Nicole Watches TV: The X-Files “Trust No One”

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“Mulder…” always followed by a side or an eye roll—Dana Scully you are the woman. Seriously though, Scully giving Mulder the “are you serious right now” tone/look makes up 43% of the show, and I love it.

When I last checked in with all of you, I was on the 7th episode of the first season. I just finished the season one finale. This is very slow watch for me—I spent Saturday watching Kimmy Schmidt (AGAIN) in its entirety because my roommate hadn’t seen it—so I guess I have a reason.

The second half of season one seemed to go by in a blur.  Eugene Tooms, apparently the original yellow-eyed bad guy—I’m side-eyeing you Supernatural—creeps me out to no end. I’m sorry Tooms, I was more than happy to watch him crashed by a moving escalator, but it is definitely worth mentioning. The episode “Roland” not only took the twin teleplay thing to a whole new level but also made me quite sad.

The season one finale actually had me saying, “ARE YOU SERIOUS?!” Where do I even begin? Deep Throat was the bane of my existence. I do however see the irony in his last words to Scully being “Trust no one,” something I assume the show will use for seasons to come. The plot line for the episode was exactly what I needed to keep my love for this show alive.

While the show makes it clear early on that The X-Files won’t always be about the search for the extraterrestrial; “Squeeze,” the episode where Tooms first appeared, introduced the “Monster-of-Week” style it would take on. The presence of alien activity, and Scully and Mulder finally getting some proof, was the ideal way to end the season.

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Things to note from the end of season one:

  • David Duchovny’s t-shirts tucked into his 90s light washed jeans are arguably one of the best things about this show
  • Scully’s character has already evolved so much since the pilot episode—ex: Apologizing to Mulder about not believing him before in the season finale
  • Mulder has become very dependent on both Scully and Deep Throat
  • The little alien Scully used to trade for getting Mulder back was actually sort of cute
  • Mulder will risk anything to “find the truth” except putting Scully in danger—he never wants to risk that
  • I’m really pissed the FBI shut down the X-Files because Scully and Mulder are the ideal team
  • We all know they’re still going to search for the truth with or without the X-Files
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