Episode Info

The fourth-season finale of The X-Files was considered worthy of a TV Guide cover story. The episode itself, "Gethsemane," was, to no one's surprise, a cliffhanger, setting up a tense situation that would not be resolved until the opening installment of season five. Written by series creator Chris Carter, "Gethsemane" is predicated on a startling anthropological discovery that enables Mulder to irrefutably prove the existence of alien life forms. Unfortunately, this discovery results in a serious rift in the relationship between Mulder and his partner, Scully. Also brought into play: Mulder's tortured family history and the precarious state of Scully's health. "Gethsemane" first aired May 18, 1997.


David Duchovny
as Fox Mulder
Arnie Walters
as Father McCue
Gillian Anderson
as Dana Scully
John Finn
as Mark Kritschgau
Pat Skipper
as Bill Scully Jr

Gethsemane Photos