Next week is the season finale for The X-Files on Fox, but tonight at 8p we get a new episode.
Two terrorists blow up an art gallery in Texas, but one of the bombers survives, sort of. Basically, his heart is beating and that is about it.
Two FBI Agents Miller (Robbie Amell) and Einstein (Lauren Ambrose) come to Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) to ask then if they can help them with the case. They want to see if they can help them communicate with the lifeless bomber to find out where the next target is going to be, since that seems like something The X-Files Agents would know how to do. They say they can’t help, and the two go on their way to the airport.
Miller is like Mulder and Einstein is like Dana, which makes it that more surprising when Scully calls Miller to help him and Mulder calls Einstein to help her. No one tells their partner what they are doing, but at some point the four of them meet up in Texas.
Will they be able to find a way to talk to the bomber before it is too late? You will just have to tune in to find out.
That and to hear a line that Scully has wanted to say for 22 years. But the best moment comes half way through the episode and all I will say it is has to do with Mulder and Billy Ray Cyrus’ song Achy Breaky Heart. Think you know what happens? Let’s just say you will not be disappointed when you see it.
Tonight at 8p on Fox, we get the 4th episode of the 6 episode X-Files event.
In Philadelphia, a group of people are forcibly relocating homeless people off of the street and now the ones responsible are dying very gruesome deaths.
Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Mulder (David Duchovny) are called in to investigate the murders because they are “spooky.” Will they be able solve the crime before anyone else dies or will this unknown creature kill all of his targets?
Things will get complicated for them when Scully gets a phone call that her mother had a major heart attack and is in a coma at a DC hospital. She goes to be with her mom, but it makes her think about William. For the first time in the revival, the agents really deal with the son they gave up for adoption. Get the tissues ready because you are going to need them.
While I am happy Fox brought back The X-Files, I am sad it is only for 6 episodes because each one is better than the one before.
Then over on ABC at 10p, Castle is finally back and it is something to sing about.
Martha (Susan Sullivan) is rehearsing for a charity performance that calls for fake snow to fall down on her and her backup singers, but instead of the white stuff coming down, blood pours down. When they bring the storage container down, they find a woman inside.
Now it is up to Castle (Nathan Fillion) and Beckett (Stania Katic) to solve the crime, but via different paths. You see, they are back together secretly, but everyone including Ravi (Jon Huertas) and Ryan (Seamus Dever) still they think they apart. Which makes things awkward for Castle and the two detectives because he has to lie to them and tells them that he is having an affair. When they hear that, they turn against them. Can they forgive him without knowing the real truth of the situation?
Back to the murder, turns out the victim was in an A Capella group, and Ravi talks to them in the only language they understand, music. Be prepared to blown way by Huertas’ singing voice, I know I was. Castle needs to do musical episode just to accommodate it.
Until then we have tonight’s wonderful episode.
Tonight’s episode of The X-Files at 8p on Fox will bring a smile to the fans’ faces. Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) look into a strange case of what looks an unusual animal killing people. What they discover is there is a Were-Moster/Lizard stalking the town. But there is even more to the story and you will never guess what happens next. Did I mention there is a hot sex scene in this episode? This is a must not miss episode for fans of the show.
While that is about tonight’s episode, I was recently on a conference call with Chris Carter and he answered some questions about the beloved show’s revival and its future.
How has technology changed the updated version of The X-Files? Chris: In a way, all six explore it because they are told in a contemporary context. They turn the mythology not necessarily on its head, but the mythology takes a big right hand turn and that plays most actively in the first and last episodes. But I think that technology, and it’s really technology is what you’re talking about, besides what I would call a very strong undercurrent of distrust for government, authority, and for the picture we’re being sold.
But the show is, I think, owes to people like Alex Jones, people like Glenn Beck, and all the conspiracy sites that I look at on the internet, that I digest every day. I get a lot of stuff in my mailbox every day from these sites. I’ve also been—I’ve gone to conventions. I’m actively up on this stuff and I’m actually surprised sometimes how many journalists are unaware of these, as I say, very strong undercurrents.
