The X-Files

Season 1 Episode 24

The Erlenmeyer Flask

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM May 13, 1994 on FOX

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  • The Erlenmeyer Flask

    PERFECT! Finally came the long awaited "season finale" of the first season of one of television's most brilliant of all time, and came full of scientific theories, conspiracy and a lot of sci-fi thriller to chew nails and thinking brain. The villainy this time is on account of the secret forces of government, able to kill anyone or distort any facts so that your interests are kept secure. There are quotes about the famous "Human Genome Project," one of the most coveted project of mapping human genes, there are unexplained disappearances and deaths "accidental," is the best that the series can provide in all its magnitude. Theories are built very well placed here, revealing the government experiment in cells of a tissue to catch alien (do not know how or when it was obtained), with two new nitrogenous bases beyond the four unique in nature and yet possessing chloroplasts and other organelles and deploy in humans, genes whose change and mutate into something so unknown and evolved than current technology would not be able to handle. Mulder and Scully, in complete vulnerability, are highly monitored and controlled indirectly, making them the proof and evidence, and letting loose more questions in the air handling. This does not mean that Scully had his first contact with the alien race and Deep Throat, who before being killed by an undercover agent, whispers the famous phrase "trust no one." All the characters are great, the plot expands in a conspiracy and frightening pace, finally everything is so clean, so that ended up being the best episode since the beginning of the season.