The X-Files (1993–2018)
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The Red and the Black 

Scully undergoes hypnosis to recall her experiences on the bridge where the group of abductees was burned alive. Krycek provides the consortium with a vaccine for the black oil and tells Mulder of the planned colonization and alien rebels.

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Chris Carter

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Mitch Pileggi ... Walter Skinner
Nicholas Lea ... Alex Krycek
Veronica Cartwright ... Cassandra Spender
John Neville ... Well-Manicured Man
George Murdock ... Elder #2
Chris Owens ... FBI Special Agent Jeffrey Spender
Laurie Holden ... Marita Covarrubias
Brian Thompson ... Alien Bounty Hunter
Don S. Williams ... Elder #1
Jim Jansen ... Dr. Heitz Werber
Alex Shostak Jr. Alex Shostak Jr. ... Dmitri
William B. Davis ... Smoking Man
Chapelle Jaffe ... Dr. Patou
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Storyline

Scully survives the mass killing but has no memory of what might have happened. She agrees to undergo regression hypnosis and recalls what happened, including that Cassandra Spender was re-abducted. Agent Spender refuses to believe anything to do with his mother's abduction stories. The conspirators now realize that there is a war among the aliens and that the alien resistance fighters would make formidable allies. The Well-Manicured Man also reveals that, courtesy of Krycek, they may now have a vaccine against the black oil. It doesn't appear to work as promised however. Written by garykmcd

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1998 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

At the end of the opening credits, the screen that typically says "The Truth Is Out There" instead reads "Resist or Serve." See more »

Goofs

The alien craft crashes inside the confines of - as seen on the sign on the fence - "WEIKAMP AIRFORCE BASE" - which we discover is in West Virginia. Yes, a fictional location, however the US Air Force would never post a sign with the word "AIRFORCE" as a single word. This seems like an error in creating the prop. See more »

Quotes

Krycek: You must be losing it, Mulder. I can beat you with one hand.
Mulder: Isn't that how you like to beat yourself?
[Krycek cocks gun]
Mulder: If those were my last words, I can do better.
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Crazy Credits

The tagline reads "Resist or Serve." See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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hypnotic regression
17 October 2008 | by koalablue_1993See all my reviews

I believe Cassandra Spender's abduction is a pure, classic X-Files moment. The visuals in the scene where fantastic. Scully's hypnotic regression scene has to be my favorite moment in the entire season, its just pure "X-Files" greatness. Laurie Holdie is red hot as Marita Covarrubias, she and Krycek share the best kiss in the entire series. Brian Thompson is back for a little while as the awesome Alien Bounty Hunter. Veronica Cartwright gave a great performance in the first part of this two-parter. She is really good. When the episode ends you are left asking for more. These are great mythology episodes, that you should not skip.


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