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Continuity Notes



Season 4: Episode 1

4x01 Herrenvolk (pt 2)

As Mulder's mother lies dying, he and Scully are given tantalizing glimpses of a plan to secretly catalog—and clone—human beings.  Only by putting the pieces together can they hope to save Mrs. Mulder's life.

Date found on work order.  Epilogue occurs a month later.  X is killed.  1st appearance of Marita Covarrubias.

5/10/96 – 5/11/96


Magazine: The X-Files #2: "The Silent Sword" (Topps, Summer 1996)

Reprint: X-Files -2: The Silent Sword

Trade pb: The Haunting (Titan)

Internal dates provided.



Season 4: Episode 1

4x01 Herrenvolk (pt 2)

Epilogue only.

 Main story occurs one month earlier.

Epilogue: 6/11/96


Season 4: Episode 2

4x03 Home


While investigating the death of an infant in a close-knit rural community, Mulder and Scully uncover an ever darker family secret.  This is the only X-Files episode ever pulled from syndication.

No internal dates provided.  Dates are my own based on surrounding episodes.

6/12/96 – 6/13/96


Season 4: Episode 3

4x04 Teliko

African American men are disappearing.  Their bodies, when found, are dead white—drained of pigment.  Were they killed by a virulent new disease?  Were they murdered?  Or does the answer lie elsewhere.

Internal dates provided.

6/16/96 – 6/17/96


Season 4: Episode 5

4x05 The Field Where I Died

In an effort to prevent a mass suicide at a fanatical religious cult, Mulder and Scully interrogate one of the wives of the polygamous cult leader.  Under hypnosis, her accounts of her past lives—and deaths—are inexplicably tied to the agents' own.

No internal dates provided.  Dates are my own based on surrounding stories.

6/19/96 – 6/20/96


Season 4: Episode 6

4x06 Sanguinarium

At a busy—and lucrative—cosmetic surgery clinic, doctors are murdering patients with the tools of their trade.  Several clues point toward demonic possession.

No internal dates provided.  Dates are my own based on surrounding stories.

6/24/96 – 6/26/96


Comic: X-Files #30: Surrounded (part 1) (Topps)

Trade pb: Skin Deep (Titan)

Hardcover: The X-Files Classics: Volume 4 (IDW)

Internal dates provided.



Comic: X-Files #31: Surrounded (part 2) (Topps)

Trade pb: Skin Deep (Titan)

Hardcover: The X-Files Classics: Volume 4 (IDW)

Internal dates provided.



Comic: X-Files #33: Soma (Topps)

Trade pb: Skin Deep (Titan)

Hardcover: The X-Files Classics: Volume 4 (IDW)

Internal dates provided.

7/16/96 7/18/96



Season 1: Episode Pilot

#100: Pilot

Aka: The Second Coming

An Apocalyptic Prophecy

The Day of Judgment

A vicious serial killer is on the loose in Seattle, roaming strip clubs and gay hang-outs, believing he is on a mission to cleanse the plague-infested city from sin in preparation for the apocalypse. At the same time, renowned FBI profiler Frank Black retires to Seattle with his family as he gains membership in the secretive Millennium Group. He soon realizes that he must be the one to bring closure to the so-called Frenchman’s grotesque crimes, before further innocents are brutally killed.

Date based on evidence from Season 1: episode 10.  This gives us the month the Black's moved to Seattle.


(As with all Millennium and X-Files episodes, the actual date of occurrence is likely a year or so prior. See the essay "Dating the X-Files and Millennium")


First appearance of Frank, Catherine and Jordan Black, Lt. Bob Bletcher, Peter Watts and the Millennium Group.

July 1996 K

Season 1: Episode 2

#101: Gehenna

When large quantities of human ashes are discovered in the flowerbeds in a San Francisco park, Frank Black joins an investigation that will lead to an overpowering cult that kills those members unwilling to conform to expectations. In getting closer to the cult’s all-powerful leader, Frank gets his first glimpse of a dark force that is controlling the killers he seeks.

