The X-Files: Season 5

The X-Files: Season 5

The X-Files: Season 5

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, investigators of strange and unexplained events, in this legendary Golden Globe-winning sci-fi mystery series.

1997USA
MysteryScience FictionClassic
EPISODE 5.2

Redux II

The Cigarette-Smoking Man helps Mulder to obtain Scully's cure and also lets him see his real sister who doesn't turn out to be as happy to see Mulder as he would've liked. In return for this, the Cigarette-Smoking Man asks that Mulder quit the FBI and work for him in the Syndicate where he could have power and respect which Mulder turns down, deciding to stay on the side of justice. While Scully's cure appears to have worked, the Cigarette-Smoking Man faces his own enemies and disappears, presumed dead.

    EPISODE 5.6

    Christmas Carol

    On her Christmas vacation with her brother's family, Scully receives a mysterious phone call from a familiar voice who says, "She needs your help. Go to her." The phone call leads Scully to a murder case where the victim's 3-year-old adopted daughter bears an uncanny likeness to her sister, Melissa, at that age. The emotional roller coaster that follows has Scully believing that her sister had a baby during a period when she traveled the country and she tries to adopt the child, knowing that caring for the little girl would change her life.

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      Variety

      Variety

      press

      Even when stripped down to its bare bones, The X-Files has plenty to offer its audience.

      Vox

      Vox

      press

      What’s striking about watching The X-Files in 2018 is just how rejuvenated it feels. While it’s never going to hit the heights of the third or fourth season from the original series (which aired from 1993 to 2002), the 2018 iteration is a damn sight better than the 2016 one.

      Entertainment Weekly

      Entertainment Weekly

      press

      The X-Files is the most paranoid, subversive show on TV right now...Filled with florid dialogue (''You've seen things that weren't meant to be seen!'') and not-bad special effects, X-Files is a hoot about hooey.

      Variety

      Variety

      press

      Even when stripped down to its bare bones, The X-Files has plenty to offer its audience.

      Vox

      Vox

      press

      What’s striking about watching The X-Files in 2018 is just how rejuvenated it feels. While it’s never going to hit the heights of the third or fourth season from the original series (which aired from 1993 to 2002), the 2018 iteration is a damn sight better than the 2016 one.

      Entertainment Weekly

      Entertainment Weekly

      press

      The X-Files is the most paranoid, subversive show on TV right now...Filled with florid dialogue (''You've seen things that weren't meant to be seen!'') and not-bad special effects, X-Files is a hoot about hooey.

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