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Season 11, Episode 4 – “The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat” swings and misses with a tired premise, harmful attempts at humor, and insensitive character issues.
Now I definitely feel like I was emotionally manipulated for financial gain and I no longer care, because all that’s happened is that they justified my wariness and confirmed my suspicions. This entire endeavor at “revisiting” The X-Files was simply a desperate attempt at relevance by Fox.
I am seriously done with this The X-Files revival. After “Babylon” I am just not having it anymore. This episode was so insubstantial that I barely have anything to say. The clone agents were terrible and pointless. Mulder’s grand revelations about “faith” represented by his belief that he was given shrooms are asinine.
Oh, yay, more garbage from The X-Files reboot. Not only did we get a recycled monster of the week, it was hand-waved away in favor of even more baby drama from Dana Scully! I thought we got rid of this crap a long, long time ago. Wishful thinking, I guess.
Well, so far two-thirds of The X-Files reboot is phenomenal. Two out of three episodes have been self-aware without being self-conscious. “Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster” is the perfect blend of in-jokes, existentialism, and monsters.