The X-Files (1993– )
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Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose 

A man with psychic powers assists the agents with the hunt for a killer.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Stuart Charno ...
The Puppet (as Stu Charno)
Detective Cline
Detective Havez
Tarot Dealer
Madame Zelma
Ken Roberts ...
Jaap Broeker ...
David MacKay ...
Young Husband
Greg Anderson ...


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 a 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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13 October 1995 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The name of the hotel (Le Damfino) shares a name with a boat used by Buster Keaton in the movie The Boat. See more »


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 »


The Puppet: There's something I've been wanting to ask you for some time now. You've seen the things I do, in the past as well as in the future.
Clyde Bruckman: They're terrible things.
The Puppet: I know they are. So tell me, please, why have I done them?
Clyde Bruckman: Don't you understand yet, son? Don't you get it?
The Puppet: [shakes his head and shrugs helplessly]
Clyde Bruckman: You do the things you do because you're a homicidal maniac.
The Puppet: [smiles slowly] That... that does explain a lot, doesn't it? It's all starting to make sense now.
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References The Boat (1921) See more »


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Performed by John Beal
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28 May 2008 | by (Malaysia) – See all my reviews

Mulder and Scully playing "straightmen" to Peter Boyle is priceless. The quote above about auto-erotic asphyxiation after Mulder has asked the psychic Peter Boyle how he will die is worthy of a T-shirt slogan. Are these quotes copyright protected?

I love the X-Files, but sometimes they can be a bit Poe-faced. This episode added just the right amount of humour, plus a bitter-sweet ending.

Young Frankenstein is one of my favourite films, and Peter Boyle's role here equals the one he had in that film and also acts as a model for his role in Everybody Loves Raymond. Mulder and Scully quite rightly just kept in the background acting as Peter's foils.

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