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The Blessing Way 

A furious pursuit of Agent Mulder is underway, and more importantly, the government wants the data tape he carried. Agent Scully, against all odds, searches to uncover his whereabouts, persisting that he is alive when all others deny it.

Director:

R.W. Goodwin

Writers:

Chris Carter (created by), Chris Carter
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Mitch Pileggi ... Walter Skinner
Peter Donat ... William Mulder
Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman ... Albert Hosteen (as Floyd Red Crow Westerman)
Melinda McGraw ... Melissa Scully
Sheila Larken ... Margaret Scully
Nicholas Lea ... Alex Krycek
William B. Davis ... Smoking Man
John Neville ... Well-Manicured Man
Tom Braidwood ... Melvin Frohike
Jerry Hardin ... Deep Throat
Alf Humphreys ... Dr. Mark Pomerantz
Dakota House ... Eric Hosteen
Michael David Simms Michael David Simms ... Senior FBI Agent
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A furious pursuit of Agent Mulder is underway, and more importantly, the government wants the data tape he carried. Agent Scully, against all odds, searches to uncover his whereabouts, persisting that he is alive when all others deny it.

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Trivia

As in "Anasazi," the Vancouver canyon was painted red to seem more like a Southwestern US region. See more »

Goofs

At the end of Season 2 Mulder was locked inside a box car train which then is exploded. Then in the first episode of Season 3 he is found alive outside the shell of the boxcar undamaged (especially to suit) and hidden under rubble. See more »

Quotes

Deep Throat: [standing over an unconscious Mulder] I was first struck by the absence of time, having depended on it so completely as a measure of my self and my life; moving backwards into the perpetual night it consumes purpose, indeed, all passion and will. I come to you, old friend with a dull clarity of the dead not to beckon you, but to feel the fire and intensity that still live in you... and the heavy weight of your burdens which I had once borne. There is truth you know, friend, if that's all you ...
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Connections

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

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The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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A Good Follow-up To Anasazi
20 May 2006 | by MuldernscullySee all my reviews

The Blessing Way is the continuation of season two's finale Anasazi where Fox Mulder was supposedly killed by an explosion in a buried rail car. Anasazi was at such a high level of drama and excitement, it would be hard to follow it up with as much intensity. The Blessing Way is a great episode but falls a little short of Anasazi. A lot of the episode deals with Mulder's recovery through a Native American ritual called 'the blessing way'. For me, that's where the episode loses a lot of its tension. Mulder lying on a bed being talked about by a Native American and being talked to by deceased persons doesn't do it for me. The other half of the story has to do with Scully dealing with Skinner, a member of the Consortium, and finding an implant in your neck. The Scully side of the story has a lot of good drama and intensity. That's why I gave this episode an 8. The end of the episode is worth the wait, and takes us into the third part of this story, Paper Clip.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1995 (USA) See more »

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