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!).
THE GHOSTS WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS vs GENDERBENDER
Tony: “GHOSTS – absolute slam dunk here, even though Genderbender isn’t a terrible episode.”
Sam: “I’m not even going to dignify this with an answer.”
Carl: “Yep, big win coming for the festive favourite.”
Sarah: “No brainer.”
Andrew: “I like both of these episodes, though GHOSTS comes out on top. It’s an annual X-Mas tradition for me!”
Baz: “GHOSTS for an easy win. Does anyone really like GENDERBENDER? it’s not terrible but it’s not great either.”
THE UNNATURAL vs MAX
Tony: “THE UNNATURAL – shipper moments galore and it’s probably the better episode, but Max is a cracking tale & I’ll be sad to see it vanish.”
Sarah: “(Vanish–nicely played Tony). THE UNNATURAL- A fantastic performance by Jesse L. Martin, with the addition of a compelling story and break from the standard episode format, I think this one will go far. Max certainly isn’t without merit, though!”
Carl: “I also expect THE UNNATURAL to go through – a lotta love out there for Duchovny’s baseball fable.”
Paige: “I’m not a huge Unnatural fan, but it has a really nice touch. It’s a shame Max has to go out in the first round, it’s an amazing episode that feels and looks like a feature film.”
Baz: “With the first two choices? I think THE UNNATURAL will win for its unique concept and great performances. I kind of prefer MAX, which is a good if not great conclusion to the season four two-parter, but I can’t see it winning.”
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