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THE X-FILES

 


Season Eight

Within (Part 1 of 2)

Mulder has been kidnapped by aliens, Scully is pregnant, and the hostile Kirsch has been appointed new FBI Deputy Director. He appoints John Doggett as a taskforce leader to investigate Mulder's disappearance, but has no expectations of success. Doggett has simply been selected for the task because he is a potential rival of Kirsch's and a failure will harm his career. Nevertheless, after questioning Scully for the first time under false pretences, Doggett and Mulder's partner find themselves in a parallel race to find the truth. Scully begins to realise Doggett is honest enough while Kirsch is most definitely not trustworthy.

Special Agent Fox Mulder David Duchovny
Special Agent John Doggett (intro) Robert Patrick
Skinner Mitch Pileggi
Frohike Tom Braidwood
Langly Dean Haglund
Byers Bruce Harwood
Deputy Director Kirsch James Pickens
Gibson Praise Jeff Gulka
Agent Gene Crane Kirk B R  Woller
Principal Jonathan Palmer
Agent Danny Mosely Marc Gomes

Without (Part 2 of 2)

With no Mulder upon whom to heap her usual skepticism, Scully's disbelief is swept away as she fights to save Gibson from the Bounty Hunter and convince Doggett of the truth. Doggett discovers who his real FBI enemy is when Kirsch places him on permanent X-Files attachment. In her search for Mulder, Scully comes closer to him than she could ever imagine, before losing him, perhaps for ever.

Bounty Hunter Brian Thompson
(Rest of main cast as before)

Patience

On his first regular assignment for the X-Files, Doggett and Scully are still being very formal with one another, while Scully discovers she is now considered as the new "Spooky" to replace Mulder. A vampire-like creature is terrorising a small town after an absence of nearly half a century. It seems to be hunting down people who had contact with someone it knows and Scully becomes a target. Saved by Doggett, she accepts that Mulder won't be returning anytime soon, and promises her new partner a desk in their basement office. (David Duchovny is no longer credited in the opening titles.)

Detective Abbott Bradford English
Ernie Stefaniuk Gene Dynarski
Myron Stefaniuk Dan Leegant
The Bat Thing Jay Caputo
Little Old Lady Eve Brenner
Elderly Woman Annie O'Donnell
Tall George Gary Bullock

Roadrunners

Scully is still not entirely comfortable with her enforced new partner, and goes it alone in Utah's desert to track a missing hitchhiker. What she finds is a bizarre sect which worships a mutant giant slug which is looking for a host human body. Scully becomes its newest target, and as the creature moves up her spine she again has to be rescued by Doggett, who has tracked her down.

Hank Gulatarski David Barry Gray
Milsap Lawrence Pressman
Sheriff Ciolino Conor O'Farrell
Gas Station Man William O'Leary
Bus Driver Rusty Schwimmer
Lead Agent Mayfield Todd Jeffries
Disabled Man Bryan Dilbeck

Invocation

A missing seven year-old returns after a decade - but he's still a seven year-old. Through personal reasons (his own son went missing) Doggett wants to catch the man responsible. Little does he realise that young Billy Underwood is not the boy he once was. While not believing in ghosts, the agent is reluctantly forced to admit that something outside his comprehension is seeking retribution.

Lisa Underwood Kim Greist
Cal Jeppy Jim Cody Williams
Ronnie Purcell Rodney Eastman
Doug Underwood Erich Anderson
Billy Underwood Kyle Pepi and Ryan Pepi
Marcia Purcell Sheila Shaw
Sheriff Sanchez Barry Cullison
Sharon Pearl Maggie Baird
Josh Underwood Colton James

Redrum

Lawyer Martin Wells wakes up one morning in a prison cell. Wondering why he can't remember getting there, he is taken outside for transfer, escorted by Doggett and Scully. His father-in-law is in the crowd there, and pulls a gun on him, mortally wounding him. As he dies, he notices the second hand on Dana Scully's watch slow to a stop. Then it begins to tick backwards and Martin wakes again in the prison cell to find it is the day before his murder. As time heads the wrong way for him, can Wells figure out why he has been given a second chance?

