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Episode Info

Not unexpectedly, the seventh season of The X-Files ended with a cliffhanger on May 21, 2000. This time, however, the episode in question, "Requiem," had all the earmarks of a series finale, inasmuch as star David Duchovny's contract had ended, and co-star Gillian Anderson's commitment to the series had only one more year to go. Whatever the case, the plot found agents Mulder and Scully facing an FBI audit of expense accrued during their seven-year partnership. As Mulder was taken to task for overspending and Scully was reprimanded for not keeping her partner in check (which was her original assignment), a number of familiar characters -- the Cigarette Smoking Man (William B. Davis), Alex Krycek (Nicholas Lea), the Lone Gunmen (Tom Braidwood, Dean Haglund), and Bruce Harwood) -- make significant appearances, subtly suggesting the direction the series may or may not be taking. In true "what comes around" fashion, Mulder and Scully wind up in Bellefleur, OR, the scene of their first joint X-Files case. Ending with a burning unanswered question -- "whose baby is that?" -- "Requiem" was written by Chris Carter, the series creator.

Cast

David Duchovny
as Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson
as Dana Scully
William B. Davis
as Cigarette Smoking Man
Andy Umberger
as Sp. Agt. Chesty Short
Leon Russom
as Detective Miles
Zachary Ansley
as Billy Miles
Laurie Holden
as Marita Covarrubias
Nicholas Lea
as Alex Krycek
Sarah Koskoff
as Teresa Hoese
Darin Cooper
as Deputy Ray Hoese
Brian Thompson
as Bounty Hunter
Mitch Pileggi
as A.D. Skinner
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