Season 4 Episodes

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Gethsemane (1)

Season 4, Episode 24 - Air Date: 5/18/1997
While investigating the discovery of a preserved alien body found in the mountains of Canada, Mulder is contacted by Michael Kritschgau.
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Season 4, Episode 23 - Air Date: 5/11/1997
Mulder undergoes an experimental form of hypnotherapy to recover his memories about his sister's abduction, but the treatment has side effects including psychotic behavior, and Mulder wakes up one morning in a motel room with someone else's blood all over him.
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Season 4, Episode 22 - Air Date: 5/4/1997
After a man sees a woman trapped inside a bowling alley pin setter, he goes for help and finds police standing next to a body of the same woman.
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Zero Sum

Season 4, Episode 21 - Air Date: 4/27/1997
Skinner destroys evidence to cover up a woman's death and poses as Agent Mulder to complete the task.
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Small Potatoes

Season 4, Episode 20 - Air Date: 4/20/1997
Five babies in the same town are all born with tails and the local OB-GYN is blamed for tampering with fertilized eggs.
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Season 4, Episode 19 - Air Date: 4/13/1997
A case involving a strange old man warning two scientists of events in the immediate future which come to pass (and the use of their experimental flash-freezing compound that does not exist yet) has Mulder believing that one of the scientists has come from the future to stop his own scientific breakthrough from becoming reality.
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Max (2)

Season 4, Episode 18 - Air Date: 3/23/1997
Mulder is arrested for investigating the plane crash and interfering with a military operation, while Scully is caught in an attempted assassination of Corporal Frish which claims the life of Agent Pendrell.
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Tempus Fugit (1)

Season 4, Episode 17 - Air Date: 3/16/1997
While celebrating Scully's 33rd birthday, a strange woman informs Mulder that NICAP member Max Fenig (see Fallen Angel) has recently died in a plane crash.
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Season 4, Episode 16 - Air Date: 2/23/1997
When a U.S. military general is inexplicably murdered in the back of his limousine, a paramilitary group is suspected.
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Season 4, Episode 15 - Air Date: 2/16/1997
Issac Luria, a Jewish man, is killed by a group of teenagers working for a racist shop owner, but one of them is soon strangled to death, and the fingerprints on his neck are from Issac.
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Memento Mori

Season 4, Episode 14 - Air Date: 2/9/1997
Scully's recent failing health is revealed to be inoperable brain cancer, which is common among abductees.
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Never Again

Season 4, Episode 13 - Air Date: 2/2/1997
While Mulder is forced to take a vacation he leaves Scully with an assignment to keep her busy until he returns.
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Leonard Betts

Season 4, Episode 12 - Air Date: 1/26/1997
After the body of a decapitated EMT disappears from the morgue and an identical man starts work at the same hospital, Mulder believes that the man has the ability to regrow parts of his body, including his head.
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El Mundo Gira

Season 4, Episode 11 - Air Date: 1/12/1997
A strange yellow rain kills a migrant girl, and her family believes that a mythical creature was the cause and has manifested itself inside the brother of her fiancé, who has since disappeared.
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Paper Hearts

Season 4, Episode 10 - Air Date: 12/15/1996
Mulder's dreams help him in finding the body of a little girl which reopens one of his old cases in the Violent Crimes Unit and leads him to believe the killer he captured had more victims and may have taken his sister many years before.
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Terma (2)

Season 4, Episode 9 - Air Date: 12/1/1996
While imprisoned in Russia and infected with the Black Cancer, Mulder learns that Krycek is working with the men responsible and everything has been a setup from the start, while Scully and Skinner are called to a suspicious Senate hearing where the only question is the whereabouts of Agent Mulder.
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Tunguska (1)

Season 4, Episode 8 - Air Date: 11/24/1996
A rock sample taken from Mars is intercepted at an airport and infects a security officer with the Black Cancer, while Mulder is given a tip about potentially dangerous paramilitary operations but is doubtful when the informant turns out to be Alex Krycek.
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Musings of a Cigarette-Smoking Man

Season 4, Episode 7 - Air Date: 11/17/1996
Frohike pieces together and recites to Mulder and Scully what could be the possible life story of the Cigarette-Smoking Man; from a young captain in the U.
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Season 4, Episode 6 - Air Date: 11/10/1996
A link to the four witches Sabbaths is found after a doctor loses control and kills a patient on the operating table, and Mulder suspects a nurse may be practicing witchcraft.
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The Field Where I Died

Season 4, Episode 5 - Air Date: 11/3/1996
After an FBI raid on a doomsday cult called the "Temple of the Seven Stars", Mulder meets Melissa, a cultist who claims to have known him in a previous life during the American Civil War.
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Season 4, Episode 4 - Air Date: 10/27/1996
Several kidnappings of young women linked by distorted photographs lead Mulder and Scully to a man who can imprint his darkest fantasies onto undeveloped film and is trying to save the women from the "Howlers".
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Season 4, Episode 3 - Air Date: 10/18/1996
After several African-American men are killed and the color is drained from their skin, Mulder learns about the Teliko, an African folktale about a creature who must suck the pigmentation from a persons body in order to survive.
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Season 4, Episode 2 - Air Date: 10/11/1996
A baby is found buried alive in shallow ground and appears to have birth defects resulting from generations of inbreeding, leading Mulder and Scully to a reclusive family who have a history of inbred children.
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Herrenvolk (2)

Season 4, Episode 1 - Air Date: 10/4/1996
Jeremiah Smith and Mulder are on the run from the alien bounty hunter, and Smith takes Mulder to a small farm tended to by identical sets of children, and all the girls are clones of his sister when she was still a child.