This one almost gets there. Again, great guest actor making a meal out of his part. Mark Sheppard is in everything, and he’s always awesome. Sadly, there is an abominable actress attempting to play cool and sexy, and mistaking it for distracted and boring. Amanda Pays is dire as Mulder’s ex from Oxford. Duchovny isn’t great in this episode, either. Ex-girlfriend and pyrophobia are too much for him to handle all in one episode it seems. Still very watchable, but comes just under the bar set in the last couple of eps. Doesn’t help that Scully talks about “5th and 6th degree burns.” I’m pretty sure 3rd is the worst you can get outside of a crematorium. 7.