Martin Wells Joe Morton
Spider-man Danny Trejo
Janet Wilson Bellamy Young
Shorty Guy Torry
Trina Joanna Sanchez
Brent Tufeld J Patrick McCormack
Judge Kinberg Jack Shearer
Al Cawdry Lee Duncan 
District Attorney Cynthia Martells

Via Negativa

Investigating "The Path of Darkness", Doggett discovers a cult leader who appears to be able to project himself into other people's dreams. Forced to tackle the case with Skinner, Doggett is also curious as to why Scully is taking time off work. He gets his first meeting with the Lone Gunmen as they track down the murdering cultist who leaves no trace of his crimes.

Skinner Mitch Pileggi
Frohike Tom Braidwood
Langly Dean Haglund
Byers Bruce Harwood
Andre Bormanis Grant Heslov
Anthony Tipet Keith Szarabajka
Deputy Director Kirsch James Pickens
Agent Gene Crane Kirk B R Woller
Senior Agent Wayne Alexander
Agent James Leeds Kevin McClatchy
Agent Angus Stedman Lawrence Le John

Surekill

Randall and Dwight Cooper are twins - one is virtually blind, the other can see through walls. Together, they are supporting the limited lifestyle offered by the AAA-1 Extermination company they own, by picking off drug dealers and the like. The murder of a scared estate agent in a secure prison cell sparks an FBI investigation, although Doggett is skeptical of Scully's theories. AAA-1's secretary, Tammi Peyton, could be the key to the case.

Dwight Cooper Michael Bowen
Tammi Peyton Kellie Waymire
Randall Cooper Patrick Kilpatrick
Captain Triguero Joe Sabatino
Carlton Chase Tom Jourden

Salvage

A man made of metal exacts revenge on those who created him. Ray Pearce was accidentally infected by a living metal virus which is gradually replacing his body's organic components with metal. Gradually losing his humanity, he starts to hunt down the men who knowingly allowed him to handle highly dangerous waste products.

Ray Pearce Wade Andrew Williams
Nora Pearce Jennifer Parsons
Doctor Tom Puvogel Arye Gross
Larina Jackson Tamara Clatterbuck
Harry Odell Dan Desmond
Curt Delario Scott MacDonald
Owen Harris Kenneth Meseroll

Badlaa

Doggett and Scully pursue an Indian mystic who can manipulate the human mind. The crippled Indian successfully smuggles himself out to the US inside the body of a fat man, and proceeds to plague two families. His ability to disguise himself in people's mind causes Scully to doubt her abilities after she shoots what appears to be a child. 

Trevor Michael Welch
Quinton Jordan Blake Warkol
Beggar Man Deep Roy
Chuck Burks Bill Dow
Quinton's Father Andy Hubbell
Mrs Holt Jane Daly
Trevor's Mother Maura Soden
Mr Burrard Christopher Hutson
Hugh Potocki Calvin Remsberg

The Gift

Doggett follows up a case of Mulder's from a year ago. Mulder had a secret that he was keeping from Scully. He discovered a soul eater, an individual which takes away pain or illness by absorbing it, to the soul eater's own detriment. Doggett can divulge any of this to Scully as she is implicated in a possible murder by Mulder. Once he has been shot dead and buried in a shallow grave, Doggett's understanding of the case becomes clearer.

Fox Mulder David Duchovny
Skinner Mitch Pileggi
Frohike Tom Braidwood
Langly Dean Haglund
Byers Bruce Harwood
Rustic Woman Caroline Lagerfelt
Creature Jordan Marder
Marie Hangmuhl Natalie Radford
Sheriff Kurt Frey Michael McGrady
Paul Hangemuhl Justin Williams

Medusa

The body of a detective is found on a subway train - half of it has been dissolved down to the skeleton. Doggett leads a small investigative team down the subway tunnels while Scully remains behind to fend of a hostile manager and keep tabs on the team. Doggett discovers a sea-based organism that can eat through flesh when an individual begins to sweat. Unfortunately, he himself is infected and doesn't have a cure.

