The X-Files: Aubrey   Rewatch 
April 1, 2020 9:31 PM - Season 2, Episode 12 - Subscribe

Mulder and Scully become involved in a murder investigation in Aubrey, Missouri, after a detective finds the remains of an FBI agent who disappeared in the 1940s, and can't explain how she knew to dig in one specific place in a large field late at night.
posted by orange swan (2 comments total)
Mulder: I've always been intrigued by women named B.J.

Scully picks up on B.J. and Tillman's affair, and on B.J.'s pregnancy, while Mulder's focusing on how B.J. found the FBI agent's remains.

Harry Cokely was only charged with *one* crime -- the rape and attempted murder of Linda Thibedeaux -- in 1945, and was only released in late 1993. Isn't it wildly unrealistic that he would have served 48 years for that? Surely he would have been released within 20 years at the most, and then perhaps have committed more crimes.

The actress Deborah Strang, who played B.J. Morrow, was born in November 1950, which would have made her 44 when this episode aired in 1995 -- far too old to be the daughter of Linda's son, who was conceived in 1945. Strang turned in an excellent performance in this episode, but they really should either have cast an actress in her mid-twenties for this part, or reworked the dates a little and made B.J. Linda's daughter instead of granddaughter.

If B.J. wanted an abortion, her prison custodians should have arranged one for her, as she has a right to one, but then we all know how good prisoner medical care is.
posted by orange swan at 4:29 PM on April 2, 2020 [2 favorites]

Some fun tech in this episode. Lieutenant Tillman has a nice PowerBook (in small-town Missouri?). Later Scully scans in crime scene photos, "modems" them over to Quantico, and analyzes them on the (SGI?) Unix workstation (in small-town Missouri?).
posted by Monochrome at 7:13 PM on April 5, 2020 [1 favorite]

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