Today’s fave X-Files ep pick:
“E.B.E” Season 1, Episode 17
Next scene: Scully giving an in-depth psychoanalysis of the three men and informing Mulder that they are basically paranoid and delusional. She just spits out these complex medical descriptions with multi-multi syllable words, as if she were talking about what to have for dinner. It is, actually, pretty hot.
This is also a great episode to get an overview of the overarching conspiracy plot that, by the end of the show, had become extremely complex. But consider this episode the pre-k primer.
Other cool stuff in this ep:
- Mulder runs from military security after sneaking into a top secret lab and is chased by a BATTALION of soldiers!!! With rifles!!! They catch him but….. isn’t he *dreamy*…
- Deep Throat gives us an origin story (of sorts)
- Scully says, “The truth is out there….but there are also lies.”
- Scully finds a bug in her pen and finally realizes Mulder isn’t as paranoid as she thought.
I would like to use this last sentence to say that Gillian Anderson still looks gorgeous, is excellent in The Fall, and WAS brilliant in Hannibal, and I shall never ever recover from it’s cancellation. That is all.
The X-Files returns for a six-episode event, the first to air on January 24th.