The X-Files (S1.Ep15) – “Lazarus”

The X-Files – Season 1 – Episode 15 “Lazarus” ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Director:David Nutter Writers: Chris CarterAlex GansaHoward Gordon Casa: David DuchovnyGillian AndersonChristopher Allport 

A potentially interesting (though rather unoriginal) premise about body-switching which could be straight our of a twilight zone episode. Unfortunately the writers don’t seem to know what to do with it beyond the intriguing beginning. Overall the episode is certainly not one of the best episodes, at least it its execution: not much tension or horror, or anything that makes the X-Files so compelling as a series. I blame the writers more than the director who I know can deliver something really solid when he wants to. The episode does however give the character of Scully a chance to experience the paranormal at its fullest, shaking her believes a little bit and even though It’ll take a few season until she comes around to “truly believe”, it is a step towards the right direction.

Hilariously “Entertainment Weekly” described this episode as “as exciting as Scully’s taste in men”… haha. I enjoyed it a bit more than they did.

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