The X-Files

Season 6 Episode 3


Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Nov 22, 1998 on FOX



  • Notes

    • The first four acts of this episode are each comprised of one very long, continuous shot (called a one-off) and the fifth is split between two series of one-offs, employing a split-screen. Such long one-offs are very difficult, considering an entire set must be constructed, all the lines must be said correctly, and the camera movements must be continuous (and usually handheld). Some cuts are hidden in whip-pans and when the screen goes dark. These are some of the best, and longest one offs on television - from one commercial break to the next. Chris Carter intended this as an homage to the Hitchcock thriller Rope, which used a similar technique.