Oct. 7th, 2014

2x07 "3"

Oct. 7th, 2014 12:01 am
wendelah1: (How do you define "normal'?)
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Critical opinion is so divided on this episode, it's hard to know where to begin. Even the writers weren't exactly happy with how it turned out. Sarah Stegall gave it an A for no reason that I can see except David Duchovny is hot. The critic at The A.V. Club must feel differently about DD's sex appeal because he gave "3" a D+. My non-X-Phile spouse's verdict: "They really jumped the shark with that one." After this latest viewing, I stand somewhere in the middle. I give it a solid B-. With Scully missing, Mulder has hit bottom. It was good to see the emotional fallout from her kidnapping addressed, even if it was only briefly and in the middle of a mediocre vampire pastiche.

Everyone agreed on one thing: The Unheard Music by X was an excellent, atmospheric choice for the scene at Club Tepes.

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Writer: Chris Ruppenthal, Glen Morgan, James Wong
Director: David Nutter
Originally aired: November 4, 1994

Synopsis:
After reopening the X-Files, Mulder heads to Los Angeles to investigate a series of ritualistic killings.

Most Memorable Quote:
Kristen Kilar: Are you about to ask what a normal person like me is doing in a place like this?
Mulder: How do you define normal?
Kristen Kilar: Misha, red wine... I don't. How do you?
Mulder: All I know is... normal is not what I feel.

Links:
Transcript
Musings of an X-Phile.
A Surreal X-File Captures Earthlings - LA Times article about filming the episode in Vancouver.

Fanfiction:
There should be more but I like this early season two story.
Under the Rose by bugsfic
Summary: The Christmas holidays are always so stressful. 1994 is even more so for Dana Scully, bringing painful memories, a perplexing Mulder, and vampires.
wendelah1: Scully's head dissolving into yellow goo (I'm melting)
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Becoming Dana Scully: Me And The X-Files, 20 Years Later


When The X-Files first aired, I had just graduated from college. Gillian Anderson is about the same age that I am, give or take a year or two (though I must say she's always looked better than I do at this age). So as she was getting sucked into the world of the X-Files, I was also being initiated into the profession I had chosen; and, as for Scully, it was for me a long and grueling process which threatened to overwhelm my existence and blot out any recollection of a life outside. So I identified with her, as a woman entering a male-dominated profession, as someone to whom personal loyalty was extremely important, and as someone who struggled to reconcile a materialist worldview with a wish for there to be something more. And as a redhead too, I suppose.

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