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Reyes, Doggett, and Scully are pulled into a bizarre serial murder case involving the number '3', numerology on a whole, and an eccentric man who likes to play checkers.

Director:

Chris Carter

Writers:

Chris Carter (created by), Chris Carter
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Robert Patrick ... John Doggett
Annabeth Gish ... Monica Reyes
Burt Reynolds ... Mr. Burt
Ray McKinnon ... Mad Wayne
John Kapelos ... Special Agent Fordyce
Ellen Greene ... Vicki Louise Burdick
Beth Watson Beth Watson ... Woman
Ernesto Gasco Ernesto Gasco ... Heavy Italian Man
Benito Prezia Benito Prezia ... Old Italian Man
Amy D'Allesandro Stolz ... Amy (as Amy D'Allessandro)
Angelo Vacco ... Guido / Bartender
Nick DeMarinis Nick DeMarinis ... Pizza Guy (as Nick De Marinis)
Shannon Maureen Brown Shannon Maureen Brown ... Pretty Blonde
Larry Udy Larry Udy ... Middle-Aged Man
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Reyes, Doggett, and Scully are pulled into a bizarre serial murder case involving the number '3', numerology on a whole, and an eccentric man who likes to play checkers.

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Trivia

The final scene, featuring Burt Reynolds' face superimposed onto the cityscape was created by special effects supervisor Mat Beck. An alternate version of the scene was created that featured Chris Carter's head instead of Reynolds'. This version is included as a bonus feature on the season nine DVD set. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Burt: What's this about numbers?
Dana Scully: Will you just...!
Mr. Burt: I'm very good with numbers.
Monica Reyes: The killer is driven by an impulse we believe is numerological.
Mr. Burt: Of course, he's a serial killer.
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Crazy Credits

The episodes ends with an Italian song and takes place in an Italian part of town. While most episodes end with a fade to the text "Executive Producer Chris Carter" this ends with a fade to the text "Produttore Esecutivo Chris Carter". See more »

Soundtracks

El Bodeguero
(uncredited)
Performed by Henri Salvador
Sung along to by Burt Reynolds
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Stupidest episode ever of any show
1 July 2020 | by joipaigeSee all my reviews

HATED IT! The music was awful. Numerology is ridiculous. The whole episode could have been removed and no one would be the wiser.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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