The characters are well played, the cast is good for everyone. DD and GA are so funny. Really it's an episode which brings balm for the heart!
"when I've got they used to call the blues...Nothing is really wrong..."
10/10 for the music Mark Snow rocks.
the old house is really beautiful, reminds me of a 90's movie for children called Casper which I liked because of the house too and its bookshelves :)
I put a 10/10 BUT: I watched it this week and: why is there not a 1939 Mulder on the boat, dealing with the 1999 one?
The new storyline with birth of violent aliens is thrilling. Love the desert too, the Homer character too ;)
No reason to hate Fowley in this ep I'm disappointed lol.
Scully and Gibson made a good duo I love their relationship she is so kind to him. Hard to believe she could not have protected him in the hospital...
Love the last scene when we contemplate the wordless communication between Gibson and the grey.
I love Gibson, I really think the entire show would have dealt with him much. The way we figure out the link between CSM and Jeffrey is really cool with this little mailboy in the snow.
First meeting with Diana and we HATE her already. We want to hold Scully and tell her to not give up the trust and the friendship it's just a matter of time.
There is something wrong with the scene of the video where Mulder finds the threat was over Gibson, too simple even a 5 yo boy could have found it.
Wonderful music as ever
And last but not least, the folie à deux happens on Scully too!
However I watched it again some days ago and I didn't understand why the toxin is immediately lethal and not afterwards... and how it can stay a long time on the money?
Love the scene where the kine dies
CC did it perfectly, the direction is really good.
The hypnosis scene is awesome but Scully needs Mulder's trust and he remains skeptic.
We understand that there are conflicts inside of the consortium, and the poor Marita who wanted to be freed pays with her body during more and more tests.
Nobody really knows which side to choose after all. Krycek leads Mulder to find what's going on in an airforce base and he will witness aliens war and could find back the strenght to believe and carry on their quest. Scully is totally lost with her memories and the balance is back (but in an easy scenaristic way I think).
And of course last but not least our CSM is back and we know the links with Cassandra and Jeffrey and we want to know more about them!
We meet some new interesting characters: Jeffrey and Cassandra Spender, and are happy to find back Krycek and Marita.
Mulder believes in a government conspiracy and deny his memories of Samantha's abduction by aliens. He seems completely lost. Scully is linked with Cassandra by her chip and needs to follow the stars.
Star wars begins between aliens and rebels and lots of innocent abductees die in fire. We fear for Scully's life on that bridge
The character of Invisigoth is attractive and the way she interacts with people makes me think and laugh. I love the gunmen in this episode, specially their bedroom, worse than Mulder's.
The explosions scenes are impressive and the humor is really good, I enjoy it like an action movie with popcorn.
I've never thought about the death of a child in the series.
I enjoyed Mr potatoe head by Mulder.
DS09: I prefer the prequel but it is a great mytho episode for me, with the discovery of the experiments on children, women and aged people at the same time, the clones, and the field work by Mulder while Scully is helping with a little bit of science, and dealing with so much feelings.
The end is so sad but we feel the horror of the conspiracy
Great freaky final scene with a great GUS
Regrets on Mike, quite absent.
Hurry up to come back!
After a good cliffhanger, Scully tries to threaten the ABH with her gun knowing it's useless, then she's stroken and left as an old socket (do we use this in english LOL?)
All the trip with Mulder and Jeremiah is like a dream, we enter a future universe, without understanding what is really going on but there's hope to find out what Samantha became.
Then superb scenes: Mulder in the phone cab nearly crashed by ABH, and the hollywood death of Mr X (my daughter told him: go to hell LOL) and the first encounter with marita, whom we already like.
Scully learns important informations in the continuity of paper clip and the strughold mines, the inventory via the smallpox virus. I like when she works with Pendrell :)
And finally CSM saves Teena Mulder and we understands she has or had feelings for her because he holds her hand. But who is healing her? ABH or Jeremiah? I am still confused.
I thought it was difficult to understand who is who between the humans, the clones, the killers, the bads and the goods. It remains very confused but the well-directed scenes bring our minds.
My daughter who watch with me was nearly crying with DD while the hospital scenes, it's quite rare to be moved by him crying because sometimes it doesn't look so real, but here congrats DD you are amazing.
I think that the role of Scully could have been better written, here she obeys to Mulder whose faith made him selfish. I usually love his behavior but not here.
I love the fight scene in the parking garage between M and MrX wonderful.
The last time (2 days ago), I was wondering why the opening scene shows us a green cabbage and I thought it must be because of the nutritional contents of this vegetable, which melt vitamins and immunity nutriments.
There is a bemol: the scene where Bosch dies while phoning Modell: the policemen should have been more reactive to understand he was dying I think.
But I can't help myself rating with 10
Really paranormal universe. The smoke screen autopsy WOW.
I can just regret we need so much watches to really understand the entire episode
Lots of exceptional scenes:
Scully believing that Mulder and CSM meet in the car at night, laughing.
The moment when Mulder's got phone call to recognize a dead body which might me Scully, we are so moved with him until he opens this curtain... (although I find his reaction after too painless)
and Of course THE SCENE at Margaret Scully's home with a lost Dana... AMAZING! in VO or VF it's great.
"you abducted me! you put that thing in my neck! you killed my sister!"
I could listen and watch this everyday of my life!
I like the investigation, the sexist policeman and the way his admits Scully because he feel her sense of work.
and the principal actor's performance and the global ambiance, and the emergence of the internet and its dangers.
The killer doesn't look like a usual suspect and I would have known him better.
The end is sad but expected, and we are about to share a short life with Queequeg.
As often, thank you Darin Morgan to extend the lines of our series till new horizons.
