The Red and the Black (II)
Episode 14 of 20 within Season Five. Item 111 of 210 overall.
Production number 5X14.
Chris Carter - Writer
Frank Spotnitz - Writer
Chris Carter - Director
937 votes

Pursuing a threat to Scully, Mulder is drawn into a dangerous confrontation with creatures whose existence could expose the conspiracy surrounding extraterrestrial life. 

original airdate--March 8,1998     rating--19.98  million

network: Fox

music--theme song "X-Files" by Mark Snow"

  1. "The Red and the Black" by Blue Öyster Cult


Goof: On at least one occasion the scene location title gave the location of a scene as being in "Silver Springs" Maryland. There is no "Silver Springs" Maryland; the proper name of the city just north of Washington DC is "Silver Spring" - singular not plural. There is, however, a "Silver Springs" in Florida.

Trivia: The Title of this episode is taken from a song title by Blue Öyster Cult from the album Tyranny & Mutation. Ironically, BOC has written a few songs about aliens and the Men in Black


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110 Patient X (I)
Next episode :
112 Travelers
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  The X-Files, Season Four
098 Redux
  The X-Files, Season Five
099 Redux II
  The X-Files, Season Five
110 Patient X (I)
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117 The End (season finale)
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128 Two Fathers
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129 One Son
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regional titles

De Rode en de Zwarte
The Red and the Black (II)
Patient X (II)
Cassandra (2)
An Dearg agus Dubh
Il rosso e il nero
El Rojo y el Negro