Monday Night TV with D. We dispensed with inane conversation this week and got down to the business.
Six Feet Under: Familia
(We didn't watch the ep before this one as I accidentally taped over it. We'd both seen it already, though.) Not the strongest ep so far, but enjoyable. I loved the gimmick of having the dead kid talk to David all through the ep. I like to think of David as teetering on the edge. And bowling! Bowling is always cool. Still hate Brenda, but Nate was less annoying. Also, he'd shaved.
Ah, so, so, so good. First off, I've always had a thing for Eugene Victor Tooms. He's creepily attractive and he can stretch. He always looks kind of moist. And there was Mulder and Scully's famous Ice Tea conversation. And Mulder and Eugene covered in bile and wrestling. (This marks the only occasion I've ever yelled at the TV for Mulder to take his shirt off. But, damn, they needed a Shatner shot just then.)
But all this pales beside the introduction of Assistant Director Walter Sergei Skinner, Godlike In His Perfection And His Crisp White Shirt. Oh. My. God. It's all coming back to me now. And Skinner kicked Scully out so he could talk to Mulder alone. (Well, CSM was there.) And came around the desk and took off his glasses and called Mulder "Fox". And took him right there on the conference table.
It's all coming back.
X-Files: Born Again
Rather silly story about a little girl who is actually a re-incarnated cop taking revenge on his former partners. No one seems to want to say she's evil. (Them: "She won't go near the swimming pool! She screams!" Us: "That's because she's a witch and she'd melt!") Mulder seems strangely unsexual in this episode -- he doesn't come on to anyone. Perhaps he's pining for Skinner. Scully gets to do an autopsy, which is always a turn-on. (Well, it is for me. I don't know how she feels about it.)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Consequences
Aftermath of the death of the deputy mayor. Faith wears leather pants. She and Buffy sneak around in the mayor's offices and bicker about conspiracy theories like Mulder and Scully. A bunch of guys from the Watcher's Council incapacitate and beat up Angel but fail to stake him for some reason. This is a good ep, but I think I've seen it too many times. It just doesn't ping me anymore.
But Skinner! Ping!