Recap / The X-Files S05 E14 "The Red and the Black"

Mulder and Scully continue to search for the truth behind the abductions of Scully, Cassandra Spender, and others like them. Mulder has a confrontation with Krycek, who tells him the aliens exist and are split between a group planning to colonize Earth and another rebel group.

This episode contains examples of:

  • Big "NO!": Mulder to the rebel alien on the truck, before it disappears.
  • Getting Crap Past the Radar:
    Krycek: You must be losing it, Mulder. I could beat you with one hand.
    Mulder: Isn't that how you like to beat yourself?
  • Holding Hands: Scully takes Mulder's hand near the end.
  • Myth Arc
  • Wham Shot: The person sending Agent Spender letters who is his father? It's the Cigarette Smoking Man!