season 1, episode 23, “roland”
this episode totally bores me. the actor who plays the mentally challenged title character is pretty good. he’s a very troubled character, but i couldn’t totally get into the story about the long lost twins, and his love interest, and the whole jet propulsion thing with corrupt scientists. i mean, a bodyless head controlling his mentally challenged twin brother to do some math and kill his colleagues? in a wind tunnel? the music is a nice addition, though. i like how mark snow can do a really sweet, moving score against a violent storyline.
two “are you suggesting…” questions from skeptical scully, back to back. *sigh*
kind of a “good will hunting” vibe with the janitor doing the impossible math equations. three years before the movie came out.
death by liquid nitrogen. and the head shattering. cool.
apparently scully went to a wedding. still trying to lead a somewhat normal life? mulder asks if she caught the bouquet. “maaaybe.” wouldn’t he like to know.
s: “does this pitch somehow end with a way for me to lower my long distance charges?”
s: “let’s go. i have to call my brother.” aw, scully, so quick with the humorous comebacks.
roland: “keep my stars.”