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Last night I actually did watch the last X-Files episode.…
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Last night I actually did watch the last X-Files episode. Seven or eight years ago, when I was a freshman and sophomore in high school, my sister and I would watch X-Files on Friday nights while preparing for the next day's speech and debate tournament together. And back then it was fun. It was also fun to watch the random shows that Fox combined with X-Files to make its Friday night lineup, e.g., VR-5 and M.A.N.T.I.S. and Strange Luck. Remember, the protagonist in VR-5 had a long-lost twin sister named...Samantha!
I drifted away from X-Files over the years, because it grew less appealing and I didn't have a TV. But I was curious about the last episode, and my appetite for closure had been whetted by a San Francisco Chronicle article. So I watched.
The last episode did a fine job of summing up the facts-so-far for lapsed viewers such as me. But I wasn't quite as satisfied with the ending as I'd hoped. Those of you who watched the show will understand when I say that Chris Carter seems to be polishing up his resume to work for Crossing Over with John Edwards.
Oh, and maybe Mulder and Scully's miracle alien baby is not just a Christ figure, but also...Anakin Skywalker! And Charles Manson! And a vampire!