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‘X-Files’ Recap: Episode 6



Okay, now that is out of my system, let’s recap. ‘My Struggle II’ is a continuation of the first two episodes of the event. Tad O’Malley is back with his conspiracies, that turn out to be sort of fact, about alien DNA that been implanted in every person in America, nay, the world. That’s not all. Mulder is missing. After Scully watched the Truth Squad show, people start to slowly freak out, new agents Miller and Einstein are back and there to help as well. Einstein is skeptical about the alien DNA, but her and Scully, after encountering a man who seems to have been exposed to Anthrax, geno her DNA and Scully’s only to find that the sequence no longer has the anomaly. But due to Einstein’s cleverness and why it not be there, further explore Scully’s DNA, to find it and start to produce the serum to help cure people. Einstein, and a lot of other people meanwhile are all falling ill and dying.

Tad of course is there until the end, with shaky internet transmission, relaying the message that there is a ray of light, don’t give up, because Dana Scully is one bad ass mofo and she has the special stuff that will make us all feel better once more.

All of this is thanks to agent Monica Reyes, who has come out of hiding and reveals the truth that she left the FBI to basically be a slave to Cancer Man, Smoking Man, Overall Creep Man that should be dead, whatever you want to call him. She tells Scully about the plan the break down people’s immune systems, but that she’s immune to the virus that is now wreaking havoc across the world. YAY!! CRAZY!

While all this is happening, agent Miller is locating Mulder via phone tracking. He makes his way to the area where is he, and finds Mulder very sick and beaten. After exchanging words, he gets the hell out of dodge, and calls Scully, letting her know that he has Mulder, and both of them could use a couple of doctors.

Scully has made the cure! YAY! She administers her the vaccine and makes her way towards where Miller and Mulder are. After seeing the state Mulder is in, she tells Miller is in need of stem cells, and the only person he could get that from is from William, their son, but she has no idea of where is he. Just as she’s explaining this to Miller, a spacecraft appears over, a green beam ensnaring Scully.




What? Why? I was putting my child down as I watched it and nearly dropped her out of my arms wondering what the shit just happened. REALLY?!

Now, don’t get me wrong, I really enjoyed this episode because I want to believe. I don’t want to sound crazy, but this season, primarily the premiere and finale, has resonated a little with me and I’m sure some of the Americans, and world, to the direction we’re heading. And that’s what, like I’ve said before, I like about this season, it’s bringing some thing, some people might not even be aware of to the forefront, and there is some truth to it.

With this season closing, all I can think about is the lingo used. Season finale. Not series. Also, they don’t use the words conclusion or anything to suggest that we WON’T be seeing more of Dana and Fox, hell, I’ll even take seeing more of Miller and Einstein.

In the end, I just want some more, and I leave with an open letter to the creator:

Dear Chris Carter,

Everyone involved in on board with more. Please make that happen. Please do another six part series in the fall, wrap of this gem of show at least and out a shiny red bow in it. That’s the least you can do with what you just gave us. There needs to be more. Please. Pretty please.



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‘X-Files’ Recap: Episode 4

 X-Files Season 10 Episode 4: Back in the Day

Now, to date, this episode was my least favorite one to air. Not saying it wasn’t good, it just wasn’t my favorite.

This episode takes its name, and shows us several points ‘back in the day’. While investing a gruesome murder, Scully is called by her brother who tells her that their mother suffered a heart attack and was in ICU in D.C. Scully rushed to her mother’s side where she is told that Margaret Scully had updated her will and was not to be revived if unconscious. At this point she’d regained consciousness once while there, and it was calling out for her estranged son, William.


Meanwhile, Mulder stays behind to investigate this murder, and the murders following. After a bit of work, he finds that a security camera was pointing at a billboard, with nothing on it, but looking out the window, he sees graffiti artwork on it presently.


While heading out to see if there was a name attached to the artwork, he steps on a band aid, which he keeps, and heads off. While asking around, one man says it’s the ‘Band Aid Nose Man’ and he protects them.

Mulder left the case to be closer to Scully during her mother’s hospitalization. He holds her as her mother’s intubation tube is removed.



She seems stable for a while, and they get a call from William, who doesn’t know what to say, but talks to his mother via phone. Her pulse quickens and her eyes open, only to look at Mulder to say, “My son’s name is William, too,” to then close her eyes and flat lines.


The episode progresses with them finding out this ‘Band Aid Nose Man’ is a sort of Tulpa, created by a homeless man living in an abandoned building. He protects the homeless, but at the cost of lives of those who try to disrupt their way of live, whether it’s hindering them, or helping them by moving.


The creator of the Tulpa manages to rework his art and it stay forever on the side of the building with a smile, seemingly done with its task.

The episode ends with Mulder and Scully at a lake with her mother’s ashes, pondering what their son, William, must think of them, if he thinks, if he resents them and hates them for giving him up when he was a baby.

I think, now that I write this out, I didn’t like this episode as much because it gave me the super feels of sadness. I don’t like being sad when I watch a show. Overall, it was good and enjoyable, but because of the sadness reason, ranks low on my list.

