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We made to the weekend. I hope you're having as much fun as I am. EDIT: I'm sorry this didn't post on time. It was in the queue but didn't have the correct time on the post. I doubled-checked the rest for us.

Here's the season three Darin Morgan episode I promised you. Why choose this one? It starts with a murder and ends with a suicide, but it doesn't leave you feeling hopeless. The story is a perfect mixture of light and dark, the bleakness of a serial murder investigation interlaced with black humor. It won an Emmy for Darin Morgan. In the span of 44 minutes, Peter Boyle creates an unforgettable character, winning an Emmy for his performance. His Clyde Bruckman is a psychic whose only ability is to predict when people will die. What does he do for a living? He sells life insurance.

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Writer/s: Darin Morgan
Director: David Nutter
Originally aired: October 13, 1995 (in the US) – 6th March 1996 (in Australia)

Synopsis: In the course of the FBI's investigation into the serial killings of psychics, Mulder and Scully meet Clyde Bruckman, a psychic who will help lead them to the killer.

Most Memorable Quote: How do I choose just one? The entire episode is quotable. This dialogue inspired some of the fandom's best fanfiction.
SCULLY: So, Ahab mistakes the prophecy and as a result, dies. A similar fate happens to MacBeth.
CLYDE BRUCKMAN: Still, you're not the least bit curious?
(There is a knock on the door.)
SCULLY: That must be Mulder. Time for the midnight shift.
(She puts her cards down and stands up. She goes towards the door, but then walks back up to Bruckman.)
All right. So how do I die?
CLYDE BRUCKMAN: You don't.

Links:
Episode transcript.
Not Just a Fluke: How Darin Morgan Saved The X-Files Jonathan Kirby, Pop Matters.
The Immortal Agent Scully Josh Daniel, Slate.
Autumn Tysko's review.
Sarah Stegall's review.

Fanfiction: These are all takes on the Scully is immortal trope. They are all different, all brilliant, and all very dark. That's a warning.
Fata Morgana by Julie Fortune. Another take on how Scully becomes immortal.
How a Resurrection Really Feels by [livejournal.com profile] idella. Summary: Experimental living.
Fathoms Five by [livejournal.com profile] penumbra23. Summary: Never is a very long time.
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Technically, "Paper Clip" is part three of three. If you want (and have the time) to watch "Anasazi" and "The Blessing Way," go for it. I probably will, but I'll be honest, "Paper Clip" is the one I love, maybe because it's the one that breaks my heart.

There's just something about that scene in the cafe, where they meet up with Skinner. They're on the run together, outlaws, Federal agents operating outside the law. What if they hadn't agreed to give up the digital tape in return for their safe return? Could they have used its information to bring down the Consortium? Another AU fic I wish someone would have written.

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Writer/s: Chris Carter
Director: Rob Bowman
Originally aired: September 29, 1995 (in the US) – 21st February 1996 (in Australia)

Synopsis: Mulder returns home to find Scully holding Skinner at gunpoint. Skinner reveals he has the digital tape that everyone's been looking for. Working with information from an old Mulder family photograph, Mulder and Scully locate a former Nazi scientist, who was brought to the USA to work on Operation Paper Clip. He sends them to what appears to be an old, abandoned mining operation. Once inside, they find an acre of floor to ceiling cabinets, containing countless files cataloging tissue samples collected over decades for an unknown purpose. There's a file with Samantha's name on a sticker, pasted over Mulder's. There's also a file with Scully's name on it, containing a recent tissue sample.

Most Memorable Quote:
Mulder: "And I believe that what we're looking for is in the X-Files. I'm more certain than ever that the truth is in there."
Scully: "I've heard the truth, Mulder. Now what I want are the answers."

Links:
Autumn Tysko's review
Sarah Stegall's review
Melissa Meditations: A White Buffalo Calf, A Miracle, and a Sacrifice by Fialka and Tuatha de Danaan.
A.V. Club review

Fanfiction:
Coyote Luck by [livejournal.com profile] that_khyber. Perfect post-ep is perfect. This is exactly how I imagined it would happen. Part of his never-to-be-finished-but-what-do-I-care-since-I-didn't-like-the-ending-anyway Khyber versus Season Seven, but it works just fine as a standalone.
Time by Kipler. Logically, it's an AU post-ep for "Anasazi" and "The Blessing Way." Scully copes with Mulder's death in the boxcar.
Kith by JET. Not exactly a post-ep for "Paper Clip." It's a ghost story. She calls it a "fairy tale for autumn."

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