The Russians chasing Mulder and Krycek with horsewhips may seem over the top, but literally the same thing just happened to Pussy Riot. So, you know, Russia.
Skinner’s Fist! Yes!
They great thing about Krycek in this episode is that he gets beat up by 3 or 4 different people and I never stops being entertaining. Yeah, Shirtless Skinner, you punch that handcuffed man!
The thing is that no matter how many times people punch him, it’s probably not really going to compare to that one time that he got possessed by intelligent oil, then abandoned in a missile silo. He’s had worse days.
Why do you hate the black oil so much?
You ask that even after what it did to Deepwater Horizon?
I was disappointed that this episode (of the TV show) didn’t have more stuff actually about Tunguska. I’m sure they could have pulled at least some sort of bizarre time travel shtick with that.
Yes. Imagine how awesome the show could have been if Ken Hite had written a couple of episodes… *dream*
SKINNER’S FIST! OH YEAH!
One of the people I watched this with observed that, between Shirtless Punchin’ Skinner and the return of Krycek, this episode was pretty much a gift to shippers.
I totally get and agree with Shaenon’s reaction to the BO – that stuff gives me a headache. On the other hand, the first panel made me notice Scully’s legs for the first time…
And what is up with calling it black oil? What, so we won’t confuse it with green oil? They should of called it AhhhhhhhNOItsundermyskinandgoingupmynoseshitshitshit oil.
That seems a bit mouthfully. How about Alien Booger Sludge?
I can’t wait until you get to Only-Wearing-Tightie-Whitie-Underwear Skinner’s Fist, or, The-Scene-from-the-Episode-Where-They-Gave-Gillian-Anderson-the-Week-Off-Because-she-was-Tired-of-Having-to-Act-Out-All-the-Intense-Cancer-Arch-Stuff that just always leaves me feeling so confused. I really don’t know how I’m supposed to feel about a muscular relatively old bald man in nothing but tightie-whities.
The knout (Cossack whip) is a classic Russian way of telling someone the Tsar is not happy.
I think I feel the same way about super soilders and magnatite Shaenon does about black oil. Gah! Not the magnatite! Noooo! And I also feel that way about black oil.
From Russia with Sludge
I just love Mulder and Krycek’s relationship in this strip. So hilarious! Also, Krycek’s in panel 9…