The X-Files

Season 3 Episode 16

Apocrypha (2)

3
Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Feb 16, 1996 on FOX
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  • Radiation poising and an important message

    8.8
    The scenes with the radiation victims are scientifically accurate. Symptoms include skin blistering, retina damage, and among a host of other things, vomiting blood caused by damage to the lining of the intestines. I was impressed with the accuracy of how the victims were depicted, especially when the junior Navy officer diagnosed the victims with advanced cancer. I’m still not sure if the writers revealed the source of the radiation, however I have a feeling that it was from the UFO. Perhaps the craft was fueled by some kind of reactor plant. Otherwise, I thought that Agent Scully touches on an interesting subject when she visits her sister’s grave with Mulder. That being vengeance and revenge. She talks about hoping to feel satisfaction when her sister’s killer was brought to justice, and instead she only feels emptiness and confusion, and a feeling that there were others to blame. Overall I got the feeling that instead of closure; we just got another government patsy.
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