Tuesday, February 2, 2016

"Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster"

The latest episode of the return may be the highlight. I was very happy to see that Darin Morgan was coming back to pen an episode. His handful of stories from the original run were some of the best, funniest, yet most enlightening episodes. He managed to take scary situations and scenarios and find a new unexpected perspective on things. In the same way, his unexpected perspective on life tended to point out the ways we are doing things wrong. There is insight in all the humor.

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.

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