Season 4

4X01 "Herrenvolk" (Part 2 of 2)

The alien assasin pursues Mulder and Jerimiah Smith to a remote 
Canadian farm where Mulder is amazed to see a cloned drone as a copy
of his sister Samantha when she was a young girl. Returning to 
Washington DC, Dana Scully enlists the help of Mr.X to help her unlock
the secrets of the uncoded data files found on each Jerimiah Smith 
clone (Talitha Cumi). Meanwhile forces within the consortium group are
on the trail of Mr X, who they now know is leaking information to
Mulder and Scully. This could be the end for Mr.X.

Written  By: Chris Carter
Directed By: RW Goodwin

Rating: 9.5/10

4X02 "Unruhe"

A young woman disappears moments after having her passport photograph
taken. When the photo is developed, it shows the woman screaming in
terror. Mulder theoreorizes that this is a case of "thought 
photography" the kidnappers mind imprinting itself on the photo. 
More woman are abducted, they all eventualy turn up, but in catatonic
shock, and muttering the word "unruhe". The killer - Gerry Shnauz       
abducts the women to operate on there frontal lobes with an ice pick.
Scully has become his newest obsession. Will Mulder find her intime.

Written By : Vince Gilligan
Directed By: Rob Bowman
Rating: 10/10 

4X03 "Home"

Mulder and Scully stumble on a case of extreme horror, as they uncover
a terribly malformed new born baby. Mulder and Scully investigate into
a local family known as the Peacocks who live in a house with no
heating, running water or electricity. It seems that this family have
been breeding there own everything. Horror, get's worse, as the 
Peacock brothers murder the local sherif and his wife to a cool 
"Johny Mathis" theme tune. 

Written By : Glen Morgan & James Wong
Directed By: Kim Manners

Rating: 7/10

4X04 "Teliko"

Scully has a medical mystery on her hands, when the body of an African
American is found totaly void of pigment. The murders seem to be 
following the pattern of a myth called the "Teliko". Referred to in
African folklore as "Spirits of the air, that kill in the night".

Written By : Howard Gordon
Directed By: James Charleston

Rating: 5.5/10

4X05 "The Field Where I Died"

Mulder and Scully assist on a raid on a religeous cult known as 
"The temple of seven stars". Mulder is some how drawn to one of the
cult leaders wives - Melissa. During an interogation with her, she 
displays multiple personalities. Claiming that she once knew Mulder
in a past life. Melissa takes Mulder and Scully to a field, where she
tells Mulder he died here once. Mulder under goes regression 
hypnotherapy in which he remembers himself in a past life, as Sullivan
Biddle, he can also see Scully - his sergent in a past life. 

Written By : Glen Morgan & James Wong
Directed By: Rob Bowman

Rating: 7/10

4X06 "Sanguinarium"

Mulder and Scully become concerned when a doctor is killing patients
that were not even his patients. A simple procedure of liposuction is
supposed to be carried out on a young woman. But the doctor seems to
become posessed and does the procedure on another patient, but can't
seem to stop himself, and kills the patient. Mulder suspects witch
craft is the reason for this and several other incidents that occur.

Written By : Valerie Mayhew & Vivian Mayhew
Directed By: Kim Manners

Rating: 5.5/10

4X07 "Musings of A Cigarette Smoking Man"

Frohike has found out everything about the CSM, he is about to share 
his information with Mulder and Scully. Looking at the life of the
CSM. Who he is, who he wants to be, and what he wants to do. 

Written By : Glen Morgan
Directed By: James Wong

Rating: 9/10

4X08 "Paper Hearts"

Mulder has the same nightmare every night througout one week. From his
dream he is able to locate the body of a young girl who is lying with
a torn "paper heart". Mulder remembers John Lee Roache, a man whom
he put away years before for murdering young girls. He always left a 
paper heart as a clue. But this new body means that there was more
murders than admited to be. Mulder with Scully as his aid desperatly
is in search of the other paper hearts. 

Written By : Vince Gilligan
Directed By: Rob Bowman

Rating: 10/10

4X09 "Tunguska" (Part 1 of 2)

Mulder and Scully catch up with rogue agent Alex Krycek who leads them
to the discovery of a rock from Mars. Inside the rock is the oily 
black substance seen in (Piper Maru / Apocrypha). The substance known
as the black cancer can kill you. Mulder and Krycek travel to Tunguska
in Russia. Where Mulder is about to meet his end, as he is injected
and infected with the black cancer.

Written By : Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz
Directed By: Kim Manners

Rating: 8.5/10

4X10 "Terma" (Part 2 of 2)

Scully is put into federal custody because she whon't tell anyone 
where her partner Mulder is. Mulder awakens from experimentation, and
get's his own back with Krycek. Krycek later escapes and has one of
his arm's cut off - because they think he has been infected. Meanwhile
Mulder gets back to the USA, where he and Scully try to stop someone
who is killing all evidence of the project - Black Cancer.

Written By : Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz
Directed By: Rob Bowman

Rating: 8.5/10

4X11 "El Mundo Gira"

Mulder and Scully must unravel the case of the Mexican legendary
"goat sucker" (El Chappucabre). In which anything that the chappucabre
touches becomes infected.

Written By : John Shiban
Directed By: Tucker Gates

Rating: 5/10

4X12 "Kaddish"

A Jewish folklore tale brings Mulder and Scully to a case of a kind
of like "rebirth" in which a dead man returns, but made of mud. Mulder
and Scully are on the trail of the legendary mud monster.

