The Power in ‘Founder’s Mutation’ | The K Files | The X Files Podcast | Case File 303
The X Files miniseries continues with episode two, Founder’s Mutation. This episode was an especially personal monster of the week that owes its lineage to previous episodes like Rush and even Post Modern Prometheus (in the Goldman characters story).
The case involved some of Mulder and Scully’s old, worst fears: abducted women, stolen children, bodies taken against their will and manipulated. More unusual was the identity of the so-called monster of the episode – a child whose DNA had been manipulated by shadow hands inadvertently (and/or vertantly) to represent, potentially, the next leap in human evolution. The real monster, as usual, was the “doctor” who attempted to augment the DNA of his own children.
The case stirs up emotions for Mulder and Scully, who we discover are facing separate feelings of loss and fear over their erstwhile son, William. Review our podcast evidence for more on the emotional story of the characters below.
Listen to the full case file to find the truth in Founder’s Mutation:
Stay tuned to The K Files for our investigation into the story of the miniseries – we’ll be back next week with our report on Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster!