Recap / The X-Files S03 E01 "The Blessing Way"


  • Drowning My Sorrows: Frohike is drinking heavily when mourning Mulder.
  • It Is Not Your Time: Deep Throat and Bill Mulder appear to Fox Mulder to tell him his quest is not over yet.
  • Magical Native American: Played straight in this part of the trilogy when Albert Hosteen performs a healing ritual to bring Agent Mulder back to life.
  • Mexican Standoff: Scully held Skinner at gun point, but he had a chance to also pull out his gun when she heard footsteps outside mulder's apartment. They both have their guns fixed on one another, neither is willing to flinch.
  • Mistaken Identity: Luis Cardial and Alex Krychek mistake Melissa for Dana and shoot her outside Dana's apartment.
  • Murder by Mistake: Melissa Scully gets shot when she was mistaken for her sister, agent Scully.
  • Myth Arc
  • To Be Continued
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Mulder gets sunflower seeds as a present from an Indian boy because he asked for them during his fevers.
  • Turn in Your Badge: Scully is done with the FBI in this episode.
  • Vision Quest: While undergoing the Blessing Way ritual, Mulder sees visions of his father and Deep Throat that urge him to continue his quest for the truth.