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


Season 9
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Season nine of The X-Files begins with Fox Mulder going into hiding and Dana Scully once again being assigned to the FBI academy. In a hopeful attempt to reunite with Mulder, Scully takes an offer from a complete strange, getting herself and Mulder into even more danger. Stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.


Gillian Anderson
as Dana Scully
Robert Patrick
as John Doggett
Annabeth Gish
as Monica Reyes
Mitch Pileggi
as Walter Skinner
David Duchovny
as Fox Mulder
Lucy Lawless
as Shannon McMahon
Cary Elwes
as Brad Follmer
Tom Braidwood
as Melvin Frohike
Dean Haglund
as Richard Langly
Bruce Harwood
as John Byers
Alan Dale
as Toothpick Man
Hank Harris
as Dylan Lokensgard
Terrance Quinn
as Shadow Man
Jack Blessing
as Dr. Jack Preijers
W. Earl Brown
as Robert M. Fassl
Jolie Jenkins
as Leyla Harrison
James Remar
as Josef Kobold
Don Swayze
as Terry Pruit
Nicholas Lea
as Alex Krycek
Robert Beckwith
as FBI Cadet
Adam Baldwin
as Knowle Rohrer
Andi Chapman
as Dr. Monique Sackheim
Steven Flynn
as Man on the Street/Driver
Ray McKinnon
as Mad Wayne
Adam Nelson
as Mr. Van de Kamp
Michael Emerson
as Oliver Martin/Anthony Fogelman
Brian Poth
as Gabe Rotter
Samaire Armstrong
as Natalie Gordon
David Figlioli
as Victor Dale Potts
Dylan Haggerty (II)
as Erwin Lukesh
Tracey Ellis
as Audrey Pauley
Lisa Darr
as Jana Fain
Barbara Patrick
as Barbara Doggett
Neal McDonough
as Robert Comer
Sheila Larken
as Margaret Scully
Jeff Gulka
as Gibson Praise
McNally Sagal
as Overcoat Woman
Tim Halligan
as Darren Mountjoy
Jared Poe
as Rudolph Hayes
Angela Paton
as Mrs. Lukesh
Vernee Watson-Johnson
as Nurse Whitney Edwards
John Kapelos
as Special Agent Fordyce
John Aylward
as Dr. John Rietz
Scott Paulin
as Jeffrey Conlon
Shannon Hile
as Mrs. Van de Kamp
Aaron Paul
as David `Winky' Winkle
Frank Roman
as Domingo
Laurie Holden
as Marita Covarrubias
Sarah Benoit
as Evelyn Mountjoy
Jane Lynch
as Mrs. Anne T. Lokensgard
Gil Colon
as Agent Rice
James McDonnell
as Deputy Van Allen
Sal Landi
as Nicholas Regali
Kathryn Joosten
as Agent Edie Boal
Stan Shaw
as Stephen Murdoch
Ellen Greene
as Vicki Louise Burdick
Gavin Fink
as Tommy Conlon
Annie Abbott
as Older Social Worker
David Faustino
as Michael Daley
Matthew Glave
as Special Agent Kallenbrunner
Ming Lo
as Dr. Kim
Michael Wiseman
as Dr. Rocky Bronzino
Katy Boyer
as Dr. Lisa Holland
Michele Harrell
as Mrs. Murdoch
Steve Ryan
as Sheriff Jack Coogan
Michael McKean
as Morris Fletcher
Brianne Prather
as Young Woman
Alan Davidson
as Bearded Man
Lou Richards
as Officer Custer
Angelo Vacco
as Bartender, Guido
Cyd Strittmatter
as Dr. Whitney Edwards
Tyson Turrou
as Blake McCormick
Cody Lightning
as Native American Boy
Kari Whitman
as Roxanne
Del Zamora
as Barreiro
David Fabrizio
as Dr. Charlie Newman
Kipp Shiotani
as Cadet No. 1
Fitz Houston
as Station Manager
Stephen Bridgewater
as Dr. Henry Jacocks
Branden Williams
as Bill `Cap'n Dare' Kizzler
Larry Udy
as Middle-Aged Man
Stephen Snedden
as Jimmy Bond
Chris Bradley Owens
as Jeffrey Spender
Dallas Munroe
as ER Nurse
William B. Davis
as Cigarette Smoking Man
Reuben Grundy
as Forensic Tech
Erick Avari
as Dr. Fountain
Bo Kane
as Sergeant McCormick
George D. Wallace
as Bertram Mueller
George Wallace (II)
as Bertram Mueller
Zuleikha Robinson
as Yves Adele Harlow
James Riker
as Baby William
Ernesto Gasco
as Heavy Italian Man
Damon Kaylor
as Orderly
Aeryk Egan
as Camera Dude
Zitto Kazann
as Caballero
Kelly McNair
as Teenage Girl
Dan Shor
as 2nd ER Nurse
James Parks
as Terry Sullivan
Marcus Giamatti
as John Gillnitz
Rene Rivera
as First Cop
Travis Riker
as Baby William
Benito Prezia
as Old Italian Man
Nicholas Walker
as Carl Wormus
John Casino
as Roland McFarland
John Prosky
as Medical Examiner
Luis Robledo
as Crackhead
Nick De Marinis
as Pizza Man
Jamie McShane
as Injured Soldier
Timothy Landfield
as Douglas Houghton
Joe Colligan
as Driver Agent
William Devane
as General Mark Suveg
Brian Catalano
as Passenger Agent
Rick Garcia
as Reporter No. 1
Randy Hall
as Driver
Pamela Kay Davis
as Reporter No. 2
Leah Sanders
as Reporter No. 3
Robert L. Joseph
as Big Security Guard
Robert Joseph
as Big Security Guard
Patrick St. Esprit
as Dark-Suited Man
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Critic Reviews for The X-Files Season 9

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

Sure, by its ninth, final season the show's mythology was exhausted...But for completists there are good stand-alone episodes.

Jul 6, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

These days, The X-Files is busy with babies and more cast changes than a hardcore conspiracy theorist could handle.

Jan 5, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

In The X-Files, we have a prime example of a show that was no longer necessary once reality made conspiracy-based horror redundant.

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

But also, this show just sort of ran out of juice and no longer seemed to have any real stories to tell.

May 11, 2018 | Full Review…

David Duchovny only appears in two episodes, Gillian Anderson looks more bored than ever and in season finale, 'The Truth', all we find out is some waffle about the Mayan calendar and that Mulder and Scully do both believe.

Oct 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Tragically however, it has to end on a dud note-season 9 was terrible. Really, really terrible.

Sep 27, 2017 | Full Review…

Carter's attempt to keep the show going after Duchovny's departure could have worked, but it's sadly fumbled.

Dec 23, 2015 | Full Review…

It was a fool's dream to think The X-Files could continue without its founding hero and seeker.

Jan 23, 2015 | Full Review…

It's safe to say I now actively dislike this once-great show, creator Chris Carter and the Fox network for the way they're jerking viewers around.

Jan 5, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The X-Files: Season 9

  • 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 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.
  • Apr 11, 2016
    Serviceable science-fiction, but unforgivable by X-Files' standards.

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