Sleepless - 2x04

Bechdel Test:

There are no named female characters besides Scully in this episode.

Reverse Bechdel Test:

Pass at 4 minutes when Skinner briefs Mulder on the case.

Other Notes:

The first time I saw this I was still having trouble identifying all the characters on the show (I am terrible at faces) and I kept getting Mulder and Krycek mixed up.

the x files  sleepless  2x04  bechdel fail  reverse bechdel pass  score: 0  

Blood - 2x03

Bechdel Test:

This episode fails.  There’s a named female character (McRoberts, the woman who kills her mechanic) besides Scully, but they never talk.

Reverse Bechdel Test:

Pass at 5 minutes when Spencer greets Ralph and then thanks Mulder for helping with the investigation.

Other Notes:

I know it’s supposed to be the Consortium or whatever behind these attacks, but I think we all know the real mastermind:

the x files  blood  2x03  bechdel fail  reverse bechdel pass  score: 1  

The Host - 2x02

Bechdel Test:

Fail, there are no named female characters besides Scully.

Reverse Bechdel Test:

Pass at 5 minutes when Mulder and Det. Norman talk about the body.

Other Notes:

This episode is so much grosser than I remember.

the x files  the host  2x02  bechdel fail  reverse bechdel pass  score: 0  

Little Green Men - 2x01

Bechdel Test:

This episode fails, but Scully does talk to an unnamed female student about the corpse she is about to autopsy.

Reverse Bechdel Test:

Pass at 13 minutes when Senator Matheson questions Mulder about the music he’s listening to.

Other Notes:

This is the first episode I ever saw because my library only had season 2 and I was super confused.

the x files  little green men  2x01  bechdel fail  reverse bechdel pass  score: 2  

The Erlenmeyer Flask - 1x24

Bechdel Test:

Pass at 16 minutes when Dr. Carpenter and Scully discuss the sample in the Erlenmeyer flask.

Reverse Bechdel Test:

Pass at 3 minutes when Deep Throat tells Mulder to watch channel 8.

Other Notes:

Oh no, the X-files have been shut down!  Probably this show will be over soon then…so sad.

the x files  the erlenmeyer flask  1x24  bechdel pass  reverse bechdel pass  score: 3  

Roland - 1x23

Bechdel Test:

Pass at 9 minutes when Mrs. Stodie asks Tracy to help her in the TV room.

Reverse Bechdel Test:

Pass at 1 minute when Dr. Keats condescendingly explains to Roland how to get into the lab.

the x files  roland  1x23  bechdel pass  reverse bechdel pass  score: 3  

Born Again - 1x22

Bechdel Test:

Pass at 1 minute when Det. Lazard reassures Michelle that everything is going to be ok.  This is actually the first episode I’m giving a score of 5 to.

Reverse Bechdel Test:

Pass at 6 minutes when Linhart says to Mulder that there must be a glitch in the software he’s using to create a composite of the man Michelle saw.

Other Notes:

The mutilated doll thing is really creepy.  Especially how the psychiatrist has them all lined up in her cabinet.  I mean, personally, that’s not how I would choose to store my terrifying, dismembered doll collection.

the x files  born again  1x22  bechdel pass  reverse bechdel pass  score: 5  

Tooms - 1x21

Bechdel Test:

Fail.  There were a few named female characters, but none of them talk to each other.

Reverse Bechdel Test:

Pass at 2 minutes when Dr. Monte talks to Tooms about his possible release.

Other Notes:

This is the first episode with Skinner.  I didn’t realize I missed him until he showed up.

the x files  tooms  1x21  bechdel fail  reverse bechdel pass  score: 1  

Darkness Falls - 1x20

Bechdel Test:

There are no named female characters in this episode besides Scully.

Reverse Bechdel Test:

Pass at 0 minutes when Dyer and Perkins argue about who is in charge.

Other Notes:

I think if I was covered in killer insects I would freak out twice as hard as Scully did.

the x files  darkness falls  1x20  bechdel fail  reverse bechdel pass  score: 0  

Hey everyone, I’m so sorry for the lack of updates recently.  I’m moving on Friday and I promise as soon as I get internet in my new place I’ll be back to regular updates.

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