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Folie a Deux 

Paranoid telemarketer takes his coworkers and Mulder hostage claiming that their boss is a disguised insectoid monster that's literally turning the workers one by one into his zombie drones.

Director:

Kim Manners

Writers:

Chris Carter (created by), Vince Gilligan
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Mitch Pileggi ... Walter Skinner
Brian Markinson ... Gary Lambert
John Apicella ... Greg Pincus
Roger Cross ... Agent Rice (as Roger R. Cross)
Cynthia Preston ... Nancy Aaronson
Leslie Jones Leslie Jones ... Gretchen Starns
Dmitry Chepovetsky ... Supervisor
Brenda McDonald Brenda McDonald ... Mrs. Loach
Robert Luft Robert Luft ... Telemarketer
Tim Bissett ... Medical Assistant
Norma Jean Wick Norma Jean Wick ... Newscaster
Grant Gladish Grant Gladish ... Cameraman
Steve Bacic ... SWAT Commander
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Storyline

Mulder and Scully are sent to Chicago after after a telemarketing firm receives anonymous threats. The company is particularly concerned as they had an employee go postal in a different office and wants to avoid another dangerous incident. One of the company's employees, Gary Lambert, is convinced that his boss Greg Pincus is literally a monster who no one else can see for what he really is. Lambert takes everyone, including Mulder, hostage but during the incident Mulder realizes that Lambert may not be the deranged madman everyone is making him out to be. Written by garykmcd

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1998 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

A sound underscoring the movement of the monster, Pincus, closely resembles one that would be used a couple years later with the "worm tunnels" in the film Donnie Darko. See more »

Goofs

The amount of blood on Mulder's lip changes frequently. See more »

Quotes

Mulder: You have to be willing to see.
Scully: I wish it were that simple.
Mulder: Scully, you have to believe me. Nobody else on this whole damn planet does or ever will. You're my one in five billion.
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Connections

Referenced in The X Files: Resist or Serve (2004) See more »

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The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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Season 5 continues to deliver!
4 January 2011 | by c-burdettSee all my reviews

Folie a deux is another strong episode from the great season 5. Its an episode that doesn't always get loads of fan attention but that doesn't stop it from being a good one. Not only that but at times the X-Files kind of forgets about being scary, and, well, just isn't. This episode I'm happy to say has a few decent Mulder and Scully moments, quite a chilling ending, and a fair few scares. There's some great shots, where, without giving anything away. There's a shot of someone, their looking seemingly normal, then a dramatic music note, it shows them again and things aren't quite how you first thought. It's in a way predictable yet its dramatic and effective. A great more scary episode from the already strong season 5. Folie A Deux is a good one, don't miss it!


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