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The X-Files Season 8

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This first episode of The X-Files' eighth season addresses several questions left unanswered by the cliffhanger ending of season seven. Namely, has Special Agent Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) really been captured by aliens, or has he merely gone AWOL? Who is the father of Agent Dana Scully's (Gillian Anderson) unborn child? And how did she become pregnant in the first place? She certainly can't remember. Assigned to locate the missing Mulder, Scully has been given a new partner, Agent John Doggett (Robert Patrick). The X-Files' recently appointed deputy director Kersh (James Pickens Jr.), a "non-believer," has ordered Scully and Assistant Director Skinner (Mitch Pileggi) to stop prattling all that "alien nonsense" and to stick to the facts at hand. Likewise, Doggett is as skeptical about the existence of paranormal forces as Scully used to be. Given this setup, it won't be an easy ride for the two new partners as they follow the trail of evidence regarding Mulder's disappearance to a small school in Arizona, where enigmatic young psychic Gibson Praise (Jeff Gulka), a character introduced in the fifth-season episode "The End," has taken refuge. Part one of a two-part story, "Within" originally aired on November 5, 2000.

Cast & Crew

David Duchovny
FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson
FBI Special Agent Dana Scully
Robert Patrick
John Doggett
Mitch Pileggi
Asst. Dir. Walter Skinner
Tom Braidwood
Melvin Frohike
Bruce Harwood
John Fitzgerald Byers
Dean Haglund
Richard "Ringo" Langly
Marc Gomes
Agent Danny Mosley
Marty Zagon
Mr. Coeben
Kirk B.R. Woller
Agent Gene Crane
Jeff Gulka
Gibson Andrew Praise
Chris Carter
Executive Producer
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