Had to take a short break from my mytharc rewatch. Real life intervened (the nerve!), but I was able to watch Talitha Cumi and Herrenvolk tonight.
At the moment, I'm starting to get a little confused again. Just a few episodes ago, the Alien Bounty Hunter was after anyone who had anything to do with creating an alien/human hybrid. But now he seems to be working with CSM & Co. Are the aliens not aware that the Consortium is attempting to create their own hybrid? I guess now that I think about it, they're not aware of that, are they? I think we find out over the next couple of seasons that the Consortium has been pretending all along to be working with the aliens but actually are not.
So it looks like the ABH race wants to colonize the planet, and Jeremiah Smith's race wants to prevent that. The Jeremiah in prison said that he (they, I guess) no longer believes in "the greater purpose" which I assume refers to colonization. The Jeremiahs are gathering data about who has been tagged and inventoried (via their smallpox vacc). I wonder if this is so that they can track them later if they are abducted and returned DeadAlive? I'll have to keep that in mind.
The cable guy died shortly after being stung by the bee. I wonder if that's what would have happened to Scully (!!!!!) if she had not been immediately put in the icy environment in FtF. Once again it seems like the bad guys are out to hurt them, but maybe they aren't. Interesting.
I wish they would have made the Plam a little more specific. Because right now all it looks like is a retractable ice pick - there doesn't seem to be anything special about the tool itself, just that you have to stab the aliens in a very specific place. But, I'm basing that on what the Samantha clone told Mulder in End Game and she didn't seem positive about whether or not anything else would kill them or if it had to be one of those tools.
Supper's ready, I'll be back in a bit with more thoughts.
Back. Somehow I had completely missed until now that the Consortium set X up to see if he was feeding Mulder information (by telling him that Mrs. Mulder was going to be killed) and then shot him because they confirmed that he was.
CSM (to Mrs. Mulder): I remember water-skiing down there with Bill. He was a good water-skier your husband, not as good as I was, but then that could be said about so many things...couldn't it?
I think I hurt myself laughing at that. And then I felt nauseated at the thought of either Bill Mulder or CSM in bed. *shudder*
When Mulder confronts CSM in the hospital, I think the way CSM says "I've known your mother since before you were born, Fox" is our first tiniest little clue that CSM is really his father. Easily overlooked at the time, but the way CSM emphasizes his name seems like he's purposefully planting some suspicions in Mulder's mind.
Poor, soon-to-be-dead Pendrell. He's finally getting to do some real investigative work for/with Scully. His excitement and obvious admiration for her is so cute.
I'm not sure what Mulder thought he was going to accomplish by taking one of the Samanthas with him, but his interaction with her was so sweet. I loved the way he held her hand as they walked around, his protectiveness was just so natural and instinctive.
Editing again - just watched Unruhe. Of course it's not mytharc but it's such a good episode I couldn't skip it.
I know it gets frustrating that Scully is kidnapped and put into peril time and time and time again on this show, but looking at it as an overall arc it sure makes Mulder's decision to go out to Oregon alone in Requiem make a lot more sense. But I'll talk about that more at the appropriate time.
There are times when it's painfully obvious that Mulder is the profiler rather than Scully, and Unruhe is one of those times. She probably could have talked Gerry down if she had gone about it the right way, made him realize that he was hurting/killing the women he was trying to save rather than hurting the Howlers. I don't mean to make it sound like a character flaw or anything, because as the scientist she would naturally have less patience with "mind games" than Mulder, it's just an observation.
Speaking of profiling, Mulder is so HOT when he's in profiler mode. I love watching the way his mind makes the leaps and connections. I legitimately got chills when he put together that Schnauz was set up behind the cemetery because of the six headstones in the picture and they took off to find Scully. Good, good stuff.
Edited by Taryn74, Nov 3, 2013 @ 11:43 PM.