Date based on evidence from Season 1: episode 10

July 1996 K

Season 1: Episode 10

#110: The Wild and the Innocent

Frank Black and Peter Watts, tracing a trail of clues and bodies across both Missouri and Arkansas, must track down an emotionally distraught young woman and her murderous boyfriend before they find the baby her father sold to a childless couple.

Internal dates provided (birth certificate and bank records)

7/31-8/2/96 K/D

Comics Digest: X-Files #3: Scape Goats (Topps)


Internal dates provided.

8/5/96 8/8/96


Comic: X-Files #18: Night Lights (part 1) (Topps)

Trade pb: Night Lights (Titan)

The X-Files Volume 2 (Checker)

Hardcover: The X-Files Classics: Volume 2 (IDW)

Internal dates provided.



Comic: X-Files #19: Night Lights (part 2) (Topps)

Trade pb: Night Lights (Titan)

The X-Files Volume 2 (Checker)

Hardcover: The X-Files Classics: Volume 2 (IDW)

Internal dates provided.

8/13/96 – 8/14/96


Comic: X-Files #20: Family Portrait, part 1: Gallery (Topps)

Trade pb: Night Lights (Titan)

The X-Files Volume 2 (Checker)

Hardcover: The X-Files Classics: Volume 3 (IDW)

No internal dates provided.  Dates my own.

8/21/96 8/22/96


Comic: X-Files #21: Family Portrait, part 2: The Camera Eye (Topps)

Trade pb: Night Lights (Titan)

The X-Files Volume 2 (Checker)

Hardcover: The X-Files Classics: Volume 3 (IDW)

No internal dates provided.  Dates my own.



Comic: X-Files #23: Donor (Topps)

Trade pb: Internal Affairs (Titan)

Trade pb: The X-Files Volume 3 (Checker)

Hardcover: The X-Files Classics: Volume 3 (IDW)

Internal dates provided.

8/23/96 8/27/96


Comic: X-Files #32: Crop Duster (Topps)

Trade pb: Skin Deep (Titan)

Hardcover: The X-Files Classics: Volume 4 (IDW)

Internal dates provided.

9/2/96 – 9/3/96


Season 4: Episode 4

4x02 Unruhe

Someone is abducting, mutilating, and murdering the inhabitants of a small town.  The primary evidence is a series of photographs depicting the killer's psychotic fantasies.


Book: X-Files #11: The Howlers (Harper, 1997)

There are three dates in this episode. Scully's journal dates the epilogue at 10/11.  The original missing persons report (two days prior to the investigation) is dated 9/7.  Finally, the police report of the killer is 4/9 (which is unlikely, but 9/4 is possible). 

9/9/96 – 9/10/96



Comic: X-Files Annual #2: E.L.F.s (Topps)

Trade pb: Internal Affairs (Titan)

Internal dates provided.

10/8/96 – 10/11/96


Season 4: Episode 4

4x04 Unruhe

Epilogue only. 

Book: X-Files #11:The Howlers (Harper, 1997)


Reconciliation of the two contradictory dates (ignoring the later police report of April) allows that Scully made an addendum to her report a month later.

Epilogue: 10/11/96


Comic: X-Files #39: Scum of the Earth (Topps)

Hardcover: The X-Files Classics: Volume 4 (IDW)

Internal dates provided (cannot be '97 as it conflicts with 5x02).

10/21/96 – 10/23/96


Comic: X-Files #25: Be Prepared, part 1 (Topps)

Trade pb: Remote Control (Titan)

Trade pb: The X-Files Volume 3 (Checker)

Hardcover: The X-Files Classics: Volume 3 (IDW)

Internal dates provided.



Comic: X-Files #26: Be Prepared, part 2 (Topps)

Trade pb: Remote Control (Titan)

Trade pb: The X-Files Volume 3 (Checker)

Hardcover: The X-Files Classics: Volume 3 (IDW)

Internal dates provided.




Season 1: Episode 3

#102: Dead Letters

A man preys on seemingly random women, making his bloody mark on a world he feels has reduced him to nothing but a number. Investigating on behalf of the Millennium Group, Frank Black finds difficulty on the case in the form of Jim Horn, a partner who is ill-suited to handle the intense horrors the case represents.

Internal dates provided.

