Mulder’s Mirror in ‘Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster’ | The K Files | The X Files Podcast | Case File 304
The K Files is back with an investigation of brand new episode, Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster. Our agents trace the evidence back to an unlikely place: the interior of Mulder’s psyche. Mulder is not quite himself yet – he needs to find the antidote to his recent, all-encompassing cynicism. Scully is playing very cool in this episode, acting as an agent of motivation and movement for Mulder, but doesn’t overall have her own emotional journey. Instead she seems, by Mulder’s reckoning, to have already achieved her final, all seeing form, and indeed, knows the answers far sooner than Mulder (if he would ever just listen to her).
The best monsters of the week on the show are those which reflect or express some emotional struggle experienced by the characters. This episode was that and more – not only an exploration of the questions Mulder is answering for himself in the miniseries, but also seemingly an ode to all the quirky things that The X Files has deposited in the collective psyche over the years. Filled with in-jokes – the red speedo, a salute to the late Kim Manners, Mulder’s cell phone plays the XF theme, stoners find the supernatural a la Deep Throat, etc. – Were-Monster also shows the way the show and its subversive, consciousness-expanding notions lodged in our hearts and minds way back in the 90’s and now, becomes something new.
A new episode and a new type of episode. We expected nothing less from the miniseries. To explore this case file in more detail, listen below:
Stay tuned to The K Files for all of February as we investigate every dark corner in the new miniseries alongside a decidedly changed Mulder and Scully. Check out the first list from our viewing guide, debuting February 8th, outlining favorite monsters of the week in honor of Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster.
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