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Founder's Mutation



Critic Consensus: "Founder's Mutation" gains ground and looks more like the original series, but the episode is still guilty of trying to accomplish too much.

Episode Info

When Mulder and Scully try to discover what unseen force may have driven a scientist to commit suicide, they turn up a laboratory where extreme genetic experimentation has bred subjects possessing dangerous powers.


David Duchovny
as Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson
as Dana Scully
Mitch Pileggi
as Walter Skinner
Doug Savant
as Augustus Goldman
Vik Sahay
as Gupta
Chris Logan
as Dr. Sanjay
Aaron Douglas
as Lindquist
Rebecca Wisocky
as Jackie Goldman
Christine Willes
as Sister Mary
Amanda Burke
as Rebecca
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Critic reviews for Founder's Mutation

Lots of classic X-Files plotting; plus, Mulder and Scully remember their lost son, William.

February 23, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…

The X-Files seemed in no hurry to give up its secrets. Situation normal, then. Welcome back, you two.

February 15, 2016 | Full Review…

Check it out - a real and proper episode of The X-Files! This is what we remember fondly: a sometimes gross and sometimes scary (but ultimately fun) bit of science fiction vaguely built on fact.

February 4, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

You know what else would ease the residual fatigue of "My Struggle"? A nice, stand alone Monster of the Week episode. And what do you know, "The Founder's Mutation" was written and directed by James Wong... We're in good hands.

February 3, 2016 | Full Review…

"Founder's Mutation" feels more like a strong episode of one of The X-Files' major scions, Fringe, where the wildness of the weird is simply accepted as part of the gears of the world.

February 23, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Founder's Mutation is The X-Files without trying to cram a decade's worth of old information and new conspiracy theories into a 45 minute script.

February 4, 2016 | Rating: 4.25/5 | Full Review…

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