Tuesday, February 2, 2016
"Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster"
This new episode is no different. We get to relish the self-commentary on the show itself that he injects as Mulder and Scully deal with the way the world has changed in the past two decades. However, he once again finds a simple, obvious, yet unexplored twist on the werewolf myth that allows him an extended commentary on a lot of silly things we humans do.
Another thing that hasn’t changed though, is his melancholy take on life. A danger in seeing all of the silly, self-destructive things people do without an alternative—a better suggestion for living—is depression or hopelessness. The end here, however, is a bit more hopeful than usual. It seems there is hope to be found in faith. Mulder gets a rare confirmation of his beliefs, and it comes just in time too.