Recap / The X-Files S08 E02 "Without"

The search for Mulder is complicated by the involvement of a shape-shifting alien bounty hunter.

At the end of the episode, the search is called off, and Doggett is assigned to take Mulder's place in the X-Files unit.

Tropes used in this episode:

  • Agent Scully: Interestingly, the trope namer is not fulfilling this role here. The role is played by Agent Doggett.
  • Anti-Villain: Doggett is just following orders and comes to know how he is also being used in this game by Kersh and other higher authorities. He ends up getting assigned to the X-Files along with Scully.
  • Killed Off for Real: The Alien Bounty Hunter is finally killed off in this episode by Scully.
  • Myth Arc
  • Say My Name: Scully yelling Mulder's name in the desert where she thinks he may be returned, & Mulder on the ship yelling her name as well.