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Lazarus 

The consciousness of a dangerous criminal possesses an FBI agent who is also Scully's ex-boyfriend.

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David Nutter

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Chris Carter (created by), Alex Gansa | 1 more credit »
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Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Christopher Allport ... Agent Jack Willis
Cec Verrell ... Lula Phillips
Jackson Davies Jackson Davies ... Agent Bruskin
Jason Schombing ... Dupre
Callum Keith Rennie ... Tommy
Jay Brazeau ... Prof. Varnes
Lisa Bunting ... Doctor #1
Peter Kelamis ... O'Dell
Brenda Crichlow ... Reporter
Mark Saunders Mark Saunders ... Doctor #2
Alexander Boynton Alexander Boynton ... Clean Cut Man
Russ Hamilton Russ Hamilton ... Officer Daniels (as Russell Hamilton)
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Scully and another agent, Jack Willis, are on a stakeout in a bank that they believe has been targeted by a pair of married robbers. In the ensuing gunfire, both the robber and Agent Willis are seriously wounded. At the hospital, Agent Willis is revived and the robber, Dupre, dies. As time goes on, Mulder becomes convinced that it is Dupre's consciousness that survived but in Willis' body. Scully is disbelieving even after Mulder demonstrates that the new Willis is now left-handed and has forgotten Scully's birthday, even though they were born the same day. When Jack takes Scully prisoner, it's up to Mulder to rescue her. Written by garykmcd

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 1994 (USA) See more »

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4:3
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Trivia

Callum Keith Rennie would reappear as a cemetery groundskeeper in episode 15 of season 2 called Fresh Bones (which was about voodoo). See more »

Goofs

Even though Scully says the watch isn't working, the second hand can be seen moving. See more »

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Dana Scully: What does that mean?
Fox Mulder: It means... it means whatever you want it to mean.
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Referenced in Gone Home (2013) See more »

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Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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Lazarus, come forth.
13 April 2006 | by MuldernscullySee all my reviews

Lazarus is a fine, body-switching episode. Although it's difficult to tell who got the better end of the deal. True, Jack Willis' body is still alive, but he has another man's soul in him. Warren Dupre has lost his body, but his soul is very much alive in another man's body. What a perfect disguise for a criminal, as an officer of the law! In Fire, two episodes before, Mulder had a past love interest show up. In Lazarus, it's Scully's turn, as Jack Willis is her former FBI academy instructor whom she dated. But the results are not similar, as Mulder shows no hints of jealousy at all. In Tempus Fugit, Scully comments that in the four years she's known Mulder he's never remembered her birthday. In Lazarus, Mulder gives Scully a birthday card signed by Willis two months early to test him. I wouldn't exactly call that never remembering. Another excellent guest performance given by Christopher Allport as Jack Willis. Plus, this episode has a nice little twist at the end that surprised me.


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