The X-Files

Reopening The X-Files (An introduction to my 200+ day X-Files marathon)

An Analytical Observation on The X-Files
What's in an X-File?
Rating The X-Files
To Believe or Not To Believe
Mytharc is dead, they say
Sinking Into The Mythology (and Marathon Madness)
Introducing Aliens
Asymptotic Romance
The Joy of Formula
Bah, Humbug
The Trials and Tribulations of Dana Katherine Scully
The Search for Samantha

Special Features:
Myth Tracker: Season 1, Season 2, [Discontinued]
Series Highlights: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
Movies: Fight The Future (1998), I Want To Believe (2008)
Top 24 Hours of The X-Files
- Top 12 Freak-of-the-Week Episodes
- Top 15 Hours of Mythology (or Top 10 Mytharcs)
Binge Watcher's Guide
Season Reviews: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Seasonal Awards: Best & Worst, Over & Under
Writers Roundup: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

Season/Episode Reviews:

The X-Files - Season 1 (An overview and index of season 1 episode reviews)

S1:E1 "Pilot" (Chris Carter)
S1:E2 "Deep Throat" (Chris Carter)
S1:E3 "Squeeze" (Glen Morgan, James Wong)
S1:E4 "Conduit" (Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon)
S1:E5 "The Jersey Devil" (Chris Carter)
S1:E6 "Shadows" (Glen Morgan, James Wong)
S1:E7 "Ghost in the Machine" (Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon)
S1:E8 "Ice" (Glen Morgan, James Wong)
S1:E9 "Space" (Chris Carter)
S1:E10 "Fallen Angel" (Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa)
S1:E11 "Eve" (Chris Brancato, Kenneth Biller)
S1:E12 "Fire" (Chris Carter)
S1:E13 "Beyond The Sea" (Glen Morgan, James Wong)
S1:E14 "Gender Bender" (Paul Barber, Larry Barber)
S1:E15 "Lazarus" (Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon)
S1:E16 "Young at Heart" (Scott Kaufer, Chris Carter)
S1:E17 "E.B.E." (Glen Morgan, James Wong)
S1:E18 "Miracle Man" (Chris Carter, Howard Gordon)
S1:E19 "Shapes" (Marilyn Osborn)
S1:E20 "Darkness Falls" (Chris Carter)
S1:E21 "Tooms" (Glen Morgan, James Wong)
S1:E22 "Born Again" (Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa)
S1:E23 "Roland" (Chris Ruppenthal)
S1:E24 "The Erlenmeyer Flask" (Chris Carter)

The X-Files - Season 2 (An overview and index of season 2 episode reviews)

S2:E1 "Little Green Men" (Glen Morgan, James Wong)
S2:E2 "The Host" (Chris Carter)
S2:E3 "Blood" (Glen Morgan, James Wong; Darin Morgan)
S2:E4 "Sleepless" (Howard Gordon)
S2:E5 "Duane Barry" (Chris Carter)
S2:E6 "Ascension" (Paul Brown)
S2:E7 "3" (Chris Ruppenthal, Glen Morgan, James Wong)
S2:E8 "One Breath" (Glen Morgan, James Wong)
S2:E9 "Firewalker" (Howard Gordon)
S2:E10 "Red Museum" (Chris Carter)
S2:E11 "Excelsis Dei" (Paul Brown)
S2:E12 "Aubrey" (Sara B. Cooper)
S2:E13 "Irresistible" (Chris Carter)
S2:E14 "Die Hand die Verletzt" (Glen Morgan, James Wong)
S2:E15 "Fresh Bones" (Howard Gordon)
S2:E16 "Colony" (Chris Carter, David Duchovny)
S2:E17 "End Game" (Frank Spotnitz)
S2:E18 "Fearful Symmetry" (Steve De Jarnatt)
S2:E19 "Død Kalm" (Howard Gordon, Alex Gansa)
S2:E20 "Humbug" (Darin Morgan)
S2:E21 "The Calusari" (Sara B. Cooper)
S2:E22 "F. Emasculata" (Chris Carter, Howard Gordon)
S2:E23 "Soft Light" (Vince Gilligan)
S2:E24 "Our Town" (Frank Spotnitz)
S2:E25 "Anasazi" (Chris Carter, David Duchovny)

