While on the operating table, the spirit of the violent criminal he was pursuing enters his body. Sadly, the master of horror came up with a dopey -- and reportedly heavily rewritten -- killer china-doll plot.Anderson tries to lend some genuine pathos to the proceedings, though mostly for naught. Fortunately, it's leavened by some great Chris Carter-penned cell phone banter between Scully (vacationing in King's beloved state of Maine) and Mulder (restless back in the home office).Water, water everywhere as Mulder and Scully meet up with retired FBI man Arthur Dales (Darren Mc Gavin) during a Florida hurricane.
, which originally ran for nine seasons on Fox between 19 and gained a massive following.(He should have showed this as part of #allmymovies?) An old flame of Scully's is shot during a stakeout.Then the guy in the not-so-great chimp outfit and worst-guest-star-ever Lance " Mulder abandons Scully on a stakeout (at A. Walter Skinner's insistence) to investigate a monster lurking in a picture-perfect suburban neighborhood.Some good fish-out-of-water comedy, and enjoyable Mulder & Scully banter by phone, ensues.The terrific character actor Ed Lauter plays a NASA commander who has been possessed by the face on Mars.The space program-obsessed Mulder acts like an endearing dork through most of the episode, which, along with Lauter, is one of this otherwise lackluster episode's few saving graces.It's pretty much Mulder and Scully assist a whistleblower being hunted down by the corporation she betrayed.Her protector is a poltergeist who may be the ghostly manifestation of her former, likely murdered boss. You might say, ahem, a A young, seemingly psychic girl throws a police detective out of a window.With all that in mind, let's get down to the truth: The worst episode of any series should stand out in some way.This Chris Carter-penned installment, guest-starring an extremely irritating Kathy Griffin in a dual role (just one of its many sins), is nearly sublime in its awfulness.