Re: 5x10 Vincent and the Doctor (Grading/Discussion) SPOILERS!!
Most people have said what I'd say: I kept looking for the connection to the Great Story Arc - and in the end when it wasn't there I didn't miss it. The Beastie was mediocre, and the solution of it being more scared than malicious was a tad preachy. But the portrayal of Van Gogh and his 'madness' was stunning. And as for the ending... THAT'S
what I'd do if I had a time machine.
"So, Mulder, this supposed clandestine source who's contacted you how do we know that he's not just another crackpot whose encyclopedic knowledge of extraterrestrial life isn't derived exclusively from reruns of Star Trek?"