Recap / The X-Files S09 E18 "Sunshine Days"

Tropes used in this episode:

  • Casting Gag: The episode makes constant reference to The Brady Bunch, but one of the guest stars is David Faustino, who starred on Married... with Children, which was about as far from the former show as you could get.
  • I Just Want to Be Loved: Anthony/Oliver just wants a father figure who Dr. Rietz used to be until he left. He ultimately gets him back and is much happier.
  • Karma Houdini: Although, Oliver/Anthony was a very sympathetic MOTW, he did unintentionally cause two deaths. But he got no punishment for it. That said, the loneliness and the pain he had been in all his life, he deserved a happy ending.
  • Monster of the Week
  • Shout-Out: There are numerous references to The Brady Bunch.