Home Again
The X-Files Season 10



Critic Ratings: 20
Critics Consensus

"Home Again" blends dramatic performances and spooky fun, all in service of a storyline that sends the characters on a dark, personal journey.

Episode Info

Mulder and Scully investigate the murder of a city official, a crime that doesn't appear to have been committed by human hands. Meanwhile, Scully faces deeply emotional feelings about the child she gave up for adoption.


David Duchovny
as Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson
as Dana Scully
Mitch Pileggi
as Walter Skinner
Sheila Larkin
as Margaret Scully
Daryl Shuttleworth
as Daryl Landry
Alessandro Juliani
as Joseph Cutler
Peggy Jo Jacobs
as Nancy Huff
Chris Shields
as Det. Dross
Gary Sekhon
as Forensic Tech
Sachin Sahel
as Jack Budd
Veena Sood
as Dr. Louise Colquitt
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Critic Reviews for Home Again

Anderson gave a heartbreaking, award-worthy performance as Scully suffered a great loss, but the episode, written by executive producer Glen Morgan, also featured monster thrills.

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

Somebody showed up to do some acting today, and that person's name is Gillian Anderson... Anderson (never a disappointment) stays grounded, raw and real.

Feb 9, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

I found it to be very heavy-handed, and another episode where they were trying to do too much.

Feb 9, 2016 | Full Review…

"Home Again" was a heartbreakingly lovely episode, a showcase of Gillian Anderson's acting as well as the many layers and complicated emotional journey of Dana Scully.

Feb 9, 2016 | Full Review…

The episode, written by Glen Morgan, has plenty of high notes, and a bad guy you can practically smell.

Mar 1, 2016 | Full Review…

Little more than an enjoyable mediocrity.

Feb 23, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

"Home Again" feels like a regular, average The X-Files, which is not a bad thing at all.

Feb 10, 2016 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

I'm not sure any X-Files episode this season will match the poignant brilliance that was last week's "Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster," but "Home Again" was a solid follow-up.

Feb 10, 2016 | Full Review…

If each of these new episodes seeks to continue the show's oldest traditions, I'm glad we were graced with one as sad as this one. It just felt right somehow.

Feb 9, 2016 | Full Review…

"Home Again" was more representative of the original series' meat-and-potatoes substance, and was a terrific example of that.

Feb 9, 2016 | Full Review…

Gillian Anderson's heartfelt turn was so wonderful, and Duchovny's so affecting in its own way.

Feb 9, 2016 | Full Review…

"Home Again" more closely achieves what I really wanted from the revival: It cracks open these beloved characters, a little the rougher for wear since last we saw them, to show us new shades of Scully and Mulder.

Feb 9, 2016 | Full Review…