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Redux II 

Scully is hospitalized after collapsing, while Mulder receives help from a most unlikely source as he continues to search for a cure for Scully's illness.


Kim Manners


Chris Carter (created by), Chris Carter


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Mitch Pileggi ... Walter Skinner
William B. Davis ... Smoking Man
Charles Cioffi ... Section Chief Scott Blevins
Sheila Larken ... Margaret Scully
Pat Skipper ... Bill Scully Jr.
Megan Leitch ... Samantha Mulder
Tom Braidwood ... Melvin Frohike
Dean Haglund ... Richard 'Ringo' Langly
Bruce Harwood ... John Fitzgerald Byers
John Finn ... Michael Kritschgau
Robert Wright Robert Wright ... Dr. Zuckerman
Ken Camroux-Taylor ... Senior Agent (as Ken Camroux)
Don S. Williams ... Elder




With Scully in a hospital ICU, the FBI hierarchy learns that Mulder is alive. So do the conspirators but the Cigarette Smoking Man continues to argue that Mulder is worth far more to them alive than dead. He points Mulder in the direction of a cure for Scully's cancer but apparently pays a heavy price for doing so. He tells Mulder that the alien conspiracy is real and offers to prove it to him. His proof however doesn't quite satisfy Mulder who appears before the FBI review committee to reveal the identity of the conspirator inside the FBI. Written by garykmcd

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Chris Carter, Frank Spotnitz and Gillian Anderson are all big fans of how this episode turned out. See more »


Skinner touches with his bare hands a photograph found at a crime scene with an unidentified person's blood on it. He would be contaminating the evidence. See more »


Senior Agent: Agent Mulder, the Section Chief asked you a question you are going to answer!
Mulder: I can't do that!
Senior Agent: You can and you will!
Mulder: I can't do that sir, because the Section Chief is the man I'm about to name!
[Blevins eyes shoot wide open. All look at him. Skinner looks at Mulder. Mulder sits back in his chair, there, he's done it]
Mulder: [the Cigarette Smoking Man stares, depressed, at a photograph of Samantha and Mulder as kids. He looks out the window just as a shot is fired from across the street]
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Referenced in The X Files: Resist or Serve (2004) See more »


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Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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hard to believe the series survived this dreary set of episodes
6 July 2019 | by rejackson-37077See all my reviews

Pointless conspiracies nested over and over that never get resolved, No fun moments like you get in the episodes that are not completely buried in the personal lives of Mulder and Scully. Dragging out Scully's disease, slow, slow, slower, but you know all along that she will not die. I think they wanted to prove their dramatic acting skills but these episodes (end of season 4 and start of season 5) ; Redux and Redux II, fail miserably. Just the music is a terminal downer.

This is the period when I stopped watching the broadcast episodes.

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9 November 1997 (USA) See more »

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