The X-Files (1993–2018)
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Seven years after their first case, Mulder and Scully return to Bellefleur, Oregon to see Billy Miles and investigate a new series of abductions in the local forest, risking their partnership and lives.


Kim Manners


Chris Carter (created by), Chris Carter




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
William B. Davis ... Smoking Man
Nicholas Lea ... Alex Krycek
Mitch Pileggi ... Walter Skinner
Leon Russom ... Detective Miles
Zachary Ansley ... Billy Miles
Andy Umberger ... Agent Chesty Short
Laurie Holden ... Marita Covarrubias
Tom Braidwood ... Melvin Frohike
Dean Haglund ... Richard 'Ringo' Langly
Bruce Harwood ... John Fitzgerald Byers
Brian Thompson ... Alien Bounty Hunter
Sarah Koskoff ... Theresa Nemman Hoese
Gretchen Becker ... Greta


When abductions start happening again in Bellefleur, Oregon, Billy Miles asks Mulder and Scully to come back out there to assist him. The agents return where it all started seven years earlier. Their investigations leads to results that drastically affect both of their lives. Written by Muldernscully

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21 May 2000 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Chris Carter wrote this episode to serve as a series finale, as the Fox Network had yet to renew the show, and David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson were not signed for additional seasons. In the eleventh hour, Fox renewed the show, with only Anderson returning to the series full time. Carter then created a new series mythology based around Scully working with new characters to stop government super soldiers. See more »


(at around 30 mins) The boom mic is visible in the rear window's reflection. See more »


Mulder: I think I'm in big trouble.
Scully: Oh Mulder, how many times have they tried to shut us down?
Mulder: Yeah, but I never actually assaulted an auditor before.
Scully: Did you hurt him?
Mulder: [smiles] I reduced his vision a little bit.
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Featured in The X-Files: The Truth (2002) See more »


The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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This should have ended the series.
26 July 2007 | by Sanpaco13See all my reviews

Requiem is a good ending to season 7 with a few things I would have preferred a little different. I like the idea of returning to the case of Billy Miles and reminiscing a little on the Pilot episode. As I watch the episode I can't help but think about all the things that Mulder and Scully have learned in the past seven years about the alien race. It especially hit when they began talking about having seen the toxic blood before as if it were old news and Scully explains it to Billy. I put myself in Billy's shoes and wonder if they knew that last time I saw them or if they've learned about it since then. I also was very glad to see Marita Covarubias and Alex Krycek again. I love that scene when Mulder, Skinner and these two are in Mulder's office and he tries to attack Krycek and then they are standing around talking when Scully walks in. Her face says "what the hey is going on here Mulder?" Anyway probably the one thing that I don't really like is how they put the whole thing in one episode. I wish they could have done it as a two parter. But oh well. Chris Carter mentions in the special features that he didn't even write the end of the episode until they were almost done filming to avoid letting out any spoilers. I respect him for that. I give this episode a 8/10.

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