AQUARIUS Season 2 Episode 1 Recap: It’s All Emma’s Fault

AQUARIUS Season 2 Episode 1 Recap. There are crazies. There are deranged jerks. There are maniacal killers, manipulators, rapists, politicians etc etc etc. There are total morons that blindly follow and eat up everything those arrogant and crazy folks dish out and do.

Then there is Emma. Seriously, Emma Karn (Not actress Emma Dumont who brilliantly portrays the young confused lady) represents what’s really wrong with this world. She watches in horror but then turns around and swallows the kool aide, and then – worse – gets others to drink from the poisoned punch bowl. THEN gets pregnant by Satan himself…

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AQUARIUS Season 2 Episode 1 Recap

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Emma follows Satan and becomes a promotional arm for the cause for lack of other ideas for a future. Charlie (Gethin Anthonyis a sick f-ck, but still somehow sounds more rational than Mom and Dad. As a result, pregnant Emma is ring side for Helter Skelter as we see a glimpse of what is to become of the Manson family.

While enjoying a hot shower, Hodiak recaps the past events leading to his IA investigation. During his daily tit for tat with Cutler, he discovers an envelope. Cutler assumes the sexy gal pic is a fan outreach. “Me Likey”. Shafe interupts with updates about Charmain.

SHAFE: “What do we do?” HODIAK “It’s called police work.”

INTERESTING SIDE NOTE:  One of Cleopatra’s attendants in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra was named Charmian.   The English version of Charmaine means Song.

I fell like there are many moments in this series where we see the young with all the answers until the old farts show us the way. Brian Shafe is freaking out over Charmain’s  disappearance. Hodiak has the wisdom to be methodical.

So at some point during the gun wrestling of Season 12, Ken has passed out and Hal has disappeared. There were two shots. Ken seems to be fine. OH THERE HE IS. Hal is barely pulling himself away to the cliff. This whole scene would be a buzz kill to Hank Moody future visits to romantic cliff views if he knew about all this horror. lol As Ken gets keen to Hal’s path, Hal tumbles down in front of an on coming car.

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MEANWHILE…

We find Charmain trying to justify Sugar Clam’s existence to Roy. Ted’s funeral story not working.

Emma finds Charlie freaking out as an old college roommate… I mean prison cellmate drops by for a visit. Charlie tells Emma to drop the knife and get his old “friend” some food. If Emma just once listened to the screaming inner voice, NONE of this would ever happen.

Charmain gladly takes the mood enhancing drug. Like a great writer, she is inspired to spin a tale about Brian. “I let him ball me, keeps him house broken…” HILARIOUS!!!

Maybe Emma’s silence is not all bad. Sadie makes the mistake of speaking up to new friend. Charlie is paralyzed by fear. Brian saves the day by getting “serious” when all the friends wants to do is “horse around”.

We hear flashes of Vietnam news when Sam gets call of a biker bar raid. Sam goes to get some answers.

HODIAK “I’m in no mood for a short man, not tonight.”

We all get so horrified over a little torture. But I just love seeing Hodiak threaten violence against Thor – and beat via Sargent.  Buttering up with compliments did not work.

“I like you, Sam, but one thing you are not is a nice guy. Not even a little.”

But he does make a perfect omelet, so he is a hit with ladies at breakfast time at least.

Two great moments – Ken calling Grace to say his regrets their raising of Emma AND chosing not to blow brains finding out about Hal’s ominous future – were bridged by a very strange transition that still irks me after the third viewing. So Grace came home in between?  Maybe picking up the phone at two different men’s homes is why the female Aquarius fans don’t like Grace. Or just the rhythm of two consecutive mini scenes starting with a Grace answering a phone ring. Typical TV – interesting acting/writing moments awkwardly strung together.

Hodiak finds Roy. And then Charmain finds him. A quick head shakes denies sex with Roy. “Yeah, she is just what you need.” UH-Oh.

“Otter” for a new Nickname?  Hodiak’s response would say no, “Tough to pronounce without teeth but give it a whirl.” Great line, I mean, try it…

Discussing Charmain’s future, Shafe and Hodiak, are interrupted by fellow cop comedians and another envelope. This time with the pin up girl dead. “My gags are funny” Cutler finally gets serious.

Assuring Emma, Charlie justifies bowing down to Ralph because of how things were on the inside (Prison). Ralph is trying to manipulate Charlie to take him in under his wing.

Sam and Brian finally get Charmain aside at the diner to discuss the situation. Sam laughs when Charmain threw Brian’s manhood under the bus.

“That’s you cover?” Brian is a little upset.

Hodiak is moving on ‘I think if you are lucky she will let you stay” before getting a lead on his new case previously dropped on the desk.

He interviews Tina’s mom. Asking if Tina is left handed, mom says no. Saying it looks like a man wrote the note.

Ken is at the hospital checking in on Hal, when Grace leaves in disgust, thinking Hal is once again lying about cheating.

Hodiak is following up a lead on Tina’s life when IA jumps in. Hodiak performs some great pantomime as Ron lists his past transgressions. Sam seems like a :”long, loud fall” type.

