Tonight's episode was so fantastic and had its moments of humor and serious drama. It also touched on many topics that our current world today struggle with everyday, such as the middle east and terrorists and Muslims, and our hated of them, and how not everyone in that "world" is bad. This proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that a show as big a cultural phenomenon and beloved the world over can catch up with the times and still be the same as it always was classic and great.
Now let's move over to the lighter side of the episode. Although it was humorous and made me burst out laughing, it still had its dark moments and removed the blinders put in place the powers that be and gave light to a bit of truth not to mention, Mulder talked to the Bomber and got the intel he needed to stop the cell of terrorists in town to kill more people.
Now, this was a sight to behold. I mean, who wouldn't want Mulder high as a kite on an elicit substance that alters your brain chemistry and as some believe elevates your consciousness to a high plain of existence? However, not to be a downer but this was a placebo effect, mere power of suggestions.Nevertheless, this doesn't detract from Mulder's experience, on the contrary he did speak to the Bomber in limbo somewhere between life and death and get the information he and the FBI needed. Furthermore, the trippy experience was amazing and the lighting and images and colors chosen were top notch, well done Carter and company. Also, we got to see a different side of Mulder that made him appear a more Hank Moody albeit with a softer side and humor. Also, if you didn't notice it there were shots of the Lone Gunmen!
This was too hilarious and awesome not to include in this article and this is my favorite part of the whole episode. Mulder dancing to cowboy music and doing a gnarly back-flip, and him strutting his stuff with those jewel-embedded knuckles spelling out Mushroom was genius. David Duchovny definitely is a high caliber actor and despite his age he doesn't look affected by it one bit. Kudos!
Another thing I liked about this episode was that Scully was willing to work with Miller and try an unorthodox approach to attempt to contact the terrorist bomber who may hold information needed to crackdown on the terrorist cell that is still residing in town ready to strike again. Also, their conversations were quite positive and interesting and quite contrast to Agent Einstein and Mulder's conversations. I liked Miller a lot and hope to see him any future installments of this franchise, if it should come to it. Lucky for us, Duchovny and Anderson have both expressed interest in doing more. But not full 20+ episode seasons.
Now, these two agents were seen by many to be the future replacements for Agents Mulder and Scully, and to be honest they did seem to have that vibe about them. I mean, you got Miller who is a devout believer in the paranormal and occult, and his very behavior and mannerisms are similar to a younger and die hard believer that was Mulder. Whereas, Agent Einstein is the voice of reason who believes as Scully used to and to a certain extent still does that science has all the answers. While I don't think they will be the new "Mulder and Scully' for the time being, it could come to pass in the future if The X-Files goes on and we get more seasons or mini series as the case maybe.
The title of the episode and an ancient Mesopotamian city was a cheap hotel in Texas, where the terrorist cell was hold up and Mulder's "vision" panned out and the FBI got their men.
I really enjoyed the bit of character growth shown by both Agents, and most especially Agent Einstein who conceited to the fact that maybe words have more power to make people do incredible and disturbing deeds. She is charming and both her and Agent Miller are great in my book. I hope to see more of them in the future.
This scene made me wonder and gave merit to a lot of what Mulder was saying to Einstein when he was trying to convince her to be more open-minded and accept the possibility that there is more than what we can quantify with science and reasoning, a true believer to the very end! Love Mulder! That is all folks. Thanks for reading, and follow me!
Great episode tonight as if there was any doubt that it would be. Let me know what you thought of this episode and the 6 episode Mini Series as a whole.