"How did this child come to be?" Well Mulder, if you have to ask.... We're almost to the end of Season 8! In "Essence", the first of the season-ending two-parter, Scully sits through the world's most awkward baby shower, does some excellent at-home doctoring, and oh yeah, has to go on the run because someone or something is after her baby. This one is a nail-biter from start to finish and the Rewatch Crew doesn't miss a beat. Here are your best tweets!
We're so close to the end of Season 8, and "Alone" marks the end of another era. Scully heads out on maternity leave and Doggett wants to know when she'll be returning to the X-Files divison. We didn't know then that it would take another 15 years! We're also introduced to Agent Leyla Harrison, who was created in honor of the Phile and fanfic author Leyla, who died of cancer in 2001. Frank Spotnitz, who wrote and directed the episode, had been in contact with Leyla before her death and paid tribute to her with the character. Agent Harrison also gets to ask the question on behalf of all Philes....how the heck did they get back from Antarctica? She doesn't get an answer from Mulder and Scully, but XFN's own Roileigh Ollson and Jessa Schlitt may have figured it out here.
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Drama on the high seas! "Vienen" begins with Mulder and Doggett at odds but ends with mutual respect. It also marks the end of a few eras on The X-Files. This is the last time we see the black oil on the series. It's also the last time we see Mulder in the basment office and as a working FBI agent. Amazing to think we'll be back in the basement in just a few short weeks with Season 10. But for now, here are your best tweets!
It's the last rewatch of 2015 so why not go down on the ship of feels? "Empedocles" finds Scully in the hospital again but we can forgive that because of all the sweet moments between her and Mulder. After the confusion of the previous episode the banter is back, baby. Agent Reyes is also back on the scene, investigating a possible connection to the death of Agent Doggett's son, Luke. We get to see our two believers work together which makes for an interesting dynamic. Here are your best tweets!
It's "Three Words" but not those three words. Mulder is back but struggling to fit in. Scully seems shy and a little sad, and poor Agent Doggett doesn't know what hit him. The X-Files as Mulder knows them, and as we know them, will never quite be the same. But I think seeing our dynamic duo back together again in any way helps dry those tears of the last few episodes. Here are your best tweets!