The X-Files (S1-Ep23) – “Roland”

The X-Files – Season 1 – Episode 23 – “Roland” ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

Director: David Nutter. Writers: Chris CarterHoward GordonAlex Gansa Cast: David DuchovnyGillian AndersonZeljko Ivanek 

When scientists at an aeronautics lab die under mysterious circumstances, Mulder and Scully begin to suspect a mentally challenged janitor. Zeljko Ivanek is brilliant in this (especially when you see him playing the villain in 24, True Blood or Heroes) and possibly he’s the highlight of the episode, however I wonder if today in our ultra-sensitive world, they would have ever been able to make a story like this (the scene with the other mentally challenged patient are particularly corny and on the nose). Once again (spoilers ahead) the X Files plays with life after death, but here the twist works extremely well and when it comes it’s very unexpected. Once again David Nutter directing proves himself a winner.

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