The X-Files episode “The Amazing Maleeni” is a perfect guest spot for any magician, especially someone like Ricky Jay: where else can you get the opportunity to give a nearly complete act, including full patter and non-cutaway shots, and end up decapitated in the end? Even better than that, Ricky continues to be featured throughout the episode as the twin brother of the deceased magician (sound familiar, Prestige fans?). Make sure you’re watching closely–it’s truly a long con from start to finish, and an absolute blast to watch.

Bonus: magician Jonathan Levit also plays a key role in the episode.

Double Bonus: the episode was go written by X-Files creator Chris Carter and current Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan.

The complete episode is currently available using the following pay services. Note, Hulu is currently offering a free, instant temporary membership to Hulu Plus if you sign in with Facebook:

[The X-Files: The Amazing Maleeni on Hulu Plus]

[The X-Files: The Amazing Maleeni on Netflix]