ello and welcome to the only Sci-Fi series worth watching at the moment, The X Files. If you are blissfully unaware or have been living under a rock recently then you wouldn’t know this.
We’re already at the halfway mark and with five episodes down, we have five more to go and I’m excited to see how this Season will end.
Let’s get straight into this as I’m excited to bring you the second mythology episode of the season so far…
Two friends Sarah Turner (Madeleine Arthur) and Brianna Stapleton (Sarah Jeffrey), enter a rusted and abandoned ship named Chimeara. They enter the ship individually, scoping the place out in the middle of the night. They hear each other’s footsteps going around the different levels of the ship and accuse each other of being ‘Ghouli’.
Brianna runs across the rotten wooden deck which collapses under her, landing inside the bridge where Sarah – who is now terrified – screams wielding a knife. As they see each other as the Ghouli, they end up stabbing each other.
Scully awakens on a bed in a strange house, sensing a presence behind her. As she explores the house, she finds herself in an endless pattern of the same room. Scully, however, is in fact dreaming. Mulder then theorises that what Scully experienced is a type of sleep paralysis.
At the FBI, Scully tries remembering something when she notices a picture of the Chimeara on Mulder's desk. She thinks back to the dream, where she grabs a snow globe with a model of the boat in it. At the crime scene, the agents meet with Detective Costa (Louis Ferreira). Scully notices a bloody handprint and questions who made the call. Costa informs them that it was an anonymous 911 call from a panicked male.
After questioning the girls, they both name Jackson Van de Kamp as their boyfriend. So the agents follow this line of enquiry up as he has the same last name as their son William’s adoptive parents. When they arrive at the house, Scully recognises it from her dream. The agents hear gunshots and head inside.
They notice two bodies on the floor, one male and one female, quickly followed by another gunshot from up stairs, where Scully finds Jackson’s corpse. Scully then notices the snow globe from her dream. Later, Scully has another experience with sleep paralysis with flashes to the bridge, the UFO hovering above and the bloodied alien hand, all seen at the end of the last season. Skinner tells Mulder to drop the case but he refuses informing him that Jackson’s DNA is the same as Scully’s.
At the hospital, Jackson tells Brianna that he’s hiding because there are people after him and that he made up Ghouli. When Mulder and Scully arrive at the hospital, Costa informs them that Jackson is actually alive. He manages to escape by projecting himself as a scared nurse.
This is the second mythology episode of this current season and another high rated favourite. I do like the standalone episodes but I do prefer the mythology episodes. I rated Ghouli an 8 out of 10. Stay tuned for next weeks episode, ‘Kitten’.