X Files Countdown: X-File no. 4

I Want to Believe

Another day another X-File. Again not a mythology case but still one of my favourites is Pusher. This season three episode was written by Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad) and deals with a self proclaimed mental Samurai. Robert Patrick Modell is the Pusher, a man who can influence the thoughts and actions of others simply with a soft voiced suggestion. Mulder gets obsessed with catching Modell and in the climax of the episode he is forced to play russian roulette with a suicidal Modell.

Standout moments from the episode are a truly shocking move where Modell makes a young inexperienced FBI agent set himself on fire, and talking another senior Agent into having a fatal heart attack.

Pusher was also one the first episodes to hint at something more than friendship between Mulder and Scully.

Let us know in the comments what your favourite X-Files memories are.

– Dan P



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