Kitten
The X-Files Season 11

78%

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Critic Ratings: 9
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Episode Info

Skinner goes AWOL when his past comes back to haunt him. As Mulder and Scully try to track him down, their growing mistrust of him reaches its apex.

Cast & Crew

Gillian Anderson
FBI Special Agent Dana Scully
David Duchovny
FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder
Mitch Pileggi
Asst. Dir. Walter Skinner
Haley Joel Osment
Davey James/Young John "Kitten" James
Jovan Nenadic
Old John "Kitten" James
Brendan Patrick Connor
Sherriff Mac Stenzler
James Pickens Jr.
Alvin Kersh/Jamaican Crewman
Jeremy Jones
Sergeant
Charles Andre
Ozzy "Banjo" Krager
Robert Mann
Hillbilly Ed
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Critic Reviews for Kitten

It feels like there was a lot of opportunity here that was ultimately wasted.

Feb 8, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…

We've seen the distrust between Scully, Mulder, and Skinner grow this season, and "Kitten" is a solid hour in terms of bringing them back to the same cause: discovering the truth.

Feb 8, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

This episode is (literally) toothless; there's no commentary here on why the government hopes to heighten people's fears in order to incite violence...but in a story with a lot of open ends, Mulder and Scully still make sense.

Mar 1, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

It doesn't hurt that "Kitten" pulls in the one major character who still feels underserved by all this tomfoolery: Walter Skinner.

Mar 1, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Casting [Haley Joel] Osment, expert at unnerving creepiness, in a dual role as father and son is a perfect embodiment of the story's themes of stagnancy.

Mar 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Guest star Haley Joel Osment added a sprinkle of spice to an otherwise humdrum outing in "Kitten" -- a chapter centered on Skinner's experience with experimental fear gas in Vietnam.

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

Tonight's episode was solid. Not the best of this season, but certainly not the worst.

Mar 1, 2018 | Full Review…

"Kitten" does a lot of things right and it manages to be one of the better X-Files episodes from this season, but there are still plenty of rough patches in this installment.

Mar 1, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The whole mess resolves as one might expect.

Feb 8, 2018 | Rating: 6.8/10 | Full Review…