We’re almost there. Can you feel it? Can you even believe it? The X-Files came back for a 10th season (in 2016!) and we’re almost at the end of it. There’s only one episode left before we hit the season finale. Get ready, because according to everything we know so far—including that Super Bowl half-time show preview—we’re not going to make it in one emotionless piece. On Monday night fans can expect another case-of-the-week episode with some Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) goodness on the side. There’s nothing life changing here for either characters, but if you wanted to see the calm before the storm, it’s right now.
For those of you who can’t wait any longer, here’s a few hints about what to expect from “Babylon”:
After nine seasons, two movies, and now a revival tenth season, Mulder and Scully have a look. A tall man with brown hair that believes in aliens and a skeptical, shorter red head that used to have no time for his shenanigans. Their silhouettes scream The X-Files. In “Babylon,” everything plays off these images that we have associated with this series. We meet two new FBI agents, Einstein (Lauren Ambrose) and Miller (Robbie Amell), and as you guessed it, Miller loves a wild theory and Einstein likes to strictly follow the facts–and she’s a medical doctor. When these four pair up, all bets are off.
Look, they even dress the same:
An Attempt at a Relevant Story
It’s nothing new for The X-Files to try to stay relevant. They rip headlines right from the newspapers–or those exaggerated papers in the check out lines–but tonight they were a bit predictable. The trope of a Muslim man being involved in a terrorist plot is not only overused, but incredibly off-putting for representation on television. This series could have changed things and used a Muslim character for something not threatening national security. Yet, this is what we have.
However, this is the case of the week. Mulder and Scully take individual approaches to solve the case, both utilizing what they know best. For Mulder, it’s not something ripped from a textbook and for Scully, it just might be.
Mulder and Scully are (Thankfully) Still Adorable
If you thought that little chat on the log was something, get ready for more–just happier than last week. Of course there’s the lovey-dovey moments that, trust me, are wrecking me just like the rest of you. But Monday night we have a simple moment that graduates our characters to an established status. I can picture them setting off into the sunset, being happy and perfect together. And, of course, “together” means with a few aliens, conspiracies, and the Cigarette Smoking man not too far behind.
A Wild Ride
Mulder, like we know, likes to get his hands dirty. So, when the situation presents itself to alter his state of consciousness in the name of solving the case, he will do so. Get ready for some surprising musical choices that had me singing along to the episode, but also looking at Mulder’s rather trippy ride as he tries to get to the conscious of someone in a coma. Buckle your cowboy boots and get ready for some radical line dancing.
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