The X-Files (1993–2018)
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My Struggle II 

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Mulder and Scully uncover a shocking truth with global ramifications.


Chris Carter


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Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Mitch Pileggi ... Walter Skinner
Joel McHale ... Tad O'Malley
Lauren Ambrose ... Agent Einstein
Robbie Amell ... Agent Miller
Julian Christopher ... Dr. Rubell (as Julian D. Christopher)
Annabeth Gish ... Monica Reyes
William B. Davis ... Smoking Man
Aliza Vellani ... Nurse Sandeep
Sandy Da Costa Sandy Da Costa ... Morphing Alien
Mik Byskov ... Accosting Man
Darren Dolynski ... Man in Suit


Mulder disappears before a scheduled meeting with Tad O'Malley, who has an interesting theory about his and other people's DNA. Dana herself, who's had her own DNA tested, discovers an anomaly in the DNA sequence. She believes the human DNA was tampered with when humans were given a vaccine shot. When a disoriented soldier arrives at the hospital, Dana realizes he has anthrax, which could lead to a worldwide contagion. Monica reaches out to Dana, who confirms her theory, which is all part of Smoking Man's plan for the world. Written by Andreea D

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Did You Know?


Adenosine deaminase (ADA) - the gene product inhibited by the Spartan virus - is an actual enzyme. Hereditary defects in the enzyme can lead to a condition known as Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) which leaves patients at risk for severe infections like those depicted in the episode. A treatment for the condition is to introduce a functional immune system into the patient via bone marrow transplant like Scully suggests for Mulder. See more »


The anthrax vaccine is a cell-free filtrate of the B. anthracis bacterium, meaning it does not even contain whole bacterial cells. It is utterly impossible for administration to result in disease. See more »


[to Mulder]
Cigarette Smoking Man: I've controlled you since before you knew I existed.
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References The X-Files: Redux II (1997) See more »


The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Bael
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Why are some people upset about this finale!?!?
23 February 2016 | by gavintelfordSee all my reviews

I genuinely have to believe that the only individuals that did not approve of this episode are those who are new to the show. Sure, Babylon wasn't their strongest episode, (I still honestly enjoyed it and I think most people missed the point and what it was trying to say) but as a whole, this season was brilliant and exactly the type of revival that I was hoping for.

They maintained strong adaptation to characters, plots and sub-plots without acting like this was a final wrap up. I went into this season expecting that this was going to the beginning of the end - a way to introduce us to how Chris will potentially give the two greatest characters on TV a satisfying and absolutely final conclusion.

So everyone who wasn't satisfied by this episode or season, you need to go back in time and watch the original seasons (at LEAST the mythology episodes). Because this was perfect. And it breaks my heart that some people thought it was anything but.

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