10/29/96 K

Season 1: Episode 4

#104: The Judge

A man who calls himself the Judge is the mastermind behind a number of bizarre murders involving dismemberment, leading aimless young men to kill those he commands must die. His purpose is the meting out of personal justice and his primary interests come to lie in the unique drive and talent of Frank Black.

No internal dates provided. Date based on previous episode.

November 1996


Season 4: Episode 16

4x16 Unrequited

A marine Corps prisoner of war, abandoned in Vietnam by his superiors, returns to the United States with a vengeance—and a special talent for hiding in plain sight.

Internal dates provided.



Season 4: Episode 7

4x07 Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man

The secret biography of a sinister, all-powerful conspirator is discovered by Frohike, who's life may be in mortal danger by its author.  Some old mysteries are cleared up—and some new ones created.

Internal dates provided (listed as the publication date for CSM's story). 



Season 4: Episode 10

4x08 Paper Hearts

Prompted by a series of prophetic dreams, Mulder re-opens the case of a convicted child killer.  The murderer claims to know the circumstances of Samantha Mulder's abduction.

No internal dates provided.  Starts on Sunday.  Dates my own.

11/17/96 – 11/23/96



Comic: X-Files #24: Silver Lining (Topps)

Trade pb: Internal Affairs (Titan)

Trade pb: The X-Files Volume 3 (Checker)

Hardcover: The X-Files Classics: Volume 3 (IDW)

Internal dates provided.




Season 1: Episode 7

#106: Blood Relatives

A juvenile delinquent begins taking advantage of families grieving the loss of a loved one, with the support of a sadistic friend, to a murderous end. Frank Black puts himself in the troubled boy’s mind to find answers as Catherine looks elsewhere, into the boy’s tortured family life.

Internal dates provided (obituary notice) 11/19-11/21/96 K

Season 4: Episode 8

4x09 Tunguska (pt. 1)

Diplomatic couriers are bringing a lethal alien life-form into the United States.  Mulder and Scully's investigation points to a high-level international conspiracy beyond even their comprehension.

The opening date (11/25) of the first Senate Hearing is in error as is the onscreen indication that ten days elapse before then.  Mulder's watch correctly dates 11/25 on the 2nd day of the episode, and the ten days which elapse date from the last Senate Hearing, not the first.

11/23/96 – 11/26/96


Season 4: Episode 9

4x10 Terma (pt. 2)

Stranded in the gulag, Mulder discovers the effects of the alien toxin—firsthand.  In Washington, Scully battles a corrupt U.S. senator to keep their investigation alive.

As above.  While difficult to date, based on a passage of 10 days (erroneously notated after the first Senate Hearing instead of the last), we arrive at the correct period.

11/27/96 – 12/1/96



Season 4: Episode 11

4x11 El Mundo Gira

Fear, jealousy, superstition, and prejudice converge when a young female migrant worker is killed by a mysterious yellow rain, and the blame falls on her paramour who they claim is El Chupacabra.

No internal dates provided.  Estimated dates my own based on available time and surrounding episodes.

12/5/96 – 12/7/96


Season 4: Episode 15

4x12 Kaddish


Someone—or something—is killing the members of an anti-Semitic gang.  To find the truth, Mulder and Scully delve into the ancient texts of Jewish mysticism.

No internal dates provided.  Estimated dates my own based on available time and surrounding episodes

12/9/96 – 12/10/96


Season 4: Episode 12

4x14 Leonard Betts

A headless corpse escapes from a hospital morgue.  Mulder and Scully investigate; what they find leads them to the jagged dividing line between life and death.


Book: X-Files #14: Regeneration (Harper, 1997)

No internal dates provided.  Dates my own based on availability and surrounding episodes. 1st indication of Scully's cancer.

12/12/96 – 12/15/96



Season 1: Episode 5

#105: 522666

A mad bomber terrorizes Washington DC in the hopes of becoming a glorified hero, bombing buildings before then rushing in to save the victims. Frank Black joins a specialized FBI team to help catch the madman whose attention-starved personality may be the key to his undoing.

