“Arcadia” (Season 6, Episode 15)This is a fan-service episode that cooks up a plot for Mulder and Scully to go undercover as a suburban couple. The plot doesn’t seem to know which direction it wants to explore, and ultimately, elements of the episode contradict each other. 111.  Shearman and Pearson called the plot "so confusing that all that impact [of the teaser] soon dissipates. Just watch “Pusher” and forget about this one. Scully’s conflicting emotions as she attempts to save the life of a college professor she once had an affair with feel very real and palpable. All rights reserved. It’s not that good. At least Lucy Liu guest-stars in this episode, which gives it a few bright spots. The man is killed, but Mulder believes the boss is a monster, too, and gets locked up in a psych ward.  The producers hit another roadblock when it came to animal cruelty laws, several of which had been passed British Columbia that prohibited the "use or appearance" of large animals like elephants, to protect them from being exploited by unscrupulous circuses. 1:11. It battles for the top spot, obviously, with the glorious three-way split-screen bubble bath between Scully, Mulder, and Skinner. “Jose Chung’s From Outer Space” (Season 3, Episode 20)Much has been written about this episode, to the point where there’s nothing much to add. 123. “Schizogeny” (Season 5, Episode 9)A girl’s abuse at the hands of her father leads her to the ability to control trees. And an episode about shark cartilage and a lame “let’s kill ourselves to save a conference room full of people” episode is beyond rude. “Pusher” (Season 3, Episode 17)Scully saying to Mulder “Please explain to me the scientific nature of the whammy” is probably the best line in the series. 10. The Pizza Girl (la Niña de la Pizzería, played by Niña) takes their order. The whole thing is basically a never-ending chase scene, with alien replicants (who are now revealed to be Super Soldiers, because things weren’t convoluted enough) in pursuit of Scully’s baby. This season has the series’ best mythology episodes, back when the villains were still scary and the conspiracy seemed like it was building to something sublime. “S.R. Salaam-E-Ishq is a celebration of love and portrays different concepts of love which are presented by our favourite stars of the Zee fraternity. “Agua Mala” (Season 6, Episode 13)A Florida trailer parker and a hurricane monster lead to a pretty offensively bad episode. “Tempus Fugit”/”Max” (Season 4, Episodes 17–18)The tragic alien abductee Max Fenig returns in this episode, which takes much longer than it needs to, but it’s a worthy successor to “Fallen Angel,” and features the show’s first abduction by aliens. The Dead Files is an American paranormal television series, airing on the Travel Channel. It’s not a neat conclusion, by any means, but it’s a logical one that serves to finally let Doggett lay his son’s memories to rest. It premiered on the Fox network on February 24, 1995.It was written by Steve De Jarnatt and directed by James Whitmore Jr. 85. Agent Jeffrey Spender ends up being important to the series later (he’s Mulder’s half-brother), but from this point forward (save Mulder’s disappearance), it’s mostly about the stand-alone episodes. As tired as the conspiracy has become at this point, Mulder’s return is enough to keep the mythology engine moving. It took Scully years to finally come around on the supernatural, but in that moment where she finds Clyde Bruckman dead, she takes his hand, and you can see it in her eyes that she’s finally ready to take this journey into the paranormal with Mulder. The cliff-hangers in this episode are fantastic, and so is the rest of the spooky, chock-full-of-aliens hour. Ultimately, they kidnap William and use him to turn on a spaceship so they can leave Earth. “Deep Throat” (Season 1, Episode 2)Same as the pilot, as most second episodes of a series are, but this time, we get introduced to Deep Throat and give Mulder a man on the inside. “One Breath” (Season 2, Episode 8)Scully is in a coma following her kidnapping by Duane Barry. These rankings are based on numerous factors: enjoyability, chemistry of the leads, scariness of the monsters, and effectives of the jokes, to name a just few things (obviously technical factors are at play too). 30. “Field Trip” (Season 6, Episode 21)An amazing mindfuck where it’s all a dream, thanks to hallucinogenic mushrooms. 