Here's something I noticed watching this episode yesterday:
In this episode Mulder gives Clyde several objects and Clyde tells Mulder what he feels or sees. At some point Mulder gives Clyde a piece of cloth. At first Clyde feels nothing but finally he asks "Is it from your Knicks jersey?". This refers to episode 1x12 (Beyond the Sea) in which Mulder also gives a piece of cloth to Luther Lee Boggs. Boggs then gives information about where they can find a kidnapped girl but Mulder tells him the cloth was actually from Mulders Knicks jersey.
Bruckman says to Mulder, "You know, there are worse ways to go, but I can't think of a more undignified way than autoerotic asphyxiation." Mulder replies, "Why are you telling me that?" To which Bruckman responds, "Look, forget I mentioned it. It's none of my business."
From this exchange, it seems that Bruckman is telling Mulder that he will die from autoerotic asphyxiation, but at the end of the episode, Mulder and Scully find Bruckman with a plastic bag over his head. Does this mean that Mulder will die from something else and Bruckman was foretelling his own manner of death?
- That's not what Bruckman died of--it seemed he died of either suffocation or overdosing on the pills that were found in his hand. I think he may have been foretelling Mulder's death, or perhaps it was just a joke. Most likely it's the latter, given the way he acts when the letter arrives from "the killer," and his attitude throughout the episode. --TheSmokingManX 05:38, 13 February 2007 (UTC)