Based on airdate, but adjusted for internal dates


The actual occurrence may have been 4/3/96, as that is the only time the Seattle Sonics and Houston Rockets played on a Wednesday (which is referenced on television in the episode), but the game Carter might have been referencing (for the show) was probably the December 14th, which, although off by a day, fits closer to the show's chronology.

12/14-12/16/96 K

Season 1: Episode 8

#107: The Well-Worn Lock

Catherine Black desperately tries to help a woman who was sexually abused by her father, Joe Bangs, when the man threatens to do the same to her little girl. The struggle for justice proves to be a difficult one, however, as the community reputation and political connections of Bangs remain intact despite Catherine’s efforts.

Based on internal dates (Miracle on 34th St. annually plays on Christmas)

12/25-12/28/96 K

Season 1: Episode 9

#108: Wide Open

Frank Black and the Seattle Police Department try to solve the mystery of the murder of a couple whose young daughter was forced to witness the event, committed by a killer who uses highly protected real estate open houses as his access to victims. Catherine encourages Jordan to reach out to the young girl to help her recover from the horror she has experienced, purposely blocking the work of Bob Bletcher who is determined to make the girl relive the incident in order to gain vital evidence.

No internal dates provided. Date based on previous episode.

January 1997 K

Season 4: Episode 13

4x13 Never Again

On a solo assignment out of town, a lonely Scully meets Mr. Wrong—a single guy who thinks his new tattoo is talking to him.

Date found on Pudovkin's report.  Mulder takes vacation (possibly a week).

1/15/97 – 1/27/97



Season 1: Episode 11

#109: Weeds

Young men are being abducted from a specially designed private community and made to pay for the hidden sins of their fathers. Frank Black and Peter Watts try desperately to determine the killer’s identity but meet an unexpected obstacle when they find the fathers simply aren’t willing to admit to their crimes.

Internal dates provided at outset of episode.

1/19-1/20/97 K

Season 4: Episode 14

4x15 Memento Mori

Scully learns she has inoperable cancer—of the same type that killed nearly a dozen female UFO abductees.  While she undergoes radical treatment, Mulder works desperately to unravel the conspiracy behind her disease.

No internal dates provided.  Dates my own.  Scully diagnosed with cancer.

2/3/97 – 2/6/97



Season 1: Episode 13

#112: Force Majeure

An unusual man prepares his bizarre family of cloned daughters for the great apocalyptic disaster of May 5th, 2000. While attempting to investigate a seemingly paranormal chain of events linked to these blonde-haired, blue-eyed girls, Frank Black and the Millennium Group find they have a thorn in their side in Dennis Hoffman, a man who is a self-proclaimed expert on the great planetary alignment that will cause the anticipated disaster.

Early 1997 based on internal dates. Dennis notes several occurrences that concluded at the end of 1996, and notes that it's three years to May 5, 2000, a date he prophecies will result in a great cataclysm

2/7/97 C

Season 1: Episode 15

#114: Sacrament

A police search strikes the Black family personally as Frank’s sister-in-law, Helen, is kidnapped from her child’s baptism. Frank’s younger brother, Tom, finds the situation overwhelmingly difficult to deal with emotionally and foolishly chooses to take desperate measures. At home, Jordan exhibits extraordinary concern over the detailed events of the crime despite the fact that she was never present to witness them.

Internal date provided at start of episode






Season 1: Episode 14

#113: The Thin White Line

Frank Black’s memories of a prominent serial killing case from his past become intensely vivid as he prepares to interview a murderer he locked away decades ago in order to catch that man’s protégé, a copycat killer. Frank’s concerns torture him day and night, giving him bizarre nightmares and a conscience which insists he should have killed the original killer when he was given the opportunity.

Internal date provided on surveillance tape in Bletcher's office

2/12-2/14/97 K

Novel: Antibodies (Harper/Prism, September 1997)


When a disease-ravaged body is found in the smoldering ruins of the federally funded DyMar genetic research lab, Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully fear that a deadly, man-made plague is on the loose. Racing to contain the lethal virus before it can spread, Mulder and Scully make a chilling discovery. Before his death, Dr. David Kennessy, a hotshot cancer researcher at DyMar, had been experimenting with a promising but highly dangerous technology: microscopic bio-machines that can cure any disease, heal any wound. In theory, this research could be a miracle cure, perhaps even a doorway to immortality. It was also the only way Dr. Kennessy could save his leukemia-stricken son.