166. How 2001. 74. “Unrequited” (Season 4, Episode 16)An invisible assassin kills high-ranking military officers because the government is covering up Vietnam POWs who are still being held. “Blood” (Season 2, Episode 3)Another. On her way to deliver the pizzas, the Pizza Girl encounters the Monster (el Monstruo), who tries to frighten her before noticing her purple hair, which frightens him! Turns out there’s a soul-eater there who consumes human diseases, which the town uses to its own benefit. The climax of Mulder’s disappearance story line is as thrilling as the mystery’s been, and it also opens a new angle to the alien conspiracy. 52.9M . Kundali Bhagya is a Hindi romantic TV show where Karan forgets his friendship.. Salaam-E-Ishq. 139. The tiger reappears at a Boise construction site, and is shot dead by Meecham when it charges at Ambrose; the zoo is shut down the next day over the incident. Everyone else’s allegiances change, as usual, because that’s the only thing keeping these conspiracy episodes going. “Alone” (Season 8, Episode 19)Leyla Harison joins The X-Files as Doggett’s new partner (for one episode), serving as an opportunity for the writers to playfully satirize their fans. This is never the show where any main character legitimately dies, so it’s pretty mundane, as far as suspense goes. “Lazarus” (Season 1, Episode 15)Slightly better than “Born Again,” but only because that episode’s basically a second chance at this one. 55. Otherwise, the plot — about a teen who can control insects only to realize that he’s half-insect just like his mom — is a lame one that relies on kids who mostly can’t act, carrying out a ludicrous story built around a Jackass parody. It was directed by David Nutter and written by Glen Morgan and James Wong. Questlove memorialized the co-founder of the early Brooklyn hip-hop group. The only truly awesome moment is when Scully goes to the Ivory Coast and finds a huge-ass alien ship buried on the beach. Bell would later become a showrunner on Angel, and churn out several amazing pieces of television, but this is not one of them. Which is, in fact, a farce, because obviously Super Soldiers don’t die. A documentary on the history and legend of zombies featuring writers, actors, and historians interviewed on the subject, as well as the effect of zombies on films and pop culture. “Herrenvolk” (Season 4, Episode 1)It’s a huge strength of the series that this episode features the death of X, but manages to make it as shocking and important as Deep Throat’s death three seasons earlier. The X-Files had a tendency to mine foreign cultures a little too much, and in ways that feel othering. 121. However, the producers ended up having difficulty getting the creature away from truck, as it enjoyed running near it. 158. Too bad the plot’s lackluster. 108. Roseanne was unavailable for filming, and Cher turned down a cameo where she’d merely be singing at the end (she wanted to act in the episode), only to regret it when she saw how beautiful the episode was. It’s The X-Files, and to kill off three important characters like that on a show where none of the main characters ever die means it should be a big fucking deal. “Vienen” (Season 8, Episode 18)The black oil is back for one last hurrah, and this time, Doggett and Mulder are trapped on an oil rig with it. “Roland” (Season 1, Episode 23)An autistic janitor gets possessed by his evil twin, Arthur. 16. It introduced the characters of Mulder and Scully and thrust us into its ‘90s-paranoia dialed up to 11 at the same time. The X-Files doesn’t really do well with introducing backstory in these early episodes. This episode feels stitched together from a bunch of far superior X-Files episodes, and when it concludes with the innocent man’s death, it’s kind of mean and unsatisfying rather than heartbreaking as it was probably intended to be. 171. Fear Files (2015– ) Episode List. This episode knocks it out of the park. The idea of an all-out alien war is introduced into the series as well, but the mythology episodes were pretty much running into a wall by season five. A documentary on the history and legend of zombies featuring writers, actors, and historians interviewed on the subject, as well as the effect of zombies on films and pop culture. 