The X-Files

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Season 9, Ep 17, Aired 5/5/02
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  • Episode Description
  • When an FBI cadet with amazing profiling skills approaches Doggett, Reyes and Scully with a lead on a suspect in a series of recent murders, he claims the same killer is responsible for the death of Doggett's son. The agents find themselves wondering if his knowledge of the deaths is because of his obsession with the cases he has studied at Quantico or if he is in some way involved in the murders.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Robert Patrick

    Special Agent John Doggett

  • Gillian Anderson (I)

    Special Agent Dana Scully

  • Mitch Pileggi

    Assistant Director Walter Skinner

  • Annabeth Gish

    Special Agent Monica Reyes

  • David Amann

  • Fan Reviews (6)
  • Release

    By TrueTvWatcher, Sep 25, 2012

  • This episode seals the future fate for "Monica and John." They come to realize how much they love and support each other in this episode.

    By CherannCarlyle, Aug 25, 2011

  • Doggett gets closure in his son's death, as we continue wrapping up plot threads.

    By grifter78, Feb 19, 2006

  • Doggett gets the closure he has been looking for for over 9 years.

    By farscapefanuk, Apr 15, 2007

  • Thrilling, sensational masterpiece!

    By NYCSausage, Jul 03, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Reyes: John! Where you been? Doggett: Chasing down leads. Reyes: We were supposed to meet in the office this morning, remember? To go over what we have on Regali. Doggett: I think this guy, Regali, may have been involved in Luke's death. Reyes: What? Since when? Doggett: Since I've been talking to Cadet Hayes. He says Regali knew Bob Harvey - that they were in on it together. Reyes: How could he possibly know that? Doggett: How does he know half the stuff he knows? I did some digging. I found out that Bob Harvey and Regali both did time at Walkill in 1988. Reyes: So did a thousand other men. That doesn't mean they knew each other. Doggett: I tracked Regali's credit card use, Monica. The day Luke disappeared he gassed his car up two miles from my house. Reyes: Regali is a New Yorker. A lot of New Yorker's visit Long Island. This is not evidence, not even close. I will never know how badly it hurt you to lose your son, or how much pain you still carry. I understand how much you want to find his killer, but I don't want to see you disappointed. Not again. Doggett: It's not going to happen. Not this time.

    • Doggett: When did you get the new furniture? Barbara Doggett: Last year. I just wanted to make a change. Doggett: It looks great. You look great. Barbara Doggett: You need to call first, John. Kind of throws me when you just show up here. Doggett: I'm sorry. It won't happen again. I need to talk to you, Barb. Barbara Doggett: It's about Luke. Doggett: I got a suspect. Barbara Doggett: Oh, god. John... Doggett: I know, I know. But this time, it's different. Barbara Doggett: Is it? He 'could' be, he 'might' be... I want to find out who did this just as badly as you do. But I don't want you coming over here again, bringing all this up, unless you know... unless you absolutely know. That's what I thought. Doggett: Look, this guy may have been cruising the neighborhood. You could have seen him. Barbara Doggett: Did you hear anything I said?

    • Barbara Doggett: Agent Scully? I'm Barbara. John's ex-wife. Scully: Hi. I'm Dana. Nice to meet you. Barbara Doggett: He said you'd be coming by. Scully: You weren't able to make an identification? Barbara Doggett: I didn't expect to. You know he doesn't think clearly about this. He can't. Scully: He blames himself. Barbara Doggett: He thinks he failed Luke. In his mind, he can never do enough, never suffer enough, for what happened. I think if you can help him find the man who did this, maybe... he could move on. He and Monica could really have something together. He just won't let her in. They're letting him go? Doggett: For now. Barbara Doggett: I'll be at my mom's 'til tomorrow. (She leaves) Doggett: Tell me you got something. Scully: As you asked, I compared the wounds inflicted on your son, with the wounds on these two women. Doggett: And? Scully: There are similarities between the trajectory of the wounds and the force with which they were delivered. Doggett: Meaning Regali's the guy. Scully: Meaning that it was a brilliant forensic deduction on Cadet Hayes's part. But that's all it is. The killer used different weapons, he demonstrated no consistent MO and no clear victimology. Reyes: None of it will hold up in court. Doggett: Well, something out there will.

    • Doggett: Something's not right. Reyes: What do you mean? Doggett: Here's a guy whose name comes up in connection with racketeering, prostitution, drugs, even murder, yet all he's got are nickel and dime convictions. Always gets off with just a slap on the wrist. Reyes: You know as well as I do, mob cases are hard to build. Doggett: What I'm saying is; I don't think anyone's even trying. I think this guy Regali's greasing somebody. Reyes: As in bribery? Doggett: What else could it be? What? What is it?

    • Regali: Nice car. I remember when they had you banging around in a ten-year-old Impala. Now look at you. Mr Assistant Director. Follmer: You got lucky. He has another suspect. Regali: You came down here to tell me that? Follmer: There's something I need to know. Were you in any way involved in the death of John Doggett's son? Regali: Since when do you ask me questions? Follmer: Were you involved! Regali: Course not. What kind of guy do you think I am? Follmer: That's it, I'm done, Regali. Regali: Done? Follmer: With you, with this, with this whole thing. Regali: And if I say no, what are you going to do? You know, if I'm you, right now I'm thinking 'I could pop this guy right here and who's going to know it's not self defence'. Well, let me remind you, anything happens to me a videotape lands at the Washington Post showing a young Brad Follmer taking cash from yours truly to make an indictment go away. You're done when I say you're done.

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    Notes (4)

    • This episode marks the final appearance of Cary Elwes as A.D. Brad Follmer. Presumably, after he killed Regali at the climax, the video tape depicting his accepting a bribe landed at the Washington Post, resulting in Follmer's dismissal from the FBI, and possibly even being sent to prison on charges of taking bribes and murder. Still, it showed that Follmer wasn't a complete creep, as previous episodes led several viewers to think.

    • The actor who portrays Cadet Hayes was actually a writing intern on the show.

    • The woman playing Agent Doggett's wife in this episode is Robert Patrick's real wife, Barbara Patrick.

    • Hayes's amazing profiling skills seem remarkable similar to Frank Black's, from Millennium, another show by Chris Carter and often considered The X-Files' sister show.

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