Season 5 Episodes

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The End

Season 5, Episode 20 - Air Date: 5/17/1998
The Cigarette-Smoking Man returns as Mulder investigates the attempted assassination of a young boy with psychic powers who may be the proof that he has looked for all his life.
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Folie a Deux

Season 5, Episode 19 - Air Date: 5/10/1998
Mulder is held hostage inside an office where a man claims his boss is a monster and has clouded all their minds while he turns them into zombies one by one, which is disbelieved until Mulder opens his mind and allows himself to see it too.
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The Pine Bluff Variant

Season 5, Episode 18 - Air Date: 5/3/1998
Scully fears that Mulder has gone to the other side when she sees him assisting a federal suspect escape custody.
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All Souls

Season 5, Episode 17 - Air Date: 4/26/1998
Scully faces her Catholic faith and the loss of her daughter Emily when she is asked to help a family whose adopted daughter was found dead in a position that looked like she was struck down by God himself.
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Mind's Eye

Season 5, Episode 16 - Air Date: 4/19/1998
Mulder and Scully try to get answers out of a stubborn blind woman found at a murder scene who may have the ability to look through the killer's eyes in her mind.
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Season 5, Episode 15 - Air Date: 3/29/1998
In 1990 Agent Fox Mulder visits an aging FBI Agent named Arthur Dales. He listens to a story of the agents assigned to a would-be X-File in the Cold War era of the 1950's and how Mulder's father was connected to a series of strange deaths.
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The Red and the Black (2)

Season 5, Episode 14 - Air Date: 3/8/1998
After the gathering at the abduction site where everyone is killed by the rebel bounty hunters, Cassandra Spender disappears and Mulder is blamed by her son, Jeffrey, who is an up-and-coming FBI agent.
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Patient X (1)

Season 5, Episode 13 - Air Date: 3/1/1998
Mulder and Scully meet Cassandra Spender, a woman who claims to be a multiple abductee and wants to deliver a positive message about the aliens.
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Bad Blood

Season 5, Episode 12 - Air Date: 2/22/1998
After Mulder chases down and kills a young man who he believes to be a vampire, the agents return to DC aware of the mistake they just made.
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Kill Switch

Season 5, Episode 11 - Air Date: 2/15/1998
A super-intelligent virus program is let loose on the internet and begins to grow and expand by itself, eventually killing its creator when he tries to eradicate it.
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Chinga (orig. "Bunghoney")

Season 5, Episode 10 - Air Date: 2/8/1998
Master of Horror Stephen King's first effort at an X-File sees Scully's well deserved vacation going terribly wrong and landing her in a small Maine town where one of the residents is believed to be a witch, and her autistic daughter's doll has frighteningly evil powers.
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Season 5, Episode 9 - Air Date: 1/11/1998
A therapist working with children from abusive families is found to be implanting them with the memories of her own abuse suffered at the hands of her late father, when one of her patients tries to kill his stepfather.
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Season 5, Episode 8 - Air Date: 1/4/1998
Pusher returns as Robert Patrick Modell escapes from the mental hospital and the FBI promptly organizes a manhunt, assuming that he will continue where he left off.
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Emily (2)

Season 5, Episode 7 - Air Date: 12/14/1997
DNA testing on Emily reveals that she is actually Scully's daughter and Mulder comes to assist her and to find out where and how the girl was born while Scully tries to help Emily with her own serious illness, a rare form of anemia.
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Christmas Carol (1)

Season 5, Episode 6 - Air Date: 12/7/1997
On her Christmas vacation with her brother's family, Scully receives a mysterious phone call from a familiar voice who says, "She needs your help.
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The Post-Modern Prometheus

Season 5, Episode 5 - Air Date: 11/30/1997
Filmed in glorious black and white with a comic book feel to it, this is a modern retelling of Frankenstein as Mulder and Scully get caught up in a town where the residents live on Jerry Springer episodes and fear a two-faced monster who has been impregnating the women.
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Season 5, Episode 4 - Air Date: 11/23/1997
While on their way to an FBI group communication seminar, Mulder and Scully manage to escape when they come across a situation in the Florida forest area where three men have recently disappeared.
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Unusual Suspects

Season 5, Episode 3 - Air Date: 11/16/1997
Set in 1989, the story of the founding of The Lone Gunmen is finally told as we see how a straight-laced federal employee, a sex mad AV expert, and a nerdy computer hacker meet Susanne Modeski, a strange woman with evidence of a government conspiracy.
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Redux II (3)

Season 5, Episode 2 - Air Date: 11/9/1997
The Cigarette-Smoking Man helps Mulder to obtain Scully's cure and also lets him see his real sister who doesn't turn out to be as happy to see Mulder as he would've liked.
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Redux (2)

Season 5, Episode 1 - Air Date: 11/2/1997
Scully helps Mulder fake his own death in order for him to go undetected through the Department of Defence and find out the answers to his new questions about the government hoax concerning the existence of extraterrestrial life.