The X-Files

Season 9 Episode 2

Nothing Important Happened Today II (2)

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 18, 2001 on FOX
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Doggett catches up with Shannon McMahon, the woman who the EPA official picked up. She claims to be a super solider and that the people she has killed were preparing the water supply and she wants Doggett to expose the truth.

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  • Nothing Important Happened Today II

    10
    Nothing Important Happened Today II was a perfect episode of The X-Files and an excellent follow up to the story lines involved. I really enjoyed watching because there was a lot of character development layered in the action, drama and intrigue. It was awesome watching the various agents maneuvering and I liked how Shannon played her part. Every thing played out in a very entertaining way and I liked the last few scenes as Doggett surrendered to Kersh as he couldn't quite prove anything and we are left to wonder how special Scully's baby just might be. I look forward to watching the next episode!!!!!!!!!moreless
  • Nothing Still Happened

    7.0
    Maybe a smidgeon better than the first "Nothing" but only because there is a bit more action and less of the dark, dreary storyline.



    The opening teaser is strangely dull and undramatic. Gee, a ship out at sea with a a heavily-secured laboratory. Yippee... Ever notice how many episodes feature boats? Usually the duller ones. There are an awful lot of hospital settings too, not even counting the obligatory Scully autopsies.



    Anyway, Xena gets more screen time and she even speaks some lines. I'm not sure whether she is a good witch or a bad one and I suspect the writers have no idea either. The whole chloramine thing seems a bit half-baked and the fake conflict between Doggett and Kersh is just tiresome.moreless
  • Boring

    6.0
    What of this storyline is resolved after two hours? ZERO!



    We still don't know if this Shannon is good or bad, a vage conspiracy has been brought to a shady light because Doggett is too busy making Kersh responsible for everything. Skinner is in and out of this story and Scully seems to do nothing but nurse this baby. She never watches TV, reads nothing, never calls anybody. She's not even feeding the boy! Only carrying him around and sleeping occasionally.



    Reyes gets to stand around a bit, Scully is being frantic on this ship about finding her name when at first she didn't even want Doggett to investigate anything.



    Shannon gets a hand through her stomach but the person doing this (supposedly Noah) doesn't go after Doggett who not only catches up with the women in the next scene but is in front of them. He finds the msg about the detonation JUST in time and there is no report whatsoever that the ship blew up. What happened to the data? What exactly is the military up to? Ipregnating everybody with super soldiers is the dumbest thing I have ever heard. I mean if they really can't be killed than what is to say that they are not breeding a new kind of super criminals?



    How is it that the military is able to change and alter the DNA of grown up people so they can breathe under water, do not need to sleep and decapitate people with their fingertips... Just a little to strong for my liking. Way too many wholes and ooc again (in regards of Scully who is again leaving her weak-old baby to risk her life so she can maybe get answers she doesn't want to hear and doesn't want to believe either...)moreless
  • An improvement from the horrible part 1 but has serious flaws.

    7.0
    Anyone else feeling a sense of déjà vu? They're doing to Doggett what they did to Mulder, and Reyes reacts exactly like Scully did.



    I am far from impressed by the beginning to season 9 but this episode starts looking up thanks to Lucy Lawless who is sympathetic and believable. Especially once she saves Doggett's life but there was something bizarre about that scene that was just off – she gets a fist through her chest and shoved into the water by a man without a head. Maybe I'm wrong but my attention would have been on the *headless man* and not turning my back on the thing and staring down at the water?! If it could still kill someone *after* it's head was removed, it would definitely be my priority, Doggett didn't even look. Now this incident was almost eclipsed by somehow getting off the ship in 15 seconds?! There are super humans in the episode but I didn't think it included Doggett, Scully and Monica.



    I never believed Kersh was dirty, just a obnoxious jerk who was being used, and apparently it's true. Kersh insists he's being coerced, that he's a friend. Something that might actually be true because he didn't suspend Doggett.



    I hope these two episodes are not an indication where this season is going because the first part was horrendous and this part was seriously marred by poor writing. Doggett, who I loved in season 8, has actually turned into a sad version of Mulder, running around yelling 'conspiracy' to anyone who'll listen. Have these writers heard of a thing called 'character consistency'? In season 8, Doggett was what Scully had been to Mulder – a level head and a calming influence – but now that's completely gone and as a result, chaos reigns. I can't believe this is the same series I fell in love with in high school.moreless
  • This episode was better than part 1.

    10
    Wow what a great episode a lot of stuff happened. Like the bit on the ship, Scully wanted to find her name and see if she was impregnated with alien DNA but we never find out...



    I think the whole Supersolder stories start to develop here. I was shocked when Doggett was almost killed. Kersh was a little anoying in this episode, i still don't know why he gave Reyes and Doggett the lead anyway, this season has lots of potential stories to tell. Only 18 episodes left... I love it so mich, Scully was in this episode a little more, but how did William move the thing in his cribb that was scary. I am liking the new series its a big change from the others but i like it.moreless
Robert Patrick

Robert Patrick

Special Agent John Doggett

Gillian Anderson (I)

Gillian Anderson (I)

Special Agent Dana Scully

Mitch Pileggi

Mitch Pileggi

Assistant Director Walter Skinner

Annabeth Gish

Annabeth Gish

Special Agent Monica Reyes

Lucy Lawless, MNZM

Lucy Lawless, MNZM

Shannon C. McMahon

Guest Star

Ryan Cutrona

Ryan Cutrona

Captain

Guest Star

Ben Reed

Ben Reed

Young Officer

Guest Star

James Pickens Jr.

James Pickens Jr.

Deputy Director Kersh

Recurring Role

Adam Baldwin

Adam Baldwin

Knowle Rohrer

Recurring Role

Bruce Harwood

Bruce Harwood

Byers

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Scully: Look at these names. These are test subjects.
      Doggett: Grab them Monica, we've got less than a minute to get out of here.
      Scully: Just give me a second.
      Doggett: WE GOT NO TIME!
      Scully: No let go, let me do this. I have to see if I'm here. My name, my baby's name -

    • Kersh: You ever hear of King George the III?
      Doggett: You answer my question!
      Kersh: He was King of England when America declared independence in 1776. King George the III kept a diary. On July 4th he made an entry in it: "Nothing important happened today"
      Doggett: What the hell does that got to do with me?
      Kersh: A revolution started, and even kings can miss them if they are not paying attention.

  • NOTES (3)

    • According to Kersh, on July 4th, 1776 King George III wrote in his diary "Nothing Important Happened Today", July 4th 1776 being the day America declared its independance from Great Britain.

    • This episode is dedicated to the memory of Chad Keller, who was killed in the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001. Chad Keller, a rocket scientist, was a family friend of Chris Carter and his wife, Dori.

    • The first tag line change for season nine is the title, 'Nothing Important Happened Today'.

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