Alright, so I think we can all agree that there were some good things and bad things about the last season of “The X-Files” and it looks like Fox feels the same way as they’re making some changes for the next season.
EW is reporting that Fox Entertainment chairman David Madden has revealed that the next season of the “X-Files” will feature only two mythology episodes and the other eight episodes will be stand-alone adventures. Obviously the last season ended on a pretty significant cliffhanger, so the first episode of the new season will deal with Mulder and Scully trying to find their son. After that, it’s uncertain when or what the other mythology episode will be about.
This is slightly reassuring news for me. The mythology episodes from last year were certainly weak and a bit convoluted, but not all of the “monster of the week” episodes were amazing either. It’s good that they’re catering to the fans who felt that the mythology was bogging down the series, but let’s hope that the two they’re actually putting out are going to be worthy additions to the series. And let’s hope that their decision to focus on the stand-alone adventures allows them to turn out more memorable stories like “Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-monster.”
Also… don’t let Chris Carter write any episodes.