Ghouli
The X-Files Season 11

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Critic Ratings: 10
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Episode Info

When a pair of teenage girls attack one another, each believing the other to be a monster, Mulder and Scully find that their investigation could possibly lead back to their long-lost son, William.

Cast & Crew

Gillian Anderson
FBI Special Agent Dana Scully
David Duchovny
FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder
Mitch Pileggi
Asst. Dir. Walter Skinner
Miles Robbins
Jackson Van De Kamp
Sarah Jeffery
Brianna Stapleton
Louis Ferreira
Detective Costa
Ben Cotton
Mr. Paulsen
Francois Chau
Peter Wong
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Critic Reviews for Ghouli

As always, The X-Files works a lot better when Mulder and Scully are actually working together, not apart.

Feb 2, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

In the end, it still feels like an important episode - Scully and Mulder know more about their son now than they did before - but we got to that point with our clunkiest storytelling since the season premiere.

Feb 1, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It was a wonderfully satisfying episode. We got a happy ending!

May 29, 2018 | Full Review…

The episode's a bit of a Ghouli itself, though how could it not be given the myriad contradictions, as often vexing as they are entertaining, inherent to the series' serpentine master plot.

Mar 27, 2018 | Full Review…

This week, with "Ghouli," written and directed by James Wong, The X-Files pulls its second-riskiest plot device of the season so far.

Feb 1, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Particularly remarkable is the scene in the morgue where Scully gives what she think is Jackson's corpse the speech she'd give to him if he was still alive - which he eventually turns out to be - before sobbing at how inadequate it is.

Feb 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Well, that was undoubtedly a simple case of the week to tell a rather complicated story.

Feb 1, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

In truth, I'd been dreading the myth arc episodes given how astoundingly awful the season premiere was, and I was very pleasantly surprised to see "Ghouli" managed to further that dreadful storyline in a meaningful way.

Feb 1, 2018 | Full Review…

The episode adeptly changed its spots more than once and watching it unravel from standalone to meaningful mythology was a grand journey. Also, Gillian Anderson's performance was stunning.

Jan 31, 2018 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

... it's an okay episode, though not at all close to the oddball brilliance of last week's "The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat."...

Jan 31, 2018 | Full Review…