crazy Credits

In Memoriam Jim Engh 1961-2000 See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Hey, if something tries to rip your throat out, I got you covered.
3 August 2007 | by (Washington Terrace, Utah) – See all my reviews

Without continues strongly where Within left off. Mulder apparently falls of a very high cliff and runs away, leaving Doggett baffled. And just like Scully in the earlier seasons, Doggett refuses to believe his eyes.

The drama and suspense are high throughout this episode, especially knowing that the Alien Bounty Hunter(ABH) is in their midst but disguised. I love seeing scenes involving the ABH, but the character itself is confusing. I have the same gripe in this episode that I had in Requiem regarding the ABH's impersonations. Sometimes he impersonates the person's voice and sometimes he doesn't. He just stares expressionless at others. He doesn't speak as the principal or Scully when it would behoove him, but later he speaks as Agent Crane when he's being chased around the dormitory. If he needs time to learn their voices, that needs to be explained somehow. Otherwise, it's conflicting and confusing.

A couple of other nitpicks I have with the episode is how Scully follows Gibson's friend Thea out in the desert that leads her to Gibson. After talking to Gibson, Scully returns to the school and arrives alone in the dark, and then it appears that Thea is already there. She must be able run fast to beat Scully. Also, Doggett reveals at the end of the episode that Gibson has become a ward of the state. But in "The End" from season 5, Gibson had parents that we're going to pick him up. I think this is a continuity error. Chris Carter forgot that Gibson had parents.

Top-notch performances are once again given in this episode by Robert Patrick, Mitch Pileggi and Gillian Anderson. It's great to see Skinner so passionate about finding Mulder and protecting the pregnant Scully. I love Doggett's facial expression when he tells Scully that he's been assigned to the x-files. He looks as though he can't believe it himself, and that he's actually saying it. Great acting.

The season eight search for Mulder puts some life back into the mythology that had been lacking since season six and the destruction of the Syndicate. Within and Without starts season eight out on the right foot in what will become a very unique season.

13 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Shortened Seasons drbaltar6
scully's character development : is she stupid The_Master_91
Checking out later seasons for 1st time, and- hiitsmewutsup-953-300236
Episode w/ clip of Eisenhower's 1961 speech? greg-m-schwartz
Happy Anniversary, The X-Files! JuMiguel
Long term legacy? LondoMollari1
Discuss Without (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: