Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-monster
The X-Files Season 10



Critic Ratings: 23
Critics Consensus

"Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster" is a welcome return to traditional X-Files format, making the most of a surreal, comedic episode with terrific one-liners.

Episode Info

Mulder and Scully investigate a dead body in the woods, and try to determine whether it was the work of a serial killer, an animal or a mysterious creature seen by eyewitnesses. Meanwhile, a disillusioned Mulder confronts some of his own demons.


David Duchovny
as Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson
as Dana Scully
Mitch Pileggi
as Walter Skinner
Rhys Darby
as Guy Man
Richard Newman
as Dr. Rumanovitch
Tyler Labine
as Stoner No. 1
Nicole Parker-Smith
as Stoner No. 2
Alex Diakun
as Manager
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Critic Reviews for Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-monster

Grade A. Darin Morgan, one of the show's great original writers, crafted a funny and touching "monster of the week" episode with nods to the past.

Feb 23, 2016 | Rating: A | Full Review…

All that said - what a delight. Killer banter, great jokes and such charming performances from Anderson (clearly having a great time) and Duchovny (working hard to give his more serious moments real weight). And the supporting work is great, too.

Feb 4, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Finally, this scene sets up one of the episode's strongest self analysis tools: the obstacle of writing mysterious fiction in a world where smartphones exist. All of this happens within like 6 minutes. Amazing.

Feb 3, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

For a show that traded stock in every conspiracy imaginable, it takes a healthy dose of self-awareness to allow your characters this journey.

Jan 9, 2019 | Full Review…

"Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster" is thrillingly alive with people, creatures, and all their wondrous shades of character.

Feb 23, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Though "Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster" is the weakest script Morgan has contributed to the show, it still boasts enough tremendous moments to be one of the biggest TV events of the year.

Feb 8, 2016 | Full Review…

There is just so much to love about Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-monster.

Feb 4, 2016 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The third episode is not just a welcome improvement but among the best single hours in the entire series, thanks in large part to some very clever writing and directing from Darin Morgan and a hilarious turn from Rhys Darby as Guy Mann.

Feb 23, 2016 | Full Review…

"Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster" left me as giddier as a stoner huffing spray paint in the pale moonlight.

Feb 4, 2016 | Full Review…

This episode was one for the true believers, and there are "Easter eggs" throughout.

Feb 4, 2016 | Full Review…