The theme of this episode seems to be the use of information. Whether you keep that information to yourself, or spread it to other… Yes, I might be reaching with this theme, but it’s the only one that made sense to me.
Overall, I actually really liked this episode, even though it’s incredibly flawed. Again, the striking images are wonderful, the horror is very well done, and anytime with Mulder and Scully is a good time. Good direction can save a weak script, and this is a great example of that. We have two episodes left, this hasn’t been a perfect season, but I still want more.
The theme of the week seems to be about problems, and how we deal with them.
If someone’s going to be on a porch, on a rocking chair, lecturing me about how things were in the good old days when they didn’t have all this new fangled technology, and how it’s ruining everything… I’m happy that I’m being told in an entertaining way like this.
I was never bored during this episode and was laughing through most of it. It’s such a clever episode, which plays to the strengths of the subtle absurdity that this show is known for.
Over all, if there was a theme of this episode, I’d probably say it’s disappointment, because all of the sketches had to deal with disappointment in a humorous way.
This is probably one of the better episodes of the season so far. There’s nothing that reached the heights of the “podcast”, or the “sexism in the work place” sketches, but all the sketches were great, and maintained a certain quality.