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The X-Files Season 5 Episodes

20 Episodes 1997 - 1998

Season five of The X-Files opens with Fox Mulder attempting to infiltrate The Pentagon, whilst Scully uncovers a Syndicate connection within the FBI. Big issues arise in this season, including Mulder's belief being shaken after finding out some information from Michael Kritschgau, as well as a rebel alien race secretly attacking former alien abductees. Stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.

Episode 1

Redux

Sun, Nov 2, 1997 60 mins

Part 2 of three. Scully's lie about Mulder's suicide buys time for her partner, who finds more bodies similar to the one in the cave. He also finds a possible cure for Scully, who links her DNA to a life form discovered inside the ice-core samples. Kritschgau: John Finn. Vitagliano: Barry W. Levy. Blevins: Charles Cioffi.

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Episode 2

Redux II

Sun, Nov 9, 1997 60 mins

Conclusion. Scully offers to take the rap for the body in Mulder's apartment; the CSM makes friendly overtures to Mulder, and disputes Kritschgau, whose words to the FBI panel yield a clue to the traitor within. Samantha: Megan Leitch. Skinner: Mitch Pileggi.

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Episode 3

Unusual Suspects

Sun, Nov 16, 1997 60 mins

In 1989 Baltimore, the men who will become the Lone Gunmen assist a woman claiming her ex, Mulder, kidnapped their daughter. Susanne: Signy Coleman. Frohike: Tom Braidwood. Byers: Bruce Harwood. Langly: Dean Haglund.

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Episode 4

Detour

Sun, Nov 23, 1997 60 mins

The disappearances of three men in a forest are attributed to a predator of undetermined species, but with a determined strategy---and glowing red eyes. Michele: Colleen Flynn. Jeff: Anthony Rapp. Mrs. Asekoff: Merrilyn Gann. Louis: Tyler Thompson.

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Episode 5

Post-Modern Prometheus

Sun, Nov 30, 1997 60 mins

Scully suspects a hoax as the agents probe a woman's claim that she was impregnated by a creature with two mouths. Shaineh: Pattie Tierce. Izzy: Stewart Gale. Pollidori: John O'Hurley. Pollidori's Father: Lloyd Berry. Scully: Gillian Anderson.

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Episode 6

Christmas Carol

Sun, Dec 7, 1997 60 mins

Part 1 of two. A phone voice resembling that of her late sister, Melissa, draws Scully to the scene of a suicide, where the victim's daughter looks exactly like Melissa at the same age. Kresge: John Pyper-Ferguson. Sim: Rob Freeman. Bill: Pat Skipper. Mrs. Scully: Sheila Larken. Scully: Gillian Anderson.

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Episode 7

Emily

Sun, Dec 14, 1997 60 mins

Conclusion. Another mysterious phone call brings Scully to an ailing Emily. But the doctor who's treating her anemia refuses to share her medical records. Calderon: Gerard Plunkett. Vinet: Bob Morrisey. Emily: Lauren Diewold. Scully: Gillian Anderson.

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Episode 8

Kitsunegari

Sun, Jan 4, 1998 60 mins

Robert Modell (a serial killer who manipulates people's minds) escapes from custody, and the trail he purposely leaves indicates he wants to challenge Mulder. Modell: Robert Wisden. Linda: Diana Scarwid. Skinner: Mitch Pileggi. Mulder: David Duchovny.

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Episode 9

Schizogeny

Sun, Jan 11, 1998 60 mins

A teen who's seeing a therapist for his anger is suspected in the death of his stepfather, who's found buried in mud---in a standing position. Bobby: Chad Lindberg. Lisa: Katherine Isabelle. Karin: Sarah-Jane Redmond. Patti Rich: Cynde Harmon. Mulder: David Duchovny.

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Episode 10

Chinga

Sun, Feb 8, 1998 60 mins

In Maine, Scully happens upon a market full of people trying to claw their eyes out---except for a woman believed by some to be a witch. Written by Stephen King and Chris Carter. Melissa: Susannah Hoffman. Bonsaint: Larry Musser. Buddy: William MacDonald. Scully: Gillian Anderson.

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Episode 11

Kill Switch

Sun, Feb 15, 1998 60 mins

An artificial intelligence that's loose on the Internet uses deadly force to defend itself. Co-written by William Gibson and Tom Maddox. Esther: Kristin Lehman. Nurse: Kate Luyben. Gelman: Patrick Keating. Mulder: David Duchovny. Scully: Gillian Anderson.

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Episode 12

Bad Blood

Sun, Feb 22, 1998 60 mins

The agents have different versions of their probe of deaths in which the victims' blood was drained from the body. But both end with Mulder killing a teen by driving a stake through his heart. Sheriff: Luke Wilson. Ronnie: Patrick Renna. Coroner: Brent Butt.

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Episode 13

Patient X

Sun, Mar 1, 1998 60 mins

Part 1 of 2. Mulder meets a woman claiming multiple alien abductions. But her son wants Mulder to ignore her, fearing damage to his own FBI career.

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Episode 14

The Red and the Black

Sun, Mar 8, 1998 60 mins

Conclusion. Reputed abductee Cassandra Spender isn't found at the site of the incident, and her son blames Mulder, whose theory about the event is found implausible by Skinner.

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Episode 15

Travelers

Sun, Mar 29, 1998 60 mins

In 1990, a former agent tells Mulder about a 1952 case involving Mulder's father and dead bodies with no internal organs.

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Episode 16

Mind's Eye

Sun, Apr 19, 1998 60 mins

The precision of a fatal stabbing makes for an "improbable" case when it's discovered that the suspect found cleaning up the scene is blind.

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Episode 17

All Souls

Sun, Apr 26, 1998 60 mins

Scully's priest asks her to speak to the parents of an immobile girl who apparently was killed by a lightning strike to her eyes after somehow walking outside.

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Episode 18

The Pine-Bluff Variant

Sun, May 3, 1998 60 mins

Mulder is blamed when a militia leader escapes a task force, leaving behind an arms dealer dead from a biotoxin.

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Episode 19

Folie A Deux

Sun, May 10, 1998 60 mins

A phrase used in a tape-recorded threat to a company rings a bell with Mulder, as he probes the sender's claim that a monster is stalking the employees.

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Episode 20

The End

Sun, May 17, 1998 60 mins

In the Season 5 finale, a Russian chess champion is murdered, and an order from "outside the Bureau" gives the case to Spender, who specifies that Mulder be excluded from his team.

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