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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[]


No. in
Title Director Air Date Production
Disc 1
1 "Pilot" Robert Mandel September 10, 1993 1x79
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 Sackheim September 17, 1993 1X02
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 Shaw November 19, 1993 1X10
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 Graham February 18, 1994 1X17
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. Goodwin May 13, 1994 1X24
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 Nutter September 16, 1994 2X01
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 Carter October 14, 1994 2X05
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 Lange October 21, 1994 2X06
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. Goodwin November 11, 1994 2X08
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 Phelps December 9, 1994 2X10
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 Marck February 10, 1995 2X16
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 Bowman February 17, 1995 2X17
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. Goodwin May 19, 1995 2X25
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. Goodwin September 22, 1995 3X01
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 Bowman September 29, 1995 3X02
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
The Lone Gunmen
The X-Files DVD's
The X-Files Mythology
The Lone Gunmen