X-FILES 9.2 FAQ
What’s it called?
“Nothing Important Happened Today II.”
Teleplay is again credited to Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz.
What does TV Guide say?
“Conclusion. Reyes is defiant when questioned by Follmer about her activities with Doggett; Scully meets Shannon McMahon (Lucy Lawless), who offers an explanation of who she is.”
What is TV Guide not telling us?
There’s a ship. Docked in Baltimore. There’s a lab on board. Its captain inadvertantly reveals to the lone gunman Frohike, of all people, that there are “horrors” aboard.
Does the “previously on” clip package remain after the teaser and title credits?
Does the Lawless character drown Doggett?
She does. But she eventually un-drowns him with her magic underwater lips.
Does Doggett name her “Madison”?
Aquagirl already has a name: Shannon McMahon. McMahon served with Doggett in the Marines, and has gone on to become both a Department of Justice employee and a bio-engineered Aquagirl, the latter thanks to the government’s supersoldier program. She tells Doggett that she can’t be killed, and neither can another supersoldier recruited out of Bravo company, Knowle Rohrer.
Does Rohrer turn up this week?
Is Aquagirl evil?
Perhaps not. The men she killed, she says, were among those involved in contaminating the water supply. She says she hates who she is and tells Doggett that “the program’s expanding in ways no one ever dreamed of. I need your help to stop it, John.”
Can she breathe water (like a shark) or is she just super-good at holding her breath (like a dolphin)?
We don’t really learn.
What’s going on with Scully’s baby?
Scully tells Skinner her baby’s “not normal,” but declines to go into details. Listen carefully when the executive producer title comes on screen at episode’s end.
What do we learn about Mulder?
When Skinner advises Scully to advise Mulder of what’s going on, Scully shoots back: “Mulder can’t know. He can’t be brought back into this. He can’t be brought to the FBI. It’s just too dangerous for him right now.”
What’s going on with evil FBI supervisor Kersh?
The Kersh saga takes a strange turn at episode’s end. It is he who supplies the episode’s title: it turns out that “Nothing important happened today” is what King George III wrote in his diary on July 4, 1776.
What does Scully learn from her meeting with Aquagirl?
A chemical compound is being added to the water supply “to prime a population to breed a nation of supersoldiers,” explains Aquagirl. “Something which promotes the mutation of offspring in fertilization, in pregnancy.”
How does one recognize a supersoldier like Rohrer and Aquagirl?
The one thing they all have in common is that famous bump on the back of their necks.
So the Lone Gunmen turn up again?
They do. This time to visit Reyes.
Are they in the company of Jimmy and/or Yves?
Of course not.
Is Langley still blue?
What’s not so good?
We don’t learn why Mulder has to go into hiding but Scully doesn’t; if evil forces really wanted Mulder, couldn’t they just hold Scully and her baby hostage? No sign of Lawless’s naked body-double this week. One wearies of all the dead ends the protagonists continue to run into week after week.
Herc’s rating for “The X-Files” 8.21?
The Hercules T. Strong Rating System:
Beware the Triffids.