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X-Files – 9.19 – The Truth– A to Z Challenge – Day 24

“The truth is out there but we’ll never find it.”

‘It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.’

- Mark Twain

Up for discussion today is the series finale of X-Files, 9.19/9.20: The Truth Part I&II. X-Files is the show that started me on my journey of learning to love and obsessed about the Sci-Fi genre. I discovered the show in its fifth season when I was 10 and the show ended when I was 15. It was bittersweet and even now every time I watch it, I feel a different way about the ending.

About the Show

Seasons: 9| No. of Episodes: 202
Premiere Date: 09/10/1993 | End Date: 05/19/2002
Status: Off-Air
Genre(s): Science fiction, Horror, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Story in a nutshell: The series revolves around FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) investigating X-Files: marginalized, unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena. Mulder believes in the existence of aliens and the paranormal while Scully, a skeptic, is assigned to make scientific analyses of Mulder's discoveries to debunk his work and thus return him to mainstream cases. Early in the series, both agents become pawns in a larger conflict and come to trust only each other.
Title: The Truth | Writer: Chris Carter | Director: Kim Manners

Episode Summary: After not knowing Fox Mulder's (Duchovny) whereabouts for the past year, Walter Skinner (Mitch Pileggi) and Scully learn that Mulder is being held for the murder of a military man he could not possibly have killed: Knowle Rohrer (Adam Baldwin), one of the government's secret "Super Soldiers". Mulder breaks out of prison with the help of Skinner, Reyes, Doggett, Scully and Alvin Kersh (James Pickens, Jr.). Mulder and Scully travel to New Mexico where helicopters destroy an Anasazi cliff dwelling ruin along with The Smoking Man (William B. Davis).

Character of the Night
• Mulder

Best Character Interactions
• Mulder & Scully

Best Scene
• When Mulder and Scully arrive at Anasazi ruins to find a "wise man" who they believe can make sense of the classified documents Mulder has read. They discover the so-called "wise man" is none other than The Smoking Man (William B. Davis), who is hiding to survive the colonization.

Best Guest Star
• William B. Davis


Favorite Actor
• David Duchovny

Favorite Main Character
• Dana Scully

Least Favorite Main Character
• Reyes

Favorite Side Character
• The Smoking Man

Least Favorite Side Character
•Alex Krycek
Grade: A-
Comparable Shows
If you are interested in finding more shows like X-Files then I recommend you watch one, some or all of the following shows: Fringe, The Lone Gunmen and/or Millennium.
Up Next: I’ll be writing about the series premiere of Young Americans.

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