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This Is Not Happening 

Jeremiah Smith appears out of nowhere and formerly dead abductees are coming back to life, giving Scully and Skinner the idea that Mulder may have a shot at still being alive.

Director:

Kim Manners

Writers:

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

Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Robert Patrick ... John Doggett
Annabeth Gish ... Monica Reyes
Mitch Pileggi ... Walter Skinner
Roy Thinnes ... Jeremiah Smith
Judd Trichter Judd Trichter ... Richie Szalay
Judson Scott ... Absalom
Sarah Koskoff ... Theresa Nemman Hoese
Bernard White ... Dr. Desai
Eddie Kaye Thomas ... Gary Edward Cory
Arlene Warren Arlene Warren ... Skinner's Assistant (as Arlene Pileggi)
John McGonegle John McGonegle ... Uniformed Cop
Roz Witt ... Night Nurse
Randy Ross ... Nike Man
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Jeremiah Smith appears out of nowhere and formerly dead abductees are coming back to life, giving Scully and Skinner the idea that Mulder may have a shot at still being alive.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 2001 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

First appearance of Agent Reyes. Final appearances of Teresa Nemman-Hoese and Jeremiah Smith. See more »

Goofs

When Agent Reyes is driving her Dodge Intrepid, and is contemplating about smoking or not, her car dies. You can see clearly that the car's temperature gauge shows that the engine is still cold, although she clearly has been driving for a while. See more »

Quotes

John Doggett: Bad as you want to find Mulder, you're *afraid* to find him too.
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Connections

References The X-Files: Talitha Cumi (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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One of the best mythology episodes ever
10 April 2006 | by alex-ross77See all my reviews

Gillian Anderson really stole the show in 'This is Not Happening' with Scully painfully accepting the possibility that Mulder could be dead, after lifeless alien abductees are discovered in the dessert. Mark Snow also left his mark in this episode, putting in tear-jerking music to some dramatic scenes, including one where Scully sees the ghost of her missing partner. 'This is Not Happening' introduces us to new characters, Monica Reyes (who we will see at the end of this season and in the next) and Absalom, a friend of Jeremiah Smith (he's also in the episode) who's predicted an alien apocalypse. The ending is bound to capture you, but sadly with an non superior follow-up leading on from it.

My favourite episode of the overlooked season eight, is just perfect for shippers (like me!) and deserves more applause than it gets at the moment.


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