Musings of a Cigarette-Smoking Man


Episode Info

At long last, the secrets behind the ubiquitous Cigarette Smoking Man (William B. Davis) are revealed -- well, most are revealed, at any rate. Lone Gunman member Frohike (Tom Braidwood) presents his findings to Mulder and Scully pertaining to the agents' most persistent opponent -- while CSM listens in on the conversation...with a rifle in his hand. In the course of this epochal X-Files episode, the viewer discovers that CSM was involved in virtually every major conspiracy hatched during the 20th century -- and as a bonus, the mystery of why the Buffalo Bills consistently lose the Super Bowl is finally solved! A heady combination of suspense and self-satire, "Musings of a Cigarette-Smoking Man" was written by Glen Morgan, and was first telecast during sweeps week on November 17, 1996.


Chris Owens
as Young CSM
Morgan Weisser
as Lee Harvey Oswald
Jerry Hardin
as Deep Throat
Donnelly Rhodes
as Gen. Francis
Michael St. John Smith
as Major General
Paul Jarrett
as James Earl Ray
William B. Davis
as Cigarette Smoking Man
David Duchovny
as Fox Mulder
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