Season 9

Season 9

It has been observed, when using an old, cranked, spring-wound film camera, that as the spring winds down, the images speed up, and this analogy could be reflected in hindsight within the progression of the final season. With a resurrected Mulder in hiding, as well as a paternal Scully busy training students at the Academy in Quantico, and acting as a mentor. The torch was briefly passed to Doggett and Reyes. More new blood was brought in with the acting talents of Lucy Lawless as a super soldier, and Gary Elwes. The season also saw some memorable appearances from guest stars Burt Reynolds, and Millennium alumni Terry O'Quinn (also of Fight The Future). The most significant shock was the demise of The Lone Gunmen, after their own series was short lived. The Gunmen demonstrated one of the greatest character arcs in the series history--they began as passive observers in the early seasons and evolved into very proactive heroes by the end. Both John Shiban and Vince Gilligan came back to write and direct episodes, as well as Frank Spotnitz, Millennium writer Thomas Schnauz was brought on board, and David Duchovny co-wrote and directed one final episode, before appearing as Mulder in the ambitious season closer. While The X-Files continues to have a profound impact, Television would not see it's like again. Thus the show had already furthered the legacy of Rod Serling's own Twilight Zone, and inspired a new generation to delve into the unknown…

 

9x01 Nothing Important Happened Today
9x02 Nothing Important Happened Today II
9x03 Dæmonicus
9x05 4-D
9x06 Lord of the Flies
9x08 Trust No 1
9x07 John Doe
9x04 Hellbound
9x10 Provenance
9x11 Providence
9x13 Audrey Pauley
9x09 Underneath
9x14 Improbable
9x12 Scary Monsters
9x15 Jump the Shark
9x17 William
9x16 Release
9x18 Sunshine Days
9x19/20 The Truth