The X-Files: Season 8

The X-Files: Season 8

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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.

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EPISODE 8.1

Within

Newly appointed Deputy Director Kersh organizes a manhunt for Mulder... More and assigns Agent John Doggett to head the team. Scully and Skinner go along with the investigation but are warned by Kersh that they will be fired if anything is said about aliens. Scully, along with the Lone Gunmen, surmise that the Bounty Hunter is trying to erase all evidence of abductions, and they realize that he may be going after Gibson Praise, who is now living at a school in Arizona. Agent Doggett comes to the same conclusion and his team race Scully and Skinner to the school where they find Mulder trying to kidnap Gibson.

EPISODE 8.2

Without

As the search for Mulder intensifies in the Arizona desert,... More Gibson Praise leads Scully to believe that she is truly closer to her target. Meanwhile, A.D. Kersh informs Agent Doggett that he has been assigned as Mulder's successor on the X-Files.

EPISODE 8.3

Patience

While tackling his first X-File case about a series of... More gruesome murders surrounding a bat-like creature, Doggett quickly learns that his investigative techniques are somewhat dissimilar to Scully's.

EPISODE 8.4

Roadrunners

Scully evades Doggett's help in investigating a vicious murder in... More a remote area of Utah, and she is trapped in the small town by a religious cult that believe a slug-like creature is the second coming of God who needs a human host to survive.

EPISODE 8.5

Invocation

In 1990 a little boy inexplicably disappeared from his crowded... More school playground and was never seen again until now, ten years later, and he hasn't aged a day.

EPISODE 8.6

Redrum

A prominent lawyer wakes to find himself in jail and... More about to be prosecuted for the murder of his wife. He has no memory of this event however, and when the days begin to regress backward towards the murder, he realizes that he has been given a second chance.

EPISODE 8.7

Via Negativa

Working without Scully's input, Doggett and Skinner try to stop... More the mysterious murder spree of a drug-induced religious cult leader, and it becomes clear that the man can enter the dreams of the people he knows and can kill them in their sleep.

EPISODE 8.8

Surekill

When a real estate agent is shot inside a prison... More cell by someone who apparently fired from the roof, Scully and Doggett track him to two exterminators, one of whom has x-ray vision.

EPISODE 8.9

Salvage

A man whose blood is rapidly changing into metal alloy... More enacts revenge on those who caused his condition.

EPISODE 8.10

Badlaa

An Indian mystic whose son died in a chemical plant... More accident smuggles himself into the United States and takes his revenge on two families in suburban Washington, D.C.

EPISODE 8.11

The Gift

Doggett comes upon an old case that Mulder kept secret... More from Scully and he follows up the investigation, hoping to find a possible connection to Mulder's disappearance.

EPISODE 8.12

Medusa

Scully and Doggett must race against the clock to investigate... More and fight off a contagion lurking in the subway tunnels of Boston.

EPISODE 8.13

Per Manum

When Scully and Doggett are contacted by a man who... More claims his wife was murdered shortly after giving birth to an alien baby, Scully digs deeper into reports of alien fertilization on humans, and she begins to question her own pregnancy and its conception.

EPISODE 8.14

This Is Not Happening

When Teresa Hoese (the woman Scully and Mulder met the... More previous spring in Oregon just before Mulder was abducted) is found in a desert after enduring alien testing, Doggett alerts Scully that this could have something to do with Mulder and his whereabouts. Skinner joins them and they travel to the hospital where Teresa is clinging to life by a thread, and Scully realizes that this is exactly what's going on with Mulder.

EPISODE 8.15

DeadAlive

Shortly after Mulder is buried, Billy Miles is found very... More dead, but he somehow comes back to life. Skinner and Scully put all their hopes into digging up Mulder and discovering that he too, is still alive. As Mulder lies in the hospital without indication that he is going to fully recover, Krycek comes to Skinner and offers him a vaccine to the virus that has infected Mulder, but the cost of the vaccine is that Skinner has to kill Scully's unborn child.

EPISODE 8.16

Three Words

Mulder's request for reassignment to the X-Files is denied by... More Kersh, who hopes that Mulder will simply quit the FBI. When a census worker is killed on the White House lawn trying to get information to the President, Mulder gets in over his head trying to discover what the man knew.

EPISODE 8.17

Empedocles

Special Agent Reyes enlists Mulder's help in investigating a supernatural... More killer's connection to the unsolved murder of Agent Doggett's son, Luke.

EPISODE 8.18

Vienen

Mulder and Doggett are reluctantly thrown together to investigate several... More deaths aboard an oil rig, and Mulder becomes convinced that the rig is really carrying the black oil alien.

EPISODE 8.19

Alone

While Scully takes maternity leave, Doggett is partnered with a... More young agent who is fascinated with the X-Files and has followed Mulder and Scully's careers. She and Doggett investigate the death of an old man and the disappearance of his son, but when they disappear as well Mulder heads out to search for them.

EPISODE 8.20

Essence

Mulder and Doggett join forces to investigate the arson attack... More on a genetics lab where one of the doctors suspected of experimenting with alien impregnation is killed. They encounter Billy Miles, who has been changed into an alien replicant after his recent abduction and is attempting to erase evidence of the tests. When a woman helping Scully out at home is found to be a part of the conspiracy, the agents, along with Monica Reyes and Alex Krycek, know they must protect Scully and her baby from Billy Miles and get her out of the city.

EPISODE 8.21

Existence

Mulder, Doggett and Skinner attempt to fight off the alien... More replicants, and they find a connection to the conspiracy that leads into the FBI while Reyes and Scully head to a remote farm to safeguard the birth of Scully's child.

The X-Files: Season 8 | Reviews

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Variety

Variety

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

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Vox

Vox

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.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

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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The X-Files: Season 8 | Release Details

The X-Files: Season 8 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Disney+.