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A class act,
This review is from: The X Files: Season 5 [DVD]  (DVD)
Season 5 is definetly one of the most enjoyable and brilliant seasons of the shows 9 year run. Very like season three the 20 episode season is packed heavily with mythology episode that would lead to the X Files movie "Fight The Future" after the seasons ends.
Season 5 kicks off with the amazing two parter "Redux I and II" where Mulder despretlay tries to find a cure for Scullys worsening cancer while also trying to find out who inside the FBI is responsible for her cancer. These are two unbelievabley well written episodes and David Ducovhnys finest acting.
"Christmas Carol/Emily" are the next two mythology episodes and deal with what happened after Scullys abduction. Another brilliant two parter with a briliant performance by Gillian Anderson.
"Patient X" and "The Red and the Black" is the final two parter of the season and deals primaraly with the Black Oil/Syndicate story that will play a major part in the Movie. Strange to see Mulder as the skeptic but it actually works very well.
"The End" will leave you dying to see the movie and Season 6 to find out what will happen next.
The stand-alone episodes are fantastic bar the dreadfully awful "Travellers". In season five we see some very experimental episodes that work amazingly well. Most notabley the black and white "Post Modern Prometheus" and "Kill Switch".