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Home Again 

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Scully receives bad news about her family while away on a case. Mulder finds a strange paint sample at the crime scene which leads him to the left-handed artist that created the main suspect. This brings back memories to Scully.


Glen Morgan


Chris Carter (created by), Glen Morgan





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Tim Armstrong ... Trashman
Daryl Shuttleworth ... Daryl Landry
Peggy Jo Jacobs ... Nancy Huff
Sheila Larken ... Margaret Scully
Alessandro Juliani ... Joseph Cutler
Chris Shields ... Detective Gross
John DeSantis ... Band-Aid Nose Man
Gary Sekhon ... Forensic Technician
Sachin Sahel ... Jack Budd
Veena Sood ... Dr. Louise Colquitt
Jannen Karr ... Nurse Taillie
Seth Whittaker ... Fitzpatrick
Daniel Jacobsen ... Proudley


Mulder and Scully are sent to investigate the murder of a city official, which it seems no human could have committed. Meanwhile, Scully deals with a personal tragedy, which brings up many old feelings about the child she gave away for adoption

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8 February 2016 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Tim Armstrong, who portrays Graffiti artist "Trash Man", is the singer and guitarist for legendary East Bay punk rock band Rancid, hip-hop / punk band The Transplants and punk band Operation Ivy. See more »


Scully tells Mulder at the end she knows why her mother asked for Charlie: because "she wanted to know before he left that he'd be OK." It should have been "before she left." See more »


Dana Scully: I don't care about the big questions right now, Mulder. I just want one more chance to ask my mum a few little ones.
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Features The X-Files: One Breath (1994) See more »


Written by Tony Hatch
Performed by Petula Clark
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More like "One Breath Again" than "Home Again"
8 February 2016 | by rodrigoquinanSee all my reviews

First thing we need to clarify is: this isn't a sequel to Home. Even the themes are different - though both touches on maternity issues. The title created lots of expectations in the fanbase - Home is the most controversial episode the show ever made and it's very loved by the fans. But as Glen Morgan said in the interviews, it's unrelated.

It's named "Home Again" because of Glen Morgan's supersticion: "Home" was his comeback to the X-Files after a season off making "Space Above And Beyond"; now "Home Again" is his second comeback as a writer to the series after leaving in the end of season 4 to showrun with his partner James Wong the season 2 of Millennium.

Once you get past this isn't "Home 2", you can directly compare to another episode wrote by Glen Morgan: "One Breath", from season 2. This is in many ways related to that episode (it even has flashbacks from it), but in a new perspective and with a different ending - even that lake is a reference. Gillian Anderson suffering in hospitals is always something incredibly beautiful and tragic to watch in the X-Files (remember Memento Mori? Emily?) and she does another great job here - "Were-Monster" was a Mulder episode, this is hers.

The thing is, this is a dramatic mythology episode like One Breathe, but at the same time it has a creepy monster-of-the-week case, which works well too. The case is violent, dark and very, very scary, something X-Files wasn't since it left Vancouver and now it's scary as hell for the second time in 4 episodes (the other scary one was Founder's Mutation)

The only problem is that in the end they are trying too much at the same time and it feels that both the drama part and the monster part end without reaching its full potential. They still work well, but in other context, in a 24 episode season, they could have been 2 different episodes or even a 2 part one.

Still, in the end they somehow relate both ideas, the whole episode has excellent commentary on both homeless people and motherhood and maybe the best thing in this revival, it's so faithful and delicade in showing the passage of time for Mulder and Scully. This season is heavily influenced by the arcs of the first 4 seasons (when James, Glen and Darin were still at the show) and the William arc in the end of the original run.

"Home Again" is memorable episode with potential of a classic episode; it ends up being a bit less than that - and hopefully it will grow with time, just like "Closure" did - but even if it never reach the classic status of its counterpart "One Breath", it would be for a noble reason: it tried too much at the same time.

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