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Peter Boyle is a strangely funny guy. I saw him in Everybody Loves Raymond a couple of times, but that wasn't funny or particularly interesting, perhaps because the laughter is enforced in true American sitcom way. But here, in X-Files where he plays a psychic, he makes a great contrast against the serious fabric of the show.

This episode is another black comedy, similar to "Humbug" (though not as good). The story centers around a murderer of fortune tellers and involves several characters who pose as one. The episode manages to be both funny and intense and comes highly recommended from my side. It is mostly a Peter Boyle's episode and the guy doesn't disappoint. He makes the situation comical without having to tell any jokes.

The X-Files Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose