The 10 best episodes of The X-Files

By -  iMediaBuzz Team

In the case of The X-Files, it's hard to think of a better method to introduce the concept, main character, or ongoing mystery that persists throughout.

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"Pilot"

Though these two stories are given at various stages in the first season, the fact that Mulder and Scully are pursuing the same "monster of the week" makes it more than appropriate to discuss both of them in one article.

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"Tooms"

"Ice" may have Felicity Huffman, Xander Berkeley as the best guest star of any episode, Steve Heitner as the scientists who accompany Mulder and Scully to the Arctic campus, and Jeff Kober as their pilot.

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"Ice"

From the outset, the story of The X-Files involved Mulder's family, but with "Beyond the Sea", viewers are introduced to the importance of family in Scully's life, especially his father, Captain William Scully.

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"Beyond the Sea"

The episode opens on a Russian freighter off the New Jersey coast, where a crew repairing the ship's toilets is suddenly snatched away by an unseen force and pulled into a septic system.

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"The Host"

Directed by Kim Manners, "Humbug" takes place in Gibsonton, Florida, where a community of former circus performers live, including Dr. Blockhead and The Conundrum.

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"Humbug"

Nothing is more annoying for TV viewers than the season finale of a show, and for The X-Files fans, it was probably the most disappointing season finale of the show—even if it did make up for it.

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"Anasazi"

Every single episode Darin Morgan wrote for The X-Files is memorable, but this is the only one that might bring tears to your eyes before the credits roll.

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"Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose"

This Darin Morgan-written episode manages to fill up with a lot of the nervous laughter you get from watching other people deal with an invasion of these creepy-crawly critters.

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"War of the Coprophages"

His name is Robert Patrick Modell, but the FBI - specifically, Agent Frank Burst - calls him "Pusher" and he has been responsible for several contract killings over the years.

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"Pusher"