season 2, episode 12, “aubrey”
this disturbing story involves an old unsolved case and genetic memory. it’s a pretty cool idea. the agents use a combination of hunches and good old fashioned detective work to solve it. those are the only redeeming qualities to this otherwise run of the mill x-file. scully finds it obvious that the detectives are sleeping together. mulder doesn’t and scully attributes it to her womanly instincts. she proves to be right about her guess and mulder is quite impressed. he’s usually the one with the hunches. “i seem to recall you having some pretty extreme hunches.” “i have never.” he has one right before this where he recognizes the image from the 1939 world’s fair from a simple drawing of a triangle and a circle. that’s quite a leap and it’s asking a lot from the audience to take that leap, too. later, mulder senses the older woman gave birth when she is claiming she didn’t. turns out he’s right. guess mulder has some women’s intuition of his own. add in some detective work and our agents solve the case!
mulder’s baby duck hair!
they are eating kentucky fried chicken while working. a little harbinger of “our town” perhaps?
i love her smile and laugh after he says he never has any extreme hunches.
that rash grosses me out.
poor mrs. thibedeaux. i hate when bad things happen to old people.
a little history on mulder’s sunflower seeds. when he would wake up from a nightmare he would hear his father cracking sunflower seeds in his study. it’s partly a comfort thing? like a security blanket?
good use of the clip from “his girl friday.” the movie is about a couple who work together and have great banter. sounds like a pair of partners we know…
“i’ve had feelings for people i’ve worked with.” who are you talking about, scully??? presently?? presently, are you having these feelings?
“interoffice relationships can be complicated.” yeah, no shit.
m: “i’ve often felt that dreams are answers to questions we haven’t yet figured out how to ask.”