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Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose 

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A grumpy old man with psychic powers that show him how someone will die assists the agents with the hunt for a crazed killer who targets psychics. He also cryptically reveals to Mulder and Scully their own ultimate fates.

Director:

David Nutter

Writers:

Chris Carter (created by), Darin Morgan
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Peter Boyle ... Clyde Bruckman
Stuart Charno ... The Puppet (as Stu Charno)
Frank Cassini ... Detective Cline
Dwight McFee ... Detective Havez
Alex Diakun ... Tarot Dealer
Karin Konoval ... Madame Zelma
Ken Roberts Ken Roberts ... Clerk
Jaap Broeker ... The Stupendous Yappi
David MacKay ... Young Husband
Greg Anderson ... Photographer
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Storyline

Scully and Mulder are called into the investigation of a series of murders where the victims were all psychics of some sort. A tea leaf reader, tarot card reader and palm reader are all the apparent victims of a serial killer. The local police have brought in a well-known TV psychic that Mulder finds laughable. He does come across Clyde Bruckman, an insurance salesman who may be a genuine psychic. While Scully is appropriately skeptical, Mulder realizes that Bruckman can only see one thing - how people will die. Written by garykmcd

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1995 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

The role of Clyde Bruckman was originally written with Bob Newhart in mind. See more »

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At about 22:20, Mr. Bruckman says that Mulder and Scully won't be able to get ahold of Claude Dukenfield. Mulder is then seen asking "why not;" his lips move but no sound comes out. See more »

Quotes

[Mr. Bruckman is looking down at the carpet]
Fox Mulder: What is it? What do you see?
Clyde Bruckman: He's having sex with her. There.
Dana Scully: Is he raping her?
Clyde Bruckman: Oh no, no no, not at all, in fact she's instigating the whole thing.
Fox Mulder: Then what's wrong?
Clyde Bruckman: [wistfully] Oh, sometimes it just seems that everyone's having sex except for me.
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Edited into The X-Files: The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat (2018) See more »

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Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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Brilliant
28 May 2008 | by billpeterSee all my reviews

Mulder and Scully playing "straightmen" to Peter Boyle is priceless. The quote above about auto-erotic asphyxiation after Mulder has asked the psychic Peter Boyle how he will die is worthy of a T-shirt slogan. Are these quotes copyright protected?

I love the X-Files, but sometimes they can be a bit Poe-faced. This episode added just the right amount of humour, plus a bitter-sweet ending.

Young Frankenstein is one of my favourite films, and Peter Boyle's role here equals the one he had in that film and also acts as a model for his role in Everybody Loves Raymond. Mulder and Scully quite rightly just kept in the background acting as Peter's foils.


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