The X-Files (1993–2018)
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A pregnant police woman experiences visions that lead her to the remains of two FBI agents who went missing in the 1940s while on the trail of a serial killer that later got caught. The killings begin again but the only suspect is now 77.


Rob Bowman


Chris Carter (created by), Sara B. Cooper (as Sara B. Charno)




Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Terry O'Quinn ... Lt. Brian Tillman
Deborah Strang ... Inspector B.J. Morrow
Morgan Woodward ... Old Harry Cokely
Joy Coghill ... Linda Thibedeaux
Robyn Driscoll Robyn Driscoll ... Detective Joe Darnell
Peter Flemming Peter Flemming ... Officer #1
Sarah-Jane Redmond ... Young Mom (as Sarah Jane Redmond)
Emanuel Hajek ... Young Harry Cokely


Mulder and Scully are called in by a local field office when the body of a long dead FBI agent is found by a local police detective in Aubrey, Missouri. The dead FBI agent died in 1942 but the detective who found the body, Inspector B.J. Morrow, can't quite explain why she was digging in the location where it was found. The local police also have a strange murder on their hands: a young woman who had the word "sister" carved on her chest. When Morrow's boss, Lt. Brian Tilman, first sees the crime photos he thinks the FBI has information on the most recent murder but the photos are over 50 years old. There is a connection of some sort between the dead and the living however. Written by garykmcd

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6 January 1995 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Terry O'Quinn later earned the nickname "Mr. Ten Thirteen," due to his appearance in multiple shows and movies affiliated with Ten Thirteen Productions, the company that produced The X-Files. See more »


Just after the teaser, Mulder and Scully are looking at the dental radiographs. Scully points out that the man is "congenitally" missing a lower left bicuspid. It is impossible to tell if the reason why the tooth is no longer present is congenital from the radiograph. Congenital is a condition existing at birth. See more »


Dana Scully: I guess that's why we're going to Aubrey.
Fox Mulder: Yes, and also, I've always been intrigued by women named B.J.
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Referenced in The X-Files: Je Souhaite (2000) See more »


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Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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I gave it more stars just because of Terry O Quinn!
19 February 2019 | by NatashaJAmos2015See all my reviews

Did you know that Terry O Quinn has been used in the show a few times? I'm a huge fan of his since his Lost days. Which is why I gave this episode more starts than it deserves. If O Quinn wasn't in it I would have given it three stars.

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