47. It’s mostly a redux of “Ice,” but the forest setting and the visuals of green bugs feasting on victims shows what the series can do in a nature setting, as the superior “Field Trip” would build upon. There’s nothing redeeming in it, save for the fact that it’s just bad, not offensive, like some of the worse X-Files outings. “Unusual Suspects” (Season 5, Episode 3)The Lone Gunmen’s origin episode was devised, oddly enough, because Duchovny and Anderson were still busy filming the X-Files movie when production began on season five. That aside, this episode is pretty funny and gives almost everyone something to do that’s in their wheelhouse. But diving into the Cigarette Smoking Man’s background and showing how he’s been at the center of conspiracy after conspiracy in America really expands the series’ mythology, and shows the far-reaching grip of the forces Mulder and Scully are up against. 177. This episode should be mentioned more in the canon of great television Christmas episodes because it’s easily one of season six’s most entertaining moments. 17. “Elegy” (Season 4, Episode 22)The less said about this One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest ripoff, the better. “Essence” / “Existence” (Season 8, Episodes 20–21)This episode is full of insanity, from the fact that Scully somehow has enough female friends that her mom can cobble together a baby shower, to Billy Miles chasing the agents across the Eastern Seaboard. The past-life stuff is interesting, and Duchovny is great at portraying Mulder’s obsession with it, but the ending grows predictable by trying too hard to break your heart. “Space” (Season 1, Episode 9)This episode about an astronaut possibly possessed by an extraterrestrial spirit isn’t just bad. 20. “Colony” / “End Game” (Season 2, Episodes 16–17)When the mythology episodes are bad, they’re really bad. Asimina decides to brake her engagement with Nikiforos for everyone's sake. The episode could’ve taken a few more turns that weren’t by-the-numbers for a “white person and POC become friends during times of racism” story, but as-is, it’s a perfectly enjoyable piece of television that could’ve reached a bit higher to truly be great. “Sleepless” (Season 2, Episode 4)Mulder meets Krycek and the shadowy man known only as X (who would become his new Deep Throat), plus you get a stellar performance from Tony Todd. “The Host” (Season 2, Episode 2)The episode itself isn’t too spectacular, but damn, the Flukeman is a creepy as hell monster. Dripping with atmosphere and dominated by Doggett, this monster of the week is further proof that season eight is better than people give it credit for. Scully and the Lone Gunmen rush to save him with the help of Skinner. By episode’s end, Doggett is assigned to the X-Files, while Mulder is naked (looking fine, I might add) on an alien ship full of Bounty Hunters. “The Unnatural” (Season 6, Episode 19)This one can seem a little hokey, but it’s actually a pretty affecting episode about a friendship between a human and an alien baseball player posing as a black man in the ‘40s. “The Pine Bluff Variant” (Season 5, Episode 18)Mulder goes undercover with a group of bioterrorists and lies to Scully about it because he’s kind of an asshole, but we still love him anyway. 156. Even the ending, which you can see coming from a mile away, manages to be satisfying. Kathy Griffin’s attempt to pull off the role of two twins (the product of a sperm-bank donor to two different women) is probably the scariest thing to ever appear on The X-Files. “Memento Mori” (Season 4, Episode 14)Scully seeks cancer treatment, while Mulder nearly goes insane trying to find out what happened to his partner when she was kidnapped. “Tooms” (Season 1, Episode 21)Tooms is the only monster of the week whose return manages to surpass his original outing, upping the stakes by framing Mulder for assault. He wrote, "Overall, this episode felt more like a statement by the writer regarding animal rights than an episode of [The X-Files]. “Dæmonicus” (Season 9, Episode 3)The first monster-of-the-week episode of season nine is even worse than the premiere (see: No. “Nisei” / “731” (Season 3, Episodes 9–10)You can’t really get better than a mail-order alien autopsy video, Scully meeting with abductees, and Mulder jumping on a goddamn train in a mythology episode. 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