The X-Files: Season 6 (1998 - 1999)


Season 6
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Air date: Nov 8, 1998

Agent Diana Fowley tries to protect telepathic chess prodigy Gibson Praise, while Mulder and Scully hunt for a deadly creature in the desert.

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Air date: Nov 15, 1998

Mulder becomes trapped in a car by an apparently deranged man, as Scully tries to determine the cause of his illness.

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Air date: Nov 22, 1998

Mulder is caught aboard a mysterious ship in the Bermuda triangle, still lost in 1939; in wide-screen format.

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Air date: Nov 29, 1998

Mulder and Scully's lives are profoundly altered after witnessing the flight of a mysterious craft at the infamous "Area 51.".

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Air date: Dec 6, 1998

Mulder (David Duchovny) struggles to return his life to normal as Scully (Gillian Anderson) begins to suspect that there are other reasons behind his strange behavior. With Mitch Pileggi and guest stars Michael McKean, Nora Dunn and Scott Allan Campbell.

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Air date: Dec 13, 1998

The agents put aside Christmas wrapping to stake out an alleged haunted house occupied by a mysterious, married couple.

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Air date: Jan 3, 1999

Mulder and Scully (David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson) investigate the case of a woman who stands accused of killing her unborn child. Guest star: Bruce Campbell.

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Air date: Jan 10, 1999

When Mulder and Scully investigate a mercenary rainmaker in a drought-stricken town, they encounter a force more powerful than the weather.

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Air date: Jan 17, 1999

When Skinner is diagnosed as terminally ill, Mulder and Scully suspect government foul play and hunt for answers in the corridors of the FBI.

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Air date: Jan 24, 1999

Paired with a new partner, Scully investigates a crime-scene photographer who may be responsible for the demise of his subjects.

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Cast & Crew

David Duchovny
FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder

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Gillian Anderson
FBI Special Agent Dana Scully

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Mitch Pileggi
Asst. Dir. Walter Skinner

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Mimi Rogers
Diana Fowley

Guest Star
Michael McKean
Morris Fletcher

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Veronica Cartwright
Cassandra Spender

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William B. Davis
Smoking Man

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Tom Braidwood
Melvin Frohike

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Michael Buchman Silver
Howard Grodin

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Dean Haglund
Richard "Ringo" Langly

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Chris Owens
Jeffrey Spender

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Bruce Harwood
John Fitzgerald Byers

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Dara Hollingworth
Christine Fletcher

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Nicholas Lea
Alex Krycek

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Arlene Pileggi
Skinner's Assistant

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Don S. Williams
1st Elder

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Nora Dunn
JoAnne Fletcher

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Julia Vera
Lana Chee

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Wayne Alexander
A.D. Arnold

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James Pickens Jr.
Alvin Kersh

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Chris Carter
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for The X-Files: Season 6

Audience Reviews for The X-Files: Season 6

  • Aug 11, 2021
    This season keeps giving.
  • Apr 03, 2021
    This is really awesome and amazing
  • Apr 02, 2021
    I think this was awesome
  • Dec 05, 2020
    Best stand-alone episodes, Mulder and Scully chemistry and great writing!
  • Sep 30, 2020
    In the first post-movie season, the new L.A. setting lacks the same ambience, however faithfully the crew tries to replicate it, that Vancouver had, episodes can be a bit too dependent on comedy and as for the mythology episodes...they aren't awful but you can tell this was the point where it came to light that Chris Carter had no real epic plan. Fortunately, beyond the obvious merit of the dynamic between Mulder and Scully, the sixth season of The X-Files definitely has enough good episodes to outweigh the more underwhelming ones that stand out in their own different ways. The "Speed" episode, without which Breaking Bad wouldn't exist in the way we know it today. The episode with Bruce Campbell who delivers a terrific performance that could've lead to him playing John Doggett. And of course, "Triangle", full of excellent camerawork and seamless editing to give off the impression all four segments are one long take each. The penultimate episode was pretty effective too. Attempts to change the status quo felt somewhat pointless since 12 episodes later, Mulder & Scully are back working on them without fear of repercussions as if the last couple of episodes didn't happen. Especially since anybody who only watches the MOTW episodes will be confused by why "Skinner" is black now. As well as the fact that the first episode relies on you having seen the movie to understand just what the hell everybody's on about. The sixth season marked the point where the show wasn't going to be earning the same level of acclaim the first five seasons but there was still enough competence from Chris Carter and co. to make the first non-Vancouver season a pretty enjoyable new beginning.
  • Feb 29, 2020
    This is not just the Best season of X-files but the Shows peak in terms of overall quality.
  • Jun 17, 2019
    Continuously interesting, funny, and exciting.
  • Mar 11, 2019
    This is one of the best shows of all history. Cannot recommend it enough!
  • Feb 02, 2019
    After moving production to LA and making the leap to feature films, The X-Files starts anew in Season 6. Picking up a few months after the X-Files was shut down, Mulder and Scully are stuck doing run-of-the-mill FBI work (yet still manage to run across the paranormal); but everything changes when an Alien Resistance suddenly appears and attacks the Syndicate. Season 6 begins the slow downfall of the series. The separation of the characters continues as many of the episodes find Mulder and Scully each on their own individual adventures. And the tone has a distinct shift to the farcical, with episodes like "Dreamland" and "The Rain King." Also, the Alien Conspiracy seems to come to a sudden, abrupt end, leaving the series without a clear over-arcing plot. Still, the series mythology takes some exciting twists and turns, and there are a few interesting cases-of-the-week involving time-loops, ghosts, and high-tech weapons. A pretty big letdown after last season, Season 6 of The X-Files is one of the show's weakest.
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  • Mar 09, 2018
    Save a few episodes, i found this season a sore disappointment. part of its problem is the sunny skies of hollywood (fog machines instead of fog, dry instead of damp, warm summer days instead of cool autumn and winter), but some of the stories are downright ridiculous. the show is admittedly sci-fi / Fantasy, but episodes like "dreamland", "triangle", or "monday" are pure comic fantasy and devalue the entire show. though the quality remains high, there are few episodes I would recommend other than perhaps "arcadia" or "alpha" the mythology from the first film (fight the future) is ostensibly ended.

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