SIDEBAR: Watching ONDEMAND – Kindergarten Cop 2? WITH DOLPH? WTF??? I think this will give me a tumor.

Roy has to much invested into Guapo to save Charlie from Ralph. Brian looks awkwardly at Roy and Charmain. Rot sets Brian straight. Everyone wants to meet and trust each other. Charlie meanwhile plays with rocks. “I SHAPE THE ROCK” (And these are the days of our lives…)

Ken gets the great news that Hal is going to live.

Hodiak gets to meet the cop ratting on him to IA.

And after all of that Grace says “You will not believe the day I had.”

Charmain warns Brian.

Sadie got Thor to get them some weapons.

Brian and Hodiak find Guapo. “Shooter is US Military”

Ralph is looking for Charlie. CUT TO Charlie 1969 “HELTER SKELTER”

OMG That 42 minutes packed a lot and a punch. The first two times I watched all three eps as one movie. I was not sure where one part stopped and the next one finished.  Watching JUST episode one this morning to get through this recap was exhausting.

I will try to get the other two recaps done before Thursday. Only on set one day this week. Live tweet with us via @duchovniacs

AQUARIUS Season 2 on PRESTO June 17 in AUSTRALIA

AQUARIUS Season 2 on PRESTO June 17 in AUSTRALIA

AQUARIUS SEASON 2 STREAMS EXPRESS FROM THE U.S. EXCLUSIVE TO PRESTO LAUNCHING WITH EPIC THREE EPISODE PREMIERE FRIDAY, 17 JUNE DAVID DUCHOVNY RETURNS AS SAM HODIAK, INVESTIGATING NOTORIOUS CHARLES MANSON MURDERS

CALLING ALL DUCHOVNIACS DOWN UNDER!!!

CLICK HERE to watch Aquarius and X-Files in Australia

Just got an email from PRESTO directly…

“We stumbled across your Duchovaniacs fan page and love what you’re doing! We are big David Duchovny fans also and currently have seasons 1-9 of The X-Files and season 1 of Aquarius on our service –https://www.presto.com.au/tv/aquarius.

As we know you must be, we are SUPER excited about the release of season 2 and we thought it may interest your Australian fans to know that Presto is lucky enough to have season 2 arriving on the service on June 17th (expressed from the U.S!)”

Overview

LAPD Detective Sam Hodiak begins the search for a missing girl who has fallen under the spell of infamous cult leader Charles Manson.

Presto Review

“Duchovny delivers! This is a gritty, hard-edged return to TV for an actor we cannot get enough of.”

AQUARIUS Season 2 on PRESTO June 17 in AUSTRALIA

Media Release: Thursday, 25 May, 2016

Presto has today announced that the edgy, visually-stunning, psychedelic 60s themed drama, AQUARIUS will return for its second season in a special three episode premiere. Episodes one to three will stream express from the U.S. on Friday, 17 June exclusively on Presto. Following the three episode drop, new episodes will continue to stream express from the U.S. every Friday.

In AQUARIUS season two, David Duchovny (The X Files, Californication) returns as Sam Hodiak, the seasoned homicide detective whose investigations dovetail with the activities of real-life cult leader Charles Manson.  It’s 1968, one year before the most notorious killings of a generation. Against a backdrop of cultural and social revolution, Hodiak delves deeper into a sinister web of murder and corruption, but his provocative style finds him under investigation by Internal Affairs, while an important new friend sees Manson and his growing family on the brink of a psychedelically glamorous future. But, as the future unfolds – knowingly or not – everyone is playing their part in blindly weaving a tapestry of tragedy…

The cult drama also stars Australian beauty Claire Holt (The Vampire Diaries) and Game Of Thrones star,Gethin Anthony.

 

Every episode of AQUARIUS season one is streaming now on Presto

Overview

Presto Rating 4.5
Critics 88%
Audience 91%

THE X-FILES is a drama about an unconventional FBI agent, Fox Mulder. Mulder takes it upon himself to investigate a group of unsolved cases, known as the “X-Files,” that he believes involve paranormal phenomena. To keep tabs on his work–and in the hopes of debunking his theories–the FBI teams him up with Dana Scully, a young, skeptical agent who has a degree in medicine and a strong bias toward the scientific. As the pair works to solve these unexplained cases, Mulder’s strong belief in the forces of the unknown continues to challenge Scully’s rational mind. Their relationship grows more complex with each case, slowly emerging as a heady mix of professional competitiveness, witty repartee, and a mutual attraction that is heightened by the intensity of their tasks and the close proximity in which they work.

Presto Review

“In many ways, The X-Files was a show before its time and seems to fit perfectly into the modern television landscape where binging is big and dark, absorbing storylines have never been so sought after.”

