The X-Files

Season 3 Episode 4

Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Oct 13, 1995 on FOX



  • Quotes

    • Scully: You prognosticated Buddy Holly's death?
      Clyde Bruckman: Oh, God, no. Why would I want to do that? But I did have a ticket to see him perform the next night. Actually, I was a bigger fan of the Big Bopper than Buddy Holly. "Chantilly Lace," that was the song.
      Mulder: I'm not following.
      Clyde Bruckman: There's... the Big Bopper was not supposed to be on the plane with Buddy Holly. He won the seat from somebody else by flipping a coin for it.
      Mulder: I'm still not following.
      Clyde Bruckman: Imagine all the things that had to occur, not only in his life, but in everybody else's, to arrange it so on that particular night, the Big Bopper would be in a position to live or die depending on a flipping coin. I became so obsessed with that idea that I gradually became capable of seeing the specifics of everybody's death.

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