The X-Files: John Doe   Rewatch 
September 3, 2020 8:05 PM - Season 9, Episode 7 - Subscribe

Doggett wakes up in Sangradura, Mexico, to find that he has no wallet or ID on him, and that he has no memory of how he got there, or even who he is.
posted by orange swan (2 comments total)
Stealing a "dead man's" shoes is such an effective storytelling shortcut/ shorthand.

Patrick at 43, out of his suit; damn he takes care of himself. I gave up working out a couple of years ago at 40 and have been steadily shrinking, maybe I should start again.

Ok, that's super weird. The conference call thing on Reye's desk when she was interviewing the farm equipment guy - the shape and colour of those things haven't changed in almost 20 years.

The 200 peso bribe (x2)... 200 pesos is like $10. Reye's obviously non-native Spanish puts to lie of her being a "born and raised" Mexican and super weak cover story.

Great facial damage makeup on Doggett, but that's at least a week+ out of receiving them, not just a couple of days (not enough edema, but there rarely ever is).

Scary episode. Great vehicle for Patrick to show off more than his bod.

But the plot is one giant hole, though.
posted by porpoise at 4:23 PM on September 4, 2020

This was the strongest episode of the season. It had a good premise (similar to that of "Demons", but different enough that it felt fresh) suspenseful, exciting, affecting, the visuals are good. I liked that even when you take away Doggett's memories/identity, he still is who he is: brave, resourceful, skilled, principled, stoic.

I thought it too much of a stretch that he was able to regain his memories with as little prompting as Monica gave him.

Robert Patrick's face looked old for 43 (my guess is that he'd gotten a lot of sun), but below the neck he looked amazing for any age.

"I'd invite you to have a drink with us but Nestor hates you." Domingo was an interesting character, and a natural understated comic.

Doggett's wife, Barbara Doggett, was played by Robert Patrick's actual wife, Barbara Patrick.
posted by orange swan at 3:37 PM on September 5, 2020

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