Agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) will be back to take on new cases on Fox's "The X-Files" very soon in a six-episode miniseries. The two FBI agents have had to deal with aliens, government conspiracies, vampires, and all different kinds of monsters over the course of nine seasons.
"The X-Files" consists of over 200 episodes and two movies. The task of getting caught up before Sunday is close to impossible, but don't worry there's a way you can get an idea of what the show is about before the miniseries premieres. Here are 14 must-see episodes to watch from the sci-fi drama's original run on TV:
1. "Pilot" Season 1, episode 1
The episode that started it all. Mulder and Scully first come together as partners in the FBI and fans get to see the types of cases the partners have to deal with.
2. "Deep Throat" Season 1, episode 2
The idea that the government was covering up knowledge of extraterrestrial life was built in this episode. This theme would go on to become the mythology that would play out throughout the entire series.
3. "Beyond the Sea" Season 1, episode 13
Scully becomes a believer following the death of her father, while Mulder is the skeptic in this episode. The two investigate a prisoner on death row who might have psychic abilities.
4. "The Host" Season 2, episode 2
The sight of the monster in this episode is hard to forget. A creature called the Flukeman lurks in the sewers in New Jersey and it's up to Mulder and Scully to figure out how to stop it.
5. "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose" Season 3, episode 4
This episode led to Emmy awards for guest star Peter Boyle and writer Darin Morgan. Boyle stars as Clyde Bruckman, a man who can predict how people will die. Bruckman helps Mulder and Scully try to solve a case about the murders of fortune tellers and psychics.
6. "Jose Chung's From Outer Space" Season 3, Episode 20
While many episodes of "The X-Files" can be creepy and scary, this one was actually more comedy. Mulder and Scully are trying to get to the bottom of a story about an alien abduction, but each eyewitness has a different story of what they saw.
7. "Home" Season 4, episode 2
Arguably one of the scariest episodes of "The X-Files," which was once banned by Fox after it originally aired. Mulder and Scully try to take down a family of inbred killersin this fan-favorite installment.
8. "Post-Modern Prometheus" Season 5, episode 5
Show creator Chris Carter wrote this episode, which was inspired by the original "Frankenstein" movie. The entire episode is filmed in black and white, while Mulder and Scully deal with a creature that is like the Frankenstein monster, known as The Great Mutato.
9. "Bad Blood" Season 5, episode 12
Before vampires became a craze in the 2000s, "The X-Files" took on the idea in 1998. Mulder and Scully have to get their story straight when they're told to report to Skinner (Mitch Pileggi) after Mulder kills a boy he believed was a vampire. Luke Wilson also guest stars as Sheriff Hartwell.
10. "Drive" Season 6, episode 2
This episode inspired "Breaking Bad" writer Vince Gilligan, who also wrote "Drive," to cast Bryan Cranston on the successful AMC show. Cranston guest stars as a man who might be suffering from some sort of illness and kidnaps Mulder. Scully has to find a way to rescue her partner.
11. "Milagro" Season 6, episode 18
Mulder and Scully investigate an author that writes about murders which go on to actually happen. The writer also takes an interest in Scully.
12. "Requiem" Season 7, episode 22
"Requiem" comes full circle with the pilot episode of the series. Mulder returns to the location of the first ever episode to continue an investigation about alien abductions. Cigarette Smoking Man (William B. Davis) is believed to be killed in the episode and the audience learns that Scully is preganant.
13. "Via Negativa" Season 8, episode 7
Although many fans of "The X-Files" try to pretend the seasons without Mulder didn't exist, there were still some solid episodes. This one if probably the most memorable, which features Mulder's replacement, John Doggett (Robert Patrick), being ordered by a cult leader to kill Scully.
14. "The Truth" Season 9, episodes 19 and 20
The original finale of the show saw the return on Cigarette Smoking Man and Duchovny to the series. "The Truth" was supposed to be the final puzzle piece of the series, until it was brought back in the 2008 film "The X-Files: I Want to Believe" and the upcoming miniseries.
"The X-Files" get reopened Sunday, Jan. 24 on Fox following the NFC Championship game.