The X-Files - Season 10, Episode 5 - Rotten Tomatoes


Critic Consensus: The sloppy "Babylon" represents an unfortunate stumble, but Mulder and Scully's interactions still offer fans enough incentive to tune in.

Episode Info

Scully and Mulder investigate when an art gallery displaying offensive artwork is bombed, and need to discover a way to communicate with the comatose perpetrator to try and prevent a future attack.


David Duchovny
as Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson
as Dana Scully
Mitch Pileggi
as Walter Skinner
Robbie Amell
as Agent Miller
Lauren Ambrose
as Agent Einstein
William B. Davis
as Cigarette Smoking Man
Gary Chalk
as Mad Dog
Marci T. House
as Angry Woman
Eric Breker
as SP Agent Brem
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Critic reviews for Babylon

There's nothing like Mulder and Scully united in partnership. It's not so much that we'd refuse to watch The X-Files without them, as that it wouldn't be The X-Files without them.

February 16, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…

This episode was essentially high-camp, high-concept, only marginally intentional comedy.

March 8, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Just when we thought we were getting somewhere came this episode, written by creator Chris Carter, that was both silly (Mulder on a drug trip!) and preachy .

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

While Einstein and Miller's closing scene felt like the million X-Files-lite series that have popped up since the iconic sci-fi drama began, this bit on the porch is the real deal.

February 16, 2016 | Full Review…

It wasn't executed as well as I'd have liked, but I give it a 10 for the attempt.

February 16, 2016 | Full Review…

I'm not sure the suicide bomber aspect would have ever been a good fit, but change the nature of the crime the two pairs of agents are investigating, and maybe "Babylon" is an amusing meta/passing of the torch outing. This, though, was a mess.

February 16, 2016 | Full Review…

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