The X-Files (1993–2018)
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F. Emasculata 

As Scully investigates the spread of a deadly contagion at a prison, Mulder tracks down two escaped convicts infected with the disease.


Rob Bowman


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


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Charles Martin Smith ... Dr. Osbourne
Dean Norris ... Marshal Tapia
John Pyper-Ferguson ... Paul
William B. Davis ... Smoking Man
Angelo Vacco ... Angelo Garza
Mitch Pileggi ... Walter Skinner
Morris Panych ... Dr. Simon Auerbach
Lynda Boyd ... Elizabeth
John Tench ... Steve
Alvin Sanders ... Bus Driver
Kim Kondrashoff ... Bobby Torrence
Chilton Crane ... Mother at Bus Station
Bill Rowat Bill Rowat ... Dr. Robert Torrence




When a package with infected contents releases the virus on its inmate recipient, a dozen prisoners contract it and Mulder and Scully are mysteriously called in to help. What they find demands that the truth be told to the public, but that's the one thing they cannot do. Written by EJS

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With Mulder and Scully separated for all but two scenes in the episode, this features the most pronounced use of cellphones between the agents thus far. See more »


At one point Dr. Osborne tells Scully: "We finance exploration of new species for the rain forest with potential drug applications." As spoken this line doesn't make sense - it really should be: "We finance exploration of the rain forest for new species with potential drug applications." It's unclear whether the error was the actor's or the screenwriter's. See more »


Cigarette Smoking Man: What's the truth, Agent Mulder?
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References Smokey and the Bandit (1977) See more »


The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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Oh its vile
4 January 2011 | by c-burdettSee all my reviews

This episode, well, this episode is hard to review. The case its self is quite good, its fast paced, has quite a gripping climax and if you can handle it, will probably maintain your interest for the 42 or so minutes. But, for me who has real problems with anything to do with spots, boils, and, the 'stuff' inside them,,, it was just GROSS. Its by far the most gross episode I've seen and makes the worm scene in Ice, and the Scully neck scene in roadrunners seem lovely! It is just absolutely disgusting right from before the credits begin! If you think that you're fine with all that sort of stuff, then don't get me wrong there's an enjoyable episode here. But for some, and i hate to say it, but maybe for me, its just too gross! You have been warned!

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28 April 1995 (USA) See more »

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