The X-Files (1993–2018)
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The Erlenmeyer Flask 

Deep Throat tips Mulder to a critically important case involving a missing fugitive and the cloning of extraterrestrial viruses.


R.W. Goodwin


Chris Carter (created by), Chris Carter


Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Lindsey Ginter ... Crew Cut Man
Anne De Salvo ... Dr. Anne Carpenter (as Anne DeSalvo)
Simon Webb ... Dr. William Secare
Jerry Hardin ... Deep Throat
James Leard ... Captain Roy Lacerio (as Jim Leard)
Ken Kramer ... Dr. Terrance Allen Berube
Phillip MacKenzie ... Medic
William B. Davis ... Smoking Man
Jaylene Hamilton Jaylene Hamilton ... Reporter
Mike Mitchell ... 1st Uniformed Cop
John Payne ... Guard




Deep Throat contacts Mulder in the middle of the night to give him some important information. A man successfully evaded police when at the end of a high speed chase, he jumps into the river and promptly disappears. One of the officers did manage to shoot but the blood he leaves behind is green. Mulder follows the clues and it leads him to information that he only dreamed existed. It does mean death for someone however and perhaps the end of the X Files investigations. Written by garykmcd

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The line that appears at the end of the opening sequence reads "The Truth Is Out There" in most episodes. However in a few episodes this line was changed as follows: The X-Files: The Erlenmeyer Flask (1994): Trust No One The X-Files: Ascension (1994): Deny Everything The X-Files: Anasazi (1995): Éí 'Aaníígóó 'Áhoot'é The X-Files: 731 (1995): Apology Is Policy The X-Files: Herrenvolk (1996): Everything Dies The X-Files: Teliko (1996): Deceive, Inveigle, Obfuscate The X-Files: Terma (1996): E Pur Si Muove The X-Files: Gethsemane (1997): Believe The Lie The X-Files: Redux (1997): All Lies Lead To The Truth The X-Files: The Red and the Black (1998): Resist Or Serve The X-Files: The End (1998): The End The X-Files: Triangle (1998): Die Wahrheit Ist Irgendwo Da Draussen (German, which translates as "The truth is out there somewhere") The X-Files: The Unnatural (1999): In The Big Inning The X-Files: The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati (1999): Amor Fati The X-Files: Closure (2000): Believe to Understand The X-Files: Nothing Important Happened Today II (2001): Nothing Important Happened Today The X-Files: 4-D (2001): ereht tuo si hturt ehT (The truth is out there in reverse) The X-Files: Trust No 1 (2002): They're Watching See more »


In the early part of the police chase, we see the suspect's car crossing a railroad track; a CN (Canadian National) logo is clearly visible on the approaching locomotive. The chase supposedly takes place in Maryland and the CN's network, even in its American network, does not go close to Maryland. See more »


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Deep Throat is dead!!!
15 May 2017 | by elo-equipamentosSee all my reviews

Just a few episodes watched on TV of this fabulous series, after the advent of the DVD l've started to watch until the last episode for the first season, Mulder was sleeping when the phone rings, Deep Throat asking for him see what's going on channel 8, Mulder taped the last part of this report and following the clues as can gets, finds the owner of the car when the unknown man shoot by the police, an important scientist who making new experiences from human genome, Scully goes to lab to analyze the substance called "Purity Control" and finds an Alien's DNA, Mulder already is on storage where he see the hybrids men on treatment under water, this last episode is about the end the X-files project and how Mulder and Scully has to continues even without govern's support and don't give up whatever is the risk and trust no one!!

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