30 Day X-Files Challenge Day 3: Favorite Season 3 Episode

This challenge was produced with the help of Sir Simon Milligan for the prompts!

Are you starting to notice a pattern?  Season 3 of The X-Files debuted on September 22, 1995.  Among the terrors Mulder and Scully would meet in this season: an electrical teenager, a fat-absorbing lothario, and a mind-controlling madman.  This season would also be the first to dip into more comical episodes, like “Jose Chung’s From Outer Space” and “Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose”.  The accolades and ratings continued to grow, with almost 20 million people tuning into the season 3 premiere.

Prompt:  What’s your favorite X-Files season 3 episode? 

Feel free to give us your complete episode ranking for this season, top 10 list, essential/nonessential/bad breakdown, general season 3 discussion, etc.  For reference, here’s a complete season 3 episode list in the order in which they originally aired, with links to their respective Wikipedia pages:

  1. The Blessing Way
  2. Paper Clip
  3. D.P.O.
  4. Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose
  5. The List
  6. 2Shy
  7. The Walk
  8. Oubliette
  9. Nisei
  10. 731
  11. Revelations
  12. War of the Coprophages
  13. Syzygy
  14. Grotesque
  15. Piper Maru
  16. Apocrypha
  17. Pusher
  18. Teso Dos Bichos
  19. Hell Money
  20. Jose Chung’s From Outer Space
  21. Avatar
  22. Quagmire
  23. Wetwired
  24. Talitha Cumi