Secret service agents visit Lawndale High, and urge students to keep an eye of for students that might be different, and thus a threaten their safety, as well as the safety of the country. ...
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Secret service agents visit Lawndale High, and urge students to keep an eye of for students that might be different, and thus a threaten their safety, as well as the safety of the country. Though Daria & Jane become suspect numbers one and two, they actually start to notice an outbreak of weirdness among their fellow students, faculty members, and even relatives. Written by
Daniel Timothy Dey
When Quinn is talking about aliens at breakfast table, she is obviously referring to the movie Alien (1979). See more »
[agents are looking for "different" people]
Different, huh? What do you think I'll get if I turn you in?
More quality time with Brittany and Kevin.
Curse you different ones and your insidious logic.
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Following a school assembly where a pair of FBI agents address the school and warn the students too keep an eye open to anybody who seems a little different everybody starts seeing people in a different light; frequently due to minor misunderstandings. An overheard conversation about early sci-fi films mirroring the fear of communism leads people to think Daria and Jane are communists, Daria's comments about aliens lead her parents to thing she has a problem with immigration and Quinn's sudden change of attire leads both her club and Daria to wonder what is going on. These are just a few of the strange goings on that lead one to wonder if there really is something unnatural going on.
This episode was a lot of fun; I feared that it would veer into fantasy territory like the holidays episode but it nicely avoided that as each of the various misunderstandings was explained. I like the fact that nobody was totally immune from the paranoia; even the rational Daria and Jane had some funny ideas. There are obvious and enjoyable references the 'The X-Files' but I don't think you need to have seen that to enjoy this.
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