Two Fathers (I)
Episode 11 of 22 within Season Six. Item 128 of 210 overall.
Production number 6X11.
Chris Carter - Writer
Frank Spotnitz - Writer
Kim Manners - Director
639 votes

While the Cigarette-Smoking Man recites to an unseen listener everything about the work of the Syndicate involving a global conspiracy in cooperation with an alien species, Cassandra Spender reappears and is pursued by the scientists who would rather kill her than keep her alive.

Cassandra runs to Mulder's apartment and demands that he shoot her because she is the culmination of 50 years work - a living alien/human hybrid - and colonization will begin if the aliens find out about her.

original airdate--February 07,1999 rating--18.81 million

network: Fox

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

  1. "The Patriarch" by Mark Snow
  2. "A Mother's Abduction" by Mark Snow


Goofs: The special effects operator and his fire rig are briefly visibly when the rebel alien kills the Syndicate elder while disguised as Dr. Openshaw.

Trivia:We learn the name of the black oil virus: "Purity".


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regional titles

Twee Vaders (I)
Two Fathers (I)
Toute la V»rit» (I)
Zwei Všter (I)
DhŠ Aithreacha (I)
Due padri un figlio - (I)
Dos Padres (I)