The X-Files (1995 - 1996)


Season 3
The X-Files

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 22, 1995

Assuming Mulder is dead, the FBI strips Scully of her credentials for withholding information about the missing computer disk.

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Air date: Sep 29, 1995

Reunited, Mulder and Scully secretly continue the investigation; they learn the truth about Mulder's parents and discover Skinner's true colors.

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Air date: Oct 6, 1995

After deaths are attributed to lightning, Mulder and Scully determine a teen who survived a lightning strike may be the murderer.

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Air date: Oct 13, 1995

While tracking a serial killer of fortunetellers, Mulder meets a man (Peter Boyle) he believes to be a genuine psychic.

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Air date: Oct 20, 1995

An inmate's final vow prompts the agents to investigate a mysterious death which occurred after the man's execution.

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Air date: Nov 3, 1995

Mulder and Scully track a serial killer whose gruesome MO includes leaving many victims but few clues.

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Air date: Nov 10, 1995

Mulder and Scully investigate a man whose wounds reportedly resulted from suicide attempts but seem to suggest something sinister.

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Air date: Nov 17, 1995

When a child is abducted, the detectives seek the help of a woman once kidnapped by the same psychopath.

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Air date: Nov 24, 1995

The agents uncover more information in the government's attempt to hide the truth about extraterrestrial life when Mulder discovers a video of an alleged alien autopsy.

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Air date: Dec 1, 1995

The agents' investigation into the government's knowledge of extraterrestrial life puts them in danger; Scully is forced to trust a mysterious man.

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FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder

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FBI Special Agent Dana Scully

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Asst. Dir. Walter Skinner

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Bruce Harwood
John Fitzgerald Byers

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William B. Davis
Smoking Man

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Dean Haglund
Richard "Ringo" Langly

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Jaap Broeker
The Stupendous Yappi

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Elder 1

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Elder 2

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Well-Manicured Man

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Oates

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Margaret Scully

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Agent Pendrell

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Melvin Frohike

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Night Nurse

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Mr. X

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Gray Haired Man

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Hispanic Man

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Elder 3

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Chris Carter
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Critic Reviews for The X-Files: Season 3

Audience Reviews for The X-Files: Season 3

  • Jul 01, 2022
    Still the best season of the show in my view. Good balance between monster-of-the-week and mythology episodes. The mythology mystery was still going strong, the cast was really settled in and the production value was extraordinary! Always worth a rewatch!
  • Apr 03, 2022
    Delightful. Interesting. Well done. Entertaining.
  • Aug 11, 2021
    This season kind of slipped a little, but definitely worth watching.
  • Apr 03, 2021
    This is really awesome and cool and clever
  • Mar 23, 2020
    The best season yet, the X-Files' third season boasts some truly classic episodes, a good mixture of MOTW and mythology episodes, attention-grabbing cinematography, fleshing out the side characters more to the point that Skinner got his own episode, great performances from our two leads - special mention goes to Mulder and Scully's conversation on a rock in "Quagmire" about Moby Dick - and stellar production values to the point that you could edit the two-part episodes into one and they honestly wouldn't look too out-of-place on the big screen. Oh, and did I mention this season was funny, too? "Jose Chung's From Outer Space" was a genuinely great episode with the best part not being the Rashomon thing it's got going on but this one Man in Black being very insistent that people saw the planet Venus. Though I had quite a blast with "War of the Coprophages" I had a great time watching this third season and truly hope that I'll enjoy the critically acclaimed darker and edgier fourth season just as much, if not more.
  • Jan 10, 2020
    Yet another great season but a couple of episodes I have a little negative reactions.
  • Mar 11, 2019
    This is one of the best shows of all history. Cannot recommend it enough!
  • Feb 21, 2019
    The best season so far with one of the best episodes: Jose Chung's From Outer Space.
  • Mar 09, 2018
    Probably the best season of the series. From the opening episode, the mythology starts to take shape, and the stand alone episodes are also fantastic (D.P.O., Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose, 2Shy). a couple of the 2-parters are worthy of film
  • Feb 10, 2018
    The paranormal gets even more strange and bizarre in Season 3 of The X-Files. After surviving an attempted assassination Mulder is hot on the heels of the Syndicate; coming ever closer to exposing their plans for colonization. But in the meantime Mulder and Scully continue to look into cases of psychics, astral projection, mass hysteria, mind control, and mythic creatures. With the success of last season's "Humbug," the series attempts to add more humor with the classic satiric episodes "Clyde Bookman's Final Repose" and "Jong Chung's From Outer Space." Additionally, the list of guest stars is more impressive than ever; featuring Peter Boyle, R. Lee Ermey, Kurtwood Smith, Ryan Reynolds, Jack Back, Amanda Tapping, and Jesse Ventura. Fast becoming a powerhouse of the Fox network, The X-Files' third season continues to develop rich and interesting stories and compelling characters that bring in more and more viewers week after week.
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