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List of episodes of the television series The X-Files (2010), sorted by season.

Season 1: The X-Files (2010-11)

No. # Title Description Directed by Written by Original air date
1 1 "Pilot" When FBI agent Fox Smulder (Robert Downey, Jr.) becomes obsessed with cases involved in the X-Files, he sets to cover it's trial. However, Fox has a new partner, Dana Scully (Karen Gillan), in his back. The teamwork proves to be a disaster with the two individuals different beliefs and personalities, but they soon discover that they will need to put their differences aside to solve a strange case. J. J. Abrams J. J. Abrams and Joss Whedon December 04, 2010
2 2 "Deep Throat" Mulder and Scully investigate a possible conspiracy in the US Air Force, Mulder meets a mysterious informant simply called "Deep Throat" (Doug Jones) who warns him to stay away from the case. Undeterred, Mulder continues and comes closer to the truth about extraterrestrial life than ever before, only to have his progress taken away from him again. J. J. Abrams Guillermo del Toro December 20, 2010
3 3 "The Squeezing" Mulder and Scully alongside their superior Walter Skinner (Idris Elba) investigate a series of ritualistic killings by somebody seemingly capable of squeezing his body through impossibly narrow gaps. The agents deduce that their suspect may be a genetic mutant simply known as Tooms (Andrew Garfield) who has been killing in sprees for ninety years. Joss Whedon J. J. Abrams December 21, 2010
4 4 "Call" Mulder and Scully, when investigating the possible alien abduction of a teenage girl, find that the missing girl's younger brother may be capable of receiving satellite transmissions, and that her mother, Darlene (Amy Acker) may also have been party to a UFO encounter over twenty years earlier. Mulder finds himself becoming emotionally attached to the case due to its similarities to his own childhood experiences, when his younger sister Samantha was abducted from their home. Joss Whedon Jeph Loeb and Joss Whedon December 22, 2010
5 5 "Legend of the Jersey Devil" Mulder and Scully investigate seemingly cannibalistic murders in New Jersey. The two later come across Detective Thompson (Andrew Lincoln) in what seems to be an evolutionary relic which may have inspired tales of the Jersey Devil. Guillermo del Toro J. J. Abrams and Joss Whedon December 23, 2010
6 6 "Shade of Past" Mulder and Scully investigate the death of several muggers and encounter an office worker named Lauren Kyte (Adrianne Palicki) who may be haunted by the spirit of her dead boss, who is using her to uncover his murderer; and discover covert arms deals made with Middle Eastern radicals. J. J. Abrams Guillermo del Toro & Joss Whedon December 24, 2010
7 7 "A.I."

Mulder is asked by his old partner Jerry Lamana (Bryan Cranston) from the Behavioral Analysis Unit to aid an investigation into a murder at a software company. Soon, he and Scully uncover a malevolent artificial intelligence which has started killing to protect itself.

