The X-Files (1993–2018)
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With his mother on deathbed and the alien bounty hunter in pursuit, Mulder decides to put the alien healer in mortal danger for a chance to finally uncover the whole truth behind the alien conspiracy. Meanwhile, Mr. X's cover is blown.


R.W. Goodwin


Chris Carter (created by), Chris Carter




Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Mitch Pileggi ... Walter Skinner
William B. Davis ... Smoking Man
Roy Thinnes ... Jeremiah Smith
Brian Thompson ... Alien Bounty Hunter
Steven Williams ... Mr. X
Laurie Holden ... Marita Covarrubias
Morris Panych ... Gray Haired Man
Rebecca Toolan ... Teena Mulder
Brendan Beiser ... Agent Pendrell
Garvin Cross ... Repairman
Ken Camroux-Taylor ... 2nd Senior Agent (as Ken Camroux)
Don S. Williams ... Elder
Michael David Simms Michael David Simms ... Senior Agent


Mulder is intent on saving Jeremiah Smith from the alien bounty hunter if for no other reason than he hopes Smith could save his mother who has suffered a severe stroke. Smith takes him to rural Alberta where he reveals another aspect of the conspiracy: fields where bees can pollinate that are tended by children, several of whom are identical to his sister when she was abducted at age 12. Scully meanwhile believes she has found a connection between smallpox vaccinations and the encrypted files she' located. Written by garykmcd

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The title "Herrenvolk" is a German word which was popular in Nazi Germany as it means "master race". See more »


Around 00:32:56, Mulder is holding the phone along his body. On the next shot, he's holding the phone on his ear. See more »


Scully: Nothing happens in contradiction to nature, only in contradiction to what we know of it.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the opening title sequence the words "EVERYTHING DIES" replaces the line "THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE" usually seen. See more »


Referenced in The X-Files: The Truth (2002) See more »


Mr. X
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by Mark Snow
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World's Deadliest Swarms
25 July 2006 | by MuldernscullySee all my reviews

I love how on the x-files you have this exciting cliffhanger. Then, the next episode, or in this case, the beginning of the next season, picks up where the story left off. So, you are all excited to pick up the action. However, in the teasers of the second part of the two-parters, something totally unrelated to the cliff-hanging action is shown, as if to keep the viewer in agony for 5-7 more minutes. I love it! Herrenvolk is a great season starter. Most of the episode is an exciting pursuit of Mulder and Jeremiah Smith by the seemingly invincible Alien Bounty Hunter. Mulder makes some interesting discoveries about his sister along the way. Mark Snow excels with the music in the episode, especially in the chase scenes, keeping the suspense at a height. I liked the set for the bee apiary. It was cool looking. What makes the myth/arc episodes so great are the awesome recurring characters like CSM, X, and Agent Pendrell. Pendrell gets a decent part in this episode, helping out Scully. I love how he straightens his tie when she first comes in to see him. X gives a poignant performance in this episode which you shouldn't miss that ultimately leads to the the new character of Marita Covarrubias. This episode has lots of action, good drama and suspense, and keeps my interest, which helps to give Herrenvolk a high rating.

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