The X-Files

Season 11 Episode 6

Kitten

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Skinner goes AWOL when his past comes back to haunt him. As Mulder and Scully try to track him down, their growing mistrust of him reaches its apex.
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Mar 01, 2018
This episode marks the brief return of James Pickens Jr as Alvin Kersh who was last seen at the end of the ninth season in 2002.
Kersh is still a very mean character.
Pickens’ return as Kersh here is brief probably because it is of a little time he could find from having a break from filming Grey’s Anatomy where he plays Dr Richard Webber since this show started in 2005.
In fact Alvin Kersh and Richard Webber could not be more different to each other as the latter is a nice and cuddly character.
Just as Pickens was Mitch Pileggi’s (Skinner) mean boss in The X-Files, Pileggi got to pay Pickens back on this when he guest starred in Grey’s Anatomy as Pickens’ mean boss.
Kitten is a fascinating episode about Walter Skinner’s past from his time in the Vietnam War and incidentally the young Skinner from Vietnam was played by Pileggi’s nephew Cory Rempel.
Kitten guest stars Haley Joel Osment who is well known as the kid who saw dead people in The Sixth Sense is now all grown up here in a father-son dual role and Kitten is the nickname given to the father.
Kitten is truly a marvellous showcase for Walter Skinner including how Mulder and Scully made him the person he is now.

Matthew Seemoreless
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