Recap / The X-Files S09 E02 "Nothing Important Happened Today II"

Shannon McMahon is a super soldier and an old friend of Doggett's. She helps him learn more about the super soldier program and a plan to contaminate the water supply.

Tropes used in this episode

  • Bloody Horror: Shannon McMahon being punched through her stomach is rather horrifying.
  • Good Counterpart: Shannon is a good counterpart to Knowle and other super soldiers. Unlike others, she hates her invincibility and wants to aid Doggett in exposing the truth.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: Follmer is a dick but he helps Reyes at a crucial point.
  • Title Drop: Kersh does this, telling Doggett a story about how, on July 4th, 1776, King George III wrote in his diary "Nothing important happened today." Kersh says this to demonstrate that even kings can be blind to massive changes in the world. (This story is actually apocryphal.)
  • Underwater Kiss: Shannon gives one of the "breath of air" variety to Doggett.