ByMichael Fenn, writer at
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Michael Fenn

Let me say that this episode was excellent and had all the right feels of an X-Files episode and I say that again and gain but it holds true. I want more than just 6 episodes, alas Duchovny and Anderson's schedules won't allow for a full season, for now. The actors Gillian Anderson (Dana Scully) and David Duchovny (Fox Mulder) are game for more if Chris Carter and Fox are willing to put out more. Fox would be bat shit crazy to not order more episodes, considering the huge fan support and new fans alike are loving the revival of such a great and beloved series.

Now, with that said, let's move our focus to the episode tonight. There is a turf war of sorts between two city officials, and the homeless are caught in the middle. However, they have an angel in the form of a mysterious garbage truck driver who goes by trashman and he takes out the trash, sorry I couldn't resist. That being whoever seeks to keep the homeless down and bring harm to them. During the start of the investigation Scully is contacted by her brother and is informed that their mother had a heart attack, and she lets Mulder knows and being the understanding gent he is he tells her to go to her mom. With Scully out of the picture for the moment, Fox is left to figure things out.

This sad event leads Scully to dwell on William, her and Mulder's son, that they gave up for adoption for his own protection. These moments are so touching and heart wrenching. I am deeply invested in this show, have been since the onset all those years ago. Her sadness rubbed off on me and made my eyes tear up. I am not too big a man to deny that it happened. Of course, Scully digs deep and finds her inner strength and determines she needs to get back to work to keep her mind off her mom. Mulder tries to keep her from going back but does little to talk her out of it. And then they go back to Philly, the city of brotherly love, Scully takes out a guy in quick fashion, very impressive. Also, after the guy gets away, they talked about back in the day and it was hilarious, I love their chemistry and how they make me laugh. Charming.

The best part of the episode was the conversation between Mulder and Scully and Tokas, which are from Tibetan belief and they are spirits and the guy down below the streets say that the band aid nose man was one of them and they came to him. During his speech about the homeless and how people treat people like trash and does a quick analogy about everyday people doing what they think is the right thing only it isn't. The sarcasm is real. Scully during this ramble thinks back on her giving birth to William and when they named him and Scully says the guy is to blame. Shortly there after, one of the two city officials gets paid a visit by the Band aid nose man and is dismembered like the other victims. Also, after each death a picture of a hangman appears near the scene of the killing.

Mulder and Scully have a real heart to heart conversation about William and her (Scully's) mom. They talk about their difficult sacrifice on giving William up for adoption to keep him safe, however, Scully feels regret and stammers in sadness that despite the fact that Mulder may find the answer to the greatest mysterious of the universe but she won't find answers to hers and what could have been with William. She feels as though they treated him as trash, just throwing him away.

All in all it was a great episode and very touching!


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