Recap: The X Files S 05 E 06 Christmas Carol

Tropes appearing in this episode:

  • Happy Flashback: Scully reminisces about her past Christmas. Teenage Melissa and she go peeking at their presents. Their mum comes to them as well and the girls open together their golden crosses.
  • Supernatural Phone: Scully receives a phone call from a mysterious woman who sounds just like her dead sister Melissa. She urges her to help a little girl who turns out to be Scully's biological daughter. The FBI were able to trace the address and it's confirmed that a call came in from that place, but there was no outgoing call from that residence and their phone had been off the hook.
  • Phone Call from the Dead: Scully gets a phone call from her dead sister. This ends up leading her to a girl who is her biological daughter, created using the ovum extracted from her body.
  • Present Peeking: Teenage Melissa and Dana go to the tree to peek at their presents at night.
  • Real-Life Relative: Gillian Anderson's little sister Zoe plays Scully's teenage self in the flashback.