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Summary

When Agent Dana Scully is assigned to work on the X-Files, Agent Fox Mulder suspects she's there to spy on him. Nevertheless, he introduces his new partner to his current case involving a series of mysterious murders in the Pacific Northwest. Although Mulder is searching for otherworldly answers, Scully is sure there is a more earthly scientific explanation. As their partnership continues, their opposing beliefs become the norm, with Mulder being "the believer" and Scully "the skeptic". But Scully's mysterious abduction and Mulder's near-death experience in the New Mexico desert will challenge those beliefs and make it clear that the discovery of the truth can be deadly.
From The Back Cover of the DVD Boxset


Story arc themes

Episodes

No. in
series
Title Director Air Date Production
code
Disc 1
1"Pilot"Robert MandelSeptember 10, 19931x79
Agent Dana Scully is assigned to work with Fox Mulder, an FBI agent with an interest in the paranormal, on the X-Files to attempt to debunk his work. Together, they travel to Oregon where Mulder believes several teenagers have been abducted by aliens.
2"Deep Throat"Daniel SackheimSeptember 17, 19931X02
When Mulder and Scully investigate a possible conspiracy in the U.S. Air Force, Mulder meets a mysterious informant who warns him to stay away from the case but, undeterred, Mulder comes closer to the truth than ever before, only to have it snatched away from him.
10"Fallen Angel"Larry ShawNovember 19, 19931X10
Mulder is informed about a government cover-up of a UFO crash site, but finds that a fellow UFO enthusiast is also interested in the find.
17"E.B.E."William GrahamFebruary 18, 19941X17
After a downed UFO crashes near Iraqi airspace, Mulder and Scully follow an unmarked truck carrying the UFO's occupant.
Disc 2
24"The Erlenmeyer Flask"R.W. GoodwinMay 13, 19941X24
Stakes are high during this thrilling conclusion as the agents get closer to the conspiracy and learn their dark secret.
25"Little Green Men"David NutterSeptember 16, 19942X01
With the X-files closed, Mulder begins to doubt his own beliefs in UFO's. He is soon contacted by a political ally and sent on a dangerous mission to a radio telescope in Arecibo, Puerto Rico.
29"Duane Barry"Chris CarterOctober 14, 19942X05
Mulder becomes involved in a hostage situation with an escaped psychiatric patient who claims to be terrified of frequent alien abductions. (Part 1 of 2)
30"Ascension"Michael LangeOctober 21, 19942X06
Mulder attempts to search for Scully when she is abducted by Duane Barry, the escaped mental patient who recently held Mulder hostage. (Part 2 of 2)
Disc 3
32"One Breath"R. W. GoodwinNovember 11, 19942X08
Scully miraculously appears in a Washington, D.C. hospital, fighting for her life, as Mulder struggles to find the secrets to how she vanished and who is involved.
34"Red Museum"Win PhelpsDecember 9, 19942X10
The agents investigate a suggested link between a religious cult of vegetarians and the abduction of several teenagers, although they find that the disappearances are actually connected to a deadly man in their own past.
40"Colony"Nick MarckFebruary 10, 19952X16
After three identical men are killed and their obituaries are e-mailed to Mulder, a mysterious CIA agent informs him and Scully that the killer is a bounty hunter sent to destroy the start of a colony of clones. Meanwhile, Mulder is distracted when his sister, Samantha, suddenly returns.
41"End Game"Rob BowmanFebruary 17, 19952X17
Mulder and his sister race to evade the alien bounty hunter and uncover more of the insidious conspiracy. (Part 2 of 2)
Disc 4
49"Anasazi"R. W. GoodwinMay 19, 19952X25
A computer hacker discovers evidence against the Syndicate that is so damning that its revelation to the public would be nothing short of catastrophic, leading Mulder into a race against sinister agents to learn the truth.
50"The Blessing Way"R. W. GoodwinSeptember 22, 19953X01
As Navajo Indians try to save Mulder from death, Scully comes to terms with her assumption that he has already died and is warned that her own life is in danger.
51"Paper Clip"Rob BowmanSeptember 29, 19953X02
After Mulder and Scully are reunited, they investigate a photograph that seems to connect Mulder's father to experiments that were conducted after World War II but used scientific knowledge from Nazi Germany.
Special Features
  • "Threads of Mythology" documentary
  • Commentary by writer Chris Carter on "Deep Throat"
  • Commentary by writer Chris Carter on "Deep Throat"
  • Commentary by director R.W. Goodwin on "The Erlenmeyer Flask"
  • Commentary by writer and director Chris Carter on "Duane Barry"
  • Commentary by writer Frank Spotnitz on "End Game"
  • Commentary by director R.W. Goodwin on "Anasazi"
  • Mythology timeline

See Also

The X-Files
Millennium
The Lone Gunmen
DVD
The X-Files DVD's
The X-Files Mythology
Millennium
The Lone Gunmen
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