Why aren’t Scully and Mulder together?
Chris: So, it was my thinking and our thinking, the producers, that Mulder and Scully would have had a very hard time living under the same roof based on their personalities and their passions. I see Mulder now as probably, because he’s got Google and the internet and search engines, he probably spends a lot of time sitting at home in front of his computer in his underwear.
I didn’t imagine that would sit well with Scully who is a serious scientist and doctor, so I think it would spell, I believe it would spell a bump in the road for them, which is why you find them not together. But I think you’ll see, through the course of these six episodes, that they begin to be drawn closer together through not just their investigations but through, I would call it, a deep love for one another.
What about their son William?
Chris: Yes. If you remember, they gave up William to protect him. They were afraid that with his whereabouts known, meaning that either one of them would have him, that they would be better to give him up and not know his whereabouts so they couldn’t be tortured into giving him up. So, obviously, William is all important, not to just them, but to others and he will play an important part in not just the episode you saw that aired as Episode 2, but also in Episode 4. But I think he’s always, even though he’s not in the show, per se, he is an absent presence.
Will the Lone Gunmen be back?
Chris: I would only spoil it for you if I told you, but I can tell you that they come back in a way that you will absolutely never expect. If I gave you 100 guesses, right now, you’d never get it.
Can we get more episodes of The X-Files?
Chris: You know, I think everyone had a very good experience. I think everyone’s happy with the way it worked out. I think, now, it’s waiting to see if we build it, will the audience come? I hope they will. It’s seems as if there is a viewership out there but, you know, we live in a different world now where the viewership is fractured. Fox has fewer viewers. They are able to market, do on-air promotions, reaches fewer people. Everyone’s got to get the word out there in order to get the ratings that will promote more episodes.
Will there be a third movie?
Chris: I like doing the television show because it gives me a chance to tell a lot of interesting X-Files stories. I probably wouldn’t want to do the third movie that I wrote. I think I would have to rethink it. I might use some elements of it. I can tell you that if and when we do a third movie, I wouldn’t do it if it were not the proper budget and the proper release date. I feel we didn’t have either in the last movie, so I’d be looking to do something more like the first movie.
What about his other shows?
Chris: Right now we’re so focused on this that there are no talks about doing anything else. I can tell you, there is a constant drumbeat to bring back Millennium and I’m just always so taken by that, also that hardcore group of fans out there who would like to see it back. I have ideas how it might come back but, it’s really, once again, it’s a Fox show. They own it. It’s really up to them whether or not they would ever want to go down that road.
But, you know, I also think Harsh Realm would deserve another chance. I’m not sure if The Lone Gunmen would ever see the light of day, but Unique would be a show I would love to see done, if not at Fox, someplace else.
The X-Files is back on Fox tonight after the football game (around 10p), and the show still scores a touchdown nearly 14 years after it went off the air. I have seen the first three episodes of the six episode event, and there is something for all the fans of the show and for people who have never seen it.
Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) have gone their separate ways. He is still looking into controversies and she is back to being a doctor. Then when Tad O’Malley (Joel McHale), an online conspiracist, is taken seriously by many people, Skinner (Mitch Pileggi) gets the two of them together again. O’Malley takes the two of them to meet with someone they have met before and she is still being visited by the aliens. When Mulder doesn’t believe something about her story, what she reveals to him, when they are alone, changes everything. Now he believes her and truth is scarier than he thought.
Tomorrow night at 8p, they are back to investigating a strange occurrences. One that is more on the serious side of The X-Files, while next Monday’s episode is more on the fun side. I always preferred the latter type of episodes and I think next week’s show is close to perfection.
I know I am not saying much, but that is because I think fans need to experience this show as it happens and not have someone spoil it for them. So like I said at the top, there is a little something for everyone and because of that everyone will enjoy it.