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The X-Files "Dreamland I" and "Dreamland II"
Season 6, episodes 4 and 5
Original Air Dates: 11/29/98 and 12/06/98
Writers: Vince Gilligan, John Shiban, Frank Spotnitz
Director: Michael Watkins
Guest Starring: Mitch Pileggi as Assitant Director Walter Skinner
Michael McKean as Morris Fletcher
Michael Buchman Silver as Howard Grodin
Scott Allan Campbell as Jeff Smoodge
Tom Braidwood as Frohike
Dean Haglund as Langly
Bruce Harwood as Byers
Tyler Binkley as Terry Fletcher
Dara Hollingworth as Christine Fletcher
Nora Dunn as Joanne Fletcher
Chris Ufland as Sam
Mike Rad as Randy
Lisa Joann Thompson as Kelly
John Mahon as General Wegman
Julia Vera as Mrs. Lana Chee
Screen Caps (at The X-Files DVD Screen Grab Archives):
Summary: (copyright TheXFiles.com)
Mulder drags Scully deep in the Nevada desert to meet a "source" who supposedly works at Area
51 and is going to give Mulder proof positive of the government's experimentation with alien
technology. Unfortunately, before they can rendez-vous with the informant, they are stopped by
other Area 51 officials who tell them they must turn around. As Scully tries to haul Mulder
back into the car, a UFO flies overhead. It emits a massive heat ripple which switches the
personalities of Mulder and Morris Fletcher, one of the Area 51 officials. Unbeknownst to
anyone other than Mulder and Morris, Morris (who now inhabits Mulder's body) climbs back into
the car with Scully, leaving Mulder (who is now in Morris' body) with the Area 51 goons.
Entrenched behind the walls of the mecca of UFO lore, Mulder tries to untangle the mess he's
found himself in. Morris, on the other hand, is just happy to be given this new life as a
single FBI agent; he doesn't lift one finger to try to reverse the situation.
Mulder tries to prove to Scully that he is not Morris, though Scully is skeptical at best. He
tells her he will give her scientific proof via a flight data recorder which was recovered from
another plane that crashed during test flights at Area 51. Unfortunately, Morris (aka Mulder)
gets wind of Mulder's plan and informs A.D. Kersh. Kersh then orders Scully to set a trap for
Mulder. The Area 51 police arrive and capture Mulder. And as Scully watches the MPs drag off
this man who looks like Morris Fletcher, but claims to be Mulder, she wonders if there may be
any truth to the odd turn of events.
Still trapped inside Man-In-Black Morris' body, Mulder manages to evade the brig when his fellow
MIB cohorts discover that the flight data recorder Mulder tried to give Scully was a fake. They
come to the conclusion that Mulder was trying to run a scam on the FBI. Mulder plays along and
the MIBs are relieved, but still want the original flight data recorder back. Mulder waffles,
but tells them he has it and that he'll return it.
Meanwhile, Scully is put on suspension and Morris (in Mulder's body) tries to ease her pain by
inviting her to his house for a home-cooked meal. Suspicious at first, she agrees. But when she
gets there, she finds an immaculate apartment and an actual bedroom she never knew Mulder had.
Things are just a bit too weird. She handcuffs Morris and confronts him about the switch. He
comes clean, further explaining that he has no idea how to switch back.
A reluctant Morris accompanies Scully as she reveals to Mulder that there may not be a way to
reverse this process. But somehow, one of the MIBs discover that the time warp is snapping back,
reversing time in the process. He positions Mulder and Morris in the right time at the right
place and their personalities are returned to the rightful bodies. Their memories of the past
few days are rewound as well and no one remembers a thing. This perplexes Mulder when he returns
home to find a waterbed in his previously empty bedroom.