The X-Files Rewatch – RELEASE

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

17 - Release

If I’ve learned one thing from this re-watch of season 9 of The X-Files it’s this, I really love John Doggett.  His character brings so much to the series that without him, I can’t help but feel as though this final season would have been even worse.  Of course it’s only appropriate that they would give him his own episode to wrap up the most important Doggett storyline…the death of his son Luke.

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The X-Files Rewatch – WILLIAM

Monday, February 24th, 2014

16 - William

As soon as Scully became pregnant the question of what to do with her baby and the possible significance of it has loomed over the show.  Would the baby be alien? Super Soldier? Some sort of hybrid?  Here we are a season after William‘s birth and what do we really know about him?  Not a heck of a lot.

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The X-Files Rewatch – JUMP THE SHARK

Friday, February 21st, 2014

15 - Jump The Shark

The Lone Gunmen have been with The X-Files since the first season of the show.  They began as Mulder’s weird little friends that he would go to with problems he couldn’t take anywhere else.  They grew very popular with fans over the years, so popular in fact that they were given their own short lived series.  After The Lone Gunmen series was canceled, they wanted to wrap up their story-lines and give the characters a good sendoff.  This episode functions as a regular X-Files episode and a finale for The Lone Gunmen series.  How does it fare and what becomes of our little misfit trio?  Read on folks.

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The X-Files Rewatch – SCARY MONSTERS

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

14 - Scary Monsters

Everyone, at some point in their lives, believed in a monster in their room.  Be it under the bed, in the closet, or hanging from the ceiling.  The X-Files has played with that idea on and off throughout the series and it’s always made for entertaining stories.  Scary Monsters perhaps goes the most literal with it, featuring actual monsters under actual beds.  That’s right, actual beds.

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The X-Files Rewatch – IMPROBABLE

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

13 - Improbable

I thought Lord of The Flies would be the worst episode of the season but…Improbable might just have given it a run for its money.  How can an episode written and directed by series mastermind Chris Carter which deals with a numerology motivated killer and includes an appearance by God himself…be terrible?  Read on to find out.

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The X-Files Rewatch – UNDERNEATH

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

12 - Underneath

After yesterday’s lackluster entry I was hoping for something a little more interesting today.  Underneath involves a man by the name of Robert Fassl who has been released from prison after thirteen years due to recent DNA evidence clearing him of involvement in a series of brutal killings.  So far so good.  Does the rest stack up?

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The X-Files Rewatch – AUDREY PAULEY

Monday, February 17th, 2014

11 - Audrey Pauley

Audrey Pauley is a nice episode for the Doggett and Reyes characters, we get to see how they’ve come to care and fight for one another.  I almost see this episode as a companion piece to 4D.  Both episodes center around one character in the hospital in life threatening condition while trying to communicate with the other.  This time…it’s Reye’s turn in the hospital.

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The X-Files Rewatch – PROVIDENCE

Friday, February 14th, 2014

10 - Providence

The X-Files has thrown a lot of stuff at us.  From little gray men all the way to a Tibetan thought form made of garbage called a tulpa.  No matter how ridiculous it got, we were always along for the ride.  With all that came before you’d think we’d be ready for anything the show came up with, but I think I’ve finally come to realize one part of why the myth-arc of this final season does little to compel me.  Prophecies.

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The X-Files Rewatch – PROVENANCE

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

9 - Provenance

Provenance and Providence (to be reviewed tomorrow) represent the final two part mythology episode The X-Files would ever produce.  For those of us hoping for something grand and perhaps some answers finally…we’re out of luck.  These two episodes simply jam more questions into an already overloaded mythology and provide us with little hope that they’ll ever be answered.

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The X-Files Rewatch – HELLBOUND

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

8 - Hellbound

Yesterday’s episode, John Doe,  surprised me by actually being fairly good, will the trend continue today?

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