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Syzygy 

A rare alignment of the planets gives two homicidal teenage girls dangerous telekinetic powers while simultaneously driving their small town insane with satanic panic. Mulder's interest in the local female detective makes Scully jealous.

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Rob Bowman

Writers:

Chris Carter (created by), Chris Carter
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson ... Det. Angela White
Wendy Benson-Landes ... Margi Kleinjan (as Wendy Benson)
Lisa Robin Kelly ... Terri Roberts
Garry Davey ... Bob Spitz
Denalda Williams Denalda Williams ... Zirinka
Gabrielle Miller ... Brenda
Ryan Reynolds ... Jay De Boom
Tim Dixon ... Dr. R.W. Godfrey
Ryk Brown Ryk Brown ... Minister
Jeremy Radick Jeremy Radick ... Young Man
Russell Porter ... Scott Simmons
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Storyline

Scully and Mulder investigate a series deaths all involving boys from the same high school. The town is in a uproar and rumors of a satanic cult being responsible abound. Everyone in town seems to be acting out of character, including the two FBI agents. Scully has become an exaggerated caricature of her skeptical self while Mulder is even more aloof, taking to mocking her at every turn. Mulder's visit to a local astrologer however reveals an unusual planetary alignment that results in a cosmic forces being centered on two high school girls. Written by garykmcd & New_Light

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Scully and Mulder's bickering during the episode - over Mulder's "ditching" Scully, how Mulder always drives, how Scully's feet are small, etc. - was derived from fans' online complaints dating back as far as the beginning of the series. See more »

Goofs

Around 00:26:10, Mulder's tie is under his shirt collar. Around 00:26:24, Mulder's tie is above his shirt collar. Around 00:26:27, it's under. Around 00:26:28, it's above. And so on... See more »

Quotes

Dana Scully: I'm driving. Why do you always have to drive? Because you're the guy? Because you're the big, macho man?
Fox Mulder: No. I was just never sure your little feet could reach the pedals.
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Connections

Referenced in The X Files: Resist or Serve (2004) See more »

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All Over You
Written by Live
Performed by Live
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Sure. Fine. Whatever.
26 June 2006 | by MuldernscullySee all my reviews

Syzygy was written by the creator of the X-Files, Chris Carter. At times, he sure can come up with some unique and interesting takes on the x-files. Syzygy is one of those for sure. Mulder and Scully go to a small town where satanic killings are supposedly taking place. The entire town is in a frenzy. The funny thing is, Mulder and Scully get taken up in it. They start behaving very oddly toward each other. Granted, they do disagree about cases quite frequently, but it's rare that they are mean to each other. In Syzygy, Mulder and Scully become quite rude with each other, giving you the idea that something is not quite right in this town. And that's what made this episode so interesting, seeing Mulder and Scully in a different light. I found it to be a very creative episode. Seeing Mulder drink or Scully smoke, and many other things out of character. Chris Carter assembles a mob in this episode, an element he uses two seasons later in The Post-Modern Prometheus. One of my favorite lines in the episode is when Mulder is defending Scully to Detective White when Scully is being abnormally abrasive; "She tends to be rather rigid, but rigid in a wonderful way, not like she was today." The tension in Syzygy between Mulder and Scully may be a bit unnerving at first, but it does give you a different insight into their characters, which I liked.


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26 January 1996 (USA) See more »

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