The X-Files (1993– )
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With help from a police psychic, Mulder continues to search for clues about Samantha's abduction and ultimately finds the long sought after answers concerning her fate.

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Kim Manners

Writers:

Chris Carter (created by), Chris Carter | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
William B. Davis ... CGB Spender
Mitch Pileggi ... Walter Skinner
Anthony Heald ... Harold Piller
Stanley Anderson ... Agent Schoniger
Rebecca Toolan ... Teena Mulder
Patience Cleveland ... Arbutus Ray
Christopher Wynne Christopher Wynne ... Base Cop
Ed Beechner Ed Beechner ... Deputy
Megan Corletto Megan Corletto ... Amber Lynn LaPierre
Nicolas Stratton Nicolas Stratton ... Appearing Boy (as Nicholas Stratton)
Mimi Paley ... Young Samantha
Fort Atkinson Fort Atkinson ... Detective #1
Jeff Xander Jeff Xander ... Detective #2
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Storyline

Mulder enlists the help of Harold Piller, a police psychic, to search for the missing girl, Amber Lynn LaPierre. Meanwhile, Scully searches for answers about Samantha's abduction, leading her to the Cigarette Smoking Man. Both of their investigations lead to Mulder finally learning the truth about his sister's disappearance. Written by Muldernscully

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 2000 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Mimi Paley, who plays young Samantha Mulder, shares a birthday with David Duchovny, who plays her brother. Curiosly, Vanessa Morley, who plays Samantha at the age when she was abducted, shares birthday with Gillian Anderson, who plays Scully. See more »

Goofs

During the climax of the episode, the spirits cast shadows on the ground, yet they are translucent. See more »

Quotes

Mulder: [from sister's diary] I hope someday he reads this, and knows I wish I could see his face for real.
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Crazy Credits

The tagline of the opening credits reads "Believe to Understand." See more »

Connections

Referenced in The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008) See more »

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My Weakness
Written by Moby
Performed by Moby
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Trite and repetitious
28 March 2015 | by gregfeltonSee all my reviews

This is one of the poorest episodes, typical of what happened after the series left British Columbia. The province was integral to the look and feel of the series. Afterwards the show largely degenerated into hoary religious clichés, perfunctory dialogue, repetitious themes and emotionally manipulative music. The psychic subplot is so embarrassing and shallow that I'm amazed it was even considered. The same shtick was used in the second X-files movie, and not even Billy Connolly could save it,

Chris Carter seems to have lost control over his series in L.A. The dignified thing to do would have been to end the X-files after season 6.


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