Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 10, 1993
Status
Returning Series
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
FOX TV Network

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The X-Files

Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.

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Nicholas Lea (born June 22, 1962) in New Westminster, British Columbia. He attended Prince of Wales Secondary ...

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Alex Krycek is a Russian-American who makes his first appearance in in the season two episode "Sleepless", where Krycek, a young FBI Special agent is assigned as a temporary investigation partner to Fox Mulder. Krycek proceeds to work with Mulder and attempts to gain his trust.

However, it later becomes evident that Krycek is actually an undercover agent working for the Cigarette Smoking Man. Krycek plays an important part in several events that are harmful to Mulder and Dana Scully: he assists in Scully's abduction, and murders Mulder's father, William "Bill" Mulder. Krycek also assaults Assistant Director Walter Skinner and acquires a secret tape from him which reveals a US government coverup regarding alien visits to Earth. After a botched attempt on Scully results in the death of her sister, The Cigarette Smoking Man attempts to kill Krycek with a car bomb, but Krycek escapes. He lies low in Hong Kong for a short period, selling secrets acquired from the tape until he is found, beaten and apprehended by Mulder who takes him back to the US. Unbeknownest to him, Krycek is under the control of an alien organism and he escapes Mulder before being taken to a missile silo in North Dakota by the Cigarette Smoking Man. Having ejected the alien influence into an alien craft, he is left locked in a missile bay, screaming and banging on the door.

When escaping a gulag in Russia, where Krycek pursues a mysterious rock, he gets his left arm amputated to prevent some experiments on him. Later in the series, Krycek can be seen switching sides as it suits him, occasionally helping Mulder, Cigarette Smoking Man and other people. He attempted to blackmail Skinner with a nanotech virus, but ended up being thrown into a Tunisian prison when the Cigarette Smoking Man discovered that Krycek was misusing alien technology.

In the last season 7 episode, Requiem, Krycek tries and fails to kill the wheelchair-using Cigarette Smoking Man by throwing him down a flight of stairs. Later, when Mulder was abducted by aliens and returned in a deathlike state, Krycek attempts to again blackmail Skinner, with the means to save Mulder's life. Skinner refuses, and Krycek has a violent confrontation with John Doggett before escaping.

In the last season 8 episode, Existence, Krycek is shot between the eyes and killed by Skinner, during an unsuccessful attempt to kill Mulder. Krycek's ghost briefly showed up to assist Mulder escape a military base in the series finale.



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