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Season 5

Aired 19 years ago - May 17, 1998

The Cigarette-Smoking Man returns as Mulder investigates the attempted assassination of a young boy with psychic powers who may be the proof that he has looked for all his life.

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Right there!
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Your long-term plans.
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It came as an order from somewhere outside the Bureau.
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Striking the target just right of the solar plexus.
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You described a steep trajectory for the kill shot.
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[ Footsteps approaching ]
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Well, let's say all is forgiven.
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[ Girl on TV ] no offense, mom, but that was pretty cool.
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'Cause you got that cheap old chess computer in your hand.
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I know you're thinking about one of the girls you brought.
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What you're positing is that this kid can read minds.
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You know what to do, Diana.
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Now I'm beginning to wonder what you're protecting.
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Hasn't given me any food or water for what, like 16 hours?
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I didn't like being in the machine. Little scary, aren't they?
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Statue.
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Analyze the data... with an eye to the parapsychological.
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There's something else. There's something we're missing here.
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Someone who thinks like you, with some background.
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Mulder. Mulder, it's me.
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I don't know what you're talking about.
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You're here to tell me a story. [ Clears throat ]
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All of the boy's brain processes are showing...
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That this boy was going to be killed... because of the X-Files?
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Put an end to all your work-- Something I happen to have an interest in myself.
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You'd risk the X-Files?
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[ Gasps ] hey, missy! How about some sandwiches?
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Sometimes there are lots of radios, and I want to shut them off and watch some TV.
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No, you don't care what people think.
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Agent Mulder, Scully.
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You're goin' down for this! I'm gonna see you prosecuted for murder! Watch me!
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Right. Well, I'll be here if you need to reach me.
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This was all strategized, every move.
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Aired 19 years ago - May 10, 1998

Mulder is held hostage inside an office where a man claims his boss is a monster and has clouded all their minds while he turns them into zombies one by one, which is disbelieved until Mulder opens his mind and allows himself to see it too.

Aired 19 years ago - May 03, 1998

Scully fears that Mulder has gone to the other side when she sees him assisting a federal suspect escape custody. In truth he has infiltrated a terrorist group testing a deadly biological weapon that can eat through a person's flesh.

Aired 20 years ago - Apr 26, 1998

Scully faces her Catholic faith and the loss of her daughter Emily when she is asked to help a family whose adopted daughter was found dead in a position that looked like she was struck down by God himself.

Aired 20 years ago - Apr 19, 1998

Mulder and Scully try to get answers out of a stubborn blind woman found at a murder scene who may have the ability to look through the killer's eyes in her mind.

Aired 20 years ago - Mar 29, 1998

In 1990 Agent Fox Mulder visits an aging FBI Agent named Arthur Dales. He listens to a story of the agents assigned to a would-be X-File in the Cold War era of the 1950's and how Mulder's father was connected to a series of strange deaths.

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You are Arthur Dales, former special agent with the bureau?
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Before you had a chance to arrest him for a series of stranger killings...
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No, no, no. It was before your time. You wouldn't know.
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With the support of the F.B.I., Mr. Cohn and Mr. McCarthy vowed to work tirelessly...
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I brought you some coffee.
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The men that Edward Skur killed 38 years ago-
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That's what they said they all were.
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Before you decided to betray your country, red. Edward?
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Got somethin' to warm me up?
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Tells these mopes to snuff themselves in the event of capture?
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I sat there for over an hour, trying to find my courage in a bottle.
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I still thought I knew who the bad guys and the good guys were.
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- When were these taken? - Last night,
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You prosecuted the Rosenbergs.
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In a war of ideology.
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Homicide call came in from Chevy Chase P.D.-
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Hmm. There ya go. I got six ounces of German shrapnel in my can,
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Over there! Come on, now! Fellas, F.B.I. F.B.I.
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What are you talkin' about? What men?
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Threatens what? What did they do to him?
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I happen to be the ranking member- Attaboy, tail gunner.
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Skur wants vengeance for what they did to him.
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we've got to dig and root out...
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You, uh, you sure a man did this?
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An autopsy needs to be performed.
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Your father had told me as much.
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- It's in an X-File. - An "X- File"?
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Yes. He was a patient, found dead on the scene- Suicide.
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No, I-I can't do that. His family will have my head.
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It wasn't what they thought it was. It had nothing to do with their war injuries.
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To map out the peace after the second world war,
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In less than seven years...
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I don't want to kill you.
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Aired 20 years ago - Mar 08, 1998

