It’s the penultimate episode of one of the longest running sci-fi series on TV, what absolutely amazing monster of the week case will they go out with? If you said “Benjamin Linus from Lost creates The Brady Bunch house with his mind”…you’d be right…unfortunately.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.