The X-Files - Season 3 (An overview and index of season 3 episode reviews)

S3:E1 "The Blessing Way" (Chris Carter)
S3:E2 "Paper Clip" (Chris Carter)
S3:E3 "D.P.O." (Howard Gordon)
S3:E4 "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose" (Darin Morgan)
S3:E5 "The List" (Chris Carter)
S3:E6 "2Shy" (Jeffrey Vlaming)
S3:E7 "The Walk" (John Shiban)
S3:E8 "Oubliette" (Charles Grant Craig)
S3:E9 "Nisei" (Chris Carter, Howard Gordon, Frank Spotnitz)
S3:E10 "731" (Frank Spotnitz)
S3:E11 "Revelations" (Kim Newton)
S3:E12 "War of the Coprophages" (Darin Morgan)
S3:E13 "Syzygy" (Chris Carter)
S3:E14 "Grotesque" (Howard Gordon)
S3:E15 "Piper Maru" (Frank Spotnitz & Chris Carter)
S3:E16 "Apocrypha" (Frank Spotnitz & Chris Carter)
S3:E17 "Pusher" (Vince Gilligan)
S3:E18 "Teso dos Bichos" (John Shiban)
S3:E19 "Hell Money" (Jeffrey Vlaming)
S3:E20 "Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space'" (Darin Morgan)
S3:E21 "Avatar" (David Duchovny & Howard Gordon)
S3:E22 "Quagmire" (Kim Newton)
S3:E23 "Wetwired" (Mat Beck)
S3:E24 "Talitha Cumi" (David Duchovny & Chris Carter)

The X-Files - Season 4 (An overview and index of season 4 episode reviews)

S4:E1 "Herrenvolk" (Chris Carter)
S4:E2 "Home" (Glen Morgan & James Wong)
S4:E3 "Teliko" (Howard Gordon)
S4:E4 "Unruhe" (Vince Gilligan)
S4:E5 "The Field Where I Died" (Glen Morgan & James Wong)
S4:E6 "Sanguinarium" (Valerie Mayhew & Vivian Mayhew)
S4:E7 "Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man" (Glen Morgan)
S4:E8 "Tunguska" (Frank Spotnitz & Chris Carter)
S4:E9 "Terma" (Frank Spotnitz & Chris Carter)
S4:E10 "Paper Hearts" (Vince Gilligan)
S4:E11 "El Mundo Gira" (John Shiban)
S4:E12 "Leonard Betts" (Vince Gilligan, John Shiban, Frank Spotnitz)
S4:E13 "Never Again" (Glen Morgan & James Wong)
S4:E14 "Memento Mori" (Carter/Gilligan/Shiban/Spotnitz)
S4:E15 "Kaddish" (Howard Gordon)
S4:E16 "Unrequited" (Howard Gordon, Chris Carter)
S4:E17 "Tempus Fugit" (Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz)
S4:E18 "Max" (Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz)
S4:E19 "Synchrony" (Howard Gordon & David Greenwalt)
S4:E20 "Small Potatoes" (Vince Gilligan)
S4:E21 "Zero Sum" (Howard Gordon & Frank Spotnitz)
S4:E22 "Elegy" (John Shiban)
S4:E23 "Demons" (R.W. Goodwin)
S4:E24 "Gethsemane" (Chris Carter)

The X-Files - Season 5 (An overview and index of season 5 episode reviews)

