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"Tooms" is a good episode, notable for several firsts. It's the first time a Monster of the Week gets a sequel. It's also the first time that the character of Assistant Director Skinner makes an appearance. And last but not least, it's the first time the mysterious and omnipresent Cigarette Smoking Man gets a line of dialogue.

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Technically, this would be a post-ep for "All Things," but since the story is set in season one right before "Tooms," that's where my brain has it classified. OneMillionandNine's versions of Mulder and Scully aren't exactly mine, but they are smart, sexy, funny and neurotic. If you are looking for a hearts and flowers ending for M&S, this isn't the place to find one (although if you want one for Sherlock Holmes and Molly Hooper, this fic is what convinced me to watch Sherlock BBC. Season Two is what made me stop watching.) But if you're looking for challenging characterizations and hot sex scenes, OMaN is your writer.

Premature Ejaculation by OneMillionandNine
Spoilers: Tooms, All Things
Category: MSR, V, Angst
Rating: big fat NC-17
Summary: an exercise in possibilities; exactly what has kept M and S apart all these years?

This fic is told from Tooms's POV and it's just as creepy as that would suggest. Elanor G is better known for her casefiles, which are excellent too, but this story is darkly original. The author rates it R but I would give it no more than a Teen for violence.

Undying by Elanor G
RATING: R for blood and guts
CATEGORY/SPOILERS: Uh...Story, inspired by Tooms
SUMMARY: none provided

Technically, this fic takes place in a later season, but if you choose to read it, you'll see why I am placing it here instead. I love everything Alelou has written. "Practice" is as delightful a post-post-post-post-ep for "Tooms" as anyone could desire.

Practice by Alelou
Rating: PG-13 for language
Keywords: MSR, Humor, Vignette
Spoilers: Tooms
Summary: Scully decides she needs practice before she can tell Mulder something important.
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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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