TV Recap: Waiting for ‘The X-Files’ to Mutate


The X-Filesrevival/season 10, episode 2, “Founder’s Mutation”. Written and directed by James Wong. Copyright 2016: seen January 25, 2016.

When we last left our dauntless heroes, Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) had decided that the overall conspiracy from the tv series wasn’t actually aliens, but the government pretending to be aliens. Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson), trying to live a life without Mulder, is dragged back into the conspiracy thanks to the knowledge that she has alien DNA from that abduction so long ago. The X-Files are open, and the truth is out there … we hope.

But that’s okay if you missed last episode, because the series is operating under the belief that it’s still 2002 and that we need an unnecessarily long ‘what you’ve missed so far’, narrated as usual by Mulder. This CliffsNotes lecture also brings up the reminder that Mulder and Scully had a baby, William, and they had put him up for adoption.