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I like the creepy atmosphere, the plot twists, and the exquisitely dead-eyed performances of the twin girls who played Cindy Reardon and Teena Simmons. The woman who was cast to play the adult Eve, Dr. Sally Kendrick, looked eerily like an older version of the twins.

It's fun to watch Mulder and Scully spar over the unlikelihood of space aliens travelling to earth in order to exsanguinate cattle. Then Deep Throat introduces Mulder to the Litchfield Project, the US government's response to the Russian's eugenics experiments, which throws a different light onto their investigation.

It's not Mulder and Scully's finest moment when they let Teena and Cindy go in the truck-stop parking lot. So what if some random trucker is holding a gun on them? Mulder and Scully have guns and badges, plus Mulder was holding the girls. The trucker wasn't going to shoot him. They caved way too soon. (The stupid writers made them do it.)

The tagline for the episode's final twist was perfect. "How did you know I'd come for you?" Eve 8 asks the young clones.

"We just knew," Teena and Cindy reply in unison. "We just knew."

FANFICTION RECS:

This excellent story is by one of my favorite authors. For a show so strongly steeped in horror, there is surprisingly little fic written in the genre. This fic is one of the very best.

We Could Have Made Music (3025 words) by DiscordantWords
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The X-Files
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Characters: Cindy Reardon, Teena Simmons, Eve 6
Additional Tags: Horror
Summary:

They are fifteen years old, hale and hearty and healthy, tall and pale and quiet as churchmice. They have grown up to the music of Six's madness, her sobs and sniffles and laughter, the scrape of teeth against metal, the rasp of teeth against skin, the sick sweet wet sounds of tearing flesh.



I have no idea why Julie Fortune isn't more widely recced or read. Her stories are professional caliber, not surprising given that she's a professional writer. She knows how to build suspense without wasting words, but just as on the series, there is a lot happening between the lines. Rarest of all, she writes stories with terrifying x-files at their center.

Falling Stars by Julie Fortune
Rating: gen
Characters: Fox Mulder, Dana Scully
Warnings: none
Spoilers: Eve

Summary: When Mulder disappears without a trace, Scully takes a leave of absence to search for him.
wendelah1: The word "shipper" was established in May 1996 in alt.tv.xfiles ("Shipper")
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"Deep Throat" has all of the typical myth-arc elements: there’s a government cover-up; Mulder thinks there are aliens involved; Scully says there is no conclusive evidence–of anything. We get our first look at Mulder's mysterious government source, code-named "Deep Throat." And, despite her relative inexperience as a field agent, Dana Scully reveals herself to be a total bad-ass.


The Other Man by Jess M.
SPOILER WARNING: None!
RATING: R
CONTENT WARNING: Jess chose not to warn but if you need warnings, PM me and I’ll provide one.
CLASSIFICATION: MSR, sorta kinda, set somewhere in Season 7. Any resemblance to Season 8, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
SUMMARY: Something’s wrong with Mulder and Scully goes nuts, a bit. Or does she? (mysterious look) This puppy is dark, dark, dark and gloomy. There’s some love in there. And some physics mumbo-jumbo. And a bunch of science I know nothing about. Thanks to Darla for the quote, and the lurve.

It began so innocently, the way it is with tragedies: the almost unrecognizable signs of disintegration beginning in the mundane. The flap of a butterfly's wings before the devastation of the hurricane that follows it. Chaos theory honed its abilities, Scully later thought, by practicing on their lives.

There are other good fics for "Deep Throat," but this is by far the most memorable, and the most disturbing. There are not many stories that made me look at canon, and wonder, what if it were true?

If you need a palate cleanser, click on the link to her Gossamer author page, and read "Beginning." It's funny and sexy and so different from "The Other Man" that it's hard to believe it was written by the same woman, let alone posted in the same month. Jess M. had talent and range. If you want to read her other fic, Jess M. also posted to Gossamer under "Jess" and "Jess Mabe."

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