But when a second corpse turns up, savagely mutilated from within, it's anything but theoretical. Could machines created to cure have learned to kill? Scrambling for answers, Mulder and Scully are opposed at every step by faceless enemies with all the resources of the government—even perhaps of their own agency—at their command. Enemies who will stop at nothing to ensure that the secret of immortality falls in the right hands -- their hands.

No internal dates provided.  Book gives days.  Must be between Episodes 4x15 and 4x24. 

2/10/97 – 2/15/97



Season 1: Episode 6

#103: Kingdom Come

A desperate man embarks on a cross-country killing spree, taking his revenge on the holy men he perceives to have led him astray in faith. Frank Black knows that the man’s sense of faith, or lack thereof, is the key to stopping his killing spree. Soon, however, Frank’s determination leads him right into the lion’s den when he willingly walks into a hostage situation at a small town church.

Based on internal evidence, which is the anniversary deaths of the killer's wife and child.


Mid February 1997 K

Season 1: Episode 15

#114: Sacrament

Epilogue only

Internal date provided at end of episode




Season 4: Episode 17

4x17 Tempus Fugit (pt. 1)

A former UFO abductee is killed in a catastrophic plane crash.  Mulder suspects a conspiracy—and a cover-up.

Episode starts on Scully's birthday.  Dates based on this.  Reappearance of Max (1x09).

2/23/97 – 2/26/97


Season 4: Episode 18

4x18 Max (pt. 2)

Mulder and Scully gets clones to proving alien involvement in the crash of Flight 549.  As they do so, they trigger a massive military disinformation campaign–and the deaths of several friends and colleagues.  Features the reappearance of Max Fenig, from Episode 1x09.

Agent Pendrell dies.  Dates based on Scully's birthday.

2/26/97 – 3/3/97


Season 4: Episode 20

4x20 Small Potatoes

Mulder and Scully investigate several not-so-blessed events in a small southern town.

No internal dates provided.  Dates based on availability and surrounding episodes.  Takes place Thurs-Fri.

3/13/97 – 3/14/97



Season 1: Episode 12

#111: Loin Like a Hunting Flame

Frank Black and Millennium Group sex crime expert Maureen Murphy are called to Colorado to investigate when a man’s marriage failings turn into deadly sexual fantasies, attending local raves and swingers parties to track the killer. Unfortunately, the investigative pair find resistance in the form of a biased sheriff and a local law enforcement team unprepared to deal with such sexual attacks.

Internal dates imply five days (Sun-Thurs) in March, September or October, as the only garden in Boulder, CO are open (and have classes) during those months.  March seems the most likely.


March 1997 K

Season 1: Episode 17

#115: Walkabout

Frank Black wakes up in an alley amnesiac, having no idea why he attended a bizarre new drug trial, what happened to him there, who the mysterious doctor pulling the strings is, or why he has the disturbing feeling that someone has died.

Internal dates provided, indicated on computer screen, hospital bracelet and onscreen days

3/15-3/28/97 E

Season 4: Episode 21

4x21 Zero Sum

Walter Skinner makes a deal with the devil—a.k.a. the Cigarette Smoking Man—in an effort to prevent Scully from dying of cancer.

Log in sheet shows date.  Scully in hospital.

3/27/97 –3/29/97


Season 4: Episode 22

4x22 Elegy

When ghostly images of female victims appear near murder scenes, Mulder and Scully conclude the apparitions may be harbingers of death for those who see them.

Takes place Sat-Sun.  A TV magazine indicates possible week.

4/4/97 – 4/5/97


Season 4: Episode 19

4x19 Synchrony

For centuries, scientists have debated whether time travel is possible—and if it ever will be.  For Mulder and Scully, this age-old conundrum is the key to solving several baffling murders.


Police report indicates date.  (Must be another time anomaly as it occurs after the air datesee here). Blood analysis shows date of 2/25 which contradicts 4x17.

