In the X-Files episode 11x04, "The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat", at one point
Mulder meets Dr. They
amidst the A-maze-ing Laughter installation in Vancouver.
The latter's eyes are surrounded by something that looks like red bruises. Current photos show that the character's actor,
, does not generally sport that condition. At the same time, the same character, during flashbacks earlier in the episode, does not seem to have the same feature, either (at least it is not that pronounced).
What was the meaning or intention behind presenting the character's eyes like that?