James Cameron David S. Goyer December 25, 2010
8 8 "The Question from Another World" FBI special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully investigate the deaths of an Alaskan research team. Isolated and alone, the agents and their accompanying team discover the existence of extraterrestrial parasitic organisms that drive their hosts into impulsive fits of rage. J. J. Abrams Brad Oliver December 26, 2010
9 9 "Lost in Space" When investigating possible sabotage in NASA's shuttle program, Mulder and Scully find that astronaut Marcus Belt (Peter Mensah) who had been Mulder's childhood hero may be possessed by an extraterrestrial spirit. J. J. Abrams J. J. Abrams December 27, 2010
10 10 "Child of Devil" When Mulder and Scully investigate a mysterious crash site, they find that the official reports of the incident may be covering up a crashed UFO. Meanwhile, Mulder meets a ufologist named Max Fenig (Martin Starr) who he believes may be a former abductee. Brad Oliver Joss Whedon December 29, 2010
11 11 "The Process" When Mulder and Scully investigate two seemingly identical murders that occurred simultaneously thousands of miles apart, they find that both victims' daughters may be the product of a secret human cloning project created by the government. Guillermo del Toro James Cameron and Joss Whedon December 30, 2010
12 12 "Burning" Mulder and Scully are visited by a Metropolitan Police detective named Phoebe Green (Gal Gadot) who studied at Oxford University with Mulder; and who enlists their aid with a case involving a Irish serial killer named Cecil L'Ively (Colin Farrell) capable of pyrokinesis. James Cameron Guillermo del Toro and J. J. Abrams December 31, 2010
13 13 "Deep Blue Sea" In the "monster-of-the-week" episode, Scully's father, Captain William Scully (Anthony Hopkins) dies and her skepticism is put to the test by Luther Lee Boggs (Thomas Brodie-Sangster), a young prisoner on death row who claims to have psychic powers. Jonathan Demme Jonathan Demme & James Cameron January 1, 2010
14 14 "The Changing" Mulder and Scully begin investigating a series of murders following sexual encounters. The two soon discover that a member of a religious sect living in Massachusetts may be responsible—and may not be human. Joss Whedon J. J. Abrams & Robert Rodriguez January 2, 2010
15 15 "Lazarus" After Walter Skinner is wounded in a bank robbery, Scully and Mulder come to believe that the injured man has been possessed by the spirit of the dead bank robber. Guillermo del Toro and Joss Whedon J. J. Abrams and Robert Rodriguez January 3, 2010
16 16 "Spirit of the Youngster" When Mulder and Scully aid a former colleague of Mulder's in an investigation into a series of robberies, it becomes apparent that the culprit is John Barnett (Henry Simmons) an old nemesis of Mulder's—who had seemingly died in prison several years previously. Martin Campbell Joss Whedon January 4, 2010
17 17 "E.B.E." When Mulder and Scully investigate the possible smuggling of a crashed UFO and its inhabitant across America, they find themselves being spied on and face doubts over the motives of a secretive informant. James Cameron J. J. Abrams January 5, 2010
18 18 "Mister Miracle" When Mulder and Scully receive a video tape of a faith healer named Samuel Hartley (Lance Henriksen) whose latest patient died mysteriously, the agents come to believe the healer's ministry may be covering up several murders. Jonathan Demme Robert Rodriguez January 6, 2010
19 19 "Shape" In this episode, Mulder and Scully are called to Montana after a shooting on a farm near a Native American reservation. Investigating the case, the agents find that the dead man, and those that he attacked, may be capable of shapeshifting into ferocious beasts—a phenomenon which was documented in the very first X-File. Zack Snider Joss Whedon and Robert Rodriguez January 7, 2010
20 20 "Peril in the Woods" In this episode, Mulder and Scully are called in to investigate when a team of loggers disappear without a trace in Oklahoma. Initially suspecting eco-terrorism, the agents find themselves trapped by a seemingly ancient menace lurking in the woods. J. J. Abrams David S. Goyer and Brad Oliver January 8, 2010
21 21 "In the Trail of Tooms" When mutant serial killer Eugene Tooms, last seen in "Squeezed", is released from prison, Mulder and Scully try to stop him from resuming his killing spree. Tooms, however, sets out to frame Mulder for assault before the agent can apprehend him. Joss Whedon J. J. Abrams, Brad Oliver and Joss Whedon January 9, 2010
