Recap / The X-Files S04 E23 "Demons"


  • The episode begins with a Flashback Nightmare for Mulder. It's not much of a surprise opening because of the standard flashback effects and the fact that it depicts him as his younger self together with his sister Samantha.
  • Meaningful Name: David and Amy Cassandra.
  • Murder-Suicide: The murder which Mulder might have committed was ruled out as murder-suicide.
  • Ominous Visual Glitch: Mulder underwent an extreme psycho-treatment to induce his memories of Samantha's abduction. His "memories" (probably hallucinations) were showed in freaky colours with distorted people, and the picture is intentionally grainy.
  • Pensieve Flashback: The opening Flashback Nightmare shows Mulder as his younger self as well as him as an adult observing the scene.
  • You Wake Up in a Room: The opening scene of Mulder waking up in an unfamiliar hotel room with somebody else's blood on his shirt.