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Recap: The X Files S 05 E 03 Unusual Suspects

Tropes:

  • Cameo: Richard Belzer's appearance as Lieutenant John Munch on the Shout-Out with a very direct Expy.
  • A Day in the Limelight: The episode stars the Lone Gunmen.
  • Deliberately Distressed Damsel: Subverted. The audience and the Lone Gunmen think that Susanne is going to turn out to be a psycho preying on people's protective instincts, but she really is a victim.
  • Hot Scientist: Introducing Susanne Modeski, a troubled organic chemist. She's a tall and slim blonde and Bayers falls for her.
  • Line-of-Sight Name: How Susanne comes up with her fake name. Doubles as a possible Shout-Out to The Usual Suspects, where the trope is also present.
    SUSANNE: Holly. Nice to meet you.
    BYERS: Holly. Just like the sugar.
    SUSANNE: Yeah... just like the sugar.
    BYERS: Funny...
  • Origins Episode: How the Lone Gunmen met Agent Mulder.
  • The Dulcinea Effect: Bayers for Susanne.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: Justified. Susanne's story about the psycho boyfriend and abducted child is all lies, but she really needs help, and no one would have believed the truth.

Redux IIRecap/The X-FilesDetour

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