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DAY 3. At least this year I won't have to defend picking "Blood" since we're doing all of season two. *g*

I remember watching "Blood" for the first time, and I don't remember them all, believe me. I was on the edge of my seat the entire episode, waiting for the postal worker to go postal. And that ending where Mulder sees "ALL DONE. BYE BYE." on his cell phone screen still haunts me. You don't know if he's hallucinating or if some mysterious shadow government entity is taunting him. Maybe Mulder is going to go nuts and begin shooting up random bystanders. That would have made a great post-ep story, imho. Too bad no one else thought so. Yes, it's back on the prompts list this year.

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Writer/s: story by Darin Morgan; Glen Morgan and James Wong wrote the teleplay.
Director: David Nutter
Originally aired: September 30, 1994 (in the US) – 3rd March 1995 (in Australia)

Synopsis: A small town sheriff requests help from the FBI to solve a series of random murders, all committed by upstanding citizens. Scully's autopsy results are brought to the attention of the Lone Gunmen, who conclude the murderers were all under the influence of a illegally sprayed pesticide that can cause LSD-like hallucinations. Because there is a smashed-up electronic screen at each crime scene, Mulder believes the killers may have been receiving subliminal messages. And that's before he gets sprayed with the pesticide himself.

Most Memorable Quote:
Sheriff Spencer: "Things like this aren't supposed to happen here."
Mulder: "A 42-year-old real estate agent murders four strangers with his bare hands. That's not supposed to happen anywhere."

Links:
Blood episode transcript
Sarah Stegall's review
X-Files 10 Best Episodes by Andrew Payne. I have no idea who he is either, but aren't you curious?
NEW ADDITION: Meta - A Different Kind of 90s Nostalgia: "Blood" by Plaid Adder, from her excellent X-Files Meta series.

Fanfiction:
None that I can recommend that's directly related to the episode. I'm trying to get over it.

Dance by Dith. This is a great story from the right time period. It's near the beginning of season two. The X-Files are shut down. Scully is back doing autopsies and teaching, Mulder is stuck in his cubicle, listening to reel after reel of audio surveillance tape. Out of the blue, Mulder gets a call from an old friend, who wants him to come to South Street in Philadelphia to investigate a murder, off the books.

Date: 2014-10-03 11:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chinapatterns.livejournal.com
Haven't had chance to re watch this yet but it's on my to do list for tomorrow. Just letting you know that I'm not ignoring the post [livejournal.com profile] wendelah1 x

Date: 2014-10-04 08:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] badforthefish.livejournal.com
Well, I'm off hiking for the day. This rewatch is great but I just don't see how I'll be able to watch an ep and then comment on it everyday, therefore it is likely I will miss quite a few. Sorry about that.

Date: 2014-10-04 06:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chinapatterns.livejournal.com
This episode is beautifully filmed. I love the atmosphere they managed to created with lighting effects and the use of some magnificent buildings. I wonder if they took the 1966 clock tower shooting in Texas as inspiration for the final scene. Scully isn't.t present in this episode very much and for once I don't mind. There is still a partnership of sorts between them that is kept alive as he writes to her about the case, I think this works well. I wonder if Mulder did give Frokike Scully's number ?

Overall I like the subtlety of the case and the ties back to actual historical events, if feels more like science fiction than some other episodes.

Date: 2014-10-05 04:12 am (UTC)
fueschgast: PotterPuffs-style drawing of me in Hufflepuff robes, text reads "Hufflepuff pride". (watching TV (Futurama))
From: [personal profile] fueschgast
Ah, gotta love the stealth pun of a postal worker going postal.

"Frohike, it's men like you who give perversion a bad name."
And did Frohike really only hand over the night-vision goggles in exchange for Scully's number?

Ed's freakishly blue eyes were annoying. I have a problem with colored contact lenses, they make eyes look weird. What was even the point for Ed having blue eyes?

Date: 2014-10-06 04:25 am (UTC)
fueschgast: (The X-Files)
From: [personal profile] fueschgast
I love how these two talked past each other. XD
Baseball isn't a big sport over here, so I don't know what Spencer's problem with right field could be.

Ed's eyes are bluer than his shirt.


But what really annoys me is that colored contact lenses make eyes look so weird in side view. It looks as if the iris and especially the pupil is on the cornea.

Date: 2014-10-13 02:28 am (UTC)
fueschgast: PotterPuffs-style drawing of me in Hufflepuff robes, text reads "Hufflepuff pride". (FueschPuff)
From: [personal profile] fueschgast
Well, I hope it's not my screen, because that would be bad with all the photoshopping I'm doing.

Ah, thanks for the baseball info.

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