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#204: Sleepless [Sep. 23rd, 2007|12:51 pm]
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Case file: Sleepless

Original Air Date: 7th October 1994

A doctor specializing in sleep deprivation is found dead in his condo after reporting a massive fire outside the door. No fire was seen nor reported otherwise, but when Mulder asks Scully to take a closer look, she finds disturbing evidence that questions reality. (From IMDB)

Written by: Howard Gordon
Directed by: Rob Bowman

MOTW/Villain(s): A secret Vietnam conspiracy to create soldiers that never sleep.

"The Truth" tally: 4! and 1 "I want to believe".

Music: score only, very quirky.


Memorable quotes:

Mulder: All right, I'll sharpen my pencils and I'll see you later.

Scully: Sounds like your new partner's working out.
Mulder: He's all right. He could use a little more seasoning and some wardrobe advice But he's a lot more open to extreme possibilities than..
Scully: Than I was?
Mulder: ..than I assumed he would be.
Scully: Must be nice not having someone question your every move, poking holes in all your theories.
Mulder: Oh yeah, it's---it's great. I'm surprised I put up with you so long.


Guest cast:
Mitch Pileggi - Skinner
Nicholas Lea - Alex Krycek!
Jon Gries - Salvatore Matola
Steven Williams - Mr. X
Full list on IMDB

BTS Facts:

  • X was originally going to be a female, named Natalia. They had to reshoot half of the scene with Steven Williams.
  • More of hiding Gillian's pregnancy, she is often seated.


Possible questions to answer..

1. Do you think the incidences in this episode are possible?
2. Is this an episode that you would watch again?
3. What is your favourite thing about this episode?
4. What is your least favourite thing about this episode?


  • This one sucks.
  • It has its moments.
  • I'd watch it again.
  • Pretty great!
  • One of the best episodes ever.
Created on September 22, 2007


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[User Picture]From: littlekoneko
2007-09-23 12:56 am (UTC)
It seems like Mulder and Krycek are about to make out at any moment. It amuses me. And Mulder's hair is hilarious.
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