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Lord of the Flies 

Doggett and Reyes investigate a teenage boy who may have the ability to control insects and uses it to kill. Scully and a pushy, pompous, flirtatious entomologist assist them.


Kim Manners


Chris Carter (created by), Thomas Schnauz




Episode complete credited cast:
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Robert Patrick ... John Doggett
Annabeth Gish ... Monica Reyes
Hank Harris ... Dylan Lokensgard
Samaire Armstrong ... Natalie Gordon
Michael Wiseman ... Dr. Rocky Bronzino
Jane Lynch ... Mrs. Anne T. Lokensgard
Aaron Paul ... David 'Sky Commander Winky' Winkle
Branden Williams ... Bill / Cap'n Dare
Erick Avari ... Dr. Herb Fountain
Aeryk Egan Aeryk Egan ... Camera Dude


Doggett and Reyes investigate a teenage boy who may have the ability to control insects and uses it to kill. Scully and a pushy, pompous, flirtatious entomologist assist them.

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Release Date:

16 December 2001 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


"Lord of the Flies", a novel by William Golding, was published in 1954. See more »


Natalie pulls away from Dylan after they kiss showing that she had been bitten, her lips and teeth covered in blood. She runs from the house and before she drives off in her car you can see her mouth is completely clean of blood. See more »


John Doggett: I think I just solved this case. The kid has crap for brains, the flies couldn't resist.
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Crazy Credits

In the main title for the ninth season, a piece of paper flashes across the screen listing "FBI Contacts: Witnesses and Contributors." The names on the list are screen names of the series' on-line fans. For episodes #9.01-#9.11, the names were randomly picked from various X-Files message boards. For episodes #9.12-#9.19, the names came from contest entries. See more »


References The Fly (1958) See more »


The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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Probably the series' weakest effort
17 January 2008 | by markagerholmSee all my reviews

The X-Files is one of my favorite shows. I've watched it from the beginning and have seen every episode. A top-notch episode is comparable to a four-star movie (Triangle, Dod Kalm, X-Cops), but unfortunately, the worst episodes make me want to stuff the DVD hole with m80s and toss it like a frisbee (First Person Shooter, Space, Herrenvolk). Lord of the Flies, one of the series' final episodes, is perhaps the most unwatchable episode there is. Thing is, I really wanted to give this episode a shot. Season Nine didn't turn out to be anything great, but I think it turned out better than most people say it did. And this episode happened to focus partially on one of my favorite songwriters, Syd Barrett. Unfortunately, the writing is atrocious and cheesy. It seems as though it's intended to be a tongue-in-cheek episode, which also happens to be my favorite X-Files variety, but the artistic merit is lost when we're supposed to find ourselves sympathizing with characters that act sporadically and often break up the mood when they try to be taken seriously. Overall, this is up there with First Person Shooter for the worst X-File ever made.

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