Just a quick note: Since I'm back in Canada now, I'm going to use my old posting time which was 6pm EST, aka. the same time Kate usually posts hers as well. The post still showing the wrong timezone though, I don't know why.
Chris Carter: Hey! That kid who works here is going to be that crazy guy in that one about Mulder's son. Kim Manners: What? Frank Spotnitz: Doggett's son. Chris Carter: Who's Doggett? Frank Spotnitz: The NEW GUY! Kim Manners: [expletives deleted]Frank Spotnitz: Kim, what Chris means is that our writing intern is playing the role of Cadet Hayes in the episode about Doggett's son. Kim Manners: The kid with the weird fucking lips?! I'd like to kick him in the ass! Frank Spotnitz: Couldn't the lip thing be part of his character? Kim Manners: [grumbles] Chris Carter: Look! Shiny!
I dont really remember this one. I think I liked it somewhat. I think it was Doggett who was the stand out - give that it was about his kid, but you know. Interesting fact in the extras section about what happened to Follmer. Does anyone know if thats supposed to be what happened? Why did I always think he was in The Truth? lol.
the episode numbers on this show are crazy. i tend to watch them in order rather than how they aired on tv and it makes me less likely to throw things. it's very upsetting that we don't get to see the fallout after William. avoiding the scully plot (which i rarely do), this is a really good doggett episode. i just wish it had aired sooner in the season.
I really love this one, maybe even my favourite in s9. The music is just gorgeous, among Mark Snow's finest work, I think. The whole episode is really beautifully shot, the atmosphere throughout the ep is very tense and sad, and Robert Patrick once again does a fantastic job here. I also like the guy who plays Cadet Hayes, he's so creepy. Yeah, it doesn't happen often that I love an episode so much despite the lack of Scully, or although the timeline is screwed up. But this one is pretty awesome.
I agree, this was one of the good ones in Season 9. For some reason, the cadet's plotline seems very similar, but I can't remember if I read it in a book or saw it on another tv show. (This was the first time I saw the episode, so no, it's not just me remembering the episode! lol) At any rate, it was really great to see Doggett so humanized.
This is one of my favs from S9. Love the score so much!! I feel really bad for poor Luke Doggett :( The end scene always has me bawling... After Jump the Shark, William and then this ep... it's always such a shock that Sunshine Days is the next (and 2nd last ep ever :P). Makes me want to puke.~Mango
The score for this episode was gorgeous. Any idea where I could possibly find the piano sheet music for it? Even if it's just transcribed by a fan or something? I would love to learn to play it.I'm glad they dedicated an episode to solving the case of Doggett's son's murder. It must've been weird for Robert Patrick and his real wife to play ex-husband and wife, though. And I had completely forgotten that Brad Follmer was involved in this at all, so that was a surprise this time around. The end was really sad, when they scattered Luke's ashes into the ocean. :(I liked seeing Scully as a teacher and seeing the cadets working in the training field and all that, but that black guy bugged me. I watched carefully and figured it out: It's something about the way he moves his mouth. It's like he purposely clamps his lips completely shut after every sentence, and it drives me crazy. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? The only time in the whole episode that he stopped doing that was when he took Doggett to his apartment and tried to explain about how the pictures speak to him - during that scene, he left his lips slightly parted in between lines, like any other actor. But in every scene before and after that, he did that weird closing-his-mouth thing, and it was incredibly distracting. I don't know, lol.Anyway, the music was great, and it was nice to see Doggett get some closure about his son.