Synopsis by Hal Erickson
In the conclusion of a two-part story, it appears that the long-missing Mulder (David Duchovny) has died. Mulder's successor, Doggett (Robert Patrick), is offered a promotion out of the X-Files by the sneaky Deputy Director Kersh (James Pickens Jr.), who clearly wants all discussion of aliens and the paranormal to cease and desist. But Doggett decides to stay on when Billy Miles (Zachary Ansley) -- who was the central figure in Mulder and Scully's first X-Files case back in 1993 -- has apparently been resurrected from the dead. Holding out hope that Mulder can be likewise revived, Scully finds that she may have to enter into a unholy arrangement with the evil Krycek (Nicholas Lea), who offers to save Mulder's life if Scully will permit the murder of her unborn child. "DeadAlive" first aired on April 1, 2001, nearly two months after the telecast of its lead-up episode, "This Is Not Happening." During the hiatus, The X-Files' Sunday night time slot was filled by the short-lived spin-off series The Lone Gunmen.