The X-Files

Season 8 Episode 15

Deadalive (2)

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 01, 2001 on FOX
8.9
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Shortly after Mulder is buried, Billy Miles is found very dead but somehow comes back to life. Skinner and Scully put all their hopes into digging up Mulder and discovering that he too, is still alive. As Mulder lies in hospital without indication that he is going to fully recover, Krycek comes to Skinner and offers him a vaccine to the virus that has infected Mulder - but the cost of the vaccine is that Skinner has to kill Scully's unborn child.moreless

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  • Deadalive

    9.5
    Deadalive was a superb episode of The X-Files. I really enjoyed watching as the story unfolded and Skinner making a decision which may have saved Mulder. I liked the depth of character and plot development and it was touching to watch Scully go through some emotions dealing with what was happening. It was awesome watching Skinner and Doggett work together and it was interesting to see what they found. I liked how the episode ended and look forward to watching more!!!!!!!moreless
  • 3 months after Mulder's death, Scully and Skinner, based on new developments with Billy Miles, dig up Mulder's coffin and find him not dead at all, but more of a zombie on the verge of an alien virus-induced demise.moreless

    7.0
    What an odd episode. Clearly, the audience never believes for one hot minute that Mulder is really dead. And the method of his resurrection is suspect at best, and outlandishly ludicrous at worst. Perhaps the writers knew they had to bring him back, while still maintaining the tension and suspense, and had no really good idea as to how to make that happen. Still, alot is forgiven when they're returning Mulder to us (and to Scully). Nice to see Krychek again, and very nice to see that they remember his control over Skinner and still use it to forward the plot. Mulder's tricky first exchange with Scully when he awakens is hilarious, and perfect in a way that "I love you" or any other response couldn't have hoped to match. I don't care for the means overly much, but the ends are worth the frustration.moreless
  • brilliant

    9.5
    i loved this episode because it brought mulder back! yeah!! i just thought it was really interesting but also very sad because at the funeral at the beginning, it was so heartbreaking to watch scully crying! At the end, she's crying again, because this time Mulders alive and shes just so happy!! loved that scene, but i felt abit sorry for doggert because he felt left out but the x-files is about mulder and scully so im happy!! i also love the storyline of alex wanting skinner to kill scullys unborn baby, i just thought it was really interesting and powerful because he could never do that to her!!moreless
  • Total clasic.

    10
    Mulder is ok! Can you believe it? After all those months of searching for him Scully finally finds a cure to help him. Not so lucky is Billy who is turned into a monster. I was so happy to finally see Mulder and Scully properly reunited and it almost made me cry. This episode made me think that possibly Mulder may not make it. Krychek makes an appearence in this episode and persuades Skinner to try and kill Mulder. Doggett takes a beating by Alex Krychek but Scully finds the answer to Mulders condition in the end. Overall love this episode definatly one of the best episodes of season 8. So good to finally have Mulder back well atleast until the end of season 8. Mulder was away too long.moreless
  • Mulder is well and truly back.

    8.0
    Very odd, and suspicious, three months later Doggett is commended and told he will be transferred off the X-Files. Doggett's hesitation is touching but more so than loyalty to Scully, I think the X-Files got under his skin. I imagine it would be boring to go back to normal cases after working such bizarre ones. Doggett must think carefully, to stay would ruin his career but he is right, when Scully leaves on maternity leave, Doggett will be the only thing keeping the office open.



    Scully comments that the entire Mulder family has been wiped out but if the baby really is Mulder's, then Fox wasn't the last of the Mulders. Mulder is alive, as much as Kersh might wish it otherwise.



    Alex is back and doing what he does best, causing trouble. Putting the nanobots in Skinner is a pretty smart move, makes him controllable.



    I feel for Doggett, after what he's been through building up a relationship with Scully, back comes Mulder and ruins all of it in one shot.moreless
Robert Patrick

Robert Patrick

Special Agent John Doggett

David Duchovny

David Duchovny

Special Agent Fox Mulder

Gillian Anderson (I)

Gillian Anderson (I)

Special Agent Dana Scully

Judson Scott

Judson Scott

Absalom

Guest Star

Gibby Brand

Gibby Brand

Arthur Gaffin

Guest Star

Larry Dorf

Larry Dorf

Pathology Assistant

Guest Star

Mitch Pileggi

Mitch Pileggi

Assistant Director Walter Skinner

Recurring Role

Nicholas Lea

Nicholas Lea

Alex Krycek

Recurring Role

James Pickens Jr.

James Pickens Jr.

Deputy Director Kersh

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • At Mulder's funeral, there is snow on the ground, so that would mean it was around the end of November, beginning of December at the earliest, so shouldn't Scully have been showing?

    • It seems to me that even if Scully did have power of attorney, if she really believed Mulder was dead (and presumably she did if she allowed him to be buried), then she of all people would want to know how and why he died.

    • Response to Goof: With both of his parents dead & finding his sister's final fate, chances are that Mulder's Power of Attorney would go to Scully. And Scully would not want Mulder dissected like that, so maybe that is why he was buried without an autopsy or any kind of exam.

    • Mulder had been buried for three months by the time that he was dug up. Wouldn't it stand to reason that before his burial an autopsy would have been performed, given that his death was rather unusual? Obviously one hadn't, or he'd have a 'Y' incision in his torso and would be missing (at least pieces) of organs.

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Doggett: You can't do this to yourself.
      Scully: You asked me not to come in here, Agent Doggett. I hope you're not asking me to leave.
      Doggett: Concern's for your well-being, Agent Scully. That's all it's ever for. I felt this was a bad idea from the start. I told the Assistant Director so. Worrying about the effect it might have on you.
      Scully: You mean finding Mulder alive?
      Doggett: I know you came in here with the doctors. I'm sure you must have asked them what his chances are.

    • Scully: You'd be crazy to stay, Agent Doggett. This is a huge career opportunity for you.
      Doggett: It's not my career he's got in mind.
      Scully: What do you mean?
      Doggett: In six weeks, you go on maternity leave. Kersh transfers me out, guess what? He gets to lock that door over there for good.
      Scully: You don't owe me anything, Agent Doggett.
      Doggett: They put me down here to find Mulder. I found him. So what? We still got an open file on this case and I got big questions. What?
      Scully: I heard the same speech come out of my mouth seven years ago. Get out while you can, Agent Doggett... or you may never get out at all.

    • Scully: Mulder? (Mulder wakes up) Hi...
      Mulder: Who are you? (He pauses for a moment and smiles)
      Scully: (Laughing) Oh my God... Don't do that to me!

    • Scully: Do you know? Do you have any idea what you've been through?
      Mulder: Only what I see in your face.

    • Scully: I need to see him, I have to see him.
      Doggett: I know you do, but I wish you wouldn't.

    • Krycek: Push of a button, Walter.

    • Mulder: Anybody miss me?

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