The kid gets stolen by the Conspiracy, but he also gets to watch the Simpsons episode where Homer gets a gun, so in the balance it could be worse.
I REMEMBER WATCHING THIS ONE!
This was the lead-in to the X-Files movie that came out that summer during which a lot of these plot points never came up because they made the movie first and its plot never fit into the tv show’s plot, so this is kinda the moment where the whole Mytharc went off the rails.
Also, Diana Fowley was meant to be Amanda Pays’ British character from Season One, but apparently she wasn’t available so they created a new ex-girlfriend for Scully to get jealous aboot.
When we first see Cigarette Smoking Man in this episode, he doesn’t have a cigarette, and I didn’t recognize him.