4/10/97 – 4/11/97


(or 2/5/97 2/8/97 in an alternate dimension)


Season 4: Episode 23

4x23 Demons

After experiencing a series of blackouts and seizures – and what might be the recovery of repressed memories—Mulder gains new insights into his younger sister's abduction.  However, while taking his inner journey, he may also have murdered two people.

Screen text indicates 4/12, however Scully says it's a Sunday, which places it on the 13th (Mulder's experience begins the day before).

4/12/97 – 4/14/97



Season 1: Episode 16

#116: Covenant

Frank Black is asked by a persistent prosecuting attorney to come to a Utah court and testify against a man on trial for confessing to the murder of his own family. Determined to weigh the evidence of the crime for himself, Frank soon finds that he doesn’t believe the man he is to speak against truly committed the crime to which he’s confessed.

Internal dates provided, indicated by six month span from October 5th, 1996 crime

Early April, 1997 K

Season 1: Episode 18

#117: Lamentation

When a psychopathic doctor once captured by Frank Black escapes his hospital bed after requiring an operation, the famed profiler is called to Washington D.C. to aid in his recapture. As Frank and Peter Watts uncover clues regarding the escape they’re introduced to Lucy Butler, a mysterious and dangerous woman who indicates that dark forces have specific targets that are close to Frank’s home and that evil itself has plans for Frank’s life.

No internal dates provided


Mulder and Scully appear in the background at Quantico

April 1997 K/O

Comic: X-Files #34: Skybuster (Topps)

Trade pb: Skin Deep (Titan)

Hardcover: The X-Files Classics: Volume 4 (IDW)

Internal dates provided.

4/28/97 – 4/29/97



Season 1: Episode 21

#120: Maranatha

Frank Black and Peter Watts investigate a series of brutal killings in the Brighton Beach Russian community of New York City, killings that are linked to the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl. The shotgun slayings seem to be the work of mysterious Russian diplomat Sergei Stepanovich, a man recognized by the local immigrants as Yaponchik, a mythical Russian figure destined by prophecy to be revealed as the Antichrist.

Internal date provided, as shown onscreen

5/4/97 K

Comic: X-Files #41: Severed (Topps)

Hardcover: The X-Files Classics: Volume 4 (IDW)

Internal dates provided.  Final X-Files comic from Topps (Oddly, this title was cancelled abruptly).

5/13/97  5/14/97



Season 1: Episode 19

#118: Powers, Principalities, Thrones & Dominions

Despite the fact that Frank feels he is unable to continue with his work on an emotional level, Peter Watts insists that he investigate a series of strange satanic slayings that may hold an unexpected link to the mysterious death of Bob Bletcher. While working on the case, the Millennium Group becomes caught in a battle between the human representations of demons and angels here on earth.

No internal date provided


Some time has passed since the death of Lt. Bob Bletcher.

June 1997 O/S

Season 1: Episode 20

#119: Broken World

Frank Black realizes that a dangerous situation is forming when a psycho-sexual killer who has spent months slaughtering horses across North Dakota begins to gain the courage to focus his attentions on human victims.

Internal dates provided, noted by the 29 months that passed since February 1995 when the first horse killings began.

June 1997 K

Season 1: Episode 22

#121: Paper Dove

The Black family travels to visit Catherine’s parents in Maryland. Catherine’s father asks Frank to look into an old local case that may have been resolved improperly the first time around. The murder in question may have in fact been committed by the Woodsman, a serial killer still depositing bodies in the Maryland woods. In investigating these events, Frank might inadvertently be pulling his family closer toward the intentions of the Polaroid stalker.

Date based on quote from Frank Black that indicates it's before summer (which began on June 21st of this year). The Season 1 cliffhanger ends with Catherine Black abducted. The 2nd season opener continues directly from it, but presents a time anomaly with its "833 days remaining" (to the new millennium), which would place this episode in 9/19/97, four months after its airdate, and long after the summer.

June 1997 K

Season 2: Episode 1

#201: The Beginning and the End

Is it the beginning of the journey or the end when Frank allows his vengeance for the Polaroid stalker to push him over the edge in a relentless search for Catherine? The Millennium Group pulls Frank more deeply into its secretive ranks in an effort to bring closure to the abduction case with the knowledge that his work for them is not yet done.

