Recap / The X-Files S02 E17 "End Game"

The alien bounty hunter abducts Scully. Mulder learns that the clones from the previous episode were human-alien hybrids, part of an attempt to establish an alien colony on Earth — and that his apparently-returned sister Samantha is another such clone.


  • Abusive Parents: The scene where Mulder confesses to his father that Samantha's gone again makes it pretty clear that the Mulder family was not just dysfunctional but pretty emotionally abusive.
  • Alien Blood
  • Captain's Log: Scully's reports.
  • Cloning Blues
  • Flatline: Mulder. He gets better.
  • Friend or Idol Decision: Mulder has to decide to risk his newly-found sister if he wants to save Scully.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: In order to watch this episode on DVD, you have to click on a still from the episode showing Samantha Mulder's face bleeding green blood, revealing not only that the Samantha featured in this and the previous episode was fake, but also that she dies.
  • Prisoner Exchange: Mulder performs such a trade in between Scully and the alien clone of his sister Samantha. It doesn't go too well.
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