The X-Files: Season 7 (1999 - 2000)


Season 7
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Air date: Nov 7, 1999
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Season seven of The X-Files begins with Walter Skinner and Michael Kritschgau trying to find out the truth behind the mysterious 'alien object'. Dana Scully and Fox Mulder are unaware that an FBI Special Agent is working for The Smoking Man, and Scully finds a spaceship buried in Africa. Stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.


David Duchovny
as Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson
as Dana Scully
Mitch Pileggi
as A.D. Skinner
William B. Davis
as Cigarette Smoking Man
Rebecca Toolan
as Mrs. Mulder
Kathy Griffin
as Lulu Pfeiffer/Betty Templeton
Chad Donella
as Rob Roberts
Paul Hayes
as Jay Gilmore
Willie Garson
as Henry Weems
Judson Mills
as Dep. Keith Wetzel
Nicolas Surovy
as Dr. Daniel Waterston
Ricky Jay
as Maleeni/Pinchbeck
Krista Allen
as Jade Blue Cockburn/Maitreya
James Morrison
as Dr. Robert Weider
John Mese
as Sheriff Phil Adderly
Sal Landi
as Det. Tariq Kadri
Chad E. Donella
as Rob Roberts
Nick Chinlund
as Donnie Pfaster
Rodney Scott
as Tony Reed
Michael Childers
as Reverend Enoch O'Connor
John Finn
as Michael Kritschgau
Mimi Rogers
as Diana Fowley
Tobin Bell
as Darryl Weaver
Andy Umberger
as Sp. Agt. Chesty Short
Shareen Mitchell
as Billie LaPierre
Gina Mastrogiacomo
as Jenny Gurgich
Kevin Weisman
as Anson Stokes
Dee Freeman
as Sgt. Paula Guthrie
Colleen Flynn
as Colleen Azar
Randall Bosley
as Ed Truelove
Mark Pellegrino
as Derwood Spinks
Lance Henriksen
as Frank Black
Scott Cooper
as Max Harden
Shareen J. Mitchell
as Billie LaPierre
Ramy Zada
as Joe Cutrona
Jo Nell Kennedy
as Amina Ngefe
Kate McNeil
as Nan Weider
Bill Dow
as Chuck Burks
Martin Grey
as Agent Flagler
Stacy Haiduk
as Maggie Waterston
Michelle Joyner
as Ellen Adderly
Anthony Heald
as Harold Piller
Holmes Osborne
as Mark Johnson
Cara Jedell
as Lucy Weider
Robert LaSardo
as Cissy Alvarez
Leon Russom
as Detective Miles
Nicki Lynn Aycox
as Chastity Raines
Randy Oglesby
as Reverend Samuel Mackey
Dennis Boutsikaris
as Dr. Peter Voss
Art Evans
as Argyle Saperstein
Will Sasso
as Leslie Stokes
Judith Hoag
as Dr. Mindy Reinhart
Nicki Aycox
as Chastity Raines
Mark Rolston
as Bud LaPierre
Lois Foraker
as Sylvia Jassy
Spencer Garrett
as Harry Bring
Mark Chaet
as Bank Officer
Richard Cox
as Daniel Brimley
Stanley Anderson
as Agent Schoniger
Charles Hoyes
as Howard Crittendon
Steve Rankin
as US Marshal Daddo
Tom Bower
as Sheriff Harden
Beth Grant
as Iris Finster
Stephen Hornyak
as Dr. Paul Kopeikan
Cory Parravano
as Jason McPeck
Cory Blevins
as 1st Missionary
Zachary Ansley
as Billy Miles
Tom Dahlgren
as Dr. Irving Thalbro
Rick Deats
as Dr. Jim Scobie
Harris Yulin
as Cardinal O'Fallon
Laurie Holden
as Marita Covarrubias
Eric Nenninger
as Jared Chirp
James Geralden
as Detective Lacoeur
Mone Walton
as Coroner
Maria Celedonio
as Chantara Gomez
Jacqueline Schultz
as Irene McPeck
Irene Muzzy
as Waitress
Sage Allen
as Landlady
Steven Barr
as Courier Guard
F. William Parker
as Dr. Blankenship
John O'Brien
as 2nd Missionary
Wendy Schaal
as Martha Crittendon
Arlene Pileggi
as Female FBI Agent
Paul Lieber
as Micah Hoffman
Ernie Banks
as Maurice
Michael Canavan
as Cameron McPeck
Kevin Porter
as Motiviational Speaker
Tara Buck
as Blueberry
Anthony Okungbowa
as Barnes' Driver
Pat Destro
as Joan Scobie
William Forward
as Funeral Director
Nicholas Lea
as Alex Krycek
Lisa Kushell
as Redhead
Perla Walter
as Mrs. Guerrero
Steve Kiziak
as Male FBI Agent
Les Lannom
as Deputy Foster
Kim Darby
as Kathy Lee Tencate
Pamela Gordon
as Proprietor
Ashley Edner
as Michelle Crittendon
Michael Shamus Wiles
as Black-Haired Man
Arthur Rosenberg
as Lead Counsel
Megan Leitch
as Samantha Mulder
Mike Hungerford
as Complaining Man
Brian Chenoweth
as 1st Koko's Manager
Sarah Koskoff
as Teresa Hoese
Tara Karsian
as Coroner's Assistant
Jim Hanna
as 2nd Koko's Manager
Darin Cooper
as Deputy Ray Hoese
Tony Amendola
as Cigarette Smoking Pontiff
Christopher Ng
as Darryl Musashi
Brian Thompson
as Bounty Hunter
Ryan Todd
as Moxie
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News & Interviews for The X-Files: Season 7

