"It's been 84 years..." ok ok maybe not quite that long. But Philes have been waiting for more Mulder and Scully since 2008 and Sunday night we finally got them back. The X-Files Season 10 premiered to an ecstatic audience of 13.5 million people with "My Struggle." The first episode in the six-part revival took the mythology in yet another new direction. Mulder and Scully seem to be headed in a new direction too. But I won't go there with relationship talk today. Instead I'll focus on how much fun it was to watch everyone come together and celebrate all we've accomplished as a fandom. The Philes never gave up. And so it makes me very happy to say here are your best tweets from a BRAND NEW EPISODE!
Well we finally did it, Rewatch Crew! We made it through all 202 episodes and both feature films. Our global rewatch wrapped up with The X-Files: I Want to Believe which premiered July 25th, 2008. A lot changed for Mulder and Scully since we left them in 2002. Scully is back working as a medical doctor and Mulder proves he can grow a pretty giant beard. The film has it's ups and downs but I think everyone agrees that it features the sweetest and best-lit kiss of the series. Thank you so much to all of you who joined us on this journey. No one gets there alone and the Rewatch Crew proved it's much more fun to watch with friends. We can't wait to see what you have to say about Season 10! Here are your best tweets.
"Maybe there's hope." In 2002, those were the very last words we heard Mulder speak. After nine seasons, 202 episodes, a feature film, and an immeasurable amount of laughter and tears, we thought we'd come to the end of the road for Mulder and Scully. But as Scully says about Mulder, this fandom can't give up. We didn't give up. And now we're on the eve of The X-Files' return to television. How many other fandoms can say they've helped bring their characters back to life? That's a pretty amazing thing. We've got one more stop on the Rewatch Road with a viewing of The X-Files: I Want to Believe, but until then we'll celebrate what was once a series finale now just another season finale. Here are your best tweets from "The Truth."
I'm going to borrow tonight's summary of "Sunshine Days" from XFN's very own Sophie Brown. She writes: "It’s the story of a female agent. Who had just been assigned onto The X-Files. Her name was Agent Reyes, a believer, in paranormal worlds. It’s the story, of a man named Doggett, Who had struggled, believing what he saw. He’d been sent down, into the basement to finish Mulder’s work." There's more to her epic work, you'll find it at the end of tonight's best tweets so read through! We love your thoughts on what was originally the last monster-of-the-week episode, which now we can just say is the last MOTW of Season 9! Here are your best tweets.
As Season 9 came to a close the writers were looking for closure for their characters. Tonight in "Release" it was Agent Doggett's turn for answers. A mysterious cadet at the FBI Academy has answers that finally solve the murder of Doggett's son Luke, who was killed in 1993. It's a beautiful, haunting episode with gorgeous performances from Robert Patrick, Annabeth Gish, and Barbara Patrick, who appears as Doggett's wife. And if the story wasn't enough to make you cry Mark Snow's score will. Here are your best tweets.