Writer: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon
Director: Daniel Sackheim
Original broadcast: October 1st 1993
Australian broadcast: March 3rd 1994
As Section Chief Blevins expresses his concern with the direction of the X-Files department, Mulder becomes obsessed with solving a case that closely parallels an encounter he experienced as a child …the abduction of his kid sister, Samantha.
This episode probably wont ever make any of my top 10 lists, but its a good one, even if it feels kind of disjointed at times. I like it because its really character driven. We get more insight into Mulder and just how focused (read: obsessed) he can become on a case that reminds him of his sister. Also its quite a gender reversal, where typically a female character will be the one showing empathy and a connection in such a way.
The full depth of what Scully has got assigned to with The X-Files is more in play here here too….