Oct. 24th, 2014

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This episode shouldn't work. The plot makes no sense. The science makes no sense at all. We never even find out what happens to the dread mysterious Pirate Olafsson. The bottom line is the X-File investigation goes nowhere, nothing gets explained, and the only people who survive--whatever it is--are Mulder and Scully themselves. Yet the director manages to create dramatic tension and evoke a feeling of extreme claustrophobia. And naturally, it's always a treat to watch Scully do science.

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Writer: Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa
Director: Rob Bowman
Originally aired: March 10, 1995

Just because they want to, Mulder and Scully charter a fishing boat and head to the North Atlantic off the coast of Norway to investigate the mysterious deaths of the crew of the USS Ardent, where they get stranded when pirates hijack their boat. The ship vanished at the 65th parallel where there is a history of ships going missing dating back to WW II.

Most Memorable Quote:
MULDER: I always thought when I got older I'd maybe take a cruise somewhere. This isn't exactly what I had in mind. The service on this ship is terrible, Scully. (she smiles) It's not fair. It's not our time. We still have work to do.

SCULLY: Mulder ... When they found me, after the doctors and even my family had given up, I experienced something that I never told you about. Even now it's hard to find the words. But there's one thing I'm certain of. As certain as I am of this life, we have nothing to fear when it's over.

Sarah Stegall
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