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Nothing Important Happened Today II is more of the same from the season
premiere. It's only the third time that a sequel episode has the same
name as the first part episode without any appellations.
The old shaky camera technique is used at the beginning of the episode. I've never cared much for that style. It makes me dizzy. Are they trying to get across the point that someone is standing there with a hand-held camera? Of course not. Then why use it? We see with Reyes with reading glasses for the first time in this episode. She joins Mulder, Scully, and Skinner as a main character who needs reading glasses. It looks like Doggett is the only main character with perfect vision.
It's obvious in this episode why the agents usually wear subdued colors. Reyes wears a red top in this episode and it stands out. I usually don't notice things like that.
I don't have a lot to say on this episode other than it bugs me to see Kersh (apparently) being nice and slipping Doggett the obituary. It's all very confusing to me and I just don't buy Kersh's motives. How much does he know? How deep is he? The X-Files is supposed to be mysterious and not answer all questions, but Kersh and the Super Soldier storyline are just too convoluted and they hurt the show more than they help it. The reason why I still like Nothing Important Happened Today II is that it is fun to watch and has good action. And there you have it.
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
This episode gives us the rest of the story behind the EPA conspiracy
with the water supply. We learn that the government has been doing test
trying to alter women's ova so that their babies will be super babies
instead of normal babies. They are planning to put some altered
fluoride or some other chemical in the water supply so the unsuspecting
public will never know what happened. I have to admit that this is a
better way of handling an alien invasion story rather than the
mothership arriving and blowing everyone up. I like the scene where
Xena Soldier is telling Scully all of this. We get to see the old
Scully telling her to cut the crap and not patronize her. I hadn't
realized before this moment just how protected Scully has been for the
past while that she's been pregnant and she almost seemed to lose her
old spunk. But here it is right back again. Um... other than that...
the rest of the episode is pretty basic and not too exciting. The best
part comes near the end when they run into Adam Baldwin Soldier and
Xena Soldier and heads are cut off and then headless bodies stick hands
through chests and then giant ocean-liners explode etc. There are some
intense moments and the story moves along much better than it did in
the first half but watching it this time really felt a little more like
a chore than entertainment.
I find the title of this episode doubly ironic. Not in the way that the writer wanted it to be with Kersh's story about King George III and his journal entry on July 4th 1776. No I find it ironic in the fact that it really comes across as literal instead of ironic as it was intended. 6 out of 10.
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