The X-Files (1993–2018)
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Nothing Lasts Forever 

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While investigating human organ theft, Mulder and Scully uncover a mysterious cult consumed with macabre rituals.


James Wong


Chris Carter (created by), Karen Nielsen | 2 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Fiona Vroom ... Barbara Beaumont / Sitcom Barbara
Carlena Britch ... Juliet 'La Avispa' Bocanegra
Jere Burns ... Dr. Randolph Luvenis
Viv Leacock ... Price
Micaela Aguilera ... Olivia Bocanegra
Samuel Patrick Chu ... Warren
Fabiola Colmenero ... Josephine Bocanegra
Genevieve Buechner ... Kayla
Cameron McDonald Cameron McDonald ... Father Hardy
Albert Nicholas ... Agent Bill Bludworth
Angus Stuart Angus Stuart ... Cathedral Priest
Aidan Kahn ... Agent Colquitt
Jay Hindle ... Sitcom Joe


While investigating human organ theft, Mulder and Scully uncover a mysterious cult consumed with macabre rituals.

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Barbara Beaumont's apartment is 4D, which isalso the name of a previous episode ("4-D," season 9, episode 4). See more »


When Mulder and Scully leave the church they find that three steel piles were detached from the church's fence near the entrance just at the sidewalk. It makes no sense for Juliet to remove those piles right at the entrance and moreover to remove three piles just beside each other. This way everybody can easily spot the missing piles just by walking at the sidewalk next to the church and while removing them she must be extra cautious not to get spotted. See more »


Dana Scully: [as the prayer candle she just lit in church blows out] It must be a sign. I'm all out of miracles. Turn Back. Give up. Accept your place in the numbing embrace of the status quo.
Fox Mulder: Uh uh.
[Mulder picks up a taper and relights her candle]
Fox Mulder: I will relight your candle and extend your prayers through mine.
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Crazy Credits

After the opening credits, the tagline "I Want to Be Beautiful" is in place of the traditional "The Truth Is Out There" tagline. See more »


References The Twilight Zone: Queen of the Nile (1964) See more »


The Morning After
Written by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn
Performed by Fiona Vroom
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What about SciFi/Horror Show do people not understand?
18 March 2018 | by feedandseed-99210See all my reviews

Any fan of The X-Files should be familiar with the show's periodic and famous forays into the truly disturbing in episodes such as "Home", "Sanguinarium", and "Our Town." "Home" had a hard time getting past the censors and after it's initial airing was not rerun on network TV for many years. So nothing about "Nothing Lasts Forever" is really out of keeping with The X-Files more gruesome offerings which dabble in such subjects as cannibalism to stay young (Our Town), organ theft to prolong life (I Want to Believe), incest (Home) and parasitism (Sanguinarium). Director James Wong, who also works these days on American Horror Story clued most of us into the fact that this was going to be a bumpy, bloody ride. That may not be your cup of tea, but it is completely in character for the show. What is also keeping in character with the show is that some of the most gruesome cases also serve as a backdrop to some of the most personal discussions between the two leads. That is also the case for Nothing Lasts Forever in which we find Mulder and Scully having deeply personal conversations about Scully's faith and the future of their relationship in between the machinations of the cult of personality and internal organs. For fans, and especially shippers, who have been waiting and waiting and waiting for the show to make a definitive statement on where Mulder and Scully's relationship stands before the series' ends, this episode is an instant classic.

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14 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada

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