22 22 "Ressurection" When Mulder and Scully are called to New York to investigate the death of a police officer, they come to believe that a young girl named Michelle Bishop (Mackenzie Foy) present at the incident may be the reincarnation of another officer murdered years earlier. Robert Rodriguez James Cameron and Joss Whedon January 10, 2010
23 23 "Rolland" When Mulder and Scully investigate a series of murders at an aerospace testing facility, they find that mentally handicapped janitor Rolland Fuller (Brad Dourif) may be responsible—and that he is being telepathically controlled by one of the facility's former researchers. Guillermo del Toro J. J. Abrams January 11, 2010
24 24 "The Syndicate" In this episode, Mulder, Scully, Skinner and "Deep Throat" discover evidence of a secret government experimentation with alien DNA, but the evidence and everyone who has seen it are quickly targeted for elimination. J. J. Abrams Joss Whedon and Guillermo del Toro January 12, 2010

Season 2: The Truth is Out There (2012-13)

No. # Title Description Directed by Written by Original air date
1 1 "Greys" Mulder goes to a observatory in Brazil to continue his search for proof on extraterrestrial life. Meanwhile, Scully attempts to aid him after being separated following the closure of the X-Files. J. J. Abrams J. J. Abrams and Joss Whedon December 20, 2012
2 2 "Host" In the episode, Mulder and Scully investigate a body found in sewage after being reassigned to different departments. Their inquiry results in the discovery of a bizarre fluke-like man—the product of the Chernobyl disaster—that soon goes on a rampage in the sewers of New Jersey. Meanwhile, Walter Skinner meets "X" (Andy Serkis), a man who claims is the substitute of the late "Deep Throat" J. J. Abrams Guillermo del Toro December 20, 2012
3 3 "Blood on the Screen" Mulder and Scully investigate a series of killings in Franklin, Pennsylvania. All the suspects appear compelled to murder after seeing violent messages on electronic devices. Joss Whedon J. J. Abrams December 21, 2012
4 4 "Sleeper" Mulder is assigned a new partner, Alex Krycek (Karl Urban). The two investigate a case where doctors and soldiers who were part of a sleep deprivation experiment are being killed off. Joss Whedon Jeph Loeb and Joss Whedon December 22, 2012
5 5 "Abducted" Mulder becomes involved in a hostage situation with an escaped psychiatric patient, named Duane Barry (David Tennant), who claims to be terrified of frequent alien abductions. Guillermo del Toro J. J. Abrams and Joss Whedon December 23, 2012
6 6 "Ascending" The events of "Ascension" are a continuation of the plot of the preceding episode, "Duane Barry". Following the kidnapping of Scully by an unhinged alien abductee Duane Barry, Mulder races to track her down. J. J. Abrams Guillermo del Toro & Joss Whedon December 24, 2012
7 7 "3" In the episode, Mulder is brought in to investigate a series of ritualistic murders in Central Park, which he first believes were the work of a cult. However, it turns out that the perpetrators are a group of vampires led by "The Son" (Thomas Kretshmann). James Cameron David S. Goyer December 25, 2012
8 8 "Last Breath" Scully is found comatose in hospital after her abduction in the earlier episode "Ascending". Mulder attempts to investigate what has happened to her, but finds himself hindered by a man he had believed to be an ally. J. J. Abrams Brad Oliver December 26, 2012
9 9 "Walking on Fire" Mulder and Scully investigate a death in a remote research base and discover that a new silicon-based fungus found in the area may be affecting and killing the researchers. J. J. Abrams J. J. Abrams December 27, 2012
10 10 "Blood Museum" Mulder and Scully travel to Wisconsin after several teens are found wandering in the woods in their underwear with “He Is One” scrawled on their backs. However, the duo soon stumble upon a strange cult of vegetarian “walk-ins.” Brad Oliver Joss Whedon December 29, 2012
11 11 "Pos Mortum" Mulder and Scully are called in to investigate a claim of rape made by Michelle Charters (Mila Kunis) a nurse at a nursing home; the case falls into the purview of the X-Files due to the fact that the assailant appears to have been a disembodied spirit. Guillermo del Toro James Cameron and Joss Whedon December 30, 2012
