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The X-Files: Synchrony

Mulder and Scully involve themselves in an apparant murder case at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology when the murderer's alibi proves to be out there: He claims that an old man had foretold the victim's death. However, the case becomes interesting when the campus security officer who detained the old man is found dead...and frozen solid.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x19
Production Number: 4X19
Airdate: Sunday April 13th, 1997

  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (2 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Joseph Fuqua
As Jason Nichols
Michael Fairman
As Jason Nichols (Old )
Susan Lee Hoffman
As Lisa Ianelli

Co-Guest Stars
Aurelio Di Nunzio
As Detective
Brent Chapman
As Security Cop
Hiro Kanagawa
As Dr. Yonechi
Norman Armour
As Coroner
Jed Rees
As Lucas Menand
Jonathan Walker
As Chuck Lukerman
Patricia Idlette
As Desk Clerk
Terry Arrowsmith
As Uniformed Cop

Austin Basile
As The Bellman
Episode Quotes
Scully: It's a celebration, but of what?
Mulder: Of something that never happened.
Scully: What? Mulder, this is a photograph. It is a documented moment in time.
Mulder: In a future that somebody is trying like hell to prevent from happening.
Scully: What?
Mulder: Think about it, Scully. If Lucas Menand never gets hit by the bus, his complaint gets heard before the grant committee. Jason Nichols loses his funding and he never gets to collaborate on his research with Dr. Yonechi. Therefore, this photograph never gets taken because this celebration never happens.
Scully: Yeah, and if your sister is your aunt and your mother marries your uncle, you'd be your own grandpa.

Mulder: Although common sense may rule out the possibility of time travel, the laws of quantum physics certainly do not. In case you forgot, that's from your graduate thesis. You were a lot more open-minded when you were a youngster.

Mulder: He gave a rather detailed description of the old man.
Scully: What was he wearing, a long black robe and carrying a scythe?

Episode Goofs
When Lisa Ianelli was getting out of the bus she was in, the bus number was different to the earlier bus she was in.

Warning: The X-Files season 4 episode 19 guide may contain spoilers
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