What are your thoughts on this episode? Let us know in the comments!

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‘X-Files’ Episode 3 Recap

X-Files Season 10×3: Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster

Where to begin with this episode?

I will say right now, I have been a pretty devoted fan, and would have to say this episode is in my top ten, maybe even top five episodes.

This episode is about a man, a lizard man, at that, that is a were-human? He’s a lizard man, but upon being attacked by a human, starts to turn into a human, much to his chagrin. When becoming human, he has natural human feelings: get dressed, find food, get a job, pay bills, get a dog for a companion.
The episode opens up with Mulder and Scully, almost in a reverse places. She has to convince HIM to go seeking the truth, by luring him with an “it has a monster” line. You see, Mulder is now skeptical that his life has been a lie, and he’s finding out that all the things they once researched or would have researched has been debunked. But, the fact remains, there are dead people in this town and they are being sent to investigate it.



At this point, I am already howling with laughter because for me, they are making it semi-realistic that Mulder has led a very sheltered life and doesn’t know how to properly use a camera phone. After some shenanigans, they see the lizard run into a port-a-potty, only to see a guy sitting there using the bathroom. Hmm…


The scene that follows is sweet. While yes, it is taking place during an autopsy, Mulder is going on about what he caught on film and Scully just stands there, trying to do her work, giving him side glances. You can tell she’s enjoying herself –  and Mulder notices – prompting her to happily admit that she’s missed these types of cases.

Mulder learns that there are several more people who are seeing the lizard man, one of which is the owner of the motel they’re staying at, who has an interesting way of looking on his guests, à la the jackalope.


After Scully has a run in with the lizard man (who in his ginger form is known as Guy Mann), Mulder tracks him down at a local cemetery, where he tells Mulder (after he tries to get Mulder to kill him) the story of how he came to be a were-human, and his instincts. Mulder doesn’t seem pleased when he talks of scandalous acts with Scully, which of course were falsified, as Mann feels he needs to lie about his sex life now that he’s human.


Guy Mann ended up leaving after spinning his tale, and Mulder then drank himself into a stupor. Scully calls and wakes him up, and his ringtone is none other than the X-Files theme, which made me giggle even further. She says she’s at the Animal Shelter wanting to ask Pasha, the animal catcher that was present for all the killings, if he knew anything, only to be attacked by him.


By the time Mulder got there, Pasha was detained and telling those around him that ever since he was young, he felt the urge to attack people and gnaw on them. They tell him to save it for the courts as he is taken away, and Scully ends up taking in the dog Guy Mann adopted (but which ran away), in a very hysterical, uncharacteristic way for her. Sketchy Scully I am now calling her.


The episode ends with Mulder seeing Guy off. He sheds his clothes, hopeful that he doesn’t not turn human again during his hibernation, which apparently lasted 10,000 years. He scurries into the woods and his gone.


Overall, this is by far one of my favorite episodes, probably top five even. For me, there weren’t any flaws in writing and direction. These are the kinds of episodes I live for –  those sort of tongue in cheek, offbeat types. I’m hoping we see at least one more episode like this during this short run.

Or, ya know, they can just order a full 20 episode season 11…

What are your opinions on the new season of The X-Files so far? Let us know in the comments!

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‘The X-Files’ Episodes 1 and 2 Recaps

First of, let me get this off my chest:


Seriously, this was one of my show growing up, and I was really the only one of my friends that watched it. Heck, my parents didn’t like the show, so I sat on my twin bed with a 15” TV, sometimes with my dog, watching this show that would years later after being thought about, turn into one of my first fandoms.

And let me tell you, so far, this new series (or special if you want to call it that) is in no way disappointing me in the least bit.

Episode 1: My Struggle

Season 10 had already started out with a bang, in more ways than one. It begins with Mulder recapping the series 1-9 with his partner, lover, wife, ex, Dana Scully.

But then Mulder starts talking about aliens, most specifically Roswell in 1947, and whether we’re truly alone, and if the government isn’t using alien technology against us, and not helping us.

We see a little piece of that, as a young medical doctor is brought to the crash site during clean up.

Then we move to present day to see the medical doctor we have all grown to love and miss, Dana Scully. Getting ready to head into surgery, she is stopped be her assistant because of a phone call, none other than Walter Skinner Assistant Director FBI, looking for  her, or rather Mulder.

What I am gathering at this point, is Mulder and Scully have divorced, and Mulder has gone so far off the grid for fear of the government that no one can find him, even Scully mentions she barely knows  how to contact him.


The call was to find Mulder because Tad O’Malley, a super conspiracy theorist that runs a television show ‘Truth Squad’ wants to talk to him about a woman named Sveta, someone who claims to have been abducted by aliens since she was a teen. Scully being the skeptic she still is, takes Sveta back to work with her and runs some tests, she’s spooked because Sveta reads her mind, talking about her son, William, her and Mulder gave up for adoptions to protect her.


