Recap / The X-Files S07 E22 "Requiem"

Alien activity in Oregon brings Mulder and Scully back to the site of their first investigation together.

Tropes:

  • Anywhere but Their Lips: Mulder kisses Scully's cheek while they cuddle in his bed.
  • Book Ends: Mulder and Scully investigate in Bellefleur, Oregon, which was the place of their very first assignment. They see a faded X sign on the road, which Mulder painted there to mark an anomalous electrical disturbance back then. They also meet some of the same people, some of which are multiple alien abductees. In both episodes, Mulder and Scully have a personal conversation in a hotel room — in the pilot Mulder tells her "nothing else matters to [him]" except his quest, while in "Requiem", he insists that the quest isn't worth sacrificing her health and happiness.
  • Friend or Idol Decision: Mulder has to choose between saving Scully and finding the truth about the Government Conspiracy.
  • Intimate Healing: Mulder spoons Scully to warm her up when she's not feeling well.
  • "Last Supper" Steal: The gathering in Skinner's office looks like the famous last supper, though they are standing, not sitting.
  • Missing Time: Mulder and Scully have a missing time experience on what they subsequently realize is the exact same spot they had one in the first episode.
  • Morning Sickness: Implied to be the reason she wasn't feeling well and went to Mulder for some Intimate Healing.
  • Myth Arc: Alien abductees are back, Skinner, Kryczek, Marita... they all make an appearance.
  • Series Fauxnale: Mulder and Scully return to the site of their first case together, pretty much every major character gets an appearance, and the episode ends in true X-Files fashion in which Mulder is abducted and Scully finds out she's pregnant without conclusion or explanation for either. A lot of fans treat it this way, since many regard season's 8 and 9 as subpar to the rest of the series.
  • Someone to Remember Him By: Scully finds out she's pregnant immediately after Mulder is Put on a Bus.
  • Wham Episode: Mulder is taken by aliens and Scully is pregnant.


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