The X-Files: Season 9 (2001 - 2002)


Season 9
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Air date: Nov 11, 2001

Doggett and Reyes (Robert Patrick, Annabeth Gish) continue to investigate Mulder's theories, and their quest leads to a woman (guest star Lucy Lawless) who possesses knowledge of a possible government cover-up involving Scully's (Gillian Anderson) baby. Cary Elwes guest stars.

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Air date: Nov 18, 2001

Doggett's (Robert Patrick) ongoing search for clues puts his life in jeopardy; Reyes (Annabeth Gish) continues to battle the FBI while keeping an eye on Assistant Director Follmer (guest star Cary Elwes); Scully's (Gillian Anderson) baby exhibits signs of being extraordinary. Lucy Law.

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Air date: Dec 2, 2001

While investigating a double homicide with ritualistic elements, Agent Reyes follows a hunch that points to the existence of an evil entity.

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Air date: Dec 9, 2001

While Doggett barely clings to life in the hospital following a shooting, Reyes finds out she has been accused of attempted murder.

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Air date: Dec 16, 2001

When a teenager dies while performing a stunt for a television show, the agents collect evidence that suggests it was not an accident.

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Air date: Jan 6, 2002

Scully lets down her guard when a stranger says he has information about Mulder.

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Air date: Jan 13, 2002

Doggett tries to figure out who and where he is after winding up lost in a Mexican town with no memories.

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Air date: Jan 27, 2002

A string of gruesome murders in which the victims are skinned alive might have a personal connection to Agent Reyes.

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Air date: Mar 3, 2002

Evidence suggests Scully's baby might be even more "special" than previously imagined and he might be targeted for abduction by evil forces.

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Air date: Mar 10, 2002

Frustrated with the FBI's lack of action, Scully take matters into her own hands to rescue her son from his kidnappers.

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Cast & Crew

Gillian Anderson
FBI Special Agent Dana Scully

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Robert Patrick
John Doggett

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Annabeth Gish
Monica Reyes

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Mitch Pileggi
Asst. Dir. Walter Skinner

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James Pickens Jr.
Alvin Kersh

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Chris Bradley Owens
Daniel Miller

Guest Star
William B. Davis
Smoking Man

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Lucy Lawless
Shannon McMahon

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Cary Elwes
Brad Follmer

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Nicholas Lea
Alex Krycek

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Tom Braidwood
Melvin Frohike

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Laurie Holden
Marita Covarrubias

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Dean Haglund
Richard "Ringo" Langly

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Matthew Glave
Special Agent Kallenbrunner

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Bruce Harwood
John Fitzgerald Byers

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Jeff Gulka
Gibson Praise

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Neal McDonough
Robert Comer

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Steven Williams
Mr. X

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Denis Forest
Lone Man

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Travis Riker
Baby William

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Chris Carter
Executive Producer
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Audience Reviews for The X-Files: Season 9

  • Aug 11, 2021
    The new agents keep this thing going. Great job!
  • Apr 03, 2021
    This is really amazing bro
  • Apr 02, 2021
    It's amazing dude's 😀
  • Sep 25, 2019
    While it had some good points, it wasn't that great.
  • Mar 11, 2019
    This is one of the best shows of all history. Cannot recommend it enough!
  • Mar 09, 2018
    The episode "release" is atypical and perhaps deserves another look. "scary monsters" would be my favorite stand-alone from this season. I'm not sure I have much else good to say. even the series finale was a bit humdrum. unfortunately, so many critical things happen to the characters, that some of the worst episodes of seasons 8 and 9 cannot be ignored for seasons 10 and 11 (William, for example). I like the handling of these topics in seasons 10 and 11, but those who want to know the background of these stories or characters are condemned to watch this rubbish.
  • Feb 07, 2018
    The show tends to fizzle out compared to previous seasons, but the new leading roles are played very well and with conviction.
  • Dec 30, 2017
    With Scully and Mulder only making brief cameos now the show was handed over to Doggett and some woman...can't remember her name...in this soft reboot that finally saw out all contractual obligations. That's what this season is and what the X-FILES had become, a contractual obligation. Not much fun to be had here and no one really wanted to be here. The 'final' X-file sucked me back in after I had not watched the show regularly for 4 seasons with the promise of answers. And, my, oh my was it bad. With Mulder on trial we get an awfully thought out court room drama explaining the events of the X-FILES with endless flashbacks and no resolution. To see what was my favourite show in the 90s reduced to a cheesy, badly written mess was shocking!
  • Aug 21, 2017
    Just finished watching season 9! That season wasn't so great without David Duchovny, but the final episode was decent enough. The series overall is a great show. I look forward to finally watching the newer season.
  • Feb 28, 2017
    One of the big problems of popular TV shows is when they are going to end. Unless a show is like LOST, which had the clout to forecast and negotiate a set number of seasons, many shows either are pulled off the air too soon, or stick around for a bit too long. The X-Files definitely had a problem with the latter of those two options. The Ninth Season of the X-Files tried to go back to the formula of the very early seasons by featuring more horror or concept-driven episodes. Despite show creator Chris Carter saying he had "10 more years of stories" he could tell, the show was put in a rather awkward situation for one reason: main cast members were moving on. With David Duchovny (Mulder) only making a single appearance (in the season finale) this season, and Gillian Anderson (Scully) saying that this would be her final season, the show was turned over to Robert Patrick (Doggett) and Annabeth Gish (Reyes) playing the lead characters. While Dogged was always an interesting and well-acted character, he had little to no chemistry with Gish's Reyes. Carter even broke his "the best relationships are rooted in friendship" guideline for the show by trying to shoe-horn in an ill-advised romance. Partially this was because they didn't know when the show would end, and partially it was because of that philosophy shift in character development. The pairing just never really worked. The myth-arc episodes also suffered tremendously. For years, the backbone of the X-Files had been Mulder's quest to find his sister, Mulder's unearthing of government conspiracies, and the Mulder-Scully relationship. With those first two qualifications being wrapped up in earlier seasons, the only remnant of the "original" X-Files was the Mulder-Scully relationship (with baby William as the conduit)...which was never meant to be at the forefront of the show in the first place. Sure, the super-soldier myth-arc was fascinating, but without Mulder's passion it really became an entirely different show. It doesn't help that even though the producers/writers KNEW Duchovny would only be making a token appearance, the Mulder name is dropped in seemingly every other episode. They couldn't (and chose not to) move on from the departure and were worse for it. To conclude, due to casting changes beyond the control of the writers/producers, the entire premise of the show shifted from Mulder's quests to the ensemble cast of Scully, Doggett, and Reyes. While I would not say that the show went completely into the tank, by this point it has lost nearly all of the magic that once made the X-Files the best show on the air for many years. Enjoy the season finale ("The Truth"), which does its best to try and explain what happened during the nine years of the show's extended run, but other than that it will likely be a bit of a struggle to buy in to this season.

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