The X-Files MSR Analysis Series: Season 1 Episode 4
Previous episode analysis - 1x03 Squeeze.
This episode has some interesting developments for MSR, as it’s the first episode to delve into the Samantha Mulder backstory.
Not so much around what happened to Samantha, but what effect her disappearance had on Mulder and how that event has irrevocably altered who he is, and the course of his life. The bulk of the MSR here is Scully watching over Mulder, and noticing his changes in behaviour; seeing for the first time how damaged Mulder truly is.