Monday, July 20, 2015

The X-Files - S1:E20 "Darkness Falls"

[ S1:E19 "Shapes" <<< Season 1 >>> S1:E21 "Tooms" ]

We're in the wind-up now - that last leg of the season leading up to the finale! In this episode, Mulder and Scully head out to the atmospheric (and rainy) woods of Vancouver - er, I mean Washington state - to investigate the mysterious disappearance of an entire logging crew. Their best suspect is a group of eco-terrorists, but you and I both know that something stranger is afoot. Certainly, Mulder suspects as much. Man-eating insects, perhaps? There's some genuine suspense in this episode, with the ever-present threat of the lights going out, and the conclusion is somewhat unexpected; although the doom and gloom ending note loses some of its potency when you remember that this is a monster-of-the-week episode, and everything's bound to be fine come next week. Still, I give the writers credit for trying.

Memorable quotes:

Scully: And you suspect what...Bigfoot?


  1. Ooh, I vividly remember this one. Must have seen it on TV a few years back or something. This was a good one.

  2. The ending definitely seems to be your style. Also, by some really weird coincidence, the eco-terrorist kind of reminded me of you for some reason - that is, if you had a Freddie Mercury mustache!