Tad then takes Mulder to a secret place where he sees alien technology up close in the form of an ARV, Alien Replica Vehicle. His eyes are opened to the government has had this technology since the forties, and the government is using it against us.

Mulder heads to Sveta’s to ask her a few more questions, primarily why she looked at Tad when asked about the abductions. She reveals that she doesn’t believe that it’s aliens abducting her but, man.


Meanwhile, Scully is in Tad’s limo, sipping champagne (which I super disliked. Why, why do you have to try to shove Tad down our throats, Scully would never go for it) when Mulder calls her, telling her he’s figuring out the pieces. Mulder then heads to the FBI headquarters to look through the X-Files, knowing he’s been purposefully mislead for years.

There are a couple of things said in the following scenes I think that are very truthful to how Americans at this point feel as well, and one of them is that we turn to police to be safe, but we’ve never been in more danger, and the next is said through Tad during his show and how people are fearful martial law and losing their gun rights. I like how they’re bringing present problems to the show, and backing up their reasoning here.

We then meet an old guy that Mulder calls up, the doctor from the Roswell crash, asking him about what’s going and that he’s so close, but he just can’t figure out the why.

He joins Scully and Tad back at Sveta’s. Tad talks about all the things that have happened since the Roswell Crash, and how the US government is controlling us, through weather, or consumerism, fear and everything in between, how they are abducting people for their own use, splicing human and alien DNA to create a better universe and eventual world take over. He wants to blow the whistle on this, and he plans to do so on the show.

However, somehow, these people must have gotten to Tad and Sveta. Sveta goes on air saying Tad told her say these things and she’s sorry she lied. She then disappears and Tad’s site goes offline. The ARV is destroyed by people is heavy vehicles, Sveta is then killed by an alien aircraft that explodes her car.

The episode closes out with Mulder meeting Scully in a garage. Everyone is gone, and she wants the truth out there. She comes out and says she lied about Sveta’s test results being negative, and that she too is one of these people that is harboring DNA.

One of the last lines of the show is, “Are you ready for this?” “I don’t know if there’s a choice here.”

And no, there is no choice, but to sit on your couch and continue to watch the next episode.

Episode 2: The Founder’s Mutation

The show opens with a guy named Sanjay doing a retinal scan. His eyes are bloodshot and he just looks haggard. He hears a ringing in his ear, but it settles and he heads into a meeting with other coworkers.



There, birds begin to gather and the ringing returns, eventually driving him to the point of asking those around him if they can hear it too. He then locks himself into a secured room, hearing voices telling him to do it while he works on a computer. The ringing gets more intense and he scribbles something on his hand before taking a letter opener and shoving it through his ear and killing himself.


Mulder and Scully then go to investigate and are met with issues, Mulder steals Sanjay’s phone to see if he can find anything in it about what’s going on. He finds a friend in his phone, Gupta, whose name means secret, and meets up with him to see if he knows anything. After a miscommunication, he find out Sanjay led a double life and the fact that his kids were dying was causing him trouble.

Scully performs an autopsy and find that “founders mutation” is written on his hand which leads to a doctor names Augustus Goldman, a donor at the hospital where Scully works.

They head to Sanjay’s apartment, where they almost hit a kid in the road. Once inside,  Mulder’s head begins ringing much like Sanjay’s upon seeing his kids that have various genetic mutations.


They head to the hospital to try to get in contact with Dr. Goldman, which Scully’s head agrees to relay a message. There they find Agnes, a pregnant woman who wants to leave the place because she’s fearful and wants someone to talk to.

They eventually make it to see Dr. Goldman and the mutated kids, where they find out some information. Scully then asks about their DNA and if it has anything to do with alien, in which there is an incident and they are kicked out of the ward. Scully ponders are to whether she was just an incubator for these people with William, and Mulder says, “ You’re never ‘just’ anything to me.” Which is probably one of the most sappiest, sweetest lines I’ve heard, and I loved it.

Upon leaving they run into an accident, and find that Agnes has been hit and killed, the baby having long since been surgically removed prior to the accident.

Having learned that Dr. Goldman’s wife had been committed after the death of her unborn son, they visit her, and it is revealed that her daughter, Molly, was a subject in her husband’s lab and has powers, and that upon cutting her child out of stomach, does not believe he’s dead.

Come to find out, the janitor kid, the one they almost hit at Sanjay’s apartment, is her son Kyle, and they seek him and his mom out. He’s the cause for the head pains and sounds. Upon hearing his sister is alive and well, Scully and Mulder take Kyle to the hospital, where his bio dad, Dr. Goldman, take him to another girl who is not his sister. He leaves and searchers her out, and when he does find her, finds that there is a telepathic connection and they can break things with their minds. Feeling threatened, they throw Scully across the room and incapacitate Mulder and kill their dad in a pretty gruesome scene.


All in all, these first two episodes were amazing in my opinion, and I am anxiously awaiting next Monday so we can see what other adventures are in store.

It’s too bad this is only a six episode event, hopefully this is a test run to see if there’s enough response to get the show running again, which I will love endlessly and watch every episode religiously.

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