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Special Agent Fox Mulder
Special Agent Dana Scully
Mary Louise LeFante
Traverse City, Michigan; Washington, D.C.
After the opening theme, when Scully is explaining to Mulder and he starts nodding, he head is slightly turned to the left. When the camera angle changes to behind Scully, he looks at her with his head slightly turned right. When the angle changes back, his head is turned left again.
Despite having taken German at College apparently, Scully's first spoken 'Unruhe' (as she turns to face the killer whilst on the phone to Mulder) comes out completely wrongly, sounding more like 'unrooeeey' - though later in the episode when she is speaking in German and tied up, she pronounces it correctly.
Scully was bound with tape to the chair, but in the last scene she gets out of the chair after Mulder frees her hands, but without freeing her legs.
(Mulder looks into Gerry trailer, and sees Scully's keys in the ignition)
Mulder: (Screaming) SCULLY!
(He breaks down the door, and sees Scully tied to a chair. He shoots Gerry)
Mulder: (To Scully) Are you okay?
(Scully nods, walks toward the door, looks back at Mulder, and walks out)
Scully: It's over, Mulder?
Mulder: Then that photo wouldn't be his fantasy, it would be his nightmare.
Scully: What the hell does it matter?
Mulder: Because I want to know.
Scully: I don't.
Scully: Oh my god.
Mulder: What is it?
Scully: She's been given what's called a trans-orbital lobotomy. It used to be called an ice pick lobotomy. It involves inserting a leukotome through the eye sockets.
Mulder: So we're looking for a doctor? Someone with training?
Doctor: Not judging by this?
Scully: Whoever did this, Mulder, did it wrong.
Dana Scully: Tell us where she is, Gerry.
Gerry Schnaz: I'm sorry. This is a case of mistaken identity or something. I honestly ... honestly have no idea what you're talking about.
Scully shows him the leucotome.
Dana Scully: Explain this, then.
Gerry Schnaz: We're running sheetrock today. I use that to start the holes in the sheetrock, to keyhole in all the fixtures.
Dana Scully: No, you used this to kill the two men.
Gerry Schnauz: What two men?
Dana Scully: You used this on Mary LeFante.
Gerry Schnauz: Who? What? Wait, a minute ago it was Alice Brandt. I don't believe this, I do not believe this is happening.
Mulder: Yeah, but why would she stab her boyfriend through the ear? The magic was gone?
Scully: Mulder, take a look at this. You see this smeariness here? I'm thinking that it's heat damage. With the uh heater sitting under the film right there that the emulsion probably melted.
Mulder: So you think that might make it look like she posed, screaming, for a passport photo?
Scully: Plus the film is two years out of date... that...
Scully: ... That the photographic chemistry could have changed...
Scully: ... The dyes fade... they... all right, so what's your theory?
Mulder: I'm not sure I have a theory.
Translation of the German spoken to the second victim (12:15): "Have no fear. I'm going to help you. You will forget all your troubles... forget your troubles." and (16:05): "This is for you. It (the gown) is like the one she (his sister?) wore.
Taping her mouth: Soon, very soon !
Finally with Scully: "Everything is ok. ("It's over Jerry. Let me go right now.") I'm going to help you. You will forget all of your troubles. ..." (then they switch to English.)
Don't know if this is intentional, but the story idea of a polaroid camera taking pictures of something other than the intended subject was the basis for the novella "The Sun Dog" by Stephen King, included in the "Four Past Midnight" collection.
This episode marks the first episode in The X-Files new time slot. Up to this point The X-Files had always aired on Friday night. From now on until the end of the series the show would air on Sunday night.
The brand of film, ETAP, is the last name of assistant prop master Jim Pate spelled backwards.
Although the word Unruhe is indeed German for "unrest", Writer Vince Gilligan's inspiration came from an article on mass murderer Howard Unruh and found it eerily poetic that the killers last name also meant unrest.
We get an early indication of Scully's cancer here, when Schnauz says he can see Scully's unrest, and points to the bridge of her nose.
Episode Title: Unruhe
The episodes title, "Unruhe" is German for "Unrest."
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