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Robert Patrick Modell, aka "Pusher," has recovered from his injuries and escaped from a prison hospital. Mulder and Scully lead the manhunt even as Modell may be using his powerful mind-control capabilities to target Fox for revenge.


Daniel Sackheim


Chris Carter (created by), Vince Gilligan | 1 more credit »




Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Mitch Pileggi ... Walter Skinner
Diana Scarwid ... Linda Bowman
Colleen Winton ... Therapist
Robert Wisden ... Robert Patrick Modell
Scott Oughterson Scott Oughterson ... Old Orderly
Ty Olsson ... Young Orderly
Kurt Evans ... Sports Store Employee
Donna Yamamoto ... Female Agent
Stuart O'Connell Stuart O'Connell ... First Cop
Jill Krop Jill Krop ... Reporter
Michelle Hart Michelle Hart ... Trace Agent
Michael Dobson ... U.S. Marshal
Richard Leacock ... Second Cop


Robert Modell (see The X-Files: Pusher (1996) ) seems to have recovered from his gunshot wounds and is again using his power of suggestion to get his victims to see things that are not there. Scully and Assistant Director Skinner are particularly concerned as they assume Modell is out to take his revenge on Mulder. As the murder count rises however, Mulder however realizes that Modell may not not be the killer this time around and may have another purpose in mind. Written by garykmcd

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4 January 1998 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Robert Patrick Modell previously appeared in season 3's The X-Files: Pusher (1996) making him the second monster-of-the-week to make a second appearance. The first was Eugene Victor Tooms of The X-Files: Squeeze (1993) and The X-Files: Tooms (1994). See more »


When Scully is inspecting the wedding ring of the prosecutor Bowman, wrinkled plastic can be seen, ostensibly to keep paint off the actor's skin. See more »


Walter Skinner: Mulder, a moment please?
[waits for Scully to leave the office]
Walter Skinner: I just wanted to say you did a good job.
Fox Mulder: How's that?
Walter Skinner: Nobody could have figured this out but you. You knew it was Linda Bowman and not Modell. You were way ahead of me.
Fox Mulder: I almost killed my partner.
Walter Skinner: Mulder, despite that, you prevailed. You won her game.
Fox Mulder: How come I feel like I lost?
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References The X-Files: Pusher (1996) See more »


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My favorite excellent Episode "Fox Hunt" to Pusher

The Return of Robert Patrick Modell (Robert Wisden) Pusher from Season 3. This time Modell escapes from from a prison hospital in In Lorton, Virginia. F.B.I. is on a man hunt with Mulder and Scully of course Mulder capture him in Season 3. This time Modell is on a Fox hunt and Mulder (David Duchovny) try's to figurate out his game before he will start killing again.

I disagree with the reviewer who wrote the title "Pusher deserved a better sequel". How will Pusher get another sequel when it 20 years old?. My opinion Kitsunegari is a damn good sequel to Modell, I love the F.B.I. hunt on a serial killer.

The problem that i had is that Modell tried to retribute him self by not killing anyone. Modell is on a hunt of a woman name Linda Bowman (Diana Scarwid) that is a murder mystery that Mulder has solve it and put pics in the puzzle together.

Great performence by Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully I love her character in this episode. I love the villians too in here. Kitsunegari is so effective at mimicking a soulless sequel that is almost indistinguishable from the real thing. The result is a well-constructed and clever little episode, but one that is not particularly enjoyable or fun. I love the blue paint nad the blue color. By early 1998, The X-Files was a cultural force. It was a massive success by just about any measure. There was a feature film due in theatres, there was merchandise in stores. The viewing figures were at the highest that they would ever be. The fifth season of The X-Files is generally a very slick, very professional production.

I absolutely love Linda Bowman she was so hot and sexy. Great performence from Diana Scarwid, excellent performance from the actress. I gave my favorite episodes 10. Kitsunegari is my favorite episode in the fifth season good episode to Pusher. Yet Pusher in Season 3 is my favorite episode in The X-Files. I love Unusual Suspects, Detour, The Post-Modern Prometheus this one Kitsunegari and i also love Schizogeny which i am going to review that episode next. I am watching The X-Files the fifth season all episodes on DVD and i am writing reviews which one of the episodes are my favorite in the fifth season.

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