When word first broke that we were getting a Skinner-centric episode at NYCC in October, we were excited but wondering what to expect. Gabe Rotter's "Kitten" delivered a meaningful story for Walter Sergei Skinner that drew on the tales he'd shared about his Vietnam experiences in earlier episodes. But not only was it moving it was downright scary in parts. The episode also has a very classic X-Files feel to it. Director Carol Banker comes the closest to capturing the look and color palette that I remember so well from the original Vancouver years.
The Watch Crew got a kick out of yet another trip to the forest, and let's just say the wardrobe doesn't go unnoticed. Haley Joel Osment is terrifying. Mulder runs off without backup. Scully comes to the rescue as usual, and in the end we learn why Skinner has stayed where he was all these years. Mitch Pileggi delivers an outstanding performance that had some of you reaching for the tissues. Here are your best tweets.
It's been almost 16 years since we last saw Mulder and Scully's son William. We cried with Scully as she made the heartbreaking decision to give him up for adoption. Endless stories have been written about their reunion. In "Ghouli," written and directed by James Wong, that long-awaited reunion finally happens. But it happens in a way that I would guess none of us ever predicted.
What starts as a monster-of-the-week episode quickly takes a turn into one of the most heart-wrenching stories in the history of the series. While Mulder and Scully don't get the happy reunion many have wanted, the episode ends on a hopeful note. With only 5 episodes to go, will this family finally be together? We'll see, but for now let's bring in in for a group hug. Here are your best tweets. Maybe grab another glass of wine before you dive into them though.
Ok Philes, how many of you also dubbed this episode "The Lost Art of Forehead Sex" before you saw it? Just me? However you want to call it, this episode written and directed by Darin Morgan is a crazy ride from start to finish.
We meet the aptly named Reggie Something who claims he started The X-Files and was Mulder and Scully's partner from the beginning. From the riff on The Twilight Zone, to squatchin', to Scully's obsession with Goop-O, the strange laughs keep on coming. But the episode takes a turn for the melancholy at the end. Will there always be more X-Files? Maybe the point of it all really is that we found each other, in this crazy fandom family. Here are your best tweets.
So.....anything momentous happen in last night's episode? Something some fans have waited....oh....25 years to see? Maybe? I'm not sure, the Watch Crew was pretty quiet about this episode....
Last night's viewing of "Plus One," written by Chris Carter and directed by Kevin Hooks, was moving along at a pretty great pace. The episode has all the feelings of the classic X-Files with a stop in the basement office, a spooky story, and a terrifying performance from Karin Konoval as Judy, Evil Judy, Chucky, and Evil Chucky. Mark Snow's score was completely on point, and there were a few laughs too. But there was something hinted at in the promos that many Shippers had never dared to hope they would see. We got to about 8:46 pm ET and then all hell broke loose. And I've been laughing ever since. They case was mostly resolved in the end but I don't think anyone noticed. I'll let your best tweets speak for themselves!
After last week's controversial episode, the mood in the fandom was decidedly different after watching "This." Written and directed by Glen Morgan, "This" opens with an action scene set to the Ramones that perfectly sets the tone for the episode's wild ride. Langly returns in what feels like a nod to Season 5's "Kill Switch," and Mulder and Scully work in sync in ways we haven't seen from them in years. Add in tension with Skinner, and banter that fans will be quoting for the next 25 years, I think it's fair to say you've got an episode most Philes were pretty happy with. Here are your best tweets, with special appearance by Gillian Anderson who live tweeted with the west coast crew.