Another after school special! This one's about how television rots your brain. Think Blood
but with TVs. Okay, I joke because I love it. This is an amazing Scully episode that's all about trust and the breakdown of that trust.
Writer: Mat Beck
Director: Rob Bowman
Originally aired: May 10th, 1996Synopsis:
A ~mysterious~ man gives Mulder a newspaper containing a report on a man who killed four people, all of whom he claims were the same man. When Mulder digs deeper he finds that similar incidents have been happening in the neighbourhood. Our agents watch a lot of video tapes and before long Scully becomes suspicious of Mulder's motives. She descends into outright paranoia and trashes her motel room like a rockstar. The Gunmen and Mama Scully make appearances! Mulder maybe has to ID Scully's body! Scully threatens Mulder at gunpoint! Scully looks pretty in a hospital bed!Most Memorable Quote
THIS SCENE. Seriously, guise. Guise. Seriously.
SCULLY: It's not the truth, Mom. He's lied to me from the beginning. He's never trusted me.
MULDER: Scully, you are the only one I trust.
SCULLY: You're in on it. You're one of them. You're one of the people who abducted me. You put that thing in my neck. You killed my sister!
MARGARET: That's not true, Dana.
SCULLY: It is.
MARGARET: I want you to listen to me...
SCULLY: Mom, just get out of the way!
MARGARET: You trust me, don't you? You know that I would never hurt you. That I would never let anybody hurt you. That's why you came here, isn't it? You're safe here. Put the gun down, Dana.LinksAutumn Tysko's reviewTom Carissimi's reviewTranscript at Inside the XFanfiction