Medusa has always been one of my favorite season 9 episodes. I like it because I think it is the perfect summary for the relationship between Scully and Doggett throughout the season. Scully is the "expert is equivocal deaths" and Doggett is "just a good shot". I think this was one of the key performances by actor Robert Patrick that turned me into a Doggett person. Dealing with an annoying officer who keeps jabbing him with the pride issue at taking orders from a woman, Doggett is able to keep his head and see the guy for what he is and not listen to the bull he is trying to feed him. Even after the officer knocks him unconscious and leaves him for dead, he still goes after him and helps him escape with his life in true superhero fashion. I am having visions of Batman beating the crap out of The Joker and kicking him over a ledge only to risk his own life to grab his hand and pull him to safety. Thats the kind of superhero persona that Doggett takes on in this episode. The premise of the story is not altogether interesting other than the fact that the effects of the flesh burning away with electric shocks is pretty cool. It is very easy to hate the bad guys in this episode which is a credit to their acting. I give Medusa a 9 out of 10.
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