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The X-Files

The X-Files

FOX 1993

`The truth is out there,' and FBI agents Scully and Mulder seek it in this sci-fi phenomenon about their quest to explain the seemingly unexplainable. Their strange cases include UFO sightings, alien abductions and just about anything else paranormal.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of The X-Files

The X-Files - S7E13

#1 - First Person Shooter

6.66

Season 7 - Episode 13

The Lone Gunmen call Mulder and Scully to a virtual reality development lab where they learn that one of the program testers was killed inside the computer generated game environment by the digital image of a woman. Needing to get his yah-yah's, Mulder enters the game to fight the woman, but Scully must step in to save him.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of The X-Files from 433 votes.

The X-Files - S7E20

#2 - Fight Club

6.81

Season 7 - Episode 20

Mulder and Scully cross paths with two women who are identical and have followed each other across 17 states in the last three years, causing chaos and mayhem wherever they are.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of The X-Files from 404 votes.

The X-Files - S3E18

#3 - Teso Dos Bichos

6.85

Season 3 - Episode 18

The unearthing of an ancient Ecuadorian Amaru urn and its removal to America despite protests leads to a series of deaths linked to a shaman spirit released by the urn.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of The X-Files from 575 votes.

The X-Files - S7E9

#4 - Signs & Wonders

6.87

Season 7 - Episode 9

Snakes are killing the unrighteous, but Mulder and Scully doubt that this is a case of divine intervention.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of The X-Files from 415 votes.

The X-Files - S6E16

#5 - Alpha

7.02

Season 6 - Episode 16

A mysterious dog thought to be the last of a rare Asian breed is responsible for several murders which Mulder and Scully are investigating. Now the agents have to find a way to stop the dog before it kills again.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of The X-Files from 440 votes.

The X-Files - S2E7

#6 - 3

7.06

Season 2 - Episode 7

Mulder, back on the X-Files but alone for the first time, investigates a series of vampire-like murders in Los Angeles and finds himself falling for the one woman that may be the prime suspect.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of The X-Files from 746 votes.

The X-Files - S9E5

#7 - Lord of the Flies

7.07

Season 9 - Episode 5

When a stunt on a local cable reality show goes horribly wrong resulting in a man's death, Doggett and Reyes investigate. But when flies pour out of the victims eye sockets, they find themselves relying on Scully's expertise and ask her to join the investigation.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of The X-Files from 391 votes.

The X-Files - S7E17

#8 - All Things

7.07

Season 7 - Episode 17

A series of coincidences leads Scully to a married man she had an affair with during medical school but left him to protect his family.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of The X-Files from 438 votes.

The X-Files - S8E8

#9 - Surekill

7.09

Season 8 - Episode 8

When a real estate agent is shot inside a prison cell by someone who apparently fired from the roof, Scully and Doggett track him to two exterminators, one of whom has x-ray vision.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of The X-Files from 403 votes.

The X-Files - S5E9

#10 - Schizogeny

7.10

Season 5 - Episode 9

A therapist working with children from abusive families is found to be implanting them with the memories of her own abuse suffered at the hands of her late father, when one of her patients tries to kill his stepfather.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of The X-Files from 500 votes.

The X-Files - S4E3
#11 - Teliko
7.10
Season 4 - Episode 3

After several African-American men are killed and the color is drained from their skin, Mulder learns about the Teliko, an African folktale about a creature who must suck the pigmentation from a persons body in order to survive.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of The X-Files from 576 votes.

The X-Files - S1E9
#12 - Space
7.11
Season 1 - Episode 9

A mysterious force is sabotaging a space launch program, which leads directly back to the commander of the team who once led a mission to Mars and claimed to have seen an alien in space.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of The X-Files from 1032 votes.

The X-Files - S8E9
#13 - Salvage
7.12
Season 8 - Episode 9

A man whose blood is rapidly changing into metal alloy enacts revenge on those who caused his condition.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of The X-Files from 403 votes.

The X-Files - S4E15
#14 - Kaddish
7.12
Season 4 - Episode 15

Issac Luria, a Jewish man, is killed by a group of teenagers working for a racist shop owner, but one of them is soon strangled to death, and the fingerprints on his neck are from Issac. Despite other factors, Mulder becomes convinced that the man has returned from the dead to exact revenge.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of The X-Files from 498 votes.

The X-Files - S9E12
#15 - Underneath
7.12
Season 9 - Episode 12

Scully, Doggett and Reyes investigate an old case that Doggett worked on as a cop in Brooklyn, dubbed "The Screwdriver Killer". They try to determine whether the man who was convicted and has just been released from prison was actually the man responsible for the murders.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of The X-Files from 364 votes.

The X-Files - S8E10
#16 - Badlaa
7.12
Season 8 - Episode 10

An Indian mystic whose son died in a chemical plant accident smuggles himself into the United States and takes his revenge on two families in suburban Washington, D.C.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of The X-Files from 401 votes.

The X-Files - S4E5
#17 - The Field Where I Died
7.13
Season 4 - Episode 5

After an FBI raid on a doomsday cult called the "Temple of the Seven Stars", Mulder meets Melissa, a cultist who claims to have known him in a previous life during the American Civil War. Scully believes the woman is a delusional schizophrenic, but Mulder allows himself to be drawn into her fantasies.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of The X-Files from 583 votes.

The X-Files - S11E9
#18 - Nothing Lasts Forever
7.13
Season 11 - Episode 9

While investigating human organ theft, Mulder and Scully uncover a mysterious cult consumed with macabre rituals.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of The X-Files from 1317 votes.

The X-Files - S2E11
#19 - Excelsis Dei
7.14
Season 2 - Episode 11

Mulder and Scully uncover strange occurrences in an elderly care home when one of the nurses is attacked by an unseen force she claims to be one of the 90 year old residents.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of The X-Files from 684 votes.

The X-Files - S11E7
#20 - Rm9sbG93ZXJz
7.14
Season 11 - Episode 7

In a world of ever-increasing automation and artificial intelligence, Mulder and Scully find themselves targets in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of The X-Files from 1550 votes.

Last updated: feb 25, 2021

Comments

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So stoked they are bringing this back!

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My all time favourite (well just ignore the last seasons). Always cheers me up immensly to rewatch some of my favourite episodes. "Mulder, toads just fell from the sky." -Scully "I guess their parachutes didn't open." -Mulder

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Sure glad I have it added it my favorites on Netflix :D

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One of the All Time Top 10 shows. They created a whole new genre with X-files. I still remember the vivid discussion I had with my friends about the plot.

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Mulder & Scully best detective duos ever ahh! talk about creativity, subtlety and great chemistry. everything about this show is so refreshing so intriguing

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I was expecting so much that they were bringing it back but then I think my expectations were too high. Not even worth watching, I think in the 90s I could believe it more.

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"It's not just a TV Show but gives many valuable lessons for life. Especially, the importance of having an open mind and on top of all, no matter what we think or do, The Truth Is Out There. The best ever..."

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Purchased the complete series box set this weekend so now I'm binging the whole thing. Best purchase of 2017.

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Ok after that ending this show had better be returning next year. Can't wait for next season.

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Truly the best show, anyone could ever watch! A solid 10/10 from me; I never felt the show slow down, or lose its purpose. Bravo!

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