The X-Files (1993– )
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Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose 

A grumpy old man with psychic powers that show him how someone will die assists the agents with the hunt for a crazed killer who targets psychics. He also cryptically reveals to Mulder and Scully their own ultimate fates.

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... Fox Mulder
... Dana Scully
... Clyde Bruckman
... The Puppet (as Stu Charno)
... Detective Cline
... Detective Havez
... Tarot Dealer
... Madame Zelma
Ken Roberts ... Clerk
... The Stupendous Yappi
... Young Husband
... Photographer
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Scully and Mulder are called into the investigation of a series of murders where the victims were all psychics of some sort. A tea leaf reader, tarot card reader and palm reader are all the apparent victims of a serial killer. The local police have brought in a well-known TV psychic that Mulder finds laughable. He does come across Clyde Bruckman, an insurance salesman who may be a genuine psychic. While Scully is appropriately skeptical, Mulder realizes that Bruckman can only see one thing - how people will die. Written by garykmcd

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13 October 1995 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Series regular David Duchovny previously played husband to Patricia Heaton in the movie Beethoven (1992) and guest star Peter Boyle later played father-in-law to Heaton on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond (1996). See more »

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The eponymous psychic says that the death of The Big Bopper made him psychic because The Big Bopper had won a coin toss to get a seat on Buddy Holly's ill-fated plane. However, it was Ritchie Valens who won the toss. The Big Bopper was on Buddy Holly's plane because he had the flu and didn't feel comfortable on the bus. See more »

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Fox Mulder: Step inside, Mr. Bruckman.
Clyde Bruckman: Why? What is this all about?
Fox Mulder: A murder was committed here earlier this evening, and we have reason to believe that it was committed by the same person who murdered the women that you found. Is there anything that you can tell us about it?
Clyde Bruckman: I didn't do it.
Fox Mulder: You're not under suspicion, but I do harbor a suspicion that you can see things about this crime, things that we can't see.
Clyde Bruckman: I'm not sure I understand what you mean.
Fox Mulder: I think you do.
Clyde Bruckman: Yeah, right. I'd like to see both of ...
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The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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Good episode
3 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

Peter Boyle is a strangely funny guy. I saw him in Everybody Loves Raymond a couple of times, but that wasn't funny or particularly interesting, perhaps because the laughter is enforced in true American sitcom way. But here, in X-Files where he plays a psychic, he makes a great contrast against the serious fabric of the show.

This episode is another black comedy, similar to "Humbug" (though not as good). The story centers around a murderer of fortune tellers and involves several characters who pose as one. The episode manages to be both funny and intense and comes highly recommended from my side. It is mostly a Peter Boyle's episode and the guy doesn't disappoint. He makes the situation comical without having to tell any jokes.


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