After being blessed by two weeks of new X-Files episodes, we now know that everything this series radiated in the 90s is being crammed into a six episode, 10th season. The premiere brought us right back into the world of The X-Files, including wild, yet oddly grounded, conspiracies and gush-worthy Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) moments. Last week, we had a light-hearted and funny episode that instantly became a classic. So what’s that mean for this week? Well, we have a heavy, chilling episode that exposes one of the major pillars of what makes The X-Files click. As much as light and funny episodes are paramount to a series like this, so are the heavier episodes that dig into the core of these characters.
In order to help tide you over until Monday night rolls around we’ve got a view hints that we can drop about what to expect from “Home Again.”
Scully is troubled by William
At the end of the day, Dana Scully is a mother who had to give up her child for his benefit. It’s not something that she wanted to do, but something that she had to do. He has been with her every single day since she gave him away and this episode makes that evident. Scully needs to know what happened, but like many parents, she can’t ever know. Her son’s safety is her main priority, but the questions she can never answer are heavily weighing down on her.
Mulder and Scully Forever
Mulder and Scully are no strangers at sharing moments that will have us crying until the end of days. Monday things get tough for Scully. Topics are discussed that are not a walk in the park. Get your tissues ready because these moments happen throughout the entire episode. Anybody watching that knows the history of Mulder and Scully will find this episode emotional, but will love it nonetheless.
The One With Margaret
Remember what I said about tissues? Grab ’em! If you kept up on your X-Files Season 10 spoilers, you know what’s happening Monday. Yet, the episode goes on step further to connect it to the bigger picture in Mulder and Scully’s lives. Of course everything is connected, we know that by now. Things will be answered, but not directly. Get ready.
As we know, this series does not shy away from commenting on the world around it. The foundation of The X-Files is that it wants to expose secrets in our daily lives. This episode takes place in Philadelphia. Being that I’ve lived my entire life right outside the city, I can say that, although the jokes are funny, the conversations being discussed are true. Mulder knows that the bigger issue here is what is going on in Philadelphia at the moment–and really any major city across the country. The fabrication may lie in the supernatural monster of the week, but the surrounding stories are very much real, and The X-Files knows that.
The Scarier The Better
Sometimes The X-Files make us laugh, like a naked lizard-man standing in front of Mulder before leaving for hibernation. Other times, this series has us hiding behind a pillow. Monday night, it’s the latter. Although this episode is delving right into the heart of these characters, it also has a case that needs solving. Get ready for dark hallways and characters popping out of doorways. I’ve got to give some props to the lighting and sound departments because having watched this in the middle of the night, I can say that I was hesitant in turning off the light before bed.
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The X-Files airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on Fox and CTV.
Megan's TV addiction began with Gilmore Girls. Television taught her everything, from how to survive on an island to how to get away with murder. She will talk TV all day and every day. Follow on twitter @meggh11