“Um, Scully? What killed him?” — Richard Langly
“My medical opinion? Beeeeeeeeeeeep!” — Dana Scully, smacking hands together
In this The Lone Gunmen-centric episode, Byers continues his search for the mysterious Susanne Modeski and Scully gets roped in.
Radhika: Here’s another Lone Gunmen story for us after last season’s “Unusual Suspects” —a weird mix between mythology and Monster of the Week, “Three of a Kind” also manages to be something of a sequel to its predecessor. At times, the episode feels like filler — pleasant enough to watch, but not super memorable or necessary. However, it manages to balance some comedic elements with poignancy as well, serving as a good way to wind down this season.
The Lone Gunmen are hanging around Las Vegas, poking around a government convention. Byers is hoping to run into Susanne Modeski, a woman he still carries a torch for after meeting her 10 years earlier before she disappeared. The Lone Gunmen trick Scully into joining them, using their techie skills to pretend Mulder is summoning her to work on a new case. Byers discovers Susanne Modeski is around — alive and well, but she may have been brainwashed.
Meanwhile, a friend of the Lone Gunmen’s, hoping to stumble across new assassination techniques, ends up killing himself (all due to a mystery drug that makes him fairly susceptible to suggestion) — and Scully ends up injected with the drug herself, resulting in some silly, flirtatious behavior. Susanne identifies the drug and realizes her fiancé has leaked it to the government. The Lone Gunmen come up with an elaborate plot to spirit Susanne away, but unfortunately their plan is discovered. But eventually all is right in the end — Susanne’s fiancé is killed, the man behind the killing turns himself in after some brainwashing thanks to The Lone Gunmen, and Susanne leaves with a new identity. Continue reading