The script is so good with science and power melted, just as an x files ep might have.
The directing is superb, as the special effects of the flashes.
And of course the rocky music going on, we are sticked with M and S all the time in rural america.
And the feeling we can be a victim of bigpharma everytime everywhere. Maybe why I fear Monsanto!
Here there's ghosts, psychiatry, fantastic pensionaries, philosophy, humor etc... in an old mansion of inhumanity, automn leaves ouside... WOW
I can find a bad scene, that remains impressive however: Mulder and the nurse in the water of the bathroom.
I love to discover every character, the stages sets. I love the dialogues, the sense of humor of the actors, every scene is cult it seems.
We feel every emotion, alternately: fear, shame, joy, sadness... It's wonderful to spend a moment watching TV feeling this.
I love the scene of the potatoe, of course, but I can't choose a favourite scene in this ep. Congratulations to the cast and crew
BUT: the travel in Norway, behind closed doors on this ghost ship, with story's of government behind, I can't resist, I love it.
Mulder and Scully seem so passionates searching for the truth, even when they realized they're dying.
OK the realism is not here, because they heal finally with a perfect skin in the forward episodes LOL
I love the work on the noises in the ship, and the directing, I feel loneliness and fear all over the episode.
There's a question however: how can scully realize blood analysis with no materials???
The theme of eco-terrorism was better treated in darkness falls of course but the characters are persuasive.
I'm always moved by the sadness of the animals in this episode.
The writing is goodlike the acting, and the scene of the autopsy of Ganesha is remarkable.
This episode is realistic, we learn from science about chemistry, Mulder and Scully are investigating with their sensitivity and they are complementary like we love them. The other characters are interesting, especially Jesse and Trebkos.
Favourite scene when the mushroom explodes in jesse's throat putting scully in danger.
Perfect episode, every scene is a pleasure of good writing and makes sense. Margaret Scully and Melissa are doing their best, I like them so much in this episode, just like Mulder, DD is playing so right! Usually, sorrow is not his best emotion, but here it's perfect.
I smile thinking about dizzy GA with her heavy breast shooting this episode with a crying baby on the set.
This would have been the only blessed pregnancy for the show LOL.
What can I say?? Every scene is amazing, Scully's rapt, Mulder's sorrow, and rage, and run, and search...
Krycek is a bad ass yeah! CSM knows everything about Scully's abduction, Skinner opens up the XFiles, Duane Barry succeeds his plan... WOW we can't breathe until the end, (just a little when Mulder reaches the top of the mountain without dying)
Moving scenes with Margaret Scully, whose trust in Mulder is entire.
But oh my god: when will our Scully come back??? Alive!
I really love when the 2 opposite sides of the problem can explain the problem: here we can be sure that Barry's abduction was real because of the passionate interpretation of Mulder, but after Scully's arrival and the reading of the medical file of Barry, we are not sure anymore.
Krycek is still a cute kind agent... Not for long time
And of course, the scene of Scully in the grocery shop is unbelievable, and the great final dangerous scene always lets me speechless. Hopefully this was not a final season cliffhanger!
I like when x files is based on real facts from archives, and when it is about effects on health.
Love the open final scene too, eve if the bye bye is too much.
Always fascinated by this creature and the intense investigation led by this episode. Mulder on the run, Scully on the brain.
Good disgusting scenes, good speeches, good actors, and fear through the music, and the darkness of canalisations.
This Tchernobyl subject has always had a real effect on me.
The scene under the shower is the best!
The episode is full of handsome scenes we'll never forget like Samantha's abduction, or the amazing car poursuite against the UFO army in the end (Impossible to watch a car race from MS IV without crying after that!).
What an unforgettable beginning of our 2nd season show, thank you the showrunner
Mulder does his best to find her, he is disturbed:
"MULDER: And for those of you ---who don’t know already (voice unsteady) this one’s important to me. So, uh, let’s do it right. Thanks."
A good one, again
I hate Phoebe of course, but I'm pretty sure I am more jealous than Scully! I want to protect Mulder from her! Scully is wiser, investigating on her own, protecting with distance, always an eye, always there when she has to be.
And the man responsible for the fire is really convincing with his freaky eyes. I love his sens of humor too.
The scene when the corridor turns on fire is impressive even if we know it's impossible to keep walking in real life, because of the lethal smokes. Mulder's the hero! Like for some of the first season episode, it has a real investigation, with interrogatories, and expert advices.
An episode close to the 1x02 deep throat and EBE I think.
We discover a new kind of alien entity and learn that the army has more knowledge about it.
the flying max scene is thrilling. Scully is rescuing Mulder from jail, and think that Max is just ill. As often.
Scary in some scenes (the crushed throat and the last with fly papers in the closed office).
A real opposition between M & S. A classic ep
But I like the way Scully is already an ally for Mulder, defending his reputation, on his side.
And of course the final scene, where Mulder understands that Scully will be the future victim.
Meeting Deep throat makes us paranoid and curious.
I love to see how simple and humoristic is the M&S relationship already. It always make me think that Scully was less serious than after. Even in the way she is dressed. She is not the cold woman she'll become later in the show, and I don't know why
Always a pleasure to watch this episode, to tell every word learnt by heart, to try to find something we had never seen last times... I love the characters, their smiles, their persuasion, their beliefs, their passion, and also their pleasure to spend time together because they're so curious to discover each other.
And the story so mysterious and the other characters so paranoids (the CSM in the pentagon!).
We learn that the story is told from real facts and it's so scary!
A classic and superb episode I LOVE
After despair in Defred's eyes, we'll find Hope in June's, let's it to be continued!