Lieutenant Bianco Vyto Ruginis
Doctor Hellura Lyle Penny Johnson
Steven Melnick Brent Sexton
Doctor Kai Bowe Judith Scott
Transit Cop Adam Gordon
Deputy Chief Karras Ken Jenkins

Per Manum

A woman gives birth to an alien Grey and is killed because she saw too much. Her husband contacts Scully, who is reminded of when Mulder managed to track down her own stolen eggs. On the trail of a whole series of Grey births, Scully is still keeping Doggett in the dark about her pregnancy. Unfortunately, the doctors behind the plot are the ones who committed the murder and who are also caring for Scully. She slowly recounts more of past events: once her eggs were returned she had confirmed that she could be implanted, and had asked Mulder to donate sperm. Mulder agreed, but the first try was a failure.

Fox Mulder David Duchovny
Skinner Mitch Pileggi
Knowle Rohrer Adam Baldwin
Doctor Miryum Jennifer Griffin
Doctor Lev David Purdham
Duffy Haskell Jay Acovone
Mrs Hendershot Saxon Trainor
Doctor Parenti Steven Anderson
Kath McCready Megan Follows
Delivery Nurse Diana Castle
Agent Joe Farah Christopher Stanley
First Associate Karl T Wright
Second Associate Alexandra Margulies

This is Not Happening (Part 1 of 2)

Skinner leads Scully and Doggett on a UFO hunt when they find a badly mistreated woman lying in a field. Much to Scully's disgust, Doggett brings in a friend of his - an expert on Satanic cults who had helped him search for his own lost son. Scully knows there is more to this than a simple cult, and when she spots Jeremiah Smith she is certain of it. Jeremiah is collecting returned UFO abductees and bringing them back to full health - and even life.

Fox Mulder David Duchovny
Skinner Mitch Pileggi
Special Agent Monica Reyes Annabeth Gish
Jeremiah Smith Roy Thinnes
Richie Szalay Judd Trichter
Absalom Judson Scott
Teresa Hoese Sarah Koskoff
Doctor Strauss Bernard White
Gary Cory Eddie Kaye Thomas
Skinner's Assistant Arlene Pileggi

DeadAlive (Part 2 of 2)

Mulder is dead and buried and three months later Scully's pregnancy is far more advanced. Then a corpse found at sea is discovered to still be alive, and what's more, its identity is that of Billy Miles. Scully soon works out that Jeremiah Smith wasn't just taking care of his rescued abductees, he was saving them. It is too late for Billy, but other bodies have been implanted so that the alien hosts eventually take over and assume their identity, with the authorities none the wiser. Scully orders that Mulder be exhumed and, with Doggett doubting her until a hostile Krycek shows up and tries to kill him, manages to revive Mulder and nurse him back to reasonable health.

Fox Mulder David Duchovny
Skinner Mitch Pileggi
Krycek Nicholas Lea
Deputy Director Kersh James Pickens
Frohike Tom Braidwood
Langly Dean Haglund
Byers Bruce Harwood
Absalom Judson Scott
Billy Miles Zachary Ansley
Mrs Scully Sheila Larken
Arthur Gaffin Gibby Brand
Pathology Assistant Larry Dorf
Doctor Orovetz Richard McGonagle
Skinner's Assistant Arlene Pileggi
Doctor Lim Nelson Mashita

Three Words

The conspiracy continues and a still healing Mulder, back with the FBI, wants to get back in on the X-Files in an official capacity. Deputy Director Kersch wants him out of the entire FBI. After a failed attempt to reach the US President, others are trying to make public the ongoing alien invasion, but it isn't easy. Trying to "Fight the Future" is getting them killed. Doggett, however, does make alien contact, while Mulder breaks into the census building to check that the records are not being used to hide aliens.

Fox Mulder David Duchovny
Skinner Mitch Pileggi
Knowle Rohrer Adam Baldwin
Deputy Director Kersh James Pickens
Frohike Tom Braidwood
Langly Dean Haglund
Byers Bruce Harwood
Absalom Judson Scott
Doctor Lim Nelson Mashita
Howard Salt Gary Bristow

Vienen

Following the discovery of a badly charred body in the sea, Mulder and Doggett manage to get trapped on an oil rig. Almost the entire crew have been infected by the black oil virus. Between them, the two agents manage to destroy the rig, and the ingected crewmembers, but Kersh uses the excuse to finally rid himself of Mulder. Doggett and Scully are now the unarguable, official X-Files team.

