Episode Info

First telecast on October 21, 1994, "Ascension" was the conclusion of a two-part X-Files drama that began with the previous week's "Duane Barry." Steve Railsback guest stars as former FBI agent Duane Barry, who has become unhinged after an apparent alien abduction. Escaping from federal custody, Barry kidnaps Scully and forces her to take him to the sight where he allegedly experienced his close encounter -- as Mulder, who believes Barry but worries that the man will turn violent again, rushes to the rescue. "Ascension" was written by Paul Brown.


David Duchovny
as Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson
as Dana Scully
Steve Makaj
as Highway Patrolman
Meredith Woodward
as Dr. Slaughter
William B. Davis
as Cigarette-Smoking Man
Steve Railsback
as Duane Barry
Sheila Larken
as Margaret Scully
Peter LaCroix
as Tram Watchman
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