The X-Files

Season 5 Episode 1

Redux (2)

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Nov 02, 1997 on FOX



  • Allusions

    • Film References: JFK
      When Kritschgau is describing the government conspiracy to Mulder it is much like a scene in Oliver Stone's JFK between Detective Jim Garrison and his informant "X", played by Kevin Costner and Donald Sutherland respectively. The scenes are very similar, right down to the use of stock footage, driving background music, and rapid, matter-of-fact line delivery.

      JFK also had a "secret meeting" that took place at a race track (much like the meeting between CSM and The Elder).

      Also, in Mulder's early voiceover he says "Let the truth be known though the heavens fall", which is quite similar to Garrison's line in JFK, "Justice be done though the heavens fall".