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X-Files Series Finale - 5/19/02

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Jacob Perry, May 19, 2002.

  1. Todd Terwilliger

    Todd Terwilliger Well-Known Member

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    I think the CSM was referring to records Mulder had seen during an escapade he took early in the show.

    The significance of the date in 2012 is that it is the date the Mayans subscribed to the end of this age, an end marked by a cataclysm of fire.
     
  2. CaptDS9E

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    In other words..

    In 2012 the aliens invade full force
     
  3. Darren H

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    The trial sequence was a waste of time for the fans who have been following the show closely for the last nine years. I could practically hear Carter saying, "SEE? It does all fit together, despite what you knobs on the Internet say." Of course, he had to skip the countless rabbit trails we've been forced to endure for the last four years in order to make it work, but . . .

    The rest of the episode was much better than I expected, though. It was a bit sentimental at times, but a show that was this good (generally speaking) for so long deserves to pat itself on the back a bit. I enjoyed seeing the old characters return to say goodbye, and, while none of the revelations were earth-shattering, learning that the Syndicate had always known that the invasion would begin on a specific date does help to explain their motivations a bit better.

    For me, the show was always more about Mulder's and Scully's relationship than aliens or conspiracies, so I found the last ten minutes very gratifying. I'm surprised that no one in this thread has yet mentioned the final image: Mulder stating his faith in something bigger than his quest, then reaching for Scully's crucifix. If you think of Mulder's nine year search for the Truth as (essentially) a search for God, then it changes his and Scully's relationship pretty dramatically. In a sense, it turns the Mulder of old into the sceptic, while the devout, scientific Scully is the true "believer."

    All in all, a fitting conclusion to my all-time favorite show.
     
  4. Patrick Sun

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    My one word review: "Gah!!!"
    The trial was basically exposition for those who haven't put it all together yet. Mulder has turned into "Speaker for the dead". I've never like military trials (they always seemed rigged).
    The remainder of the finale was equally taxing. Did it ever occur to Mulder and Scully that the vehicle they were driving was fitted with a tracking bug? Why don't they do more with Gibson's powers?
    Why would Skinner enter Kersh's office opened by the alien? If I were Skinner I would have run like hell! Is Kersh dead or been replaced by a pod person? Why did Kersh have a change of heart (or did he? Hmmm...).
    I think Doggett's reaction to the X-Files files being taken from his office was probably the same reaction that Robert Patrick had when Chris Carter told him they were not going to be brought back for season 10. [​IMG]
    So now Mulder and Scully are fugitives. Nice send-off for these characters! Not.
    Gah!
     
  5. Andres Munoz

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    As usual with the X-Files, the show raises a lot more questions than it gives answers.

    Why did Kersh play nice towards the end? Didn't he have an implant on his neck last season leading us to believe he was part alien?

    What about that alien guy that was part of the jury?

    What happened to Skinner?

    What happened to Dogget and Reyes?

    How come Mulder and Scully never tried to get their son back now that they're together?

    The list can go on and on. But nevertheless, a worthy finale for the series. I thought they wrapped it up as best as they could.

    I had butterflies in my stomach when the credits rolled. Even though the last couple of seasons were a bit shaky compared to the previous ones, overall the X-Files has been one of the best and most innovative shows on television ever and it's a bit sad to see it go.

    Looking forward to the movies.
     
  6. Thomas Reagan

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    Ugh ! The last episode of Twin Peaks had more closure ! [​IMG]
    Thos.
     
  7. Robert Ma

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    I was just happy to see my all time favorite x-file charactor, Smoking Guy.
     
  8. Mike Broadman

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    Jason, Mulder knew about the date because in the beginning of the episode, before the title credits, he broke into the compound and found it on their computer.

     
  9. Grady

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    I'm looking for some help on the "super soldier" question. My take is they are humans who were abducted and engineered either by the aliens or humans under alien control. The purpose being sort of a police force for the aliens once they take over.

    This is nothing more than an uneducated guess. Does anyone have a better idea? I'm all ears.
     
  10. Michael Reuben

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  11. Peter Kline

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    I think paranoia can only go so far. I thought Duchovny and Anderson were very good in their scenes together and obviously the ending is a set up for the upcoming film. The last two seasons were produced strictly for the money I'm afraid. Hopefully the next theatrical film will be better then the first. Interesting that both David and Gillian have not had much success in there foray into theatrical films.
     
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    Well that's that I guess.

    There must have been something to the ghosts Mulder was seeing. Krycek gave him the whereabouts of Marita Kovarubius.

    Were the helicopters really hunting for Mulder and Sculley or did they lead them to CSM so he could be killed?

    I really wished that they would have worked Deep Throat in somehow. That character really deserved to come back seeing as it was somewhat an X-Files reunion.

    Kind of a bittersweet ending. Although I am glad the series is finished I really wanted more closure and answers. It's not surprising given CC's track record.
     
  15. Patrick Sun

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    The other ghost (the one of African descent) gave Mulder the whereabouts of Marita. The helicopters were there to bomb the hell out of the magnetite. I doubt they even know CSM was in there.
     
  16. Mike Graham

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    "X" was the ghost who gave Mulder the note; however, I'd like to think that the note was just a metaphor for the "X" portion of his personality reminding him that he already had the whereabouts of Marita in his mind, which he forgot.

    I think they let Mulder and Scully escape so they could find the whereabouts of CSM.

    Krycek, being one of Mulder's enemies, also seemed to work more against the conspiracy then for it (he mostly looked out for himself).

    The only gripe I have is that Well Manicured Man, Bill Mulder and Deep Throat weren't around to make their final appearances. Robert Donat (Bill Mulder) may have passed on an appearance because his last flashback sequence in Season Six's "One Son" was heavily cut down to a few seconds of footage. Can only wonder what the other two actors, Jerry Hardin and John Neville, were up to.

    The last 5 minutes was great, because it presented us with the idea that if these two opposites could grow to get along and eventually love each other, maybe with a little help from a higher power, they *could* stop a full scale alien invasion.

    Note: The date of 2012 for the final invasion fits in with the comment "...we're still 15 years away" by a Syndicate member from Season 5's "The Red and The Black". Since that script was conceived in 1997, 15 years later would be 2012.
     
  17. Patrick Sun

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    BTW, I did enjoy Reyes smacking Kersh and others around with her final comments.
     
  18. Marvin Richardson

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  19. Thi Them

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    Is there definately going to be another X-Files movie?

    ~T
     
  20. GaryEA

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    I'm a lapsed X-Fan, and none of my friends seem to know the answer.

    Are the Lone Gunmen dead, or were they presented that way in keeping with the narrative device that those with the deeper, darker answers appear in his head?

    And okay send-off, and I loved Reyes' in your face testimony. I really hope she's in the movie.
     

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