Updated: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 16:45:00 GMT | By Emma Jones
Reopening The X-Files: Our favourite cracked cases

Pusher



Agent Mulder, David Duchovny (© Moviestore Collection/Rex Features)
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Did Fringe's episode Of Human Action possibly copy from The X-Files' Pusher? Each storyline focuses on the topic of mind control, though The X-Files imparts this talent on a deranged nasty by the name of Modell, a contract killer with the ability to "push" people into suicide or even talk them into a heart attack. Mulder and Scully's manhunt leads them to discover that Modell's mental gymnastics are the result of a brain tumour and, after confronting him at a hospital, he and a brainwashed Mulder face off in a dangerous game of Russian Roulette. Of course it was Mulder and Scully's purely platonic(?) love for one another that ultimately saved the day.

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