The X-Files (1993– )
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A pregnant police woman experiences visions that lead her to the remains of two FBI agents who went missing in the 1940s while on the trail of a serial killer that later got caught. The killings begin again but the only suspect is now 77.



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Episode complete credited cast:
... Fox Mulder
... Dana Scully
... Lt. Brian Tillman
... Inspector B.J. Morrow
... Old Harry Cokely
... Linda Thibedeaux
Robyn Driscoll ... Detective Joe Darnell
Peter Flemming ... Officer #1
... Young Mom (as Sarah Jane Redmond)
... Young Harry Cokely


Mulder and Scully are called in by a local field office when the body of a long dead FBI agent is found by a local police detective in Aubrey, Missouri. The dead FBI agent died in 1942 but the detective who found the body, Inspector B.J. Morrow, can't quite explain why she was digging in the location where it was found. The local police also have a strange murder on their hands: a young woman who had the word "sister" carved on her chest. When Morrow's boss, Lt. Brian Tilman, first sees the crime photos he thinks the FBI has information on the most recent murder but the photos are over 50 years old. There is a connection of some sort between the dead and the living however. Written by garykmcd

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6 January 1995 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Terry O'Quinn later earned the nickname "Mr. Ten Thirteen," due to his appearance in multiple shows and movies affiliated with Ten Thirteen Productions, the company that produced The X-Files. See more »


Just after the teaser, Mulder and Scully are looking at the dental radiographs. Scully points out that the man is "congenitally" missing a lower left bicuspid. It is impossible to tell if the reason why the tooth is no longer present is congenital from the radiograph. Congenital is a condition existing at birth. See more »


Fox Mulder: Well, I've often felt that dreams are answers to questions we haven't yet figured out how to ask.
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The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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Oh brother
16 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

The only reason I gave it a 6 is for the tripped-out visual effects. Outside of some interesting camera work, I consider my time wasted. The story begins with a promising intro: a woman gripped by inexplicable visions is led to a terrible discovery. Nice, where's it go from there? Down the rabbit's hole? More like down the Hershey tubes.

There are too many instances that will make you say, "Oh, give me break!" For example, the female victims of a serial killer have the word "SISTER" carved on their chest. The duo is studying the bones of a male victim, but they can't quite guess what was carved on his chest. Could it be--oh I don't know--"BROTHER"?

Midway through the writers lost control of the wheel, and the plot goes swerving across the road like a drunk driver. They desperately try to reconcile the mess with an utterly flimsy explanation. On second thought, I'll give it a 5.

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