The X-Files

Three of a Kind

Season 6, Ep 20, Aired 5/2/99
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  • Episode Description
  • While on a stakeout of a Government Defence Convention in Las Vegas, The Lone Gunmen are reunited with Susanne Modeski, the mysterious woman who disappeared at a Convention ten years earlier when they first met Agent Mulder.

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Duchovny

    Special Agent Fox Mulder

  • Gillian Anderson

    Special Agent Dana Scully

  • Vince Gilligan

  • John Shiban

  • Bryan Spicer

  • Fan Reviews (9)
  • Three of a Kind

    By TrueTvWatcher, Aug 24, 2012

  • The Lone Gunmen and Suzanne Modeski return.

    By JaCkKbAuEr2424, May 03, 2011

  • Another Lone Gunmen episode...

    By CaptainHarkness, Aug 25, 2008

  • This was an episode dedicated to the character development of the supporting cast as much as anything.

    By tvaddict1974, Dec 20, 2007

  • "I just can't decide who lights my fire!" (Scully)

    By Lauren___Graham, Dec 10, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (19)

    • Frohike: (to Scully) Good work, party girl.

    • Frohike: They're just lucky I got a conscience. Langly: How's that? Frohike: If I unleashed my true kung-fu on this casino, I could break the bank within a week. Langly: Yeah, and find yourself buried under six feet of desert dirt. Timothy Landau: Hey guys. Frohike: Hey Timmy. I'm sorry about Jimmy. Timothy Landau: Hey Langly, the guys are all up in my room for a round of Dungeons and Dragons, in honor of Jimmy. Langly: Lord Manhammer will be in attendance. (to Frohike) I'm going to go play a little D&D, uh, in memoriam. Frohike: That's touching, man.

    • Langly: Three thousand dollars... I told you to fold. It should have been me in there playing, why does Byers get to do the undercover? Frohike: 'Cause this ain't Woodstock. (Grabs Langly's hair) Byers: Did we at least get some usable prints off the drink glasses? Frohike: What, are you kidding? I had to leave them all behind. How we going to salvage this? Langly: We're not. This convention's a bust. Five days and three grand invested and we got bupkis to show for it. Byers: Who was that player, anyway? The guy who made us, he wasn't wearing a convention badge. Langly: Nobody ever said his name. Byers: I think he's worth looking into.

    • Byers: (voiceover) My name is John Fitzgerald Byers. I was named after our 35th president, and I keep having this beautiful dream. In my dream, the events of November 22nd, 1963, never happened. In it, my namesake was never assassinated. Other things are different, too, in my dream. My country is hopeful and innocent; young again. Young in spirit. My fellow citizens trust their elected officials, never once having been betrayed by them. My government is truly 'of the people, by the people, for the people'. All my hopes for my country, for myself... all are fulfilled. I have everything a person could want; home and family... and love. Everything that counts for anything in life... I have it. But the dream ends the same way every time. I lose it all.

    • Langly: You know Byers, growing old with us isn't that bad. Frohike: Come on, Langly, do you really want him to kill himself?

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    Notes (3)

    • This is the first episode not to feature David Duchovny as Fox Mulder. His voice is only heard at the the beginning of the episode.

    • Also Signy Coleman, playing Susanne Modeski, returns to The X-Files in this episode. She was last seen in the season 5 episode "Unusual Suspects."

    • Michael McKean, who played Morris Fletcher in the season 6 2-parter 'Dreamland/Dreamland II', makes a brief return appearance when Scully is at the hotel bar.

    Trivia (4)

    • Just before Scully makes the Y-incision on James (Jimmy) Belmont, you can see the pulse in his neck beating.

    • On the DVD the credits for this episode is incorrect. It lists the character of Grant Ellis as Grant Snow

    • There is a slight tip of the hand in the episodes' surprise -- the blood splattering forward onto Langly is an indicator that Susanne is using squibs -- real gunshot wounds don't splatter forward.

    • Goof: When Frohike plays the slot machine, the first position on the reel shows a single bar. After Byers spots Susanne, the camera goes back to Frohike and the first position now is not a single bar. There wouldn't have been enough time between the shots for Frohike to have another pull of the machine.

    Allusions (3)

    • Frohike: (to Susanne Modeski) Mata Hari Mata Hari (born Margaretha Zelle) was a Dutch citizen who achieved fame as a dancer and high-class prostitute who was executed in 1917 accused of spying for Germany during World War I.

    • Frohike: Scully Golightly He says this is when he is describing a drugged Scully and is a reference to the film Breakfast at Tiffany's and its flighty main character played by Audrey Hepburn.

    • Plot: Def-Con Def-Con is an actual convention that has been held in Las Vegas. In reality it is a gathering of computer hackers, not of defense contractors.

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