Sunday, November 15, 2009

Season 7, Episode 20: Fight Club


A pair of missionaries in Kansas get into a brutal fight after visiting two women who look identical and live fairly close to each other: Betty Templeton and Lulu Pfeiffer. An FBI duo and Mulder and Scully lookalike also get into a brawl while investigating after one of the women drives past the other's home. Both women apply to work at different locations of the same copy chain, and both also turn out to have traveled frequently taking up the same professions in the same states over the past 17 years.

Mulder suspects some sort of paranormal activity involving doubles at play, and he and Scully find that a local wrestler named Bert Zupanic is acquainted with at least one of the women. A bookie tells Zupanic that he needs to make good on a debt or an upcoming fight won't happen. Zupanic is in a relationship with Pfeiffer, who he considers a good luck charm, but mistakenly gets involved with Templeton as well.

Templeton tells Mulder that Pfeiffer has been following her around trying to ruin her life, and that she's going to make her stand in Kansas; Pfeiffer makes the same claim to Scully, except she says Templeton is to blame. Both Mulder and Scully think there's some sort of psychic connection between the two that is aggravated when they get too close to each other. Zupanic ends up appealing to both women for help in getting the money for his fight, and they both run off copies of bills to help him out.

Scully discovers that the women are non-fraternal sister of a very irate sperm donor, and Mulder notes how they're both staying in Kansas because they're both in love with Zupanic. Templeton delivers the money to the bookie first, and Zupanic's wrestling match begins. Mulder tries to get her out of the arena before any harm happens, but a riot starts to break out when Pfeiffer arrives. Scully brings in an inmate identical to Zupanic, thinking it might solve the issue, but instead Zupanic and his doppleganger start fighting as well and the riot continues. Scully concludes that Zupanic also had a non-fraternal sibling, and while the cause of the violence is unknown it's probably just best to avoid such chance encounters at all costs.

Kathy Griffin, who plays both Betty Templeton and Lulu Pfeiffer, also played Vicki Groener on Suddenly Susan and herself on Life on the D List. Jack McGee, who plays Bob Damfuse, formerly played Chief Jerry Reilly on Rescue Me. Christopher Michael, who plays Trusty, also played Captain Michaels on 7th Heaven.

Episode Body Count

A lot of violence occurs and some shots are fired at one point, but it doesn't seem like anyone is killed.

Humans: 0
Creatures: 0
Aliens: 0

Cumulative Body Count (159/202 episodes, 1/2 movies)

Humans: 1,722
Creatures: 114
Aliens: 62

Grand Total: 1,898

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