The X-Files

Season 5 Episode 9

Schizogeny

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jan 11, 1998 on FOX
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A therapist working with children from abusive families is found to be implanting them with the memories of her own abuse suffered at the hands of her late father, when one of her patients tries to kill his stepfather.

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  • TRIVIA (9)

    • In the opening scene we see a kid playinga game and listening to music. The song he's listening to is Rob Zombie feat. Alice Cooper - Hands of Death

    • It is a second episode that makes reference to a Thrash Metal band Megadeth (the first one being Die Hand Die Verletzt, with Mulder saying to Scully: "Better hide your Megadeth albums"). About 6 minutes into the episode camera centers on a wall covered in posters one of them being the cover of Megadeths 1990 album Rust in Peace.

    • The video game Bobby Rich plays during the episode is Shiny Entertainment's MDK.

    • Factual Error: Mulder's translation of the Kennedy quote is wrong. He says the following: "You know when Kennedy told the Germans 'Ich bin ein Berliner' he was actually saying 'I am a cocktail sausage'?" A "Berliner" is not a "cocktail sausage", that would be a "wiener". Rather, a Berliner is a German deep-fried, jam-filled dough, similar to a doughnut (without the hole). What Kennedy meant to say was "I am a Berliner", which, in German, is "Ich bin Berliner".

    • Goof: When Mulder and Scully are talking at the car after Mulder has dug up the grave, you can hear it raining and thundering. Yet, you can't see raindrops hitting either them or the top of the car between them.

    • When Mulder steps closer to the dead body to discover the root in the man's neck, you can clearly see the dead man's pulse through the base of his neck.

    • After her father is pulled out of the window, Lisa leans out and there is no glass left on the sill, she even places her hands on it. Later when Mulder and Scully look at it, there is all sorts of jagged edges on the sill.

    • When Mulder says the line: "A 16-year-old kid who's classmates lovingly refer to as Dorkweed", it is obvious that "Dorkweed" is dubbed over. From Mulder's mouth movements the original word looks like "Dickweed" or "Dickwad".

    • How did the police or the medical examiner miss that rather large root in the man's neck that Mulder used all of his investigative techniques to discover?

  • QUOTES (5)

  • NOTES (4)

    • Sarah-Jane Redmond (Karin Matthews) also starred as Lucy Butler in Chris Carter's Millennium and as Inga Fossa in his short lived drama series Harsh Realm.

    • Katherine Isabelle, who played Lisa Baiocchi, is the daughter of X-Files production designer Graeme Murray.

    • Scully's line about the town getting "400 inches of rain a day" is a reference to a comment David Duchovny jokingly made about Vancouver during his appearance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Mulder's response "Now that's a bit of an exaggeration, don't you think" made the reference particularly humorous.

    • 'Schizogony' (spelled slightly differently than the title) means reproduction by multiple asexual fission.

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