10WORST: SEASON 2, EPISODE 7 “3”
While the show’s season five vampire episode “Bad Blood” is beloved and critically acclaimed, season two episode “3” is almost universally hated and panned. This episode commits two major sins when it comes to X-Files. Number one, it’s boring – and a show like X-Files should never be boring. Number
two, it doesn’t have Scully.
Coming after the riveting two-parter “Duane Barry” and "Ascension," this vampire episode attempted to portray Mulder coping with Scully’s disappearance, but the tone was way off, so instead all it did was upset the fans. Everything from the erotic thriller vibe to the misguided romance subplot to the horrible dialogue reeks of lazy writing. While the episode certainly tried to have some substance and depth, it failed spectacularly.