TV Recap: Words Have Power on ‘The X-Files’

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The X-Filesrevival/season 10, episode 5, “Babylon”. Written and directed by Chris Carter. Copyright 2016: seen February 18, 2016.

So far in this season of The X-Files, we got the hint that the government conspiracy behind the aliens went further than we realized, that there were some mutations going on that may or may not have something to do with it, we had our first humor episode, and then we went back to seriousness and family, getting hints at William’s off-screen plot line while Scully’s mother passes away. This episode doesn’t really advance any overall plot, but it does bring up Scully’s recent tragedy, and has attempts to say something meaningful — all while destroying the theme it’s going for.