S5:E1 "Redux" (Chris Carter)
S5:E2 "Redux II" (Chris Carter)
S5:E3 "Unusual Suspects" (Vince Gilligan)
S5:E4 "Detour" (Frank Spotnitz)
S5:E5 "The Post-Modern Prometheus" (Chris Carter)
S5:E6 "Christmas Carol" (Vince Gilligan, John Shiban, Frank Spotnitz)
S5:E7 "Emily" (Vince Gilligan, John Shiban, Frank Spotnitz)
S5:E8 "Kitsunegari" (Vince Gilligan & Tim Minear)
S5:E9 "Schizogeny" (Jessica Scott & Mike Wollaeger)
S5:E10 "Chinga" (Stephen King & Chris Carter)
S5:E11 "Kill Switch" (William Gibson & Tom Maddox)
S5:E12 "Bad Blood" (Vince Gilligan)
S5:E13 "Patient X" (Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz)
S5:E14 "The Red and the Black" (Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz)
S5:E15 "Travelers" (John Shiban & Frank Spotnitz)
S5:E16 "Mind's Eye" (Tim Minear)
S5:E17 "All Souls" (Shiban/Spotnitz; Billy Brown & Dan Angel)
S5:E18 "The Pine Bluff Variant" (John Shiban)
S5:E19 "Folie a Deux" (Vince Gilligan)
S5:E20 "The End" (Chris Carter)

The X-Files - Fight The Future

The X-Files - Season 6 (An overview and index of season 6 episode reviews)

S6:E1 "The Beginning" (Chris Carter)
S6:E2 "Drive" (Vince Gilligan)
S6:E3 "Triangle" (Chris Carter)
S6:E4 "Dreamland" (Vince Gilligan, John Shiban, Frank Spotnitz)
S6:E5 "Dreamland II" (Vince Gilligan, John Shiban, Frank Spotnitz)
S6:E6 "How The Ghosts Stole Christmas" (Chris Carter)
S6:E7 "Terms of Endearment" (David Amann)
S6:E8 "The Rain King" (Jeffrey Bell)
S6:E9 "S.R. 819" (John Shiban)
S6:E10 "Tithonus" (Vince Gilligan)
S6:E11 "Two Fathers" (Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz)
 S6:E12 "One Son" (Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz)
S6:E13 "Agua Mala" (David Amann)
S6:E14 "Monday" (Vince Gilligan & John Shiban)
S6:E15 "Arcadia" (Daniel Arkin)
S6:E16 "Alpha" (Jeffrey Bell)
S6:E17 "Trevor" (Jim Guttridge & Ken Hawryliw)
S6:E18 "Milagro" (Chris Carter; John Shiban & Frank Spotnitz)
S6:E19 "The Unnatural" (David Duchovny)
S6:E20 "Three of a Kind" (Vince Gilligan & John Shiban)
S6:E21 "Field Trip" (Vince Gilligan & John Shiban; Frank Spotnitz)
S6:E22 "Biogenesis" (Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz)

The X-Files - Season 7 (An overview and index of season 7 episode reviews)

S7:E1 "The Sixth Extinction" (Chris Carter)
S7:E2 "The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati" (David Duchovny & Chris Carter)
S7:E3 "Hungry" (Vince Gilligan)
S7:E4 "Millenium" (Vince Gilligan & Frank Spotnitz)
S7:E5 "Rush" (David Amann)
S7:E6 "The Goldberg Variation" (Jeffrey Bell)
S7:E7 "Orison" (Chip Johannessen)
S7:E8 "The Amazing Maleeni" (Vince Gilligan, John Shiban, Frank Spotnitz)
S7:E9 "Signs & Wonders" (Jeffrey Bell)
S7:E10 "Sein und Zeit" (Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz)
S7:E11 "Closure" (Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz)
S7:E12 "X-COPS" (Vince Gilligan)
S7:E13 "First Person Shooter" (William Gibson & Tom Maddox)
S7:E14 "Theef" (Vince Gilligan, John Shiban, Frank Spotnitz)
S7:E15 "En Ami" (William B. Davis)
S7:E16 "Chimera" (David Amann)
S7:E17 "all things" (Gillian Anderson)
S7:E18 "Brand X" (Steven Maeda & Greg Walker)
S7:E19 "Hollywood A.D." (David Duchovny)
S7:E20 "Fight Club" (Chris Carter)
S7:E21 "Je Souhaite" (Vince Gilligan)
S7:E22 "Requiem" (Chris Carter)

