The X-Files: Season 1, Episode 12

Beyond the Sea (7 Jan. 1994)
"The X Files" Beyond the Sea (original title)

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After two college students are kidnapped on the one year anniversary of a similar kidnapping at a different school, Mulder is convinced that they are dealing with a serial killer. He's ... See full summary »

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After two college students are kidnapped on the one year anniversary of a similar kidnapping at a different school, Mulder is convinced that they are dealing with a serial killer. He's ready to deal with the case on his own as Scully has recently lost her dearly beloved father but she insists on working her way through this difficult time. Mulder is annoyed when a self-declared psychic who is soon to be executed in the gas chamber, Luther Lee Boggs, offers to give them information about the case in return for a permanent stay of execution. Mulder is convinced he's a sham as far as being a psychic goes and is convinced that Boggs is orchestrating the kidnappings using outsiders. Scully, who has had her own encounter with the supernatural recently, isn't so sure and takes Boggs far more seriously. Written by garykmcd

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Part of this episode was filmed in Vancouver. After her first meeting with Boggs, Skully is driving back to the hotel and sees the "angel of stone." This is a WWI memorial piece called the "Angel of Victory" located at Waterfront Station. See more »

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Mulder: It was five hours of Boggs channeling. After three hours I asked him to summon up the soul of Jimi Hendrix and requested 'All Along the Watchtower'. Your know, the guy's been dead for 20 years but he still hasn't lost his edge.
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Brad Dourif does it again
20 May 2006 | by (Rain City, Pacific Northwest) – See all my reviews

This was the very 1st episode of the X files that I saw and I am glad it was this one. Brad Dourif, basically reprising his role from Excorcist III, delivers another stand-out performance as the psychic serial killer, Luther Lee Boggs. David Duchovny surprised me with his subdued performance; I had heard his character was "the believer" so I naturally expected he'd be the high energy one, but no; I was quite impressed with Gillian Anderson's performance in this--not surprising when I discovered later that this particular episode was written especially for her--to show the producers she had the skills to pay the bills; they were actually thinking of replacing her,at this point in the series.

This episode remains a favorite of mine, particularly Brad Dourif's performance.


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