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And before you say it, I do realize that not everything needs to be deep or profound or even perfect.
But “MASMTWM” actually attempts anchor itself in the depths of shrewd observation and winds up treading the shallow waters of long-winded exposition.
Because it wouldn’t be a Darin Morgan episode if said author didn’t poke his finger in the hole of the side of the futility of human existence.
The perceived futility, anyway., it’s impossible to watch this episode without comparing it to Darin Morgan’s other work on the show, so I won’t try not to.
As much as I welcome the return of Darin Morgan, what matters to me more than anything is that MULDER AND SCULLY ARE BACK. And, frankly, both he and we needed some reminding that this journey on the X-Files is still about a quest, a quest in search of a reality that most mortals never get to see, a key aspect of the show that the show itself seemed to lose sight of as far back as Season 7.
This confirmation of the quest and the recommissioning of our resident believer comes at an interesting time in my personal fandom as I’ve been in an internal debate with my various selves since the premiere.
They’re coming back, middle-aged and emotionally scarred, to the institution and authority they once ran from. And if it did, would the joy of discovery still be in it?
Thank you, Darin Morgan, for making the answer a clear “Yes.” That gleam in Mulder’s eye after he finally gets to shake hands with a prehistoric lizard man…
But how much awe and wonder do Mulder and Scully still need or could they realistically still have at this stage of their lives?
If there’s nothing more, what in the paint-filled bag are we doing this for? Find a rhyme and reason for lives that seemingly have neither.
All that said, and as genuinely relieved and amused as I am at this episode, it’s so loaded down with easter eggs oozing gooey chocolate that it doesn’t match the depth and profundity of Morgan’s earlier work, not that I truly expected it to, I just kinda hoped it would.
Let’s say the newly skeptical side of Mulder is right.
Let’s say most of what he thought and believed in the 90’s is intellectual flotsam and jetsam these days.