Recap / The X-Files S06 E02 "Drive"


  • Ambiguously Jewish: Once again, an anti-Semitic character suggests that Mulder is Jewish.
  • Asshole Victim: Patrick Crump but he gets sympathetic.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: Patrick Crump believes in a Jewish conspiracy.
    MULDER: Well, on behalf of the international Jewish conspiracy I just need to inform you that we're... almost out of gas.
  • Downer Ending
  • Hero Stole My Bike: Mulder is forced to "borrow" a car from a random guy at the pump. Unusually for the trope, he's held responsible and AD Kersh chews him for it.
  • I Will Punish Your Friend for Your Failure: Hersh bills Scully for the expenses Mulder racked up during the episode.
    Mulder: Why don't you bill me?
    AD Kersh: I'll bill your partner instead. You too obviously relish the role of martyr.
  • Monster of the Week: A case not connected to mythology, but it was found out that the government and the army were to be blamed for the mysterious disease.
  • Politically Incorrect Hero/Villain: Patrick Crump who hates or at least dislikes Jews.
  • Shaggy Dog Story
  • Shoot the Dog: There's a poor dog suffering the same fate as Crump - pressure building up in its ears - left behind in the neighborhood wiped out by that affliction. It doesn't end well.
  • Shout-Out: Drive faster or your own head will go off like a bomb. Like Mulder notes, we've seen that movie.
  • Your Head Asplode: Your head will explode through your ear if you don't drive - and drive faster - in the right direction (westward). Ew.