Recap: The X Files S 02 E 18 Fearful Symmetry
A man is found trampled to death - apparently by an invisible elephant. When the body of the elephant is discovered some 45 miles away - and discovered to have been recently pregnant - Mulder and Scully follow the trail to the local zoo. Amid intrigues involving animal rights activists and the Malawi government, animals continue to disappear and reappear. Is this the work of human zealots or alien breeding programs? And could the answers lie with the only witness to the disappearances - a gorilla named Sophie?Not to be confused with Fearful Symmetry.
- Aliens Steal Zoo Animals
- Amplified Animal Aptitude
- Animal Wrongs Group: the WAO
- Green Aesop: It even won an Environmental Media Award
- Literary Allusion Title: To William Blake's The Tyger
- Medical Rape and Impregnate: This time, those wacky aliens are doing it to zoo animals!
- Pantomime Animal: Nice job on that gorilla suit.
- Unintentional Period Piece: Mulder's video-conference with the Lone Gunmen. Only two of the Lone Gunmen are present, because the third has issues with his image being sent over satellite. Also, it is explicitly said that the conference costs a lot of money. This clearly took place before the ubiquity of Skype.
- Written-In Absence: Langly stays off-camera, while Frohike and Byers talk to Mulder. The reason is because Dean Haglund was booked for a guest spot on Sliders and couldn't make the shoot. This ended up being the first and only episode where the Lone Gunmen didn't appear as a group.