“…Ricardo, you are your own man and you control everything that you do.” – Rob Roberts
An Orange County fast food worker tries to go about his daily routine, until Mulder and Scully enter into his life.
Max: Necessity, as it is oft said, is the mother of invention. Shortly before production on this season was to commence, both Duchovny and Anderson were still shooting motion pictures, so an episode light on our heroes was needed. Luckily, Vince Gilligan wrote a script that was a perfect fit for these constraints. Told from the point of view of the MOTW, “Hungry” is a solid episode that plays around with what we’ve come to expect from years of encountering freaks and things that go bump in the night. Centered through a compelling performance by Chad Donella, this outing shows that The X-Files can still put on a delightful surprise.
Rob Roberts is your typical employee of Lucky Boy, a venerable fast food establishment, flipping burgers and taking orders from famished patrons. Problem is, he’s a genetic anomaly, who tries desperately to hide his shark-like features and an insatiable appetite for human brains. This puts Rob in a difficult situation when he eats the grey matter of a drive-thru customer and the incident catches the attention of two intrepid agents of the FBI’s X-Files division. Continue reading