The X-Files 10.6

  • Weakest episode of the new season. Doesn’t quite succeed in making the apocalyptic events seem credible. And there isn’t enough Mulder.
  • Delighted to see Einstein and Miller back. Einstein is particularly well used. But, again, the scenes with her and Scully aren’t quite as dramatic and tension-filled as the script would hope.
  • The Mulder/Cigarette Smoking Man confrontation, however, is top notch and yields some very interesting ideas.
  • Some of the dialogue was stiff and unintentionally comedic. Also unintentionally comedic: the sight of Scully confronting a mob of looters with a speech about going to the hospital.
  • The cliffhanger? Unsatisfying cop out ending.