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Title: The Gift
First screened in Australia: April 19, 2001
First screened in the USA: February 4, 2001
Director: Kim Manners
Writer: Frank Spotnitz
- Caroline Lagerfelt as Rustic Woman
- Jordan Marder as Creature
- Michael McGrady as Sheriff Kurt Frey
- Mitch Pileggi as AD Skinner
- Tom Braidwood as Frohike
- Dean Haglund as Langly
- Bruce Harwood as Byers
- Justin Williams as Paul Hangemuhl
- Natalie Radford as Marie Hangemuhl
Dogget comes upon an old case that Mulder kept secret from Scully.
Australian Media Review:
(3 stars) The X-Files at 8:30pm on 10.
My Rating: 9/10
Could we be getting closer to discovering the fate of Agent Fox Mulder (David Duchovny), missing presumed dead? As usual, this series raises more questions than it answers. Agent Doggett (Robert Patrick) goes on a mission to Pennsylvania to investigate the last case Mulder worked on before his disappearance. There, a lot of weird stuff goes down involving an American Indian shaman with the ability to heal the dying. Whatever will Doggett the doubting Thomas write in his FBI report?
Rob Lowing, The Sun-Herald Television magazine, April 15, 2001.
What, no Scully? Good to see David Duchovny back in the credits and on the screen even though he had a tiny role in the episode. OK, my opinion? I thought it was excellent and a neat way to explain how Mulder hadn't (at the time of his abduction) succumbed to the same illness that CSM was suffering from.
How does Doggett explain what happened to him though? If he doesn't believe that some things just can't be explained now, he never will. It's also good to see Skinner (now a true believer) sticking up for Mulder and Scully.
Where Have I Seen That Face Before?
Caroline Lagerfelt (Rustic Woman) has been in the movies "Iron Eagle", "Father Of The Bride II", "Missing Pieces" and "The Lake". She had a recurring role on "Beverly Hills 90210" and has been in episodes of "ER", Law And Order" and "Star Trek: Deep Space 9".
Jordan Marder (creature) has been in the movies "Virtuosity", "Down Periscope", "LA Confidential" and "American History X" plus episodes of "ER" and "The Burning Zone".
Michael McGrady (Sheriff) has been in many movies including "The Bear", "Trancers", "Creator", "Invaders From Mars", "Project X", "Diggstown", "Mr Baseball", "The Babe", "Hocus Pocus", "Wyatt Earp", "Volcano", "The Thin Red Line" and "The Deep End Of The Ocean".
Justin Williams (Paul Hangemuhl) has appeared in "US Seals", "Dante's Peak", "The Getaway" and "Flight Of The Intruder" plus episodes of "Growing Pains", "Babylon 5" and "Star Trek: Voyager".
Natalie Radford (Marie Hangemuhl) starrred in the TV series "Tek War" and also appeared in episodes of "Due South" and "Sliders". Her TV-movie roles include "The Android Affair", "Remembrance", "Killing Moon" and "Jewel".
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