Even knowing nothing about the case Mulder and Scully will be investigating in next week’s episode of The X-Files, viewers can enjoy the sneak peek featured below just from the standpoint of watching Mulder and Scully trade arguments and counter-arguments in the calm rhythm between the skeptic and the believer that has become the hallmark of the agents’ relationship. It’s the familiar dialogue that makes the episode title, “Familiar,” all the more fitting.
In this particular scene, Mulder speculates about hellhounds and witches while Scully refutes such supernatural explanations for the disappearance of a child from a playground, relying instead on historical debunkings and profiles of killers, kidnappers, and molesters. Their monotone debate is as comfortable as an old pair of jeