The X-Files (season 6)
|The X-Files (season 6)|
Region 1 DVD cover
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||22|
|Original release||November 8, 1998– May 16, 1999|
The sixth season of the science fiction television series The X-Files commenced airing on the Fox network in the United States on November 8, 1998, concluding on the same channel on May 16, 1999, and contained 22 episodes. The season was the first to be filmed in Los Angeles, after production was moved from Vancouver, Canada.
The season continued on from the 1998 feature film and focused heavily on FBI federal agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully's (Gillian Anderson) separation from The X-Files, the assignment of new agents Jeffrey Spender (Chris Owens) and Diana Fowley (Mimi Rogers) to the division, and the demise of the Syndicate—a "shadow government" group attempting to cover up the existence of extraterrestrials—in the two part episode "Two Fathers" and "One Son".
Despite debuting with high viewing figures and ranking as the twelfth most watched television series during the 1998–99 television year, the season saw a slight decrease in ratings from the previous one, a trend that would continue until its final year. The season received mixed to positive reviews from television critics; some critics and fans were alienated by the show, due to the different tone taken by most stand-alone episodes after the move to Los Angeles. Rather than adhering to the previous style of "monsters of the week", they were often romantic, humorous, or a combination of both.
- 1 Plot overview
- 2 Production
- 3 Broadcast and reception
- 4 Cast
- 5 Episodes
- 6 DVD release
- 7 Notes
- 8 References
- 9 External links
In Washington, D.C., Agent Fox Mulder appears before an FBI panel regarding his experiences in Antarctica. Assistant Director Walter Skinner (Mitch Pileggi) tells Mulder that he and Scully have been denied reassignment to the division. Mulder goes to his former basement office, only to discover that Jeffrey Spender (Chris Owens) and Diana Fowley (Mimi Rogers) have been assigned to the X-Files. Going against orders, Mulder and Scully track down an escaped alien in Phoenix, Arizona while The Smoking Man (William B. Davis) gives chase. Mulder and Scully eventually discover that The Smoking Man has been using Gibson Praise to locate the creature. Scully brings Gibson to the hospital, where it is determined that he has the alien virus in his blood. Later, Skinner is mysteriously poisoned by a nanorobot infection. The culprit is revealed to be Alex Krycek (Nicholas Lea), a rogue FBI agent who formerly worked for the Syndicate, who continues to control the potentially debilitating nanotechnology in Skinner's system in order to achieve his goals.
Mulder and Scully later learn of reports of rebel aliens burning doctors who were working on Cassandra Spender (Veronica Cartwright), an alien abductee and mother of Jeffrey Spender. Skinner takes Spender to the scene, where Cassandra asks for Mulder. She informs Mulder and Scully that the aliens are here to destroy all life on Earth. She claims that a rebel force of aliens are mutilating their faces to prevent infection by the black oil. The Smoking Man reveals everything to Diana Fowley, who agrees to help him and betray Mulder. Cassandra later escapes from a hospital and arrives at Mulder's apartment, demanding that he shoot her because she is the embodiment of fifty years of work by the Syndicate—an alien-human hybrid that will trigger colonization if the aliens learn of her existence.
Fowley arrives and forcibly takes Mulder, Cassandra, and Scully to a CDC facility at Fort Marlene. There, Mulder runs into Marita Covarrubias (Laurie Holden). Marita tells Mulder that she was subjected to Syndicate-run black oil vaccine tests. Meanwhile, the Syndicate rendezvous at a checkpoint, preparing to be taken away by the Colonists, who are prepping for invasion. However, they are met by the alien rebels, who incinerate them all, including Cassandra; The Smoking Man and Fowley escape. Jeffrey Spender is then purportedly killed by The Smoking Man.
Several months later, a metallic artifact with inscriptions is discovered on the beach of Côte d'Ivoire in Africa. After Mulder examines rubbings of the object, he begins suffering from a headache, seemingly caused by the rubbings. Mulder's condition worsens, but he gains telepathic abilities. Chuck Burks (Bill Dow) tells them that the symbols on the artifact are Navajo. Eventually, Mulder passes into an aggravated delusional state and is placed under observation at a hospital. Hoping to find an answer, Scully rushes to Africa and finds the massive wreck of a large spacecraft partially buried in the beach.
After five successful seasons of The X-Files, series creator Chris Carter wanted to tell the story of the series on a wider scale, which ultimately meant creating a feature film: the 1998 X-Files movie. The film grossed US$83,898,313 in the US and $105,278,110 abroad, giving a total worldwide gross of $189,176,423. In its opening weekend, showing at 2,629 theaters, it earned $30,138,758 which was 35.9% of its total gross. Initially, the fifth season of The X-Files was supposed to be the show's last. However, the series proved to be so lucrative for Fox that two additional seasons were ordered. Thus, the sixth season of the show began filming.
After five seasons in Vancouver, Canada, production of The X-Files moved to Los Angeles. "The Beginning" was the first episode to be filmed in the new location. The move was instigated by David Duchovny, who portrayed Mulder, in order to ease his opportunity to find movie work as well as to give him a chance to be nearer to his wife, Téa Leoni. Series creator Chris Carter opposed the move, but Fox network officials eventually made the decision to film in California. Indeed, the very first shot of the episode—a long look into the sun—was intended by Carter to "boldly announce the show's arrival in Southern California". As a result of the move, the episode featured a largely new group of crew members, hired by Carter, Frank Spotnitz and new co-executive producer Michael Watkins. The show's crew had to spend five weeks unpacking and cataloging material from the Vancouver film crew. Although the move was unpopular with some members of the cast and crew, both series director Kim Manners and actress Gillian Anderson supported the move, although less vocally than Duchovny. Many fans accused the show of "Hollywood-izing" by adding notable guests stars as well as making the plots simpler and more enjoyable for mass audiences. In addition, Space.com reported that many fans of show loved "the moody ambiance filming around Vancouver lent the series [during seasons 1-5]", which the sixth season reportedly lacked.
The move to Los Angeles also meant a drastic price increase for the series. Bruce Harwood, who played Lone Gunman John Fitzgerald Byers noted, "At the time, the exchange rate between Canadian and U.S. dollars was pretty dramatic. Somebody told me that the cost per episode doubled, even tripled, once they moved". In addition, the move further reduced the amount of expensive special effects the series was able to produce. Writer Vince Gilligan explained "everything in Los Angeles is more expensive across the board. […] It became apparent very quickly to me that we were no longer going to have things such as nuclear submarines descending through the ice and trains exploding in the middle of the woods".
Series creator Chris Carter also served as executive producer and showrunner and wrote five episodes. Frank Spotnitz was promoted to executive producer and wrote five episodes, and wrote the story for a further two episodes. Vince Gilligan was promoted to co-executive producer and wrote seven episodes. John Shiban was promoted to producer and wrote six episodes, and wrote the story for one other episode. New writers in the sixth season included David Amann who joined as executive story editor and wrote two episodes, and Jeffrey Bell who also wrote two episodes. Freelance episodes were written by Daniel Arkin and Jim Guttridge, and a further episode was written by Ken Hawryliw, who was the series' property master from 1993 to 1998. Cast member David Duchovny also wrote his first episode solo, as he previously collaborated with various writers, including Chris Carter, on three other episodes. Other producers included producer Paul Rabwin, co-producer Lori Jo Nemhauser, and Bernadette Caulfield who joined as producer.
Producing-directors for the show included producer Rob Bowman, producer Kim Manners, co-executive producer Michael Watkins, and consulting producer Daniel Sackheim, who together directed the bulk of the season's episodes. Manners directed seven episodes, Bowman directed six, Watkins directed three, and Sackheim directed one. Series creator Chris Carter directed two episodes, while cast member David Duchovny directed his first episode of the series. The remaining two episodes were directed by Peter Markle and Bryan Spicer.
Broadcast and reception
The sixth season of The X-Files debuted with "The Beginning" on November 8, 1998. This episode earned a Nielsen rating of 11.9, with a 17 share, meaning that roughly 11.9 percent of all television-equipped households, and 17 percent of households watching television, were tuned in to the episode. The episode was viewed by 20.34 million people, a marked increase from the fifth season's finale, "The End", which was viewed by 18.76 million viewers. However, the debut marked a drastic decrease from the fifth season debut, "Redux", which garnered 27.34 million viewers. As the season continued, ratings continued to drop. The last episode of The X-Files to reach over 20 million viewers was "The Rain King", which attracted 21.24 million. The season hit a low with the eighteenth episode, "Milagro", which was viewed by 15.20 million viewers. The season finale, "Biogenesis", earned a Nielsen rating of 9.4, with a 14 share, and was viewed by 15.86 viewers, marking a 22 percent drop in viewers when compared to the season premiere,[nb 1] and a 15.5 percent drop in viewers when compared to the previous season finale.[nb 2] The season ranked as the twelfth most watched television series during the 1998–1999 season, with an average of 16.39 million viewers.[nb 3]
The season received positive reviews from television critics. However some fans were alienated by the show in its sixth season, due to the different tone taken by most stand-alone episodes after the move to Los Angeles. Rather than adhering to the previous style of "monsters of the week", they were often romantic, humorous, or a combination of both. Several episodes—"Dreamland" and "The Rain King" in particular—were criticized for their reliance on humor or for their lighter stories. Fans on the internet began calling the less-scary episodes "X-Files Lite". Other episodes were derided for their mediocrity. Paula Vitaris from Cinefantastique called the episode "Alpha" a "run-of-the-mill monster-of-the-week episode". Robert Shearman and Lars Pearson, in their book Wanting to Believe: A Critical Guide to The X-Files, Millennium & The Lone Gunmen, called the episode "Trevor" "The X-Files at its most generic".
However, not all the sixth season episodes were poorly received. The season's third episode, "Triangle" was largely lauded as a masterpiece by critics. The episode, which was shot in real time to look like it was filmed in four uninterrupted eleven-minute takes, was called a "classic" standalone episode and one of the "highlights of season six". The "Two Fathers"/"One Son" story-arc, which featured the destruction of the Syndicate, was called one "of the most coherent, [...] almost unbearably tense, hours in the series' run" by one critic. Finally, the Duchovny-penned "The Unnatural", which featured the story of an alien who fell in love with baseball, was praised by critics for its plot, directing, and originality. One review praised Duchovny's directing "excellence" while another referred to its ending as "heartbreaking".
The sixth season earned the series eight Primetime Emmy Award nominations, with one win. It won for Outstanding Makeup for a Series for the episodes "Two Fathers" and "One Son". Gillian Anderson received her fourth and final nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, and Veronica Cartwright received her second consecutive nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. Other nominations included Bill Roe for Outstanding Cinematography for a Series, Mark Snow for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore), Heather MacDougall for Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Series, Outstanding Art Direction for a Series, and Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series. This was the final season the series received Golden Globe nominations, with Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny and the series as a whole receiving nominations.
The following actors and actresses appear in the season:[nb 4]
- David Duchovny as Special Agent Fox Mulder (22 episodes; voice only in "Three of a Kind")
- Gillian Anderson as Special Agent Dana Scully (22 episodes)
- Mitch Pileggi as Deputy Director Walter Skinner (8 episodes)
- Chris Owens as Jeffrey Spender (5 episodes)
- William B. Davis as Cigarette Smoking Man (5 episodes)
- Nicholas Lea as Alex Krycek (4 episodes)
- James Pickens, Jr. as Assistant Director Alvin Kersh (6 episodes)
- Tom Braidwood as Melvin Frohike (5 episodes)
- Dean Haglund as Richard Langly (5 episodes)
- Bruce Harwood as John Fitzgerald Byers (4 episodes)
- Mimi Rogers as Diana Fowley (4 episodes)
- Michael McKean as Morris Fletcher (3 episodes)
- Don S. Williams as First Elder (3 episodes)
- Wayne Alexander as Assistant Director G. Arnold (2 episodes)
- Veronica Cartwright as Cassandra Spender (2 episodes)
- George Murdock as Second Elder (2 episodes)
- Peter Donat as William Mulder (1 episode)
- Jeff Gulka as Gibson Praise (1 episode)
- Laurie Holden as Marita Covarrubias (1 episode)
- Brian Thompson as Alien Bounty Hunter (1 episode)
- Floyd Westerman as Albert Hosteen (1 episode)
Episodes marked with a double dagger () are episodes in the series' Alien Mythology arc.[nb 5]
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Production
|118||1||"The Beginning"||Kim Manners||Chris Carter||November 8, 1998||6ABX01||20.34|
|With the X-Files reopened, Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) eagerly hunt for a deadly creature in the Arizona desert. What they find seems to support Mulder's revived belief in aliens, but is discredited when the agents are not reassigned to the X-Files, with Jeffrey Spender (Chris Owens) and Diana Fowley (Mimi Rogers) taking over instead.|
|119||2||"Drive"||Rob Bowman||Vince Gilligan||November 15, 1998||6ABX02||18.5|
|With Mulder trapped in a car by a seemingly deranged man (Bryan Cranston), Scully races to determine if the man is suffering from a deadly illness—and if Mulder is in danger of becoming the next victim of a government virus. They later discover that the man is a victim of an accident caused by a government sound device short-circuiting; the device released a frequency the same as the human skull, causing pressure to build up until it blows. They attempt to save the man by puncturing his inner ear, to relieve the pressure at the cost of his deafness. Unfortunately, the man's head explodes right after Mulder parks.|
|120||3||"Triangle"||Chris Carter||Chris Carter||November 22, 1998||6ABX03||18.2|
|Mulder goes in search of a ship that disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle in 1939. But when he gets on board, Mulder finds that he—and all the passengers and crew (as well as some strangely familiar ones)—are still stuck in the past.|
|121||4||"Dreamland"||Kim Manners||Vince Gilligan & John Shiban & Frank Spotnitz||November 29, 1998||6ABX04||17.48|
|An anonymous tip finally brings Mulder and Scully to the mecca of all UFO lore—Area 51. But when the agents witness the flight of a mysterious craft, their lives are profoundly—and perhaps irrevocably—altered. Mulder ends up switching minds with an Area 51 agent named Morris; while he attempts to find a way to reverse this, Morris is in fact enjoying the chance to escape his life as his wife hounds him about everything and finds Mulder's life more interesting.|
|122||5||"Dreamland II"||Michael Watkins||Vince Gilligan & John Shiban & Frank Spotnitz||December 6, 1998||6ABX05||17.01|
|Scully begins to suspect that her partner's strange behavior is more than it appears to be, while Mulder fights to return his life to normal before it's too late. After realizing that "Morris" is telling the truth, Scully forces the fake Mulder to head back to Nevada, where they learn that the aircraft that passed had warped space and time, but is in the process of reversing things back to how they were before the crash. With time reverted back to the previous episode, Scully and Mulder leave.|
|123||6||"How the Ghosts Stole Christmas"||Chris Carter||Chris Carter||December 13, 1998||6ABX08||17.31|
|On Christmas Eve, Mulder convinces Scully to put aside her gift wrapping and stake out a reputed haunted house. But they discover a pair of lovelorn spectres living inside the house who are determined to prove how lonely the holidays can be. Despite both saying that they're not a couple, the ghosts attempt tricking them into killing each other as they still think they're in love with each other; other couples committed murder-suicides due to the ghosts' manipulations. After seeing through the ghosts' ruse, Mulder and Scully spend Christmas morning together unwrapping gifts.|
|124||7||"Terms of Endearment"||Rob Bowman||David Amann||January 3, 1999||6ABX06||18.69|
|When a mother is accused of killing her unborn child, Mulder and Scully discover that the father, Wayne, has his own secrets. Mulder comes to the conclusion that Wayne is a demon wanting a normal child, and kills the ones that show demonic traits. Wayne later attempts to do the same thing to his secret second wife, but discovers she's a demon too; he is shot to death by the police when he attempts to dig up her previous unborn children, who didn't suffer the deformities Wayne's did. In the end, the wife escapes with her newborn demonic child.|
|125||8||"The Rain King"||Kim Manners||Jeffrey Bell||January 10, 1999||6ABX07||21.24|
|In a small town plagued by drought, Mulder and Scully come upon a man who claims to be able to control the weather—at a hefty profit. Yet the agents discover a force of nature at work even more powerful than the weather, and just as unpredictable. The weatherman subconsciously causes the weather based on his moods/repressed feelings; he's been in love with his co-worker since high school, but hasn't had the courage to tell him. After a misunderstanding, she comes to realize that he's the best choice for her since all her others ended up cruel; they marry and have a child who inherited the father's ability.|
|126||9||"S.R. 819"||Daniel Sackheim||John Shiban||January 17, 1999||6ABX10||15.65|
|Assistant Director Walter Skinner (Mitch Pileggi) is poisoned. Mulder and Scully have 24 hours to save him, but in order to do so, they must determine who wants him dead, and why. It's later revealed Krycek put nano-technology in Skinner to control him with the threat of death.|
|127||10||"Tithonus"||Michael Watkins||Vince Gilligan||January 24, 1999||6ABX09||15.83|
|Scully learns that she, but not Mulder, is being given a chance to prove her worth at the FBI, and—paired with a new partner—she investigates a crime scene photographer with an uncanny knack for arriving just in time to see his victims' final moments. What she does not expect is for Death to play a role itself.|
|128||11||"Two Fathers"||Kim Manners||Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz||February 7, 1999||6ABX11||18.81|
|When Cassandra Spender (Veronica Cartwright) is returned, Mulder, Scully and Agent Spender find themselves facing the exposure of the conspiracy involving extraterrestrials; while the worried Syndicate take evasive measures.|
|129||12||"One Son"||Rob Bowman||Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz||February 14, 1999||6ABX12||16.57|
|While Cassandra reveals the truth about the alien conspiracy to Mulder, her ex-husband—The Smoking Man—does the same to Agent Spender in an effort to convince him to work with the conspiracy. In the end, the rebel aliens attack the Syndicate, killing them and their families, leaving only the Smoking Man and his pawns.|
|130||13||"Agua Mala"||Rob Bowman||David Amann||February 21, 1999||6ABX14||16.91|
|Mulder and Scully are looking forward to cases again. Instead, Arthur Dales, now living in a Florida trailer park, calls the agents for help when a neighbouring family disappears; and, with a hurricane approaching, Mulder and Scully find themselves trapped with a group of residents in a building where there is something in the water.|
|131||14||"Monday"||Kim Manners||Vince Gilligan & John Shiban||February 28, 1999||6ABX15||16.74|
|The world is trapped in a time loop, and only one woman seems to know. Each day the events that happen differ slightly; "free will", as Mulder calls it. A bank robbery is committed over and over again until they can stop the eventual bombing of the place from occurring.|
|132||15||"Arcadia"||Michael Watkins||Daniel Arkin||March 7, 1999||6ABX13||17.91|
|Several disappearances at an idyllic planned community lead Mulder and Scully to go undercover as a married couple. However, they soon discover that the president of the homeowners' association takes the community covenants and regulations more seriously than they could have imagined.|
|133||16||"Alpha"||Peter Markle||Jeffrey Bell||March 28, 1999||6ABX16||17.67|
|An Asian dog, called the Wanshang Dhole, thought to be extinct is blamed for several killings. Mulder and Scully join an obstinate Sheriff, a seemingly eccentric hunter, and a reclusive canine expert to find it. However, there is more mystery to the expert than meets the eye.|
|134||17||"Trevor"||Rob Bowman||Jim Guttridge & Ken Hawryliw||April 11, 1999||6ABX17||17.65|
