TV - The X-Files Season 7, The Top 5

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The continuation of Steve Taylor-Bryant's journey through The X Files reaches Season 7...

Oh dear. It is with Season 7 that I catch up with the rest of the world in their condemnation of the show’s direction and lack of substance. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not completely poor, but in comparison with the previous six years, it is night and day. The writing just doesn’t hold up like the previous seasons and some of the episodes left me bored. However there were still some small gems of brilliance and they make up my Top 5.

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5. Closure.

Scully: "Mulder, what happened? Are you sure you're all right?"
Mulder: "I'm free."

Mulder enlists the help of Harold Piller, a police psychic, to search for the missing girl, Amber Lynn LaPierre. Meanwhile, Scully searches for answers about Samantha's abduction, leading her to the Cigarette Smoking Man. Both of their investigations lead to Mulder finally learning the truth about his sister's disappearance.

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4. Je Souhaite.

Mulder: "I can't believe you don't want butter on your popcorn. Uggh. It's un-American."
Dana Scully: "Caddyshack, Mulder?"

Mulder: "It's a classic American movie."

Dana Scully: "That's what every guy says. It's a guy movie."

Mulder: "Okay, when you invite me over to your place we can watch Steel Magnolias."

Two brothers have a less than helpful genie who grants their wishes with disastrous consequences. Mulder comes into possession of the same genie and his wishes garner similar results.

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3. X-Cops.

Coroner's Assistant: [while doing an autopsy] "You got this camera crew recording everything. Why?"

Dana Scully: [Smiling at the camera] "Because the FBI has nothing to hide."

An investigation into possible Werewolf sightings brings Mulder and Scully to Los Angeles. There they run into a crew filming a 'COPS' episode. While being followed around by the 'COPS' camera crew, Mulder and Scully trail a monster that appears to be able to change into each victim's own worst nightmare

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2. The Goldberg Variation.

Scully: "Mulder, are you all right?"

Mulder: "No, it's OK. My ass broke the fall."

A man is tossed off the top of a 29 story building by gangsters. Amazingly, he gets up and walks away unscathed. Mulder and Scully investigate when Mulder suspects this man may have paranormal abilities. The man in question may just be the luckiest man on Earth.

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1. Requiem.

Cigarette Smoking Man: "As you do to me and Fox Mulder, you do to all of mankind, Alex."
[Krycek pushes him down the stairs].

When abductions start happening again in Bellefleur, Oregon, Billy Miles asks Mulder and Scully to come back out there to assist him. The agents return where it all started seven years earlier. Their investigations leads to results that drastically affect both of their lives.

Image - XFiles Wiki.

Quotes and synopsis - IMDb.