The Enemy Within
Episode 11 of 19 within Season One. Item 11 of 19 overall.
Production number 111.
Brent V. Friedman - Story
Bryce Zabel - Story
Brad Markowitz - Teleplay
James Charleston - Director
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August 19,1964--Following the deaths of both President Kennedy and his assassin, Bach realizes that the alien hive has planted a spy inside Majestic - and all the evidence points to his trusted aide, Jim Steele. However, Steele escapes into the Majestic complex after a failed attempt to eject the alien ganglion from his body.

Meanwhile, Loengard and Sayers return to Johns childhood home in California, where an uneasy reception from Johns older brother Ray revives long-standing tensions between them.

original airdate--January 11,1997       rating--4.9 million


music:"John's Escape","Roswell, New Mexico", by Michael Hoenig


Trivia: The show's creators had originally hoped to create five seasons, as indicated by the show's "Bible" or major planning document. According to Zabel and Friedman's original plan, 

first season (given the overall title "Official Denial") would cover the period from 1961 to 1969

second season ("Progenitor") 1970 to 1976  

third season ("Cloak of Fear") 1977 to 1986  

fourth season ("New World Order") would cover 1987 to 1999

fifth and final season ("Stroke of Midnight") would break from the decade-spanning format to encompass the apocalyptic final conflict against the invaders, taking place from 2000 to 2001.


 "My name is Jon Lowengard. I am recording this because we may not live through the night. They're here. They're hostile. And powerful people don't want you to know. History as we know it, is a lie!"

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regional titles

The Enemy Within
The Enemy Within
L'ennemi de l'intÈrieur
Der Feind ist überall
An Namhaid Laistigh
El enemigo dentro