A rare alignment of the planets gives two teenage girls dangerous telekinetic powers.

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Det. Angela White
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Scully and Mulder investigate a series deaths all involving boys from the same high school. The town is in a uproar and rumors of a satanic cult being responsible abound. Everyone in town seems to be acting out of character, including the two FBI agents. Scully has become an exaggerated caricature of her skeptical self while Mulder is even more aloof, taking to mocking her at every turn. Mulder's visit to a local astrologer however reveals an unusual planetary alignment that results in a cosmic forces being centered on two high school girls. Written by garykmcd & New_Light

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Scully's and Mulder's bickering during the episode - over Mulder's "ditching" Scully, how Mulder always drives, how Scully's feet are small, etc. - was derived from fans' online complaints dating back as far as the beginning of the series. See more »

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The planets and the moon are shown, at the beginning and the end, as being in a sort of triangle formation. This would never happen as the sun, moon, and all the planets orbit on the same plane (the ecliptic plane) and are always in line with each other. In addition, one of the planets mentioned as being in alignment, Uranus, cannot be seen with the naked eye. See more »

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Det. Angela White: So what are you doing at my house?
Fox Mulder: I was hoping you could help me solve the mystery of the horny beast.
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References Jeopardy! (1984) See more »

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26 June 2006 | by (Roy, Utah) – See all my reviews

Syzygy was written by the creator of the X-Files, Chris Carter. At times, he sure can come up with some unique and interesting takes on the x-files. Syzygy is one of those for sure. Mulder and Scully go to a small town where satanic killings are supposedly taking place. The entire town is in a frenzy. The funny thing is, Mulder and Scully get taken up in it. They start behaving very oddly toward each other. Granted, they do disagree about cases quite frequently, but it's rare that they are mean to each other. In Syzygy, Mulder and Scully become quite rude with each other, giving you the idea that something is not quite right in this town. And that's what made this episode so interesting, seeing Mulder and Scully in a different light. I found it to be a very creative episode. Seeing Mulder drink or Scully smoke, and many other things out of character. Chris Carter assembles a mob in this episode, an element he uses two seasons later in The Post-Modern Prometheus. One of my favorite lines in the episode is when Mulder is defending Scully to Detective White when Scully is being abnormally abrasive; "She tends to be rather rigid, but rigid in a wonderful way, not like she was today." The tension in Syzygy between Mulder and Scully may be a bit unnerving at first, but it does give you a different insight into their characters, which I liked.


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