Aquarius Rewatch starting March 5 S1E1 tonight at 8pm EST #aquariusrewatch

Aquarius Rewatch starting 3/5 S1E1 tonight at 8pm EST

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If you answered yes or no to all or any of the above…

Join us tonight at 8pm for an Aquarius Rewatch or “WATCH” if you are summer of love virgins. Let’s rewatch the episodes getting ready for Season 2. Follow us on twitter @duchovniacs #aquariusrewatch

We will be watching our uncensored DVDs for the first time. You can also get the early episodes on Amazon Video. The last 5 episodes are available for free on HULU.
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WATCH ON AMAZON VIDEO “Everybody’s Been Burned”

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AQUARIUS REWATCH SCHEDULE

SATURDAY MARCH 5, 2016 at 8pm

Season 1, Episode 1 Everybody’s Been Burned

WATCH ON AMAZON VIDEO “Everybody’s Been Burned”Sixteen-year-old Emma Karn sneaks out of her Beverly Hills house to attend a party with her pseudo-boyfriend Rick Zondervan. There, they are separated by a group of girls, as instructed by another party-goer, Charles Manson, who tells Emma alone that she can survive in the world without her boyfriend or father. The next day, Emma’s mother Grace calls her former boyfriend LAPD Hollywood division detective Sam Hodiak: Emma used to sneak out with Rick, who claims she then left with someone else. At Manson’s commune, he plays music for his followers, and Katie tells Emma that he wants to become more famous than The Beatles. At a diner on the Sunset Strip, undercover Detective Brian Shafe meets Mike Vickery. A drug deal is made, and Brian tells Mike that he is after the diner owner, Art Gladner. Outside the police are getting rough with a hippie group out past the 10 p.m. curfew. Brian intervenes and gets arrested. Back at the station, Sam recruits Brian to help find Emma. Rick gives them the first name of the guy Emma left with, Charlie. Brian enlists Detective Charmain Tully, who could pass as a young female hippie, to help him infiltrate the Manson Family, but they first need biker Roy Kovic to lead them to Charlie. Manson’s history is revealed: he had been working as pimp and one of his prostitutes (Caroline Beecher) disappeared; he then was in jail for drug possession on a reduced sentence and Emma’s father Ken was Charlie’s lawyer. Charlie demands Ken introduce him to an executive in the music business, attempts to rape him, and cuts him with a razor.

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WATCH ON AMAZON VIDEO “The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game”Sam questions Ken about his connection to Charlie, and Grace points him to Manson’s file. Ken admits to having been Charlie’s lawyer and that Emma is with Manson. Brian learns that Rick is telling everyone he is a cop; he asks for Sam’s help to shut him up. Before they can, they receive a call about a white woman, Joyce Nankin, being killed at her home in a now-black neighborhood in South Central. Their investigation focuses on Bunchy Carter, leader of the Nation of Islam, who accuses the police not having solved any of the 27 black murders in the neighborhood. Bunchy is arrested for interference, but it was really to dupe Joyce’s husband into confessing to her murder. Sam and Brian get Rick to confess he told Art that Brian was a cop. They offer Art a deal for reporting his partners but he refuses, and Sam writes the word “snitch” on Art’s forehead. To test Emma’s loyalty, Charlie asks her to shoplift. When she gets caught, Charlie murders the owner. Sam’s soldier son Walt shows up at his house, claiming a “new policy” as to why he is not fighting in the Vietnam War, while in reality Walt’s mother Opal had arranged a letter about a sick parent. Charlie demands a thousand dollars (and another thousand upon Emma’s release) from Ken for a music demo tape. When Ken visits Charlie to hand over the money, Charlie kisses Ken, asking him if he remembers what it was like to be free. Emma nearly interrupts them, and Ken is terrified of being caught.

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“Aquarius” stars Claire Holt and David Duchovny in a still from Episode 9 of the NBC series

SATURDAY MARCH 19, 2016 at 8pm

Season 1 Episode 3 Never Say Never to Always
WATCH ON AMAZON VIDEO “Never Say Never to Always”Later that night, Sam enters his ex-wife Opal’s house to find out about Walt and is caught by Sam’s former partner Ed who is now Opal’s lover (thereby cheating on his wife Jean). Opal reveals Sam’s past domestic abuse. Meanwhile at Manson’s commune, Ken had sex with Charlie, picking up their previous relationship. Ken is confused and afraid and is seen leaving in his car by a shocked Emma. The next day, Art is found stabbed inside his locked diner and Ed arrests Mike as suspect. Roy finally leads Brian and Charmain to the Manson Family commune ‘Spiral Staircase’ near Topanga where both are introduced to Charlie. Brian informs Sam about Emma’s location, but when Sam and Grace get there, Charlie and a group of girls including Emma (who he calls ‘Cherry’) had left to record his demo. Military police are looking for Walt. Later that night, Charlie, whom Roy had warned earlier about Sam’s search of the commune, takes Emma and Sadie to the recording engineer Rue Fisher’s house to barter him with “sharing” the girls; then Charlie calls to intimidate the Karns with a recording featuring Emma.

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RECURRING CAST

HAVE YOU SEEN THIS? Looks like David is directing an episode this season.

 

NYCC Screening: X-Files Episode 10-01 Duchovniacs Recap/Review SPOILER ALERT

X-FILES BIGGER BADDER & UNCUT 2016 by Walt Frasier October 15, 2015

First off – OUR NYCC Escapades!