After the gathering at the abduction site where everyone is killed by the rebel bounty hunters, Cassandra Spender disappears and Mulder is blamed by her son, Jeffrey, who is an up-and-coming FBI agent. Meanwhile, the Syndicate is continuing their tests to create a vaccine for the Black Cancer and Marita Covarrubias becomes an unwilling test subject. MORE -LESS

Aired 20 years ago - Mar 01, 1998

Mulder and Scully meet Cassandra Spender, a woman who claims to be a multiple abductee and wants to deliver a positive message about the aliens. Mulder's new found disbelief in extraterrestrial activity is enhanced while Scully forms a special bond with the woman. A series of group attacks against abductees take place and the shadowy Syndicate believes that a rebel alien resistance is attempting to destroy all their work. MORE -LESS

Aired 20 years ago - Feb 22, 1998

After Mulder chases down and kills a young man who he believes to be a vampire, the agents return to DC aware of the mistake they just made. Faced with a lawsuit from the family of the man, they recount each of their sides to the story leading up to the event. In the extremely humorous stories that follow we see how Scully and Mulder both perceive each other. MORE -LESS

Aired 20 years ago - Feb 15, 1998

A super-intelligent virus program is let loose on the internet and begins to grow and expand by itself, eventually killing its creator when he tries to eradicate it.

Aired 20 years ago - Feb 08, 1998

Master of Horror Stephen King's first effort at an X-File sees Scully's well deserved vacation going terribly wrong and landing her in a small Maine town where one of the residents is believed to be a witch, and her autistic daughter's doll has frighteningly evil powers.

Aired 20 years ago - Jan 11, 1998

A therapist working with children from abusive families is found to be implanting them with the memories of her own abuse suffered at the hands of her late father, when one of her patients tries to kill his stepfather.

Aired 20 years ago - Jan 04, 1998

Pusher returns as Robert Patrick Modell escapes from the mental hospital and the FBI promptly organizes a manhunt, assuming that he will continue where he left off. But is he really trying to get revenge on Mulder, or does he want to warn him of another evil?

Aired 20 years ago - Dec 14, 1997

DNA testing on Emily reveals that she is actually Scully's daughter and Mulder comes to assist her and to find out where and how the girl was born while Scully tries to help Emily with her own serious illness, a rare form of anemia.

Aired 20 years ago - Dec 07, 1997

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. MORE -LESS

Aired 20 years ago - Nov 30, 1997

Filmed in glorious black and white with a comic book feel to it, this is a modern retelling of Frankenstein as Mulder and Scully get caught up in a town where the residents live on Jerry Springer episodes and fear a two-faced monster who has been impregnating the women.

Aired 20 years ago - Nov 23, 1997

While on their way to an FBI group communication seminar, Mulder and Scully manage to escape when they come across a situation in the Florida forest area where three men have recently disappeared.

Aired 20 years ago - Nov 09, 1997

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. MORE -LESS

Aired 20 years ago - Nov 02, 1997

Scully helps Mulder fake his own death in order for him to go undetected through the Department of Defence and find out the answers to his new questions about the government hoax concerning the existence of extraterrestrial life. Meanwhile, at a joint FBI/DOD inquiry, Scully's attempt to drive out the Conspiracy's informant is halted as her cancer takes a bad turn. MORE -LESS