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"The Red And The Black"

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Episode 5X14

First screened in Australia: 27 May, 1998
First screened in Australia: 8 March, 1998

Title: The Red And The Black

Credits: Director: Chris Carter
Writers: Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz
Starring: Guest Stars: Plot:
Pursuing a threat to Scully, Mulder is drawn into a dangerous confrontation with creatures whose existence could expose the conspiracy surrounding extraterrestrial life.
My Rating: 8/10

Where Have I Seen That Face Before?
Chapelle Jaffe (Dr. Patou) appeared in "Two Fathers" as the same character. She's appeared in a "Sliders" episode plus the movies "The Amatuer", "Dead Zone", "Terminal Choice" and a number of TV movies.

Notable Quotable
Mulder: "It all comes down to a question, Scully. One that hasn't been answered or... I don't even think honestly addressed. Who made that chip in your neck? That chip was found in a military research facility. Our government made that chip, implanted it in your neck as part of a secret military project to develop a biochemical weapon, to monitor your immunity, or to destroy you like a lab rat, if the truth were to be exposed. And your cancer... your cure... everything that's happening to you now... It all points to that chip. The truth I've been searching for? The truth is in you."

Well-Manicured Man: "We have a vaccine. Developed by the Russians, stolen by Krycek, given to me. Do you see what this means? Resistance is possible. We have the weapons and the magic in hand."

Krycek: "You must be losing it, Mulder. I could beat you with one hand."
Mulder: "Isn't that how you like to beat yourself? If those are my last words I can do better."

Krycek: "Hear this, Agent Mulder... Listen very carefully because what I'm telling you is deadly serious. There is a war raging, and unless you pull your head out of the sand, you and I and about five billion other people are going to go the way of the dinosaur. I'm talking planned invasion. The colonization of this planet by an extraterrestrial race."
Mulder: "I thought you were serious."
Krycek: "Kazakhstan. Skyland Mountain, the site in Pennsylvania. They're all alien lighthouses where the colonisation will begin. But where now, a battle's being waged. A struggle for heaven and earth. Where there is one law: fight or die. And one rule: resist or serve."
Mulder: "Serve who?"
Krycek: "Not who... What."
Mulder: "Krycek, you're a murderer, a liar and a coward. Just because you stick a gun in my chest I'm supposed to believe you're my friend?"

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