The X-Files

Season 9 Episode 10

Providence (2)

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Mar 10, 2002 on FOX
8.3
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Scully is anxious to recover William from his kidnappers and takes matters into her own hands when the FBI's attempts to assist in the investigation are less than helpful. With the help of the Lone Gunmen, Scully discovers terrifying information about her child's captors, and is once again forced to confront the mystery regarding the sinister interest in her son.moreless

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  • Providence

    10
    Providence was a perfect episode of The X-Files and I really enjoyed watching. There was a lot of significant character and plot development along with action, drama and intrigue. The writing was superb and it was awesome watching the events unfold and seeing how things worked out for the various characters. Scully had a lot of progress in regards to her safety along with Baby Williams. I liked the outcome and was very entertained by this episode. I look forward to watching what happens next!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • Burn Baby Burn

    7.5
    Ok, so the cult leader wants the head of Mulder to prove that he is dead. Honestly, all he had to ask for was a copy of Duchovny's contract with Fox to prove that Mulder isn't coming back, but I digress...



    If Mulder's being dead means that baby William has to die, then why does the cult leader continually state to everyone who will listen that he will protect baby William, even when it he asks for Mulder's head? Maybe he was trying to be ironic and all but it doesn't make a whole lot of sense.



    And baby William appears to be made of teflon, or something. Too bad we will never really learn just what the heck this two-parter is trying to set up for the seasons that will never happen. But then, I'm sure Carter and company never really figured it out either.moreless
  • Scully fights FBI corruption to track down William's kidnappers.

    9.0
    Oh, it's a prophecy now? With only half a season to go, that seems like a big chunk of mythology waiting to happen...that won't. But it's quite interesting none the less. And we know at least some of what these cultist say isn't horsecrap, since the kid activated the UFO and survived it's takeoff.

  • Another Episode about Scully's baby, and what is going on with it

    7.1
    Well, this was certainly an interesting episode. For one thing , we have Agent Reyes accusing the AWESOME JFB, Frohike and Langley of losing the baby. I'd like to see her put up a fight against a crazy woman who had just made you crash into the wall, and who is carrying a gun. More assumption about Mulders whereabouts in this episode, is he dead, is he alive, is he really the father and whatnot. Quite frankly, this series is nothing without Mulder. At the end of the episode we find out "Toothpick Man" is indeed a "Super-Soldier", and that he seems to be high up in the Government, very high, and most likely a member of a newly formed Syndicate, hopefully it gets addressed! Quite freaky how the baby managed to survive the take-off, but its The X Files, so it aint a shockmoreless
  • A more interesting episode about William.

    7.0
    Another psycho prophet – what he calls 'angels' (interestingly dressed in military uniforms), we know are super soldiers. Saw them for a couple of minutes and somehow got a message out of that, gotta love it.



    What a lovely child Scully has – he gets upset about being kidnapped and either caused or was indirectly the cause of everyone getting fried when the ship took off, leaving William unscathed. Given his influence over things relating to the ship, this kid may very well be the alien messiah they claim he is.



    Brad does seem to be a semi good guy, he was so alarmed by his findings about the agent's death that he wanted his signature taken off the report saying there was no foul play.



    A pretty interesting episode.moreless
Robert Patrick

Robert Patrick

Special Agent John Doggett

Gillian Anderson (I)

Gillian Anderson (I)

Special Agent Dana Scully

Mitch Pileggi

Mitch Pileggi

Assistant Director Walter Skinner

Annabeth Gish

Annabeth Gish

Special Agent Monica Reyes

Neal McDonough

Neal McDonough

Agent Robert Comer

Guest Star

Jamie McShane

Jamie McShane

Injured Soldier

Guest Star

Brian Morri

Brian Morri

Soldier #1

Guest Star

James Pickens Jr.

James Pickens Jr.

Deputy Director Kersh

Recurring Role

Cary Elwes

Cary Elwes

Assistant Director Brad Follmer

Recurring Role

Tom Braidwood

Tom Braidwood

Frohike

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

    • When giving the briefing on William's abduction, Fullmer says that the woman who took William is the same woman who ran down Doggett and put him in a coma. How could he know this if Doggett is in a coma?

    • This could be seen only in the DVD version. When in the hallway with Skinner, Scully says she's going to find William by herself, then turns on her heels and walks away. On the bottom left corner you can see a trouper crouching behind a trashcan, hiding to avoid being caught into the shot!

    • So how did the head cult guy get hold of Scully's cellphone number to call her and arrange the meeting?

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Skinner: I know you're upset but you can't possibly accuse Follmer or Kersh of having any part in this.
      Scully: What is it going to take for you? How many people have to be taken out for you to open your eyes to it? My son... Agent Doggett... Mulder...
      Skinner: Kersh protected you by not telling you reports of Mulder's death. As did Follmer. As did I.
      Scully: You call it protection. I call it a systematic effort inside the FBI to eliminate us.
      Skinner: You accuse anyone of anything in the FBI you have to accuse me along with them.
      (Scully stares at him, then turns and walks off.)
      Skinner: Scully, where are you going?
      Scully: To find my son.

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  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Cult Leader: Bring me the head of Fox Mulder.

      He says this to Scully because he needs proof of Mulder's death. This is one of the many biblical references in the episode, and an obvious allusion to the tale of John the Baptist. Salome, the daughter of Herodias, so pleased the King with her dancing that she was granted any wish. Her mother told her to ask for the head of John the Baptist.

      The 'Bring me the head of...' phrase has also been used in other forms, for instance the film Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia and even Bring Me The Head of Charlie Brown!

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