AAAAAH DONNIE PFASTER AAAAAH
I watched about half this episode last night, then decided that watching something this creepy is maybe not best done at 1 am by myself — and also, I thought, maybe it would be a little easier to take after I saw ‘Monster of the Week’. Sounds like maybe not!
It seems odd that Scully is so grossed out by the whole thing. I mean, the whole thing is disturbing and creepy and gross, but she’s seen a lot of terrible stuff as a medical examiner at the FBI and it doesn’t normally freak her out. (See e.g. ‘Bad Blood’.) But maybe it’s explained in the part of the episode I haven’t watched yet.
I think it was intended to be post-traumatic abduction trauma from her experience earlier in the season.
Oh, fair enough.
I love watching shows that forget what they are supposed to be about, then try to play catch up. “Wait, wait, he, ummm, collects toenials because they power his INTERGALACTIC
Ahem, wrong button. Continue rant… “Flux Capacitor. Man, you just don’t know!”
I’d say “because they power his intergalactic” kinda captures the level of thought involved….
The only thing that could make Donnie Pfaster creepier is if he was Zachary Quinto.
I’m now imagining an X-Files reboot series with Chris Pine as Mulder and Zoe Saldana as Scully…
I’d watch that.
I always assumed this was Chris Carter’s overt homage to “Silence of the Lambs”. Donnie Pfaster was supposed to be creepy because there was nothing supernatural about him.
“I learned something today, Mulder: Sometimes the worst X-Files aren’t ghosts, or aliens, or Stephen King dolls. Sometimes they’re just normal people who are really creepy.”
“Those aren’t X-Files, Scully. Those are just files.”
I like this one, because it IS so creepy.
I love you so so much. Please make these forever. Or at least well into the good seasons.
“Irresistible” and “Pusher” are eternally fighting for #2 in my Top-3 Best XF Episodes of All Times. #1 belongs to “One Breath” — forever.