This episode sees Erix chatting with Jared Kilbourne about one of my favorite episodes of The X-Files. What we have here is an intriguing tale about the oft-pondered potential psychic link that resides between twins; made all the more intriguing by the fact that one of them is mentally-disabled. “Roland” showcases two powerhouse performances: the titular one by always-dependable character actor Zeljko Ivanek and an equally touching one by Kerry Sandomirsky.
As someone who has grown up close to an uncle who has a severe mental disability, this episode has always struck a deeper chord with me than most. I find it to be both touching and heartbreaking. Perhaps you will too…
Episode 1.23: “Roland” (1994)
Directed by David Nutter
Teleplay by Chris Ruppenthal
Starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson
Guest starring Zeljko Ivanek, Garry Davey, Matthew Walker, James Sloyan, Kerry Sandomirsky, and Micole Mercurio
“When scientists at an aeronautics lab die under mysterious circumstances, the agents suspect a mentally challenged janitor may be the culprit.“
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