I really enjoyed the feel of this episode. The production quality seemed to have been upped quite a bit! Tbh I'm a little annoyed at the 'it was all just a dream' retcon of My Struggle II, but hopefully the extinction arc in this season will be more coherent and thought out. That CSM twist was gross and shocking, but in a good way I think. I also just hope Skinner comes to his senses.
I had doubts that Skinner was totally clean. In later episodes, he probably was influenced, but not in the hands of, the CSM. Hopefully, things pan out well. Personally, I hope the series finish the series and put a conclusion to the x-files since Scully isn't coming back.
I’m definitely excited about this season, though I agree with those who’ve commented on the “it was all a dream” plot twist. I’m curious to know when the shows producers knew definitively that Gillian didn’t plan to do any more episodes, as that could affect the degree of closure the writers were able to give the series.
I really wish X-Files would get back to what made me such a huge fan of this show from the beginning which is the stand alone episodes. I think the back story or main story line has been jumping around so much and was not totally thought out well, I am not even sure I totally understand it any longer. This has always been my favorite show but wish they would just let this main story line go or finish it up. I also think that this show needs to stay out of politics as well as the rest of the entertainment business. I know that everyone I know including myself could care less what Chris Carter or the directors of this show think about politics. Stay out of it and give us a show we can enjoy for entertainment value. We do not think that you are qualified or even care about your opinion of the politics in this country. Stop using this show to push your political agenda.