The X-Files


Season 6, Ep 14, Aired 2/28/99
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  • Episode Description
  • A woman is forced to relive the same day over and over as she tries to prevent Mulder and Scully from being killed by her boyfriend during a bank robbery attempt; and as the events restart again and again, Mulder's sense of deja-vu grows stronger.

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Duchovny

    Special Agent Fox Mulder

  • Gillian Anderson (I)

    Special Agent Dana Scully

  • Vince Gilligan

  • John Shiban

  • Kim Manners

  • Fan Reviews (21)
  • Monday

    By TrueTvWatcher, Aug 23, 2012

  • Omega

    By thparadox, Jun 03, 2012

  • X-Files does Groundhog Day.. sort of.

    By JaCkKbAuEr2424, Apr 28, 2011

  • It's like Groundhog day meets the XFiles, a bank, and some explosives.

    By gambyx716, Jan 14, 2010

  • It's like Groundhog Day...

    By CaptainHarkness, Aug 22, 2008

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Bernard: (Pointing gun at Scully) I'll shoot her! Mulder: What do you think I'll do then?

    • Scully: Since when did you get a water bed? Mulder: I-I might just as easily not have a water bed, and then I'd be on time for this meeting. You might just as easily have stayed in medicine, and not gone into the FBI, and then we would never have met, blah blah blah. Scully: Fate. Mulder: Free will. With every choice, you change your fate. Scully: Then let's change yours.

    • Mulder: So you think it's all just fate? We have no free will? Scully: No, I think we're free to be the people that we are--good, bad or indifferent. I think it's our character that determines our fate.

    • Mulder: You can change your fate.

    • Robbery Note: This is a robbery. Put the money in the bag. No alarms. No tricks.

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    Notes (3)

    • Scully's comment "when did you get a water bed?", refers back to 'Dreamland II', when Morris Fletcher bought himself a new water bed, thinking he would be living the rest of his life in Mulder's body. The mirrors on the ceiling of the room were also put by Morris Fletcher.

    • According to writers John Shiban and Vince Gilligan, the inspiration for this episode didn't come from Bill Murray's 1993 comedy Groundhog Day, but from an episode of The Twilight Zone called 'Shadow Play.'

    • Writer Vince Gilligan gives us another reference to his girlfriend, Holly Rice. The Cradock Marine Bank is named for a suburb of Portsmouth, Virginia where Holly grew up, and Holly's mother's maiden name is Bernard.

    Trivia (3)

    • How can Lt. Kraskow predict that they have "a body on the floor" due to the shot fired? One gunshot doesn't mean anyone has to be hurt, and everyone is actually lying down on the floor to begin with, as is common with hostage/robbery situations.

    • The first time we see Mulder's watch in this episode, the face is silver, but all the other times, the face is black, as it appears also in "Arcadia".

    • Mulder's waterbed is shown with a leak spraying water in the air. This might happen if one or more people were lying on the bed or pressing down on the mattress, but the fountain continues to spray when he is out of the bed. Waterbed leaks don't spray so much as ooze. Furthermore, the amount of water lost to cause the degree of saturation on the carpet (not to mention leaking into the apartment below) would mean that the bed would have lost most or all of its water, leaving Mulder waking up lying on the bottom of the mattress box.

    Allusions (1)

    • Movie: Groundhog Day In the movie "Groundhog Day", Bill Murray keeps experiencing the same day repeatedly. However, he is the only person who remembers the previous "days".

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