Episode 6x03: Triangle
Category: single case/X-files · Rating 5 of 5
Mulder discovers the Queen Anne, a British ship lost in the Bermuda triangle in the year 1939, and is suddenly caught in the middle of a Nazi-takeover of the vessel, in which CSM is the Nazi commander, Spender his assistant and AD Skinner a Nazi with a conscience. Scully is a scientist with whom he has to save the world by preventing the ship from bringing Thor's Hammer, the knowledge about nuclear bombs, to Germany. He kisses the alternate Scully - and gets hit in the face by her. --- In the meantime, the Lone Gunmen and Scully try to find the ship, with Scully desperately searching for a friend at the FBI and finding one in Skinner. They, too, find the Queen Anne, but to them she is a ghost ship. They salvage Mulder when he is found lost in the sea. They don't seem to believe his story. When alone, Mulder admits his love to her.
I had been watching a movie before this episode aired, and so it was only in the middle of the episode that it struck me I was watching WIDESCREEN. But soon I realized it had to be the letterboxed format for this to make the split screen scenes visually appealing. All throughout the episode, I couldn't really cope with what was on the screen - this is definitely one of the very best episodes so far, for various reasons. Chris Carter, who both wrote the script and directed, proves to still be able to give a fresh touch to an old concept. With Millennium cancelled, The X-Files is the best show on the air.
October 5th, 1999