The X-Files - Season 8 (An overview and index of season 8 episode reviews)

S8:E1 "Within" (Chris Carter)
S8:E2 "Without" (Chris Carter)
S8:E3 "Patience" (Chris Carter)
S8:E4 "Roadrunners" (Vince Gilligan)
S8:E5 "Invocation" (David Amann)
S8:E6 "Redrum" (Steven Maeda & Daniel Arkin)
S8:E7 "Via Negativa" (Frank Spotnitz)
S8:E8 "Surekill" (Greg Walker)
S8:E9 "Salvage" (Jeffrey Bell)
S8:E10 "Badlaa" (John Shiban)
S8:E11 "The Gift" (Frank Spotnitz)
S8:E12 "Medusa" (Frank Spotnitz)
S8:E13 "Per Manum" (Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz)
S8:E14 "This is Not Happening" (Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz)
S8:E15 "Deadalive" (Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz)
S8:E16 "Three Words" (Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz)
S8:E17 "Empedocles" (Greg Walker)
S8:E18 "Vienen" (Steven Maeda)
S8:E19 "Alone" (Frank Spotnitz)
S8:E20 "Essence" (Chris Carter)
S8:E21 "Existence" (Chris Carter)

The X-Files - Season 9 (An overview and index of season 9 episode reviews)

S9:E1 "Nothing Important Happened Today" (Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz)
S9:E2 "Nothing Important Happened Today II" (Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz)
S9:E3 "Daemonicus" (Frank Spotnitz)
S9:E4 "4-D" (Steven Maeda)
S9:E5 "Lord of the Flies" (Thomas Schnauz)
S9:E6 "Trust No 1" (Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz)
S9:E7 "John Doe" (Vince Gilligan)
S9:E8 "Hellbound" (David Amann)
S9:E9 "Provenance" (Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz)
S9:E10 "Providence" (Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz)
S9:E11 "Audrey Pauley" (Steven Maeda)
S9:E12 "Underneath" (John Shiban)
S9:E13 "Improbable" (Chris Carter)
S9:E14 "Scary Monsters" (Thomas Schnauz)
S9:E15 "Jump The Shark" (Vince Gilligan, John Shiban, Frank Spotnitz)
S9:E16 "William" (Chris Carter; David Duchovny, Frank Spotnitz, Chris Carter)
S9:E17 "Release" (David Amann; John Shiban & David Amann)
S9:E18 "Sunshine Days" (Vince Gilligan)
S9:E19/20 "The Truth" (Chris Carter)

The X-Files - I Want To Believe

The X-Files - Season 10

S10:E1 "My Struggle" (Chris Carter)
S10:E2 "Founder's Mutation" (James Wong)
S10:E3 "Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster" (Darin Morgan)
S10:E4 "Home Again" (Glen Morgan)
S10:E5 "Babylon" (Chris Carter)
S10:E6 "My Struggle II" (Chris Carter; Simon & Fearon)

Heavy Mythology Content (These are the essential mythology episodes).
Light Mythology Content (These episodes feature light or incidental mythology-related content).
Must watch! (If you're short on time, or just want to revisit the highlights of the series, these are the best episodes the show has to offer).
Recommended. (While not being the best of the best, these are quality episodes; I recommend viewing them if you have the time).
Good for a viewing. (These are not essential episodes, but if you want to dig deeper into the series, they're worth sitting through).
Skippable. (Unless you are, like me, dedicated to absorbing the series in its entirety, these are the episodes that you can afford to skip).

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