Recap / The X-Files S03 E13 "Syzygy"


  • Adventure Towns
  • Astrologer: Zirinka. Astrology, readings, numerology, runes.
  • Catch Phrase: Sure. Fine. Whatever.
  • Cigarette of Anxiety: Scully must have a cigarette.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Zirinka snarks a lot.
  • Double Entendre: "solve the mystery of the horny Beast"
  • Facepalm: Mulder has an epic one at the motel.
  • 555: Detective White's number seen on her cat's collar is 555-0114.
  • Glove Snap: Mulder accuses Scully of enjoying this.
    Mulder: Go ahead, I know how much you like snapping on the latex.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: Mulder drinks screwdriver (made with a bottle of vodka and some frozen, concentrated orange juice, no less) and Detective White takes a swig from his bottle as well. The planets messed them up pretty bad.
  • Hollywood Satanism: The crimes were suspected to be a case of satanic rituals.
  • Like an Old Married Couple: Mulder and Scully's arguments.
  • Magic Mirror: Used to summon up Bloody Mary.
  • Not Himself: Mulder and Scully bicker a lot abnormally for them. Other people in town are affected as well.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: The Episode. Literally everyone in the episode is implied to be acting completely out of character to how they normally would due to the effect of the planetary alignment.
  • Pedo Hunt: The doctor they think murdered a little boy after finding his bag full of bones in a field.
  • Spooky Sťance: At the party, the teens try to communicate with the dead. They ask the table and ghosts who one of them marries, and the answer is Satan. The two girls wanted to mess with her, and she ended up as their victim.
  • Teens Are Monsters: The two girls keep killing their schoolmates.
  • When the Planets Align: When the planets align and you happen to be in a geological vortex and a high-intensity meridian, the relationships are going to suck. And it's affecting everyone, some more than others though.
  • World of Snark: Everybody is sarcastic. It's taken Up to Eleven thanks to the planet condition.