Sequel to the above, which takes place immediately afterward. The "833 days remaining" countdown on the computer has to be seen as a glitch, as the program had just been installed, and was interrupted by Black's appearance.

First appearance of Brian Roedecker.

June 1997 K

Graphic Novel: X-Files: Afterflight (Topps)

Trade pb: Afterflight (Titan)


No internal dates provided (Mon-Mon).

8/4/97 8/11/97


Comic: X-Files #40: Devil's Advocate (Topps)

Hardcover: The X-Files Classics: Volume 4 (IDW)

Internal dates provided.

8/19/97   8/21/97



Season 2: Episode 2

#202: Beware of the Dog

Frank travels to Bucksnort, a small town where residents fear for their lives outdoors after the sun goes down, when packs of blood-thirsty dogs roam the streets. Here he discovers that the Millennium Group and its members may be far stranger than is common knowledge and that there may be truth to legends of demons who took on the form of canines.

Internal date provided (826 days remaining). It must be assumed that the countdown date on Frank's computer was fixed, and that he and his wife have been separate for five months.


First appearance of the Old Man.

9/27/97 O

Season 2: Episode 3

#203: Sense and Antisense

Frank Black is assigned to track down and identify patient zero of a terrifying biological epidemic. Instead of uncovering evidence regarding the origins of the plague, however, he finds himself plunged into a conspiracy attempting to cover up the man he’s looking for. Frank and Peter find themselves wondering, could a nearby member group of the Human Genome Project have gone rogue and tampered with the DNA that controls our violence?

Internal date provided (819 days remaining) 10/1-10/4/97 G

Short Story: "Loving the Alien"

From the book: The X-Files: Trust No One (IDW)

(Coming soon)




Season 2: Episode 4

#204: Monster

What is the truth behind a series of child abuse cases stemming from a day care center in Arkansas? Two of the Millennium Group’s most promising visionaries are sent to find out yet aren’t told a thing about their counterpart or their case. Frank and his new partner soon find that they may have more in common than they thought, and that demons can come in the most unexpected of forms. Unfortunately, the Group’s little test takes a dangerous turn as the town’s people go on a witch hunt for the child abuse

Internal date provided (805 days remaining)


First appearance of Lara Means

10/18/97 O/K

Season 2: Episode 5

#205: A Single Blade of Grass

Frank Black gets himself into some trouble as he travels to investigate a recent murder near an excavation site of Native American Indian tribe artifacts in the middle of New York City. Here he finds a hidden tribe of men that have come together to spout ancient prophecies and legends, some regarding a man with powerful visions who can be the one to link the spiritual world with the world of reason.

No internal date provide, but can be ascertaining from surrounding episodes

Late October 1997 C

Season 4: Episode 24

4x24 Gethsemane

When a controversial scientist claims to have discovered evidence of extraterrestrial life, Mulder and Scully find their lives—and belief systems in grave peril.

No internal dates provided.  (See episode 5x01).

10/14/97 – 10/21/97



Episode Theme Codes


A: Artificial Intelligence, technology and machines gone bad

B: Bugs, creepy-crawlers and parasitic pests

C: Cults, tribal practices and bizarre religious rites

D: Drama

E: Evil experiments and other scientific blunders

F: Fantasy, Philosophic theory, and Time paradoxes

G: Government conspiracies (unrelated to the mythology)

H: Humor

K: Killers (serial & spree), psychopaths; the human monster

L: Local legends: Bigfoot, lake monsters, ghosts & goblins

M: Monsters, mutants and malformed menaces

N: Nightmares, Dreams and Visions

O: Occultism, devil worship, demons and dark forces.

P: Psychic manifestations (telepathy, telekinesis, etc.,)

R: Reincarnation, transmigration and other pagan beliefs

S: Spirits, ghosts, angels and apparitions

U: UFO's (unrelated to the mythology)

V: Viruses, bacteria and other nasty microbial matter

W: Werewolves, vampires and zombies

X: The Alien/Conspiracy main plot thread of the mythology

?: Unknown