The Detour is a what-in-the-living-hell-is-wrong-with-this-family comedy featuring unfiltered dad Nate, who hits the road with wife Robin and kids Delilah and Jared. Every leg of their trip is fraught with disaster as they encounter one hellish turn after another. If there's trouble on the road, this family will find it and plow into it.
Runtime: 30 minutes
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“Detour” is the fourth episode of the fifth season of the American science fiction television series The X-Files. It was written by executive producer Frank Spotnitz and directed by Brett Dowler. The episode aired in the United States on November 23, 1997, on the Fox network. The episode is a “Monster-of-the-Week” story, a stand-alone plot which is unconnected to the series' wider mythology. “Detour” received a Nielsen rating of 13.2, being watched by 22.8 million viewers, and received mixed reviews from television critics. The show centers on FBI special agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) who work on cases linked to the paranormal, called X-Files. Mulder is a believer in the paranormal, while the skeptical Scully has been assigned to debunk his work. In this episode, Mulder and Scully, while traveling to a conference with two other FBI agents, stop at a roadblock and join a nearby investigation of attacks by an unidentified predator. Executive producer Frank Spotnitz was inspired to write the episode after watching the 1972 American thriller film Deliverance. “Detour” took nineteen days to film, over eleven more than the norm for The X-Files. Shooting was hampered by incessant rain. The episode's villains were created through a mixture of elaborate “bark suits” and digital technology. In addition, the episode contained several cultural references.
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