Written By : Howard Gordon
Directed By: Kim Manners

Rating: 3/10

4X13 "Never Again"

Scully goes solo, while Mulder retreats to Graceland on holiday. 
During her investigation she meets Ed Jerse, the pair go out on a date
But what Ed isn't telling Dana, is that he has a talking tattoo, that
doesn't like other women involved with Ed. I think we can assume that
Ed and Dana spend the night together, but the tatto is about to order
her death. And Scully get's a tattoo..

Written By : Glen Morgan & James Wong
Directed By: Rob Bowman

Rating: 8.5/10

4X14 "Leonard Betts"

When a hospital morgue worker is killed, and the body of decapitated
medic Leonard Betts disappears, Mulder leaps to the improbable 
conclusion that the headless corpse itself is responsible for the 
crime. Scully reluctantly agrees after examining the severed head, 
revealing that the dead body was made up entirely of cancer cells -
potentialy giving Betts the oportunity to regenerate body parts. 
A shock in store for Agent Scully.

Written By : Vince Gilligan & John Shiban & Frank Spotnitz
Directed By: Kim Manners

Rating: 10/10

4X15 "Memento Mori"

Agent Scully's worst fears are realized when she discovers that she
has an inoperable brain tuma. Suspecting that the cancer is linked to
her abduction, Mulder urges her to seek out the group of abductee's
she met last year (Nisei/731). Mulder is ready to make the deal of
the century with Cancer Man, so that he might save Scully's life, will
Skinner get there first.

Written By : Chris Carter & Vince Gilligan & John Shiban &    
             Frank Spotnitz
Directed By: Rob Bowman

Rating: 10/10

4X16 "Unrequited"

Mulder, Scully and Skinner are on the tail of a man who is seemingly
visible at one moment, but invisible the next. 

Written By : Chris Carter & Howard Gordon
Directed By: Kim Manners

Rating: 7/10

4X17 "Tempus Fugit" (Part 1 of 2)

After encountering a blinding beam of light at twenty-nine thousand
feet. A commercial jet plunges to the ground killing all on board.
Mulder and Scully learn that Max Fenig (Fallen Angel) was onboard, but
Mulder suspects that Max was abducted during flight. Mulder will 
almost certainly find truth at the bottom of lake Sackandaga.

Written By : Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz
Directed By: Rob Bowman

Rating: 8.5/10

4X18 "Max" (Part 2 of 2)

Mulder finds compeling evidence of the existance of alien life at the
bottom of the lake, but is later put under Military arrest, Scully 
tells Mulder that Pendrell was murdered. Mulder and Scully try to 
piece together this disaster that is being put down to human error by
the Military.

Written By : Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz
Directed By: Kim Manners

Rating: 8/10

4X19 "Synchrony"

An elderly man aproaches two men telling one of them that he will
die at exactly 11:46 by being hit by a bus.. And so it happens. Mulder
and Scully investigate into a very scientific case, that results in
a man (Jason Nichols) returning from the future to stop himself from
doing what he is about to do.

Written By : Howard Gordon & David Greenwalt
Directed By: James Charleston

Rating: 7.5/10

4X20 "Small Potatoes"

Mulder is suprised to hear that Amanda Neligan has just given birth to
a baby with a three inch tail, of which there have been several 
babies born like so, over the past few months. Mulder tracks down a 
hospital janitor, who has a scar at the base of his back - suspecting
that he is the cause, he is put under arrest. The man (Eddie Van blundht)
played by Darin Morgan, shape shifts and escapes arrest. He later 
shifts into Agent Mulder returns to Washington with Scully, and wraps
up the case. Then he arrives at Scully's apartment ready and awaiting
to seduce her.. Will the real Mulder arrive before the kiss.

Written By : Vince Gilligan
Directed By: Cliff Bole

Rating: 10/10

4X21 "Zero-Sum"

Cancer Man calls in his deal with Skinner (Memento Mori). He must 
cover-up the death of a woman killed by bee's carrying small pox, if
he wants the CSM to help dying Scully. 

Written By : Howard Gordon & Frank Spotnitz
Directed By: Kim Manners

Rating: 9/10

4X22 "Elegy"

Mulder and Scully arrive on a case that will become very haunting for
Agent Scully. Apparitions and death omens are at the centre of this 
episode, in which Scully will have an encounter of her own.

Written By : John Shiban
    (Heavily re-written By: Chris Carter & Vince Gilligan)
Directed By: James Charleston

Rating: 8.5/10

4X23 "Demons"

Mulder awakens sweating and with blood on his hands. Scully becomes
concerned for him, when it is discovered that he is suffering memory
loss, and is the only suspect in a brutal double murder.

Written By : RW Goodwin
Directed By: Kim Manners

Rating: 7/10

4X24 "Gethsemane" (Part 1 of 2)             ** SEASON FINALE **

Mulder and Scully go head to head in this years season finale, and 
fans will be shocked by a betrayal.  

Mulder believes that he has found the ultimate proof of the
existance of extraterrestrial life buried and well preserved in an
ice cave in the Yukon Territory (Canada). Meanwhile, Scully's cancer
has matastasized, meaning that the end is very near. Scully believes
that she has found the truth to the lies, and when Mulder is told that
he is the reason that Scully was given cancer, the pressure becomes
too much, and he apparently commits suicide.. TO BE CONTINUED..

Written By : Chris Carter
Directed By: RW Goodwin

Rating: 10/10

(See the "Gethsemane" episode feature review)