Critic Reviews for The X-Files Season 7

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

Whether or not it means The X-Files is losing steam and focus, one thing seems clear partway through this show's seventh season: It does better these days when telling stories other than its own.

Oct 25, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The show has served up a terrific bunch of episodes this season - some involving the show's long-running alien-conspiracy story lines, some not - like a veteran pitcher keeping batters off-balance by mixing up off-speed and power pitches.

Oct 25, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The X-Files is hitting the ground running-albeit knee-deep in murk and murder, conspiracy and cosmic confluences.

Jan 5, 2015 | Rating: A | Full Review…

We're in for some rough sailing in the weeks ahead. This is a messy season of television, and even if it has some good episodes in the midst of everything else, it's also a season that lacks a strong, clear purpose.

Jan 5, 2015 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Between Mulder's and Scully's wavering between wanting to believe, not believing, and believing with all his might in alien conspiracy, the show could be terribly tiresome by now. Instead, it's more exciting and better written than ever.

Apr 16, 2020 | Full Review…

[Gillian] Anderson deserves even more praise because the quality of her work never dips, even when [David] Duchovny visibly wanted out of the show during the rickety seventh season.

Oct 25, 2017 | Full Review…

Lest they not get more episodes, the writers decided to pivot back to where it all began, bringing in the old abductees and origins of the mytharc. It worked like a treat, I must say...

Sep 27, 2017 | Full Review…

The season finale "Requiem" was a great cliffhanger, but they should've ended the series there and wrapped things up with a second movie.

Sep 27, 2017 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

X-phile romantics take note: Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) are in a shower together next Sunday. No, it's not what you think.

