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All Things 

Scully is finishing up the autopsy of a person at a hospital. A file mix-up involving the autopsy folder and another patient's x-ray leads Scully to discover a former lover of hers has been... See full summary »


Gillian Anderson


Chris Carter (created by), Gillian Anderson

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Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Colleen Flynn ... Colleen Azar
Stacy Haiduk ... Margaret 'Maggie' Waterston
Stephen Hornyak Stephen Hornyak ... Dr. Kopeikan
Victoria Faerber Victoria Faerber ... Nurse #1
Nicolas Surovy ... Dr. Daniel Waterston
Carol Banker Carol Banker ... Carol
Elayn J. Taylor ... Nurse #2 (as Elayn Taylor)
Cheryl White ... Nurse #3
Scott Vance ... Healer


Scully is finishing up the autopsy of a person at a hospital. A file mix-up involving the autopsy folder and another patient's x-ray leads Scully to discover a former lover of hers has been admitted at the hospital. Meeting with him again causes Scully to re-examine the decisions she has made in her life, leading to her where she is to today. Written by Muldernscully

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9 April 2000 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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At about 41:10, Mulder returns from England wearing a cap which proclaims "Stonehenge Rocks". See more »


You can clearly see the string pulling the apothecary sign. See more »


Scully: umm... and I didn't say that God spoke back . I said that I had some kind of a vision.
Mulder: For you that's like saying that you are having David Crosby's baby.
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References The Blair Witch Project (1999) See more »


The Sky is Broken
Written by Moby
Performed by Moby
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An exploration of the other world we all live in.
9 August 2015 | by lastcatharSee all my reviews

"All Things" follows Dana Scully as she consciously drops out of her routine as the great skeptic, Mulder's straight-man, and instead is cast into circumstances entirely outside her expertise and experience, the spiritual, emotional, even the feminine aspects of this world. This is an entirely different, introspective interpretation of the X Files' fundamental theme of other world influences on human existence. In keeping with this "other world" theme, Scully finds herself dealing not with aliens and present dangers, but with the interconnectedness of all things, her own past decisions and their unintended consequences. And to reflect this mirroring of the usual X Files' storyline, the plot progression throughout this episode does not rely on causal connections and reasoning, but instead the plot is moved forward by synchronicity and emotion, the forces at work on the other side of all our lives. There is some exceptional cinematography in this episode, as for example in the sidewalk scene, unexpectedly broken like a dream by the creaking Apothecary sign. (Look up the etymology for the word. It's about things that are concealed, put away. The creaking sign represents Scully's awakening to aspects of her own life that she needs to recognize and come to terms with.)

"All Things" is a pretty spectacular first effort for writer-and-director Gillian Anderson, a bold re-formulation of the series' tried-and true thematic foundations. This episode also gives us the best use of music in the entire series. Moby's "The Sky is Broken" works to tie the tale together like The Dude's rug. "All Things" gets my vote as the most impressive episode of the entire X-Files series…and the runner-up is right down the road at "Hollywood A.D."

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