Synopsis | Mulder and Scully investigate when several people mysteriously disappear in a forest.
Trivia | “Detour” took nineteen days to film – over eleven more than the norm for The X-Files; filming was hampered by incessant rain. It ranks as the most-watched stand-alone episode of Season 5 with 22.9 million viewers – original US broadcast.
Quotes | Mulder: “How many shots did you fire?” Scully: “Six, maybe seven.” Mulder: “Is that your only clip?” Scully: “Yup.” Mulder: “Don’t fire again unless you’re sure you’re gonna hit it. It may be trying to spend our advantage.” Scully: “What the hell is it, Mulder?” Mulder: “I don’t know. But whatever it is, it’s smarter than us – at least out here.”