Probably my favorite show EVER, I LOVED X-Files.
But you know... it wasn't the alien piece (other than that whole fiasco where Scully discovered her eggs had been harvested *shivers*)... It was two things... The paranormalish stuff, and the conspiracy stuff... From government conspiracy and cover up to businesses modifying stuff, to plain old cover-ups of really strange things...
So I thought I'd share a couple of my very favorites.
Or as I've remembered it, the Past-Lives Drink the Kool-ade episode
This episode was the first time I had ever even considered the idea of souls bound across lifetimes, yet Melissa is convinced she and Mulder are husband and wife in several of their lives. Through some fluke, she remembers it all—all her lives. She says to Mulder something like “We were brought together in this life only to pass in crossing, but sometimes I miss you so much.”
I love that idea—that there are souls who travel together across time. The description has people crossing roles, changing relationships. She describes Scully as Mulder's mother, brother, friend. But all of them, always together. There is something really comforting and spooky about that. And there have been a lot of times I've been very convinced it's true.
Chupacabra, in Spanish, means goat sucker. But even so, it is meant to MEAN soul sucker, though is most often depicted as a really mutated wild dog form. Illegal immigrants are contracting a … SOMETHING that turns out to be a fast growing fungus, but because they don't know what it is, they attribute it to el Chupacabra. I love the intersection of nature gone awry and superstition. I ALSO love that X-files so often leaves it a little ambiguous how things really happened.
|This poor child is so creepy|
What I love about Eve so much is she is a lesson in 'be careful what you wish for' which is my FAVORITE story moral. Eve was genetically modified to maximize intelligence and strength and then CLONED. She is evil and VERY hard to stop... never mind that at one point there were like 42 of her...
Honorable mention to the episode I found the creepiest:
This backwoods incest story is so thoroughly disturbing that it really stuck with me. *shivers *
I have noticed that for ME anyway, the standout episodes seem to mostly come from season 4... not sure why that is... just an observation. And any episode could set off the set-up for a full book, separate of the involvement of Mulder and Scully. Really FABULOUS writing.