Recap / The X-Files S09 E17 "Release"

Doggett investigates a case that may be linked to his son's abduction and murder, with the assistance of a keen FBI cadet who may not be what he appears.


  • Corrupt Cop: Follmer is revealed to be on the take from Mobster Regali. He eventually atones for his sins by murdering him and most likely giving himself up.
  • A Day in the Limelight: Focuses on Doggett and his attempt to solve his kid's murder.
  • Moe Greene Special: Regali is killed with a single shot through his right eye.
  • Sherlock Scan: Cadet Hayes / Stuart Mimms can deduce a crime or even the profile of the criminal based on a cursory glance of the scene.
  • Would Hurt a Child:
    • Bob Harvey was a child molester who abducted Luke.
    • Mobster Nicholas Regali caught Harvey and killed Luke when Luke saw his face.