Recap / The X-Files S06 E20 "Three of a Kind"

Tropes:

  • Absentee Actor: Double Subverted with Mulder whose voice is heard but that's via a recording by The Lone Gunmen to get Scully to join them.
  • A Day In The Lime Light: The Lone Gunmen episode.
  • The Bus Came Back: Morris Fletcher returns for a scene flirting with Scully, who has been zapped with mind-altering drugs.
    • Also, Suzanne Modeski.
  • Gut Punch: Jimmy Belmont's death changes the light-hearted tone of this episode to something darker.
  • Intoxication Ensues: Scully is injected with a brainwashing drug to make her forget some evidence she's uncovered, one of its side-effects being the inhibition of higher reasoning. We later see her enthusiastically flirting with an all-male group of defense contractors and The Men in Black. Fortunately, Frohike takes her away, much to their disappointment.
    Frohike: Why would the government want to turn Scully into a bimbo?
  • The Ketchup Test
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Or at least Nerdish behavior. Timmy is a cold-blooded CIA assassin, NOT Played for Laughs.

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