|After a prison camp is destroyed by a tornado, an escaped inmate is suspected of killing the warden. As the inmate hunts down his old girlfriend, he finds out where his child is and attempts to take him back. Mulder and Scully set out to find him and discover that he has the ability to pass through conductive materials.|
|135||18||"Milagro"||Kim Manners||Story by: John Shiban & Frank Spotnitz
Teleplay by: Chris Carter
|April 18, 1999||6ABX18||15.2|
|A series of murders takes place where the heart has been removed from the victims. A writer that lives next door to Mulder is writing a novel about the murders before they actually happen. Scully finds herself confused and drawn to the writer, who has a romantic interest in her.|
|136||19||"The Unnatural"||David Duchovny||David Duchovny||April 25, 1999||6ABX20||16.88|
|While working in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947, young cop Arthur Dales (the brother of the Arthur Dales who started the X-Files) stumbles across a "negro" baseball player who is actually an alien with a love of the game hiding among humans.|
|137||20||"Three of a Kind"||Bryan Spicer||Vince Gilligan & John Shiban||May 2, 1999||6ABX19||12.94|
|While at a conference in Las Vegas, The Lone Gunmen run into the enigmatic Susanne Modeski. After deceiving Scully into joining them, the trio soon find out that Susanne's fiancé is planning to use her new brainwashing drug for political assassinations.|
|138||21||"Field Trip"||Kim Manners||Story by: Frank Spotnitz
Teleplay by: John Shiban & Vince Gilligan
|May 9, 1999||6ABX21||15.38|
|The skeletonized remains of a young couple are found in the fields of North Carolina. When Mulder and Scully go to investigate, they find that a giant fungal life form releases an LSD-like drug into the air with spores, and then slowly digests its victims. Mulder and Scully fall into its trap and are not sure of what is reality and what is fantasy.|
|139||22||"Biogenesis"||Rob Bowman||Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz||May 16, 1999||6ABX22||15.86|
|Mulder believes that metallic objects discovered in Africa are proof that life originated elsewhere in the universe. Skinner, now in contact with Alex Krycek and Agent Fowley, begins monitoring Mulder and Scully on the case. Mulder, due to the apparent influence of the artifact, falls mentally ill, which leads to Scully travelling to Africa alone.|
|The X-Files – The Complete Sixth Season|
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|November 5, 2002||March 17, 2003||May 13, 2003|
- "Biogenesis" was viewed by 15.86 whereas "The Beginning" was viewed by 20.34 million viewers. Subtracting the two figures and then dividing them by 20.34 million, which represents the largest possible audience, yields a percent decrease of 22 percent.
- "Biogenesis" was viewed by 15.86 whereas "The End" was viewed by 18.76 million viewers. Subtracting the two figures and then dividing them by 18.76 million, which represents the largest possible audience, yields a percent decrease of 15.5 percent.
- This number is determined by adding up all the viewer numbers for season six given in The End and the Beginning: The Official Guide to the X-Files and finding the mean average.
- Cast information taken from Andy Meisler's 2000 book The End and the Beginning: The Official Guide to the X-Files Season 6, published by Harper Collins.
- The episodes were included in the DVD collection The X-Files Mythology, Volume 3 – Colonization, released by Fox.
- Kim Manners (Director); Chris Carter (Writer). "The Beginning". The X-Files. Season 6. Episode 1. Fox.
- Daniel Sackheim (Director); John Shiban (Writer). "S.R. 819". The X-Files. Season 6. Episode 9. Fox.
- Kim Manners (Director); Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz (Writers). "Two Fathers". The X-Files. Season 6. Episode 11. Fox.
- Rob Bowman (Director); Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz (Writers). "One Son". The X-Files. Season 6. Episode 12. Fox.
- Rob Bowman (Director); Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz (Writers). "Biogenesis". The X-Files. Season 6. Episode 22. Fox.
- Carter, Chris et al. (1998). The Making of The X-Files Movie (DVD). Fox Home Entertainment.
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- Hurwitz and Knowles (2008), p. 117
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- Meisler (1999), p. 25
- R. W. Goodwin (Director); Chris Carter & David Duchovny (Writers). "Anasazi". The X-Files. Season 2. Episode 25. Fox.
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- Meisler (2000), p. 294
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- Meisler, Andy (2000). The End and the Beginning: The Official Guide to the X-Files Season 6. HarperCollins. ISBN 0-06-107595-7.
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