The X-Files: Season 3, Episode 4

Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose (13 Oct. 1995)
"The X Files" Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose (original title)

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Scully and Mulder are called into the investigation of a series of murders where the victims were all psychics of some sort. A tea leaf reader, tarot card reader and palm reader are all the... See full summary »

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Scully and Mulder are called into the investigation of a series of murders where the victims were all psychics of some sort. A tea leaf reader, tarot card reader and palm reader are all the apparent victims of a serial killer. The local police have brought in a well-known TV psychic that Mulder finds laughable. He does come across Clyde Bruckman, an insurance salesman who may be ca genuine psychic. While Scully is appropriately skeptical, Mulder realizes that Bruckman can only see one thing - how people will die. Written by garykmcd

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The names of characters Detective Havez and Detective Cline are also references to a writer and director from that era (Jean C. Havez and Edward F. Cline, respectively). See more »

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The eponymous psychic says that the death of The Big Bopper made him psychic because The Big Bopper had won a coin toss to get a seat on Buddy Holly's ill-fated plane. However, it was Ritchie Valens who won the toss. The Big Bopper was on Buddy Holly's plane because he had the flu and didn't feel comfortable on the bus. See more »

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[Mr. Bruckman is looking down at the carpet]
Mulder: What is it? What do you see?
Clyde Bruckman: He's having sex with her. There.
Scully: Is he raping her?
Clyde Bruckman: Oh no, no no, not at all, in fact she's instigating the whole thing.
Mulder: Then what's wrong?
Clyde Bruckman: [wistfully] Oh, sometimes it just seems that everyone's having sex except for me.
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Everybody Loves Bruckman
27 May 2006 | by (Washington Terrace, Utah) – See all my reviews

It's amazing how you can feel differently toward an episode by viewing it at a different time in your life. Upon viewing this episode again, I remembered liking this less than Jose Chung's "From Outer Space", another Darin Morgan written episode from later in this season. However, after seeing Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose and the other mentioned episode, I can say I like this one more, both of them being great episodes. What makes this episode a 10 is Peter Boyle's guest performance. This is the best guest star performance I have seen in the x-files. Peter Boyle plays the reluctant seer. There is just such a believability to his character that makes you feel sorry for him. And now to other parts that I like about the episode. At the beginning, the police talking about a man helping them. You think they are describing Mulder, when it turns out to be the Stupendous Yappi, whom they are describing. Yappi is a hilarious character. I love how he uses his eyebrows in his expressions. I like how the killer is seen in the background of all the crime scenes. There is a cheesy deleted scene towards the beginning. You'll understand why it was deleted. They throw in a 'Beyond the Sea' inside joke when Clyde Bruckman says a blue piece of cloth is from Mulder's New York Knicks t-shirt. If, for anything, just watch this episode for Peter Boyle's excellent portrayal of Clyde Bruckman. It's a "can't miss" performance.


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