The X-Files (1993–2018)
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The Truth 

Mulder's return leads to him being tried for murder before a military tribunal where he seeks to prove the very existence of an alien conspiracy and justify the maintenance of the X-Files.

Director:

Kim Manners

Writers:

Chris Carter (created by), Chris Carter
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Robert Patrick ... John Doggett
Annabeth Gish ... Monica Reyes
Mitch Pileggi ... Walter Skinner
William B. Davis ... Smoking Man
Nicholas Lea ... Alex Krycek
James Pickens Jr. ... Alvin Kersh
Laurie Holden ... Marita Covarrubias
Matthew Glave ... Special Agent Kallenbrunner
Jeff Gulka ... Gibson Praise
Chris Owens ... Jeffrey Spender (as Chris Bradley Owens)
Steven Williams ... Mr. X
Tom Braidwood ... Melvin Frohike
Dean Haglund ... Richard 'Ringo' Langly
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Storyline

Mulder's return leads to him being tried for murder before a military tribunal where he seeks to prove the very existence of an alien conspiracy and justify the maintenance of the X-Files.

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After 9 years, the truth is finally here...


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 2002 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

(at around 1h 11 mins) Mulder mentions Mr. X. It is the only (known) time Mr. X's name is mentioned on screen. See more »

Goofs

Knowle Rohrer is not wearing a USMC haircut, he's actually far from it. An E-8 MSgt would be more squared away than that. See more »

Quotes

Dana Scully: Mulder, it's me.
Fox Mulder: Oh. Is it time to go?
Dana Scully: No. That's why I'm here. Mulder, I need you to talk to me. Confide in me... or we'll lose.
Fox Mulder: We can't win, Scully. We can only hope to go down fighting.
Dana Scully: You're scaring me. Mulder, I'm so scared that I've just got you back and now I'm going to lose you again.
Fox Mulder: I know what I'm doing.
Dana Scully: Well... whatever you're doing... you have no idea how much has already been lost... What I've had to do...
Fox Mulder: I do know. Skinner told me.
Dana Scully: Our son, Mulder... I gave him up. Our son. ...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

This episode marks the return of David Duchovny to the main cast, and also credits Mitch Pilleggi in the opening titles. Five people are credited in the main credits: Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, Robert Patrick, Annabeth Gish and Mitch Pilleggi. See more »

Alternate Versions

Re-aired in syndication and in repeats as a two-part episode. See more »

Connections

References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

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The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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What truth?
10 September 2004 | by lissiemdSee all my reviews

First of all, Chris Carter would never give his fans the real truth. Secondly, the show sucked the minute Annabeth Gish landed a re-occurring role. What were the casting directors thinking?!! The girl is a horrible actress and ruined the show completely. I liked Dogget's character a little bit and could have handled him without Ms. Gish. Her name rhymes with "ish" for a reason. But I am off the topic.... These episodes will no more lead you to the truth than a treasure map or a the Bible. If you want the truth, then you are searching in the wrong place here. So I need to add another line? Well, let me say again that the downfall of this show was adding Gish and getting rid of Morgan and Wong and letting the show go on and on and on. I think the show lost all of its umf after season 7. It should have ended on season 6, but then we wouldn't have one of Gillian's shows which was well written and directed by her. Now I am just rambling and this has to be one of the worst reviews ever written.


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