Fox Mulder David Duchovny
Skinner Mitch Pileggi
Martin Ortega Miguel Sandoval
Saksa Casey Biggs
Diego Garza Gregory Norman Cruz
Deputy Director Kersh James Pickens
Bo Taylor M C  Gainey
Yuri Lee Reherman
Simon De La Cruz Luis Villalta

Empedocles

The agents search for a man who was responsible for the death of Doggett's son. Mulder is now ex-X-Files but insists on helping while he pursues his own agenda. Scully is hospitalised with complications in her pregnancy, so Mulder eventually teams with Agent Monica Reyes. It seems the former murderer died in a fiery car crash, but the evil contained within him was then free to find another host, and murder again.

Fox Mulder David Duchovny
Skinner Mitch Pileggi
Special Agent Monica Reyes Annabeth Gish
Jeb Dukes Jay Underwood
Katha Dukes Wendy Gazelle
Doctor Speake Denise Crosby
Detective Potter Ron Canada
Gary Garber Bruce Wright
Roberta Toews Dayna Beilenson
Luke Doggett Jake Fritz

Alone

Scully clears her desk to go on maternity leave, and Doggett is unsure if she'll ever return. Then he gets a surprise replacement, a young woman who has read far too many X-Files reports for her own good. She and Doggett both fall foul of a biologist who has managed to alter his form at will and traps them in his underground "lair" while he prepares them for ingestion. Scully refuses to let her work go, and in order to keep her away from danger, Mulder goes looking for the missing agents.

Fox Mulder David Duchovny
Skinner Mitch Pileggi
Agent Leyla Harrison Jolie Jenkins
Salamander Man Jay Caputo
Gary Sacks Tony Ketcham
Herman Stites Zach Grenier
Arlen Sacks James Otis

Essence (Part 1 of 2)

Mulder, Doggett and Skinner all try to protect Scully's unborn baby as the alien host of Billy Miles' body violently clears up stray evidence by killing doctors involved in cloning tests. They were initially set up ten years before by Smoking Man and his bosses, and are now producing alien offspring for stem cell samples. Scully's child is apparently perfect - a human threat to the new breed of aliens. Who can be trusted?

Fox Mulder David Duchovny
Alex Krycek Nicholas Lea
Skinner Mitch Pileggi
Special Agent Monica Reyes Annabeth Gish
Lizzy Gill Frances Fisher
Duffy Haskell Jay Acovone
Agent Gene Crane Kirk B R Woller
Mrs Scully Sheila Larken
Billy Miles Zachary Ansley
Doctor Parenti Steven Anderson
Doctor Lev David Purdham
Doctor Speake Denise Crosby
Woman Party-Goers Arlene Pileggi and Karon Kearney

Existence (Part 2 of 2)

Billy Miles is still hunting Scully and Agent Reyes, who has been entrusted with the task of getting Scully to a safe hideout in a deserted town. Doggett discovers the extent of alien infiltration into the FBI, and he and Mulder ensure that Krycek can never menace them again. Having realised that Scully's hideout is not a secret, Mulder flies off to save her. To round off the series, Doggett and Reyes inform the hostile Kersh that he is under investigation by this new X-Files team for his own part in the proceedings. Scully, Mulder, and the new-born baby share, after eight years of waiting, their very own happy ending...

Fox Mulder David Duchovny
Special Agent Monica Reyes Annabeth Gish
Knowle Rohrer Adam Baldwin
Deputy Director Kersh James Pickens
Frohike Tom Braidwood
Langly Dean Haglund
Byers Bruce Harwood
Agent Gene Crane Kirk B R Woller
Billy Miles Zachary Ansley
Doctor Langenhahn Austin Tichenor
Scully’s Baby Jerry Shiban

 

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