The X-Files

Season 9 Episode 5

Lord of the Flies

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Dec 16, 2001 on FOX

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  • Classic MOTW, deserves a much better rating than it has now.

    This episode made me laugh. It has many characteristics of a classic monster of the week episode: A social outcast, an overbearing mother, a school bully, some weirdo hitting on agent Scully...I loved it. It really feels like an X-file, which is saying a lot about any episode without Mulder. The guest stars have depth and emotion, are well cast, act well, and make us believe it. The main characters are all at the top of their game (except at the end when Scully gives CPR to someone who clearly does not need it), and there was a good mix of humor, mystery, adventure, and grossness.