“Ghost in the Machine” tells the story of a rogue artificial intelligence that decides the best way to elude capture is to murder a bunch of people. “Ice” tells the story of a rogue organism that decides the best way to elude capture is to murder a bunch of people. Why is The X-Files so interested in murder?
Ice is quite simply my favourite episode of the show, perhaps because I also rate The Thing From Another World and naturally The Thing. A few people separated from society combating an unknown or unforeseen menace seems to work for me and the episode Darkness Falls has similar themes, perhaps my second favourite episode:)
It’s really amazing how great it is.