The X-Files: Season 4, Episode 13

Never Again (2 Feb. 1997)
"The X Files" Never Again (original title)

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With Mulder off on a week's mandatory leave, Scully is on her own and feeling put upon. While in Philadelphia she meets Edward Jerse who asks her out to dinner. Ed has recently gone through... See full summary »

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With Mulder off on a week's mandatory leave, Scully is on her own and feeling put upon. While in Philadelphia she meets Edward Jerse who asks her out to dinner. Ed has recently gone through a nasty divorced. Despondent and more than a little drunk, he gets a tattoo. Soon after, he begins to hear voices and lashing out at work, loses his job and disposes of a neighbor who he thinks is responsible. After drinks, Scully gets a tattoo of her own but the next day two Philadelphia police detectives show up at Jerse's apartment investigating his neighbor's disappearance. Scully may have found a medical reason for Ed's hallucinations. Written by garykmcd

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Quentin Tarantino was reportedly offered the chance to direct this episode, but was unable to do so as he was not a member of the Director's Guild of America at the time of its production. See more »

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When someone gets a tattoo, the skin at and around the tattoo site is naturally a bit reddened for at least 24 hours, yet Ed Jerse's skin appears normal immediately after getting his tattoo. See more »

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Scully: I feel like I've lost sight of myself, Mulder. It's hard to see, let alone find, in the darkness of covert locations. I mean, I wish I could say that we were going in circles, but we're not. We're going in an endless line, two steps forward and three steps back. While my own life is standing still.
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One of my favorite episodes because of the way it draws from the often-neglected dark core of the show (yes, many of the story lines are "dark", but I'm talking about the flawed and deep humanity of the characters) - Scully and Mulder's relationship is not all roses, there are deep problems and resentments that must have fostered over the past few years. Sure, it bothers Scully when Mulder ditches her and Mulder hates it when she immediately dismisses his theories, but one would think that over the years, it would cause some type of underlying problem or influence the evolution of their relationship somehow.

Morgan and Wong have a definite gift for writing character development, providing glimpses of our heroes' souls. An exposition of their relationship was sorely needed, whether it be good or bad - a departure from a glossed over hand-hold or icy comment. Mulder's deeply human self-involvement was magnified by the situation but also realized - something I think people have been waiting for - redemption for ditching Scully so much and for generally being inconsiderate (not necessarily a cause for dislike of the character, though). Too bad there weren't more episodes like this!


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