The X-Files: Season 6, Episode 20

Three of a Kind (2 May 1999)
"The X Files" Three of a Kind (original title)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Fox Mulder (voice)
Signy Coleman ...
Grant Ellis
Timmy the Geek
Jim Fyfe ...
Brian Reddy ...
Big Fritz
Little Fritz
Richard Zobel ...
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The Lone Gunmen are at a defense contractors convention in Las Vegas trying to get inside information on military secrets. When Byers spots Susanne Modeski at a casino, he convinces the other lone gunmen to trick Scully into coming to Las Vegas to help them investigate why Susanne Modeski is there and what she is up to. Written by Muldernscully

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The malfunctioning AE-35 unit discussed in the poker scene shares the same name as the "about to malfunction" AE-35 unit that HAL-9000 warns Bowman about in the movie 2001. See more »


Around 23:50, when Scully is beginning her Y incision, her autopsy subject has a visible neck pulse. See more »


Byers: My name is John Fitzgerald Byers. I was named after our 35th president, and I keep having this beautiful dream. In my dream, the events of November 22nd, 1963, never happened. In it, my namesake was never assassinated. Other things are different, too, in my dream. My country is hopeful and innocent - young again. Young in spirit. My fellow citizens trust their elect officials, never once having been betrayed by them. My government is truly "of the people, by the people, for the people". All my ...
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High Card - the Queen of Hearts
24 October 2006 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

This comic "Lone Gunmen" episode is the sequel to the delightful episode "Unusual Suspects" from season 5. Byers, Frohike, and Langly, publishers of the "Lone Gunmen" conspiracy-newsletter, are in Las Vegas at a defense contractors' convention hoping to dig up some government secrets. So are a couple of other conspiracy 'nuts' - and Suzanne Modeski, the military chemist kidnapped by government agents in the episode that brought the "Gunmen" together! Byers has long carried a torch for the beautiful would-be whistle-blower, and aims to rescue her

  • again! The trio trick Scully into lending a hand, but Modeski doesn't

feel she needs much help. Are Byers' suspicions of Modeski's fiancé (Charles Rocket) more than jealousy? Will Frohike take advantage of his love interest's new feelings? And Langly is also aiming for a woman's heart - will he penetrate it? You'll have fun finding out!

Charles Rocket doesn't have much of a role here, which is kind of a waste. Nevertheless this is a fun comedy-thriller. If you like it, be sure to look for "The Lone Gunmen" TV series.

I always loved the Lone Gunmen, and this episode is a favorite. This had to be a reason creator Chris Carter got the go-ahead on the spin-off series. It's too bad the series didn't last a full season!

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