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.
After 9 years, the truth is finally here...
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Agent John Dogget is proud of his USMC background, as it is frequently mentioned during the show, he would not have called Knowle Rohrer a former Marine when calling the base, looking for his remains. It is instilled from day one of basic training "Once a Marine, always a Marine." See more
What is the point of all of this? To destroy a man who seeks the truth or to destroy the truth so no man can seek it? Either way, you lose.
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
In the alternate series ending, "Toothpick Man" (Alan Dale) hands George W. Bush (Unknown actor) a note. Bush reads it and asks "What do you want me to do? I thought this was being handled. The truth is out there now." TM replies "The truth has always been out there Mr. President. The people just don't want to believe." TM leaves and W stares out at the Washington Monument quietly. This ending can be found on the Region 1 DVD in the special features section. See more
References The Silence of the Lambs
Maybe There is Hope
Written and Performed by Mark Snow See more