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F Emasculata covers two fobia areas in one - insects and deadly infections. It does so in the most wonderfully eery way.

This is one of the good X-Files episodes. In part it has its work cut out for it because a theme it explores does not leave much ground for making plot holes, like for example an episode about demons would. But even so, the execution of the theme is well done and the acting is good for most part.

This is also one of the few episodes where the confidentiality theme is being explored properly - the moral dilemma of withholding information and thereby preventing panic vs releasing the information and thus exposing those responsible. This is something that keeps coming back throughout the series, but the arguments for or against are usually either not convincing or even non-existing.

A good edge of the seat episode.

The X-Files F. Emasculata