The X-Files (S1.Ep14) – “Genderbender”

The X-Files – Season 1 – Episode 14 “Genderbender” ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Director: Rob Bowman. Writers: Chris CarterLarry BarberPaul Barber. Cast: David DuchovnyGillian AndersonBrent Hinkley, Michele Goodger, Nicholas Lea,

An X-Files with the Amish… or something like that.

This is an interesting one: it sets up an intriguing mystery and a premise which actually feels refreshingly original. Unfortunately it leaves too many questions unanswered and the ending, however striking and nicely realised, feels a bit of a lazy cheat and a much too abrupt. It’s one of those few times when I wished the episode had a sequel (something which will only happen later on in the series).

Having said that it manages to hold the tension and a sense of dread throughout, it’s atmospheric and there are couple of very creepy moments. All of which make this episode a lot more compelling that it probably should be.

Also, any X-Files aficionado will definitely notice Nicholas Lea who would later appear in

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