TOURNAMENT PREDICTIONS: Paper Clip vs all things / Existence vs Chinga

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!).

January 5th/6th

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PAPER CLIP vs all things

Tony: “ALL THINGS – because of the Scully-ness & even though it’s not a bad episode, it shouldn’t beat Paper Clip, but I reckon it might.”

Carl: “I think I agree. It’d be a travesty, but ALL THINGS might win. Wouldn’t completely rule out a victory for Paper Clip, but Anderson’s directorial effort is very popular among the shipper community.”

Paige: “Looking at the results for Je Souhaite/Requiem makes this one even harder. I’m gonna go the reverse and expect Paper Clip but not rule out All Things. Paper Clip’s a very strong ep and All Things has its problems.”

Carl: “What’s interesting is, for all the stick they get off people, the mythology episodes are more than holding their own in this tournament.”

Paige: “And also we always think Vince Gilligan eps are sacrosanct, but it’s not really close. Wonder if the same will hold true for Gillian’s ep. Don’t raise the firing squad, but that ep is deeply flawed to me.”

Sarah: “I’m going with PAPER CLIP for the win, if only for the sole reason that it has the best line in the entire series.”

EXISTENCE vs CHINGA

Tony: “EXISTENCE – too legendary an episode to lose but Chinga would have a shout with weaker competition.”

Carl: “Not sure which way the vote will go, so I’ll go with you two and say EXISTENCE. I know that teenage Carl would be voting for Chinga, for the bath scene.”

Paige: “Sorry Stephen King, unless your fan groups stack the voting, Existence for the win.”

Sarah: “I’m going to be contradictory and go with CHINGA for this round. I remember being less than impressed with EXISTENCE, but I only saw it the one time it originally aired.

Make sure you’re following our tournament with the hashtag #TheXFilesEpisodeTournament on Twitter.

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