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That was kind of a mess. I didn't hate it, but I don't think it worked as an episode. It went from serious, domestic terrorism to a trippy episode within the span of minutes. But the mini-mes were cute and of course Mulder's trip was hilarious. Honky-tonk badonkadonk!!! And that's a way to have the Lone Gunmen cameo without enraging me, so bullet dodged, show.

Not sure who keeps trying to make Robbie Amell happen, but sorry kid, you are not your cousin. Although, to be fair, I think I liked him as Miller better than any other role I've seen him in.

The case (why do I bother) was weirdly short shrifted. Why is talking to a comatose guy the only lead? Like, can no one trace his cell phone and stuff like a normal detective? And were those actually DHS agents or were they someone trying to get to him? And I can't tell if I believe Einstein about the placebos or not. They sort of try to wrap it all up with the idea of the power of words, but they didn't stick the landing. Only one episode left! And it is surely mythology focused, so I am bracing myself.

Date: 2016-02-17 11:10 am (UTC)
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Totally agreed. I thought it was really just a jumble. Couldn't decide on a tone. I have not been thrilled with the last 5 episodes tbh. I knew it wasn't going to be 6 episodes of mythology arc, but still, the Garbage Man and a magic mushrooms trip, plus that Were-Man episode... idk, they seem to all add up to something a lot less substantial than I'd like. Especially when you consider how jam-packed the first episode was - it seems to me like that story could have been 2-3 episodes by itself.

Maybe it's that TV has become more information-dense since the regular run of the X-Files ended, maybe episodes of quality TV are now more substantial, but the middle 4 eps have felt pretty stagnant, kind of TV-lite. I really hope the final episode is good. Otherwise (and possibly anyway) for me this will have been an opportunity largely wasted.

Date: 2016-02-18 06:48 am (UTC)
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Yeah, it's like the whole is less than the parts. Moments I like that don't cohere into something worthwhile when taken together. (Although I did like the Were-lizard ep pretty thoroughly.)


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