The X Files Mini Reviews 1.2 Deep Throat

The X Files: Season 1 Episode 2 Written by: Chris Carter Directed by: Daniel Sackheim

Today the most striking thing about Deep Throat is the appearance of Robot Chicken’s Seth Green looking exactly the same as he does now. There’s your real X File how does a guy not age in more than two decades?

Episode two sees our intrepid FBI agents on the hunt of UFOs once again. The episode introduces us to the first of many characters who will shape Mulder and Scully’s journey over the next ten seasons. Jerry Hardin is fantastic as the man they will become to know as Deep Throat and he adds a real depth to the X Files universe. This episode gives us our first taste of the conflict between the shadowy government forces that want to suppress the truth and our heroes.

We’re only on the second episode and already the characters are gelling so perfectly. Mulder’s warmth and affection for the various  oddball characters has always been one of my favourite parts of his character. Scully’s refusal to accept Mulder’s wild ideas whilst still giving her all to solving the case makes her incredibly endearing as well. The seeds of greatness have been planted early on.

Deep Throat is an episode that teases the bigger picture. The seeds of mistrust with the government are sewn and we start to see just how important the X Files are. It’s clear now that the truth really is out there and Mulder will stop at nothing to expose it.

Rating: 8/10

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