Recap / The X-Files S04 E19 "Synchrony"

A man is arrested after apparently pushing his colleague in front of a bus, but claims he was actually trying to save him from that fate, which was predicted down to the exact time by a strange old man they met earlier.

Tropes:

  • Anti-Villain: Older Jason Nichols.
  • Hot Scientist: Lisa Ianelli the cryobiologist.
  • Oceanic Airlines: "Pan-Oceanic flight #1701" is mentioned on a notepad when Scully searches the hotel room.
  • Time Travel: A man came from the future and tries to prevent the invention which gets him to the episode's present time.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Older Jason Nichols is trying to stop his younger self and others from creating a compound that allows time travel. It turns out, a society where everyone can know what's happened (and what will happen) is one past the Despair Event Horizon. Older Jason defines it as a world without hope.

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