The X-Files

Season 5 Episode 15


Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Mar 29, 1998 on FOX

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  • A solution to production problems

    Overall, an interesting attempt to bring to light some of the history of the conspiracy and Mulder's father's involvement within it. I found a number of things to be distracting however. First, young Mulder is portrayed well by David Duchovny. It must be a challenge, as an actor, to completely wipe the wear and tear of five years of conspiracy and character-building from a canvas and approach the character as something completely new. The few shots of Mulder eagerly soaking up information, new to the FBI, just discovering the X-Files, pre-obsession and pre-ostracization, were amusing and enlightening. The rest of the episode was only mildly interesting. The premise, a gov't cover up to hide the fact that certain military men had been experimented on by grafting alien parts to their human bodies, was really tame and sort of mundane. After all that the X-Files audience has seen, especially in the fifth season, this seems like nothing new and certainly nothing exciting. This episode is worth a viewing, but only when you're in the mood for something slow and not too intense.