Recap / The X Files S 09 E 01 Nothing Important Happened Today

Two days after the season eight finale, Doggett and Reyes conduct an investigation into Kersh and the events surrounding William's birth.

Tropes used in this episode:

  • Continuity Nod: Reyes can't find a pencil in Mulder's desk because they're all stuck in the ceiling above her. In previous episodes, Mulder's often seen throwing pencils into the ceiling when he's bored.
  • Disappeared Dad: Mulder has disappeared at the beginning of the episode, leaving Scully and William behind.
  • Exploited Immunity: A female Super Soldier who can't be killed lures a man into driving her home, forces his car to drive off a bridge and holds him underwater until he drowns.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: The Lone Gunmen get called in and offer a line reflecting the cancellation of their own show.
    Byers: Like we've got anything better to be doing these days.
  • Mysterious Informant: Whoever slipped that file to Reyes.
  • Noodle Incident: How the Lone Gunmen escaped the predicament that served as the cliffhanger ending for their series.
  • Trapped in a Sinking Car: A female Super Soldier lures a man into taking her home and forces his car over the edge of a bridge and into the water. She then uses her immunity to death to hold him underwater until he drowns.