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Conduit 

Mulder becomes obsessed with solving a case that closely parallels an "encounter" he experienced as a child.

Director:

Daniel Sackheim

Writers:

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

Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Carrie Snodgress ... Darlene Morris
Michael Cavanaugh ... Sheriff Jack Withers
Donald Gibb ... Kip (as Don Gibb)
Joel Palmer ... Kevin Morris
Charles Cioffi ... Section Chief Scott Blevins
Shelley Owens ... Tessa Seers
Don Thompson ... Holtzman
Akiko Morison ... Leza Atsumi
Taunya Dee ... Ruby Morris
Anthony Harrison Anthony Harrison ... Fourth Man
Glen Roald Glen Roald ... M.E. Worker
Mauricio Mercado Mauricio Mercado ... Coroner
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Storyline

Mulder and Scully travel to Sioux City to investigate the disappearance of a teenager, Ruby Morris, whose mother Darlene claims was abducted by aliens. There's some reluctance on the part of the FBI to even open an X-File on the matter until Mulder finds that the Darlene was also supposedly abducted during a girl scout outing when she was a teenager. Ruby had something of a wild reputation and the local authorities believe she may have run off with a biker. Ruby's younger brother Kevin is seeing something on the television that he can translate into binary code, something that is of interest to the NSA. For Mulder, the case is far too reminiscent of his sister Samantha's abduction by aliens when he was 12 and she 8 years old. Written by garykmcd

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1993 (USA) See more »

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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

Donald Gibb of Bloodsport (1988) appears as the bartender in this episode. See more »

Goofs

In Samantha's personal X-File, her middle name is only listed as 'T', while in several other episodes it is Anne. See more »

Quotes

Mulder: How can an eight year-old boy who can barely multiply be a threat to national security? And people call me paranoid.
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Connections

Referenced in The X-Files: My Struggle II (2016) See more »

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The X-Files
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Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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A brother's quest
18 September 2006 | by thebigeasy555See all my reviews

This episode Conduit brings a part of Mulder's childhood to the fore.We learn his sister Samantha was abducted when he was young and he was unfortunate enough to witness the event.Also Mulder's determination to succeed in his field of work stems from this event.He clearly would go to any lengths to find out the truth about his sister's disapperance.Though Scully admires his intense determination and drive she feels sometimes Mulder's judgement is clouded sometimes.This is a reoccurring theme on the x-files and for that reason alone helped to sustain the interest of many viewers who watched the show.Conduit is a starting part of a long quest for the truth


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