Synopsis by Hal Erickson
After nine seasons and 201 episodes, The X-Files demonstrated inarguably that "The Truth Is Out There" with its two-hour finale, appropriately titled "The Truth." Returning to the series after a year-long absence, David Duchovny re-creates his role of Agent Mulder. Accused of murder, Mulder stands before a military tribunal, ordered to justify the existence of the X-Files and to prove that aliens are among us, lest he forfeit his life. In their efforts to rescue their former comrade, agents Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Doggett (Robert Patrick) are helped and hindered by a veritable honor role of past and present recurring characters, all played by the original actors. Without giving away the ending, it should be noted that no sooner had shooting wrapped on this episode than the producers were busy at work on a second X-Files theatrical movie. "The Truth" was originally telecast on May 19, 2002.