12 12 "The Body that Inhabits" Mulder and Scully believe that a serial killer from the 1940s passed his genetic trait of violence to his grandchild after a detective, BJ Morrow (Lucy Lawless) mysteriously uncovers the remains of an FBI agent who disappeared almost fifty years before while investigating a modern-day murder case similar to the older cold case. James Cameron Guillermo del Toro and J. J. Abrams December 31, 2012
13 13 "Deadly Desire" Mulder and Scully investigate Donald "Donnie" Pfaster (Dylan O'Brien) a death fetishist who begins kidnapping and killing women to satisfy his obsession. Scully, still recovering from her earlier abduction, is soon overcome with posttraumatic stress disorder. Jonathan Demme Jonathan Demme & James Cameron January 1, 2012
14 14 "Inner Truth" Mulder and Scully are called to Milford Falls, New Hampshire to investigate the death of a teenager who seems to have died during an occult ritual of some sort. As a result of their arrival in town a few of the local high school's faculty, who had self-stylized as devil-worshipers when they were teens but long ago stopped worshiping the devil, decide they should take steps to conceal their past activities. Matters are further complicated when the devil seems to have decided to personally interfere as Mrs. Paddock (Helen Mirren), the school's principal. Joss Whedon J. J. Abrams & Robert Rodriguez January 2, 2012
15 15 "Bones" Mulder and Scully discover a voodoo symbol drawn on a tree after a soldier, General Jack McAlpin (Don Cheadle), crashes his car into it following two separate hallucinatory incidents. This leads the two to a processing center for Haitian refugees where suspicion falls on one of the Haitians identified by the colonel in charge. Guillermo del Toro and Joss Whedon J. J. Abrams and Robert Rodriguez January 3, 2012
16 16 "The Colony: Part I" Mulder and Scully investigate the murders of human clones working in abortion clinics at the hands of a shapeshifting assassin (Steve Martin). Mulder receives news that his younger sister Samantha (Ellen Page), who had been abducted as a child, may have returned. James Cameron Joss Whedon January 4, 2012
17 17 "The Colony: Part II" Scully is kidnapped by an alien bounty hunter and Mulder offers his sister Samantha forward as ransom. However, Samantha is merely one of several clones created as part of a human-alien hybrid project, leading Mulder to pursue the bounty hunter for the truth about her disappearance. "The Colony: Part II" is a two-part episode, continuing the plot from the previous episode, "The Colony: Part I". James Cameron J. J. Abrams January 5, 2012
18 18 "Animalistic" Mulder and Scully investigate the death of a federal construction worker and the destruction of various property that can only be tied to an escaped elephant. Unfortunately, the only witnesses claim to have seen no animals which might have caused the turmoil. Soon, Mulder and Scully discover the local zoo whose claim to fame is that they've never had a successful animal birth. Jonathan Demme Robert Rodriguez January 6, 2012
19 19 "Dod Kalm" Mulder and Scully are called in when a boatload of survivors from a U.S. Navy destroyer are found. What particularly catches Agent Mulder's attention is that all of these sailors appear to have aged many decades in the course of a few days. Mulder and Scully travel to Norway where they find a civilian fisherman named Henry Trondheim (Stellan Skasgard) who is willing to take them to the destroyer's last known position. Zack Snider Joss Whedon and Robert Rodriguez January 7, 2012
20 20 "Freaks" Mulder and Scully investigate a series of murders in a community of former circus sideshow performers. Mulder believes the murderer to be the mysterious "Fiji mermaid", which Scully argues is only a hoax—a mere humbug. J. J. Abrams David S. Goyer and Brad Oliver January 8, 2012
21 21 "Calusari" In this episode, Charlie Holvey (Elijah Wood) a photograph taken just before the death of a two-year-old boy yields evidence of some supernatural intervention which piques Mulder and Scully's curiosity. When another death in the family occurs, the grandmother of the remaining child requests the aid of some Romanian ritualists, named the Calusari, in order to cleanse the home of evil. Joss Whedon J. J. Abrams, Brad Oliver and Joss Whedon January 9, 2012
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