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Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose 

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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.


David Nutter


Chris Carter (created by), Darin Morgan





Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Peter Boyle ... Clyde Bruckman
Stuart Charno ... The Puppet (as Stu Charno)
Frank Cassini ... Detective Cline
Dwight McFee ... Detective Havez
Alex Diakun ... Tarot Dealer
Karin Konoval ... Madame Zelma
Ken Roberts Ken Roberts ... Clerk
Jaap Broeker ... The Stupendous Yappi
David MacKay ... Young Husband
Greg Anderson ... Photographer


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) See more »

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Did You Know?


Queequeg, Scully's adopted Pomeranian, is named for the tattooed harpooner in "Moby Dick." See more »


Clyde 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 »


Fox Mulder: [Clyde is in the bathroom throwing up after having a vision of the murder] Pinch me.
Dana Scully: This guy's performing the same routine as the Stupendous Yappi. He's just doing it in a different style.
Fox Mulder: No. Something told me, Scully, something *is* telling me this guy's for real.
Dana Scully: Oh, so now you're psychic?
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Edited into The X-Files: The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat (2018) See more »


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Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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My Favorite X Files Episode
13 December 2006 | by ramblnroxySee all my reviews

Peter Boyle died today. That's really all I have to say, but this website requires that I put a certain amount of words, so I will try to fill it up. This was my favorite episode, because I can't imagine having the gift, or curse that Clyde Bruckman had, plus the fact that he acted it out very well. It really touched my heart on the issues of mortality. To fill in more information, I must also say his performance in "Young Frankinstein", was absolutely fantastic, and I recently appreciated his good humor on Mind Of Mencia. I watched him on Everybody Love Raymond occasionally, and I found him to be, probably the funniest part of the show.

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