Mulder escapes from a Russian prison camp. Scully is jailed after she refuses to cooperate with a Senate subcommittee hearing.

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Mulder and Krycek are taken prisoner in Russia and subjected to bizarre experiments that includes the black oil and vaccinations. They manage to escape but are separated and find different ways out. Back in the U.S., Scully is subpoenaed to appear before a Senate sub-committee and is threatened with jail for contempt when she refuses to tell them where Mulder is. Meanwhile, some of the conspirators, including the Cigarette Smoking Man and the Well-Manicured Man are worried their secret is getting out. Written by garykmcd

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The title also refers to the city where the showdown takes place: Terma, North Dakota. See more »

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Cigarette Smoking Man: Wake the Russian bear and it may find you've stolen its honey.
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The tagline in the opening credits reads "E Pur Si Muove," which translates from Italian to "And still it moves," a phrase ascribed to Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei after his arrest, trial, and conviction for defending the Copernican heresy by the Catholic Church. According to legend, he would utter this after his prayers in quiet protest against the Church, although the stories of this occurring did not surface until a century after Galileo's death. See more »

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Piano Trio No 2, 3rd Movement
Written by Dmitri Shostakovich
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Not as good as the first part
13 November 2008 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Not as good as the first part, but still a strong closure to this great two-part Black-Oil myth arc.

My only issue with it were basically the scenes where Scully had to explain herself in front of that jury. First of all, they repeated the intro of the previous episode. Then Mulder came in, did his thing. Nobody cared. Evidence was thrown away. Ugh, the conspiracy was never my favorite part of the series.

But then you have the rest, which I thought was fascinating. I loved the look of Russia, the people with no arm were all pretty creepy. Most of my favorite scenes involved Krycek this time. It was shocking when he got his poor arm amputated.

Another thing I liked was the oil thing, how the government was experimenting on old people, and when Mulder got all covered and dirty under oil. Some nice action there.

FOUR stars.


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