The X-Files (1993–2018)
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A rare alignment of the planets gives two homicidal teenage girls dangerous telekinetic powers while simultaneously driving their small town insane with satanic panic. Mulder's interest in the local female detective makes Scully jealous.


Rob Bowman


Chris Carter (created by), Chris Carter

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Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson ... Det. Angela White
Wendy Benson-Landes ... Margi Kleinjan (as Wendy Benson)
Lisa Robin Kelly ... Terri Roberts
Garry Davey ... Bob Spitz
Denalda Williams Denalda Williams ... Zirinka
Gabrielle Miller ... Brenda
Ryan Reynolds ... Jay De Boom
Tim Dixon ... Dr. R.W. Godfrey
Ryk Brown Ryk Brown ... Minister
Jeremy Radick Jeremy Radick ... Young Man
Russell Porter ... Scott Simmons


Scully and Mulder investigate a series deaths all involving boys from the same high school. The town is in a uproar and rumors of a satanic cult being responsible abound. Everyone in town seems to be acting out of character, including the two FBI agents. Scully has become an exaggerated caricature of her skeptical self while Mulder is even more aloof, taking to mocking her at every turn. Mulder's visit to a local astrologer however reveals an unusual planetary alignment that results in a cosmic forces being centered on two high school girls. Written by garykmcd & New_Light

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26 January 1996 (USA) See more »

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The astrologist says that the syzygy alignment will cause a disaster rivaling an Irwin Allen movie. Irwin Allen was an American filmmaker known as the "Master of Disaster" for his work in the disaster film genre. His most successful productions were The Poseidon Adventure (1972) and The Towering Inferno (1974). See more »


Around 00:26:10, Mulder's tie is under his shirt collar. Around 00:26:24, Mulder's tie is above his shirt collar. Around 00:26:27, it's under. Around 00:26:28, it's above. And so on... See more »


[Scully and Mulder both reach for the latex gloves]
Fox Mulder: Go ahead.
Dana Scully: No, you go ahead.
Fox Mulder: No, no, no. Be my guest. I know how much you like snapping on the latex.
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References Jeopardy! (1984) See more »


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Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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Another future stat found in an X-Files bit part
27 May 2010 | by twohundredproofSee all my reviews

Hidden away in this whimsical episode was Ryan Reynolds.

He was a bit fat. Suddenly his character in Just Friends seemed even better.

While the episode itself was yet another well titled, in fact its title is an esoteric word that at first glance appears invented by Chris Carter, episode, and the plot at times seemed all too familiar, the repeated clichés were turned into great wit, and their use fantastic.

Add to the fact that Mulder and Sculley both were pulled into the teenage fervor, being short, coy and all around immature "sure, fine, whatever," and it was a great episode.

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