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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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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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Dolby

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Lucy Lawless was originally slated to appear as Shannon McMahon. However, Lawless was experiencing a high-risk pregnancy and was unable to return to the show. See more »

Goofs

A.D. Skinner says, "30 government workers are ready to testify they witnessed Mulder push a military officer to his death." Knowle Rohrer was wearing a uniform with 3 bars up, 3 rocker bars down and with crossed rifles. This insignia would indicate a E-8 Master Sargeant, not an officer. 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

Features The X-Files: The Erlenmeyer Flask (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Maybe There is Hope
Written and Performed by Mark Snow
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Bringing down the curtain on 9 years of pure brilliance...
17 May 2004 | by Nic2k83See all my reviews

After 202 episodes spanning across nine years, the X-Files finally closes its doors. For die-hard fans, this two part finale is sure to satisfy, with expert performances from all the cast involved. The plot centres around a military tribunal with Agent Mulder on charge for the murder of a military man who can't be killed, Knowle Rohrer, a government super soldier. With Skinner acting as Mulder's defence, all of his allies from the past nine years testify on his behalf. I won't tell what happens from there on, just make sure you watch it! Superbly written and directed by Kim Manners and Chris Carter, this episode shows many twists and turns and highlights once again the fantastic on screen chemistry which Mulder and Scully share. Chris Carter has left the door open for another X-Files movie, so lets hope The X-Files makes a return to the big screen as soon as possible. To Chris Carter, I salute you, The X-Files 1993-2002, R.I.P


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