The X-Files Preview: Welcome Back Monster of The Week

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We’re two episodes in and The X-Files revival is proving to be more than just an adequate addition. Fans knew they would watch regardless of the quality, but no one predicted that it would be this good. After two wonderful episodes, the time has come for another installment in this revival. The previous episodes have added dramatic conspiracies, amazing characters, and flailing fans to an already monumental series. Now, we being our decent into the heart of the tenth season. Here’s what to expect when The X-Files’ third episode, “Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-monster” airs Monday:

A Transition

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There’s a shift back to what we know The X-Files to truly be. The previous two episodes followed an arc that involved huge conspiracies and many, many complications for Mulder (David Duchovy) and Scully (Gillian Anderson). It set up a bigger storyline that is not over. Yet, this third episode feels like a classic X-Files: the monster of the week, Scully’s skeptical comments, and Mulder’s wild theories. Although this is a run-of-the-mill X-Files episode, it’s one that makes us feel right at home (but not that “Home”). It’s a breath of fresh, yet familiar, air in this tenth season. We all want to believe, and after Monday night’s episode, it will feel like we never stopped.

Mulder/Scully, It’s Me

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This is the Mulder and Scully we know and love—and even Mulder and Scully know that. This Mulder and this Scully are the two reasons why we kept returning each week and why right now, this revival is the best thing to ever happen. With a slightly less-critical Mulder and a Scully who goes along with his theories regardless of how crazy they are, this third episode reminds us why we lost our minds at the thought of a tenth season. While we get to see these two in their prime, we also get to see them have a bit of fun. Get ready, because your little hearts are about to be slammed with nostalgia.

Phenomenal Characters

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The guest actors and non-recurring characters are some of the most memorable things about any classic X-Files episodes. They are incredibly well written, well acted, and add humor to the episode. When a case brings Mulder and Scully to a small town to investigate recent killings by a “giant reptile”, they don’t realize just what kind of story they are getting into. As fans know, these cases are some of the most fun to watch.

Monster of the Week

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This episode both introduces us to a monster of the week and comments about the fact that we call it “Monster of the Week.” Think back to any light X-Files episode and you have this one pinned down. “Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-monster” brings it back home for everyone to relish in the idea that this revival is really happening—and happening wonderfully at that. Any loyal fans will recognize the heart and soul in this episode and truly love it.

 

Are you excited for a new episode of The X-Files? Do you want to believe? Sound off in the comments below!

The X-Files airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on Fox and CTV.

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