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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.

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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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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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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 2002 (USA) See more »

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Dolby

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Once Mulder returns in this episode, he's in the remainder of the series. 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

[last lines]
Dana Scully: [Scully is lying on a motel bed, Mulder sits on the floor leaning against the bed, staring at the ceiling] What are you thinking?
[he doesn't answer]
Dana Scully: Mulder?
Fox Mulder: [speaks while continuing to look at the ceiling] I'm thinking... I'm a guilty man. I've failed in every respect. I deserve the harshest punishment for my crimes.
Dana Scully: You don't believe that.
Fox Mulder: [sighs] I believe... that I sat in a motel room like this with you when we first met... and I tried to convince you of the truth. And in that ...
[...]
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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 »

Connections

References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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The Truth
14 July 2007 | by Kurt CollinsSee all my reviews

I agree with Rom Port, I think the series would've been better served by ending around season 7. Robbert Patrick is great as Doggett but he's no Mulder. It wasn't his fault, it was just that chemistry between Duchovny and Anderson was the core of the show. I still think this show holds up season 1-6 along with this episode, but, the last 2 seasons were a textbook case on how NOT to end a TV series. Even JJ Abrams of Lost brings up the X Files "theory", basically get out when the stories are still strong. I admire Chris Carter and I'll be honest, it's my guilty pleasure to see Mulder and Scully back on the big screen. Especially now with all the conspiracies they could find.


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