The X-Files (1993–2018)
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Nothing Important Happened Today 

While Doggett's investigation of Deputy Director Kersh hits difficulties, the agents encounter a beautiful woman with the ability to remain submerged underwater.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Robert Patrick ... John Doggett
Annabeth Gish ... Monica Reyes
Mitch Pileggi ... Walter Skinner
James Pickens Jr. ... Alvin Kersh
Lucy Lawless ... Shannon McMahon
Nicholas Walker ... Carl Wormus
Sheila Larken ... Margaret Scully
Bruce Harwood ... John Fitzgerald Byers
Tom Braidwood ... Melvin Frohike
Dean Haglund ... Richard 'Ringo' Langly
Cary Elwes ... Brad Follmer
John Casino John Casino ... Roland McFarland
Jane Yamamoto ... News Anchor
Travis Riker Travis Riker ... Baby William


Doggett's investigation of Kersh and the FBI isn't making him any friends, especially Brad Follmer, a new Assistant Director who has a romantic past with Reyes. Meanwhile Scully declines to tell anyone where Mulder has gone while a female super soldier is on the loose and may give Doggett the clues he needs to make his point known. Written by UnforgivenSpaceCowboy

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Release Date:

11 November 2001 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Final appearance of Mulder's apartment. See more »


The figure in the shower at Scully's apartment in the beginning of the episode (supposedly Mulder) is wearing dark shorts. See more »


Dana Scully: [There's a knock on the door. Scully opens it. Doggett stands there looking distressed] What? What's the matter?
John Doggett: What's the matter? I've been trying to call you.
Dana Scully: Yeah, the phone's off the hook because of the baby.
John Doggett: I got panicked that you're not going to be here. That you left too.
Dana Scully: [long pause] Come in.
John Doggett: [he comes in and Scully closes the door behind] I've been looking for Mulder. I went to his apartment.
Dana Scully: I know.
John Doggett: Where'd he go?
[Scully starts to look very sad]
John Doggett: Dana... where'd he go?
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Crazy Credits

In the main title for the ninth season, a piece of paper flashes across the screen listing "FBI Contacts: Witnesses and Contributors." The names on the list are screen names of the series' on-line fans. For episodes #9.01-#9.11, the names were randomly picked from various X-Files message boards. For episodes #9.12-#9.19, the names came from contest entries. See more »


References The Lone Gunmen: All About Yves (2001) See more »


The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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Nothing Important Happened this Season
11 June 2007 | by solitaire40See all my reviews

With Mulder gone Dogget and Reyes get more time than Scully but they do dig into the super soldier theory (new story arc?). Also some answers about Scully's baby but other than that not much happened. We knew Mulder would be back for the Shows finale but couldn't they have done a better job of wrapping things up? With at least 2 episodes wasted that I can think of with the one about the Brady Bunch House and that episode with Burt Reynolds that they could have been giving answers to and having the finale go another way. Grrrr! I don't know why I keep watching reruns on TNT and SCIFI. Some people liked those episodes and maybe if it wasn't for the fact that the show WAS GOING OFF THE AIR FOR GOOD those episodes would have been OK. I did like some of the monster of the week ones and Doggets back story. I hope they do a movie someday and maybe show Mulder & Scully together living in a rural community and having visits with the kid (as some relatives but not as parents since he's older now and used to his new parents). Then they can be called on some XFILE after Mulder's trial is found to be an unlawful kangaroo court and charges dismissed. They could get proof finally that there are Aliens and bring back the head of a super soldier to the NY Times. Something pleeease.

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