The X-Cast blog team are going to share their daily predictions about the Episode Tournament fixtures coming up, talking about who they think will win (not crucially who *should* win – that’s up to you!).
AUDREY PAULEY vs ANASAZI
Tony: “ANASAZI – should be a confident win for among the more acclaimed season finale’s the show ever did.”
Carl: “It’s good to be back doing these. Easy ANASAZI win. Audrey Pauley is probably one of those episodes that has a few fans here and there, but most haven’t seen it or don’t remember it.”
Sarah: “ANASAZI is going to win this by a landslide. Who could forget CSM yelling “Burn it!” and screaming at the TV as flames shot out of that boxcar?! Kids these days have it SO EASY with Netflix and DVDs. We had to wait a WHOLE SUMMER to find out what happened. ANASAZI is iconic. It has to win.”
Paige: “I agree Anasazi is iconic. Audrey Pauley could have been iconic for a new wave of the show, but that didn’t come to pass. It’s an incredible blend of interest story and Kim Manners’ trademark direction.”
FIELD TRIP vs SHADOWS
Tony: “FIELD TRIP – perhaps a little overrated but Field Trip has more interesting ideas than Shadows, so should win.”
Sarah: “FIELD TRIP will take this one because hallucinogenic carnivorous fungus is more memorable than murderous shadows.”
Paige: “This should be a rout for Field Trip. Are there Shadows fans? I keep recalling meta about how network wanted Mulder and Scully to “help” people. As we can see, that doesn’t work out. And in other news, I think that everything that came to pass since Field Trip is just M&S in that mushroom. That explains CSM surviving, finally!”
Carl: “Shadows is that rare beast, a forgettable Morgan & Wong outing. FIELD TRIP all the way.”
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