Once the nostalgia abated, FOX’s X-Files revival pretty quickly started to sour fans by its awkward mix of mythology and stand-alone episodes, as well a cliffhanger ending that immediately demanded resolution. Well, strap in for another long wait, as FOX won’t get around to an X-Files Season 11 until at least 2017.
‘The X-Files’ closed out 2016 revival finale “My Struggle II” with a hugely alien cliffhanger, but did Mulder and Scully finally give fans they answers they’ve struggled for? Find out in our full review!
FOX’s 2016 X-Files finale will leave us all in the lurch on Mulder and Scully’s future, so why not explore their past? Like, way past? That’s right, it’s teen Mulder and Scully to the rescue in a pair of 2017 novels, as FOX gets thirsty for that sweet, sweet YA money.
All eyes will be on The X-Files to deliver a strong finale of its 2016 revival, given its uncertain future, and uneven run to date, and “My Struggle II” is at least off to a good start. Less well-off is Mulder, who seems to have taken a beating in the first real clip from Monday’s mythology-laden closer.
However unevenly, The X-Files’ 2016 revival all been building toward the coming finale “My Struggle II,” finally picking up with the premiere revelations and a return to alien mythology. The full photo set has arrived, returning both old and new series stars alike, but a familiar question arises - Where’s Mulder?
‘The X-Files’ visited “Babylon” with a terrorism-driven tale, but did a Mulder’s hallucinogenic line-dancing and two Mulder and Scully Mini-me’s make for the weirdest hour yet? Find out in our full review!
‘The X-Files’ went “Home Again” with an emotional tale of Scully’s lost family, but did a Mulder’s pursuit of a Banksy-esque killer trash the revival for good? Find out in our full review!
FOX’s The X-Files revival still has but two standalone hours to go before returning to a mythology focus in time for its final, cliffhanger-y episode of 2016, but why wait? Ahead of Monday’s “Home Again,” sneak a peek at Mulder and Scully’s never-ending investigation in the first scene from season (series?) finale “My Struggle II”!
A comparatively short run and split mythology-standalone balance gave an inkling FOX’s X-Files revival might not offer the kind of closure fans have hoped after twenty years, and it may be longer yet before we have any real answers. X-Files creator Chris Carter confirms the revival series will end on a cliffhanger, but what format might pick up the ball down the line?
Rough though the first hour may have been, FOX’s X-Files revival quickly bounced back with an effective stand-alone episode, one to be followed next Monday by a critical favorite. Whatever you make of the six-episode season’s curious sandwiching of mythology episodes, you might not have realized that “Founder’s Mutation” was intended to run much later, and now creator Chris Carter explains why.