The X-Files (S1.Ep2): “Deep Throat”

X-Files (Season 1 – Episode 2): “Deep Throat” ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Director: Daniel Sackheim. Writers: Chris CarterChris Carter. Cast: David DuchovnyGillian AndersonJerry Hardin, Seth Green.

This is the episode which really sets up the so-called “X-Files Mythology” about Aliens, alien technology and Government conspiracy. It’s also the one that introduced us to the Deep Throat character who will become an essential part of this first seasonIt’s an essential episode which sets in motion so many elements which will become classic X-Files tropes, but also in a typical X-Files fashion it will leave most of the questions unanswered, so much so that a voice over was required at the end to help the audience a little bit (and even that became a signature of the series).I have to be honest, maybe because I’ve seen all the other episodes after this and I am used to a lot more outrageous events, or maybe because it’s based to commonly known stories and legends about Area 51 or the Roswell UFO incident, on this repeated viewing, I found it slightly weaker than the pilot and more obvious episode, though it does have a great ending and one of the most intriguing final lines: “They’ve been here for a long time”. Classic!! Duchovny and Anderson once again show their comedic timing while arguing about how possible or impossible the existence of aliens is. This is something they’ll do over and over again and yet they will always keep it fresh and make it work seamlessly. It is always a pleasure to watch is Gillian Anderson’s bemused smile as she tries to argue her way though Mulder’s theories. This was clearly not something in the script and yet their performances added the extra level of chemistry between the two of them.Something I have just realised, the title sequence had not ben worked out properly yet and it’s actually different from what it’s going to look like. Also worth mentioning the stoner character played by Seth Green (before his role in Buffy or Austin Power), the first of the many recognisable actors who went on to do many other things after this.

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One Response to The X-Files (S1.Ep2): “Deep Throat”

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