The X-Files: Deep Throat

H.L. Shepler reviews episode two of The X-Files (from season one, not to be confused with the revival)

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Deep Throat: Season 1 Episode 2
Written by Chris Carter, Directed by Daniel Sackheim
First aired September 17, 1993

For those of us born in my generation and after, the title of this episode refers not to porn don’t be scared to the government employee who took evidence of Nixon’s corruption to the Washington Post, which resulted in the Watergate scandal. To protect his safety the Post referred to him only as Deep Throat. At the time this episode aired, the real Deep Throat was still a figure very much shrouded in mystery. No one knew who he was or what his motives had been, or even what government agency he worked for. The significance of the Watergate scandal in American history and its specific impact on Chris Carter and The X-Files has been commented upon very skillfully elsewhere, so I’ll be brief. Distrusting and rebelling against authority…

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