Reyes and Doggett investigate two murders revolving around a house that is, at some points in time, identical to the Brady Bunch house.

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Reyes and Doggett investigate two murders revolving around a house that is, at some points in time, identical to the Brady Bunch house.

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David Faustino, who played "Bud" on Married with Children (1987) can be seen drinking cans of Budweiser with the writing removed. See more »

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John Doggett: I think I'm finally gettin' the hang of this job!
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In the main title for the ninth season, a piece of paper flashes across the screen listing "FBI Contacts: Witnesses and Contributors." The names on the list are screen names of the series' on-line fans. For episodes #9.01-#9.11, the names were randomly picked from various X-Files message boards. For episodes #9.12-#9.19, the names came from contest entries. See more »

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A: Silly MOTW, B: The series' penultimate episode, C: Why?
12 August 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sunshine Days is a reasonably fun episode about a man who can essentially morph the matter around him to whatever is in his head. He also happens to be a fan of the Brady Bunch, so he chooses to spend his time with them, in his head, and it becomes a reality. It's some form of psychokinesis that isn't fully explained but hey, it's the X-Files - anything's possible.

The episode itself is fine. It's a decent season 9 effort with a few humorous parts and a feel-good episode overall, but a couple things I can't shake off.

A: Why is Doggett just now getting the hang of the job? It's been two years, he's seen his fair share of the paranormal and has solved such cases many times over, but now he says he's finally comfortable in the X-Files? Leading into my next point...

B: Why was this the penultimate episode? After the increased quality of William and Release, Sunshine Days sticks out like a sore thumb. I know it's supposed to be a bittersweet farewell to monster-of-the-weeks, but in the context of the show it makes no sense. Mulder isn't around, it's a standard X-Files case in every aspect - nothing about this episode sticks out to me as "remembrance" material, let alone a precedent to the series finale.

C: Why in the hell would three intelligent FBI agents bring a man with unexplainable, obviously dangerous psychokinetic powers (as in he killed two people) into a federal building? Let alone that ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Skinner would allow this man in his office, or that he'd let this guy PICK HIM UP WITH HIS MIND AND DO FLIPS? And Scully and Reyes are just sitting there smiling watching while Skinner's life is literally in the hands of a stranger with superpowers.

The verdict - this episode should have aired sooner. Not that it really matters, it's an average episode, but tonally it would have fit much better somewhere in the middle of the season or even towards the beginning; definitely not leading up to the series finale. Sunshine Days amounts to a decent X-Files episode in a lackluster final season, and not much more than that.


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