Jan 5, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The X-Files: Season 7

  • Aug 28, 2019
    With David Duchovny leaving the show, Chris Carter tries to wrap up The X-Files in Season 7. After recovering from contact with an alien object Mulder rejoins Scully and investigates the Millennium cult (with the help of Frank Black), the death of a magician following an impossible magic trick, a new interactive first person shooter video game that's killing it's players, and run into a genie who puts an ironic twist on wishes. Additionally, Mulder finally finds the answers to what happened to his sister, Scully goes on a secret mission with the Cigarette-Smoking Man, and the Cigarette-Smoking Man tries to reconstitute the Syndicate. The show even does a cross-over episode with the Fox hit reality series Cops ("X-Cops"). Gillian Anderson writes and directors her first episode ("All Things") and Duchovny also writes and directs an episode ("Hollywood A.D."). Unfortunately Season 7 doesn't provide any good answers to the series mysteries; the alien craft stuff in "The Sixth Extinction" is all nonsensical gobbledygook, and "Closure" completely rewrites the Samantha Fox mythology. On the other hand, the show manages to feature a number of interesting guest stars, including Mark Pellegrino, Lance Henriksen, Constance Zimmer, Tobin Bell, Garry Shandling, and Tea Leoni. Season 7 brings an end to another chapter of The X-File, yet opens show up to new possibilities.
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  • Aug 06, 2019
    Some great episodes this season with a great mix of humor, suspense, and advancement of the mythology.
  • Mar 11, 2019
    This is one of the best shows of all history. Cannot recommend it enough!
  • Mar 09, 2018
    Perhaps a slight improvement from season 6 (and with a crossover episode with frank black from millennium), this season features embarrassments like "x-cops", "hollywood A.D.", and "fight club." the other downside of this show being produced in hollywood is that so many of the actors are familiar from other television shows, and this often makes it harder to suspend belief.
  • Dec 30, 2017
    The show continued with a lightweight tone and disposable episodes are served up in this forgettable season. Half are good and half are bad. It's a watchable season but neither of the stars are really here anymore and the new writers seem to think the X-FILES needs more laughs. More for the casual viewers.
  • Feb 28, 2017
    The Seventh Season of the X-Files is when the steam finally ran out of the formula. The mythology had largely been wrapped up the season before, the "new mythology" wasn't given room to grow, and the standalones are more experimental than anything. The biggest problem, however, was the overall lackluster performance given by David Duchovny as Fox Mulder. Gillian Anderson still gives it her all as Scully, but DD had checked out by this point. He wanted out of the show so bad that he was even involved in legal wranglings. As such, he pretty much sleepwalks through most of the episodes, summoning up real emotion only when absolutely necessary. Some of my thoughts about the season... -The season premiere ("The Sixth Extinction") is easily the worst of all the seasons to this point. Luckily, it is somewhat redeemed by a strong third act in "Amor Fati". Clearly, the writers thought that this would surely be the final season of the show, so not as much effort was put into the over-arching stuff. A shame, considering I thought that the whole "aliens might be human progenitors" angle was fascinating. It just wasn't given a fair shake. -The episodes "Sein Und Zeit" and "Closure" bring resolution to the exact fate of Samantha Mulder. While highly criticized at the time of airing, repeated viewings have softened my view. By this point, the concept of Samantha was such a small part of the show that I felt her exact fate (I won't reveal it here) was dealt with perfectly and very emotionally. -"En Ami", where Scully takes a trip with old CGB Spender (William B. Davis) is one of the best single hours in the show's history. I sometimes wonder if "The X-Files" would have taken off nearly as hot as it did without them stumbling into Davis' incredible performances. -The episodes "Je Souhaite" (genie unrolled from a rug) and "Signs and Wonders" (religious snake-handling mania) are quality standalones that would fit in any season. "Theef" is legitimately creepy in spots, while "Orison" at least brings back a creepy nemesis. -A lot of mediocre episodes this season. "Amazing Maleeni", "Hollywood AD", "Hungry", and "Goldberg Variation" (to name a few). Also a number of God-awful hours, such as "Rush", "FPS", "Fight Club", and "X-Cops" (though I know some people like that crossover). When all is said and done, though, this Seventh Season is mediocre because the spark has left pretty much all involved. It was coasting to the finish. Still a few fun and emotional moments, but overall the show wasn't as good in any capacity as it was in its heyday (seasons 2-5). It isn't atrocious, hence the three-star ranking, and has just enough quality moments to be watchable, but overall the acting performances and writing have fizzled.
  • Apr 11, 2016
    A handful of incredible episodes surrounded by some of the stinkiest X-Turds to ever be put on screen, but the good here thankfully outweighs the bad.
  • Dec 29, 2014
    Episode 19 was appalling

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