Recap / The X-Files S05 E02 "Redux II"

Tropes:

  • The Mole: The person working inside the FBI against Mulder and Scully is finally revealed: Section Chief Blevins, the very man who assigned Scully to the X-Files four years ago.
  • Myth Arc
  • Never Found the Body: The Cigarette-Smoking Man, who has failed The Syndicate one too many times, is assassinated on their orders.
  • Not So Stoic: We get tantalizingly close to seeing the First Elder completely lose it when he sees Skinner showing up at a Senate subcommittee hearing where he shouldn't be.
  • Thanatos Gambit: With Mulder in serious legal trouble for the dead man in his apartment, a terminally-ill Scully suggests that he pin all of the blame on her. Mulder refuses to even consider this option.
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