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WHAT EVER YOU DO – DO NOT READ THIS ARTICLE…

So I am guessing I am one of about 5000 that have seen the premier episode that will be seen on FOX in January 2016. Maybe more as I have heard rumors that the truth is out there online somewhere.

If you have NOT seen episode CLOSE THIS WINDOW NOW!!!

Overall, I cannot dismiss the fact I was giddy with happy tears the entire 90 minutes of watching new episode and listening to panel with Chris Carter, David Duchovny and Mitch Pileggi. Perhaps I was out of control emotionally due to extreme exhaustion after waiting in lines for 8 hours to get a front row seat only to get a 4th row seat… I digress. Except for a brief awkward moment when Deadpool asked a question about Supernatural (Mitch fans, right?) it was pure ecstasy!

YOU’VE BEEN WARNED!!!

So this entire episode felt like one big hug, saying we thank you and miss you too. Scully, Mulder, Skinner and even… well you know, right… they all had a specific entrance. Every major character had a welcome back moment, and each moment had thunderous applause. We ate it up like candy.

VINI VIDI VICI! This episode took no prisoners!!!

There is a noticeable style shift. At times this episode seemed like a 45-minute teaser trailer. The episode flies by at break neck speed. The old dark imagery – mainly due to hiding low budget effects – has been replaced by “let’s show everything.”

BIGGEST SPOILER WARNING YET – PLEASE TURN AWAY…

NOW!!!

SERIOUSLY!!!

YOU’VE BEEN WARNED!!!

While discussing the episode over burgers and milkshakes I joked with my crew – Chris Carter basically took all of our critism of the 2008 movie and said – in a fit of rage  –

“FINE, you want to see aliens? (SMACK IN FACE) HERE is a mothra ducking alien!!!”

“You want to see UFOS? (SMACK IN FACE)  HERE is a Gosh Darn UFO!”

“You want action? Let’s blow it all up!!!” (GAUNTLET THROWN)

(Insert maniacal hysterical insane laughter here- Chris Carter as Dr. Evil LOL)

My guess is 18-35 year old demographic will love the big action fast paced feel. Fans of the old show’s tone my think Chris Carter has been replaced by George Lucas or Michael Bay at the helm.

And to quickly address the elephant in the room, I love the new direction of Mulder/Scully. We don’t know if they were ever married at this time. Not even sure we should take David Duchovny’s use of the term at face value.

When we last saw Mulder and Scully they were together.

Since then it appears Mulder’s inability to deal with the world outside the FBI has lead to a dark place. Scully left him. Now he is even more depressed. What is clear?

They are currently apart.

There is a lot of resentment from both sides.

They both still love each other.

Chances are working together on 4 monster of the week episodes will have tons of tension.

But this is far different from the old days when so many were consumed by “Are they together? Are they apart? Where would they be if not for that damn bee?” So many lost way too much sleep on such questions.

Going forward I think Chris Carter is more successful when he collaborates. That’s why we get Glen Morgan, James Wong and Darin Morgan in the next 4 episodes.

I am haunted by the final moments of the episode. I fear we will have to wait till mid March to see the outcome of the long ominous gaze by… well, you will just have to watch in January. Those that have seen it know exactly what I am talking about.

I have an alternate review planned for January 25 that will go into far more detail…

See everyone in DC 10/26!!!

 

 

X-Files News and Duchovniacs present NYCC Comedy Party Friday October 9

Friday 10/9 6pm NYCC Comedy Party co-hosted by X-Files News, Duchovniacs, LMAO Improv and Broadway Comedy Club

Seating is limited (100 guests) so please register early to guarantee your spot. First come seating, all seating is cabaret style (table/chairs) There is a one beverage minimum per guest, however there are numerous happy hour specials

5:30 Doors and Bar open (Cocktail Service)
6-6:30 Welcome plus Trivia with X-Files News and Duchovniacs
6:30 Improv by LMAO: Hosted By Walt Frasier with Laurice Fattal, Patrick Reidy, Andrew Del Vecchio, and Nathan Armstrong
7:20-8pm Panel Discussion

A portion of ticket sales will be donated to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

Presented by
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Broadway Comedy Club NYC

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For those that missed it: THE X-FILES | Official Trailer | FOX BROADCASTING

Published on Sep 29, 2015

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Thirteen years after the original series run, the next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES is a thrilling, six-episode event series from creator/executive producer Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson re-inhabiting their roles as iconic FBI Agents FOX MULDER and DANA SCULLY. Mitch Pileggi also returns as FBI ASST. DIR. WALTER SKINNER, Mulder and Scully’s boss, who walks a fine line between loyalty to these investigators and accountability to his superiors. This marks the momentous return of the Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history. THE X-FILES debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), following the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The upcoming event series will encompass a mixture of stand-alone episodes and those that further the original show’s seminal mythology. In the opening episode, Mulder and Scully take on a case of a possible alien abductee. The all-new episodes will feature appearances by guest stars, including Joel McHale (“Community”), Robbie Amell (“The Flash”), Lauren Ambrose (“Dig,” “Six Feet Under”), Annabeth Gish (“The Bridge”), Annet Mahendru (“The Americans”), Rhys Darby (“Flight of the Conchords”), Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”) and William B. Davis, who reprises his role as “Cigarette Smoking Man.” Three of the episodes are written and directed by Chris Carter, with the remaining new episodes written and directed by original series veterans Glen Morgan, Darin Morgan and James Wong.

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STAY TUNED – We are announcing a very cool NYCC event in New York next week and minute now… Co-producing with X-Files News (XFN Productions)… VERY COOL!!!

2 X-Philes and a Newborn: Død Kalm, Humbug, The Calusari

LONG TIME X-Files fans, Walt Frasier and Laurice Fattal are joined by improv comedian and newborn baby x-phile Patrick Reidy. Together Walt, Laurice and Pat discuss The X-files series and its impact on 1990s memory lane. In this episode we talk about Død Kalm, Humbug and The Calusari

 

The X-Files episode “Død Kalm
Død Kalm

Mulder is ravaged by unnatural aging. Many critics wrote negatively of the make-up effects.
Episode no. Season 2
Episode 19
Directed by Rob Bowman
Teleplay by Howard Gordon
Alex Gansa
Story by Howard Gordon
Production code 2X19
Original air date March 10, 1995
Running time 45 minutes

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In the Norwegian Sea, chaos erupts on board the USS Ardent, an American destroyer escort. Due to mysterious yet unspecified events, half of the Ardent’s crew board lifeboats and abandon ship against their Captain’s orders. Eighteen hours later, they are spotted by a Canadian fishing vessel; however, in that short span of time, the young crew members have undergone rapid aging.

Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) visit the ship’s sole surviving crew member, Lt. Harper, who has been quarantined at the Bethesda Naval Hospital. Scully finds that Harper, despite being in his twenties, has aged to the point of being unrecognizable. Mulder explains that the Ardent vanished at the 65th parallel, a location with a history of ship disappearances. Mulder believes that a “wrinkle in time” exists there, and that the Ardent was the subject of government experimentation related to the Philadelphia Experiment from World War II.

In Norway, Mulder and Scully get Henry Trondheim (John Savage), a naval trawler captain, to take them to the Ardent’s last known location. After crashing into the bow of the Ardent, Mulder, Scully, and Trondheim find signs of advanced corrosion, even though the Ardent is only a few years old. Below decks, the party finds the mummified remains of several crew members. They also find the wizened commanding officer of the Ardent, Captain Barclay, who claims that “time got lost” after his ship encountered a “glowing light” in the ocean. Trondheim’s boat is stolen and his first mate is murdered.

Trondheim is later attacked by a Norwegian pirate whaler named Olafsson, who has not aged despite being on the ship for the past two days. Mulder, Scully, and Trondheim eventually begin to age unnaturally. Scully develops a theory that the Ardent is sailing near a metallic object beneath the ocean, and that it has caused free radicals to rapidly oxidize their bodies and age them. When Mulder notices that the ship’s sewage pipe is the only one not corroded through, the agents realize that something from the ocean contaminated the Ardent’s potable water and led to the aging; Olafsson’s men remained unaffected due to their consumption of recycled water from the sewage system. Desperate to survive, Trondheim kills Olafsson after he reveals the secret, and sets out to keep the water for himself.

Scully learns from blood tests that the contaminated water causes rapid cellular damage and dramatically increases sodium chloride in the body. She tries to ration the drinkable water amongst the three, but discovers Trondheim attempting to hoard what little that remains. Trondheim locks Scully out of the sewage hold, forcing her to use minuscule supplies to keep Mulder alive. The corrosion eventually eats through the ship’s hull, flooding the hold and drowning Trondheim, who cannot seem to lock the door. The agents both lose consciousness shortly before Navy rescuers arrive at their former ship. Scully comes to at the hospital, where she is told that her written observations on the case helped naval doctors reverse their aging and save Mulder from near-certain death. Scully says that she wants to return to the Ardent for more research, but the doctor tells her that the ship sank shortly after their rescue due to the flooding.

Guest actors
  • John Savage as Henry Trondheim
  • Mar Anderson as Halverson
  • Vladimir Kulich as Olafsson
  • David Cubitt as Captain Barclay, US Navy
  • Dmitri Chepovetsky as Lieutenant Richard Harper, US Navy
  • Claire Riley as Dr. Laskos
  • Stephen Dimopoulos as Ionesco
  • John McConnach as Sailor
  • Bob Metcalfe as Nurse
The X-Files episode “Humbug
Humbug

The Conundrum consumes a raw fish.
Episode no. Season 2
Episode 20
Directed by Kim Manners
Written by Darin Morgan
Production code 2X20
Original air date March 31, 1995
Running time 45 minutes

In the town of Gibsonton, Florida one night, two brothers are playing in their home outdoor swimming pool. A mysterious figure approaches them from the woods surrounding their home and jumps into the pool without them noticing. As the brothers play, they notice something is wrong and before they leave the pool, the figure emerges from the water. It’s revealed to be the boys’ father, “Alligator Man”, who scares his sons for fun.

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After some laughs in the pool, the “Alligator Man” tells his children to go back into the house as it’s late and time for them to go to bed. The boys leave the pool and their father stays behind to swim. An unknown mysterious figure approaches the pool from the woods. It attacks and kills “Alligator Man” in his pool.

Agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) travel to Gibsonton to investigate a 28-year series of attacks by an unknown assailant in a community of former circus sideshow performers. They attend the funeral of the “Alligator Man” (who suffered from Ichthyosis). Among the people they meet afterwards are “self-made freaks” human blockhead Dr. Blockhead (Jim Rose) (who interrupted the funeral by hammering a railroad spike into his own chest) and his “geek” sidekick The Conundrum (The Enigma), who will eat anything, but says nothing. The agents also meet former performer Jim Jim, the Dogface Boy, who later became the local sheriff after his face went through hair loss.

Mulder and Scully stay at the Gulf Breeze trailer court, whose name is a reference to the 1987 Gulf Breeze UFO incident, also mentioned in season 1 episode, “Fallen Angel”.[1] Here, they meet the distrustful manager Mr. Nutt (Michael J. Anderson), and Lanny (Vincent Schiavelli), an alcoholic with an underdeveloped conjoined twin named Leonard. The agents hear a story about the legendary Fiji mermaid, a common sideshow act in the 19th century that generally turned out to be a monkey with a fish tail attached—the “humbug” referred to by the episode’s title.[2] Despite Scully’s usual skepticism, Mulder is intrigued because of what look like simian tracks left by the mystery attacker.

One night, Mr. Nutt is fatally attacked by a creature. The agents eventually discover that the attacker is Lanny’s twin, Leonard, who is able to detach himself from Lanny’s body. According to Lanny, Leonard attacks people and attempts to burrow into them because he is looking for a new brother to replace Lanny, who is dying from liver failure due to years of alcohol abuse. Lanny voluntarily locks himself in the local jail in an effort to keep Leonard from escaping, but dies during the night, and Leonard is able to slip through the bars on the cell window and flee. Mulder and Scully try to capture Leonard, who goes inside a funhouse, but he manages to get away. Upon leaving the funhouse, they find The Conundrum lying on the ground, rubbing his stomach, apparently having been attacked by Leonard. As Dr. Blockhead prepares to leave town with The Conundrum the following morning, he comments to Scully that with modern science eradicating genetic anomalies, it will be up to self-made freaks like him to remind people that “nature abhors normality.” The Conundrum looks unwell and Mulder asks what the matter is. The Conundrum — in his only line of the episode — replies, “probably something I ate.”[3] As Dr. Blockhead drives away with The Conundrum, Mulder and Scully turn to each other with confused and somewhat shocked expressions.

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The Calusari
The X-Files episode
Episode no. Season 2
Episode 21
Directed by Mike Vejar
Written by Sara Charno
Production code 2X21
Original air date April 14, 1995
Running time 44 minutes

In Murray, Virginia, the Holvey family visits a local amusement park. When the youngest child, Teddy, lets his balloon fly away, his father, Steve, gives him the balloon that belongs to his older brother, Charlie (Joel Palmer). When the boys’ mother, Maggie (Helene Clarkson), is in the bathroom, the strap in Teddy’s stroller comes undone. Teddy follows the balloon floating under its own power out of the restroom and onto the tracks of the park’s tour train, leading to his death. Charlie is the only member of the Holvey family not to grieve Teddy’s death at the scene.

Three months later, Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) shows Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) a photo taken moments before Teddy’s death, showing that the balloon moved horizontally against the wind. Chuck Burks (Bill Dow), a digital photo expert, uses software to uncover evidence of electromagnetic disturbances in the shape of a child, holding the balloon. During a visit by the agents, the Holveys adamantly dispute Mulder’s theory that Teddy was led onto the tracks. Scully sees Golda (Lilyan Chauvin), Maggie’s elderly Romanian mother, drawing a swastika on Charlie’s hand. Scully theorizes that the Holvey children may be victims of Munchausen by proxy, perpetrated by their grandmother. At a meeting with Steve Holvey, he explains that Golda was against his marriage to Maggie, and that strange things began to happen when Teddy was born and Golda came to live with the family. Steve hints that Golda might be hurting Charlie, leading Scully to suggest that they visit a social worker named Karen Kosseff (Christine Willes). While preparing to take Charlie to a session with Kosseff, Steve is strangled when his tie is caught in the seemingly-malfunctioning garage door. Charlie, having been mysteriously locked in the car, starts crying over his father’s death.

Investigating Steve’s death, the police find evidence of the ritualistic sacrifices in Golda’s room. Mulder finds a film of fine dust in the garage, which Chuck identifies it as vibhuti, a residual sign of spiritual energy. Golda and three elderly Căluşari mystics conduct a ritual in her room. Meanwhile, during Charlie’s appointment with Kosseff, the child goes into convulsions. Kosseff and Maggie see smoke coming from under Golda’s door, coming across their ritual. Maggie is horrified, and forces the old men to leave the house. However, Golda grabs Charlie and pulls him into her room in an attempt to complete the ritual. However, Charlie quickly gains the upper hand and brings a pair of dead chickens back to life and makes them kill her.

When Kosseff asks Charlie about the incident, he insists that he was not in his grandmother’s room, and that it was a boy named Michael. Maggie is terrified at the claim, explaining to the agents that Michael was Charlie’s stillborn twin, about whom she and Steve agreed to never tell Charlie. Maggie also explains that Golda had told the parents that a ritual should be performed to separate the spirits of the twins, but Steve refused. Charlie has another seizure and is hospitalized. Michael knocks out the nurse and afterward convinces Maggie, by pretending to be Charlie, to take him home. Scully sees them leaving, and checks on Charlie. They find the nurse and Charlie still in the hospital room. Mulder, now convinced that Michael’s spirit is behind the killings, sends Scully to the Holvey residence to stop him.

Maggie tries to complete her mother’s ritual, but Michael tries to intervene. Back at the hospital, Mulder joins the Căluşari as they perform an exorcism on Charlie. As Mulder helps with the ritual, Scully arrives at the Holvey house, and finds Maggie being attacked by Michael. Scully is tossed across the room by an unseen force. Just as Michael is about to stab Scully, the exorcism ends, and Michael’s spirit disappears, sparing both Scully and Maggie’s lives.[1] Maggie returns to the hospital and is reunited with Charlie. Before the agents leave, the head elder of the Căluşari says it’s over for the time being and cautiously forewarns Mulder that “it knows you.”

Guest actors
  • Joel Palmer as Charlie/Michael Holvey
  • Lilyan Chauvin as Golda
  • Helene Clarkson as Maggie Holvey
  • Ric Reid as Steve Holvey
  • Oliver and Jeremy Isaac Wildsmith as Teddy Holvey
  • Christine Willes as Karen Kosseff
  • Bill Dow as Charles Burk
  • Kay E. Kuter as Head Calusari
  • Jacqueline Dandeneau as Nurse Castor
  • Bill Croft as Calusari No. 2
  • Campbell Lane as Calusari No. 3
  • George Josef as Calusari No. 4

 

David Duchovny and Mitch Pileggi Q&A at Wizard Con

With a great panelist and amazing fans, the moderator had it easy!!!!

Thanks for posting these, Gina
https://www.youtube.com/user/dmbgal07

 

 

 

X-Files Podcast Season 2 discussing Red Museum, Excelsis Dei and Aubrey

Listen to Walt, Laurice and Pat discuss the three episodes. Read along with trivia and information below. Celebrating 25,000 users and growing daily.

SEASON 2 EPISODE 10 Red Museum
Originally aired December 9, 1994
Written by Chris Carter
Directed by Win Phelps

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WIKI -Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are called in to investigate a number of kidnappings in Delta Glen, Wisconsin where local teenagers are recovered half-naked and drugged with either the phrase “He is one” or “She is one” written on their backs. Meeting with Sheriff Mazeroski, the agents initially suspect a nearby cult, the Church of the Red Museum, which was founded by vegetarian Richard Odin. Mulder, Scully and Mazeroski attend a ceremony of the Red Museum, causing Mulder to believe that they are walk-ins, people whose souls have been taken over by someone else. One of the kidnap victims claims to have felt an animal spirit enter him.

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The girlfriend of Mazeroski’s son, Rick, is the latest to be found, and her blood is found to contain an unknown alkaloid substance and high levels of scopolamine, a controlled substance. This appears to link her to Odin, a former doctor. Meanwhile, the agents meet an old man who points to a pair of men injecting growth serum into cattle, which he believes is at the cause of the trouble. That night, local doctor Jerrold Larson is killed in a plane crash. An investigation of the site turns up shipping orders that trace back to the kidnapped teens. One of the men injecting the cows is murdered by the Crew Cut Man. The other, a peeping tom named Gerd Thomas, is revealed to be the kidnapper after the agents find a hidden supply of videotapes in the home of one of the victims. Thomas claims that Larson had been turning the children into “monsters” with the drugs he had been injecting in them, which he claims to be unknown.

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David Duchovny (Agent Fox Mulder), Gillian Anderson (Agent Dana Scully)

Meanwhile, Rick is murdered by the Crew Cut Man. Having passed by him on the road, Scully recognizes him as the assassin who killed Deep Throat. Her toxicology results on the victims show what she thinks is the mysterious substance known as “Purity Control”. Mulder theorizes that Larson had been injecting the children with alien DNA, and convinces Mazeroski to round up all of the children who had been receiving treatment from Larson and hide them with the Church of the Red Museum. Mulder tracks the Crew Cut Man down at a beef processing plant that he is about to destroy. While Mulder wants him alive, Mazeroski kills him as revenge for Rick’s murder.

Scully reports that the Crew Cut Man had no records on file with the FBI or other agencies. The material injected into the cows and children is found to be an unknown substance. All the children who were inoculated came down with a flu-like illness while those in the Church of the Red Museum did not, causing her to think they were a control group. Scully declares the case open and unsolved.

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SEASON 2 EPISODE 11 Excelsis Dei
Originally aired December 16, 1994
Written by Paul Brown
Directed byStephen Surjik

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WIKI – Agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) are called to the Excelsis Dei private nursing home in Worcester, Massachusetts in order to investigate a nurse’s claim that she was raped by an invisible entity. Severely bruised, Michelle Charters (Teryl Rothery) claims that she knows who was responsible and names the attacker as Hal Arden, an elderly resident of Excelsis Dei. When questioned, Arden admits that he made sexual overtures to her, but claims that it was harmless and that he is too elderly to have done anything.

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As Mulder and Scully investigate, they discover a Malaysian orderly is illicitly giving the patients an herbal drug made of mushrooms he cultures in the building’s basement. The drug cures their Alzheimer’s, but also allows them to see the spirits of people who have died in the nursing home and channel them into existence. In this state, the spirits assault and murder the orderlies that have looked down on them and treated them poorly while they were patients. When a patient overdoses on the drug, the spirits once again attack Charters, trapping her and Mulder in the bathroom, which begins flooding.

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As Scully and the home’s head doctor manage to stop the patient’s seizures, the spirits disappear and the bathroom door gives way, freeing Mulder and Charters. The government of Massachusetts takes over the facility, and the orderly supplying the medicine is turned over to immigration services. The remaining original patients, no longer having access to the drug, revert to their previous state of dementia.

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SEASON 2 EPISODE 12
Originally aired January 6, 1995
Written by Sara B. Charno
Directed by Rob Bowman

WIKI – In the town of Aubrey, Missouri, local detective B.J. Morrow tells Lt. Brian Tillman (Terry O’Quinn) that she has gotten pregnant from their affair. He requests she meet him at a motel later that night. While waiting for him, B.J. has a vision that leads her to a field where she digs up the skeletal remains of an FBI agent.

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Agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) head to Aubrey, where the remains are identified as belonging to Agent Sam Chaney, who disappeared in the area with his partner, Tim Ledbetter, in 1942. The agents find discrepancies in B.J.’s story, but Tillman comes to her defense. Mulder tells Scully of the case Chaney and Ledbetter were investigating, which involved the rapes and murders of three women with the word “Sister” slashed on their chest. Discovering similar cuts on Chaney’s chest during the autopsy, B.J. instinctively realizes that the cuts spell the word “Brother.” B.J. admits her affair and pregnancy to Scully.

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Tillman reveals that a new murder has occurred where a woman had the word “Sister” slashed on her chest. B.J. claims to have seen the victim in her dreams, which involve a man with a rash on his face and a monument that Mulder recognizes as the Trylon and Perisphere from the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Searching old mugshot photos, B.J. recognizes the man from her dream as Harry Cokely, who was arrested for raping a woman named Linda Thibedeaux and slashing “Sister” on her chest. Scully believes that B.J. unconsciously recalled the case since her father was a cop and may have discussed it. The agents visit the now-elderly Cokely, who now lives alone after being released from prison. Cokely insists he was at home when the latest murder occurred.

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B.J. awakens from a nightmare covered in blood, finding the word “Sister” slashed into her chest. She also sees a young Cokely in the mirror. She heads to a basement and tears away the floorboards, revealing a body within that is found to be Ledbetter’s. Cokely is arrested, but denies attacking B.J. Scully tells Mulder that blood on the latest victim matches Cokely’s. The agents visit Thibedeaux, who describes her encounter with Cokely in the 1940s. Mulder notices a photo of her at the 1939 World’s Fair featuring the Trylon and Perisphere. When pressed, she reveals that the rape resulted in a child, which she put up for adoption. The FBI tracks down the child, who turns out to have been B.J.’s father, causing Mulder to surmise that B.J. is the killer and may be operating on genetic memories.

As the agents are on their way to intercept her, BJ attacks Thibedeaux, but stops when she sees the “Sister” scars on her chest. The agents find Thibedeaux after BJ has left, and head to Cokely’s house, believing him to be her next target. BJ, who has already arrived, cuts Cokely’s respirator and attacks him with a razor. When the agents arrive BJ attacks Mulder but when Cokely dies she stops. BJ is placed in Shamrock Women’s Prison Psychiatric Ward where she is put on suicide watch after attempting to self-abort.

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‘Aquarius’ season 2: Premiere date speculation and more for David Duchovny series

By CarterMatt
August 23, 2015
Full Article

Tonight, NBC ended the first season of “Aquarius” with an intense finale, but there is a story with this series right now away from the cameras that is almost as interesting as the one happening within.

Many weeks ago, the network decided to renew the period series starring David Duchovny for a second season. At the time, we wondered if part of the reason for this was the network’s satisfaction with their streaming-the-entire-season-at-once play that they busted out. What we’ve now learned is that the network isn’t even planning to do this again, and the show’s ratings are not exactly great on Saturday nights.

While we are surprised that there is more of the show coming, we’re happy. You never want to see quality go away, and this guarantees that it won’t seemingly. Of course, we do wonder how NBC is going to air something that lost a lot of its commercial steam across season 1.

What’s our ultimate suggestion? Get it on the air again in the summer, and then put it on after a show that is a little more established like an “I Can Do That” or “American Ninja Warrior.” You’ve made the investment in the show, and the best thing that you can really do for it at this point is find a way to get it some better numbers and an opportunity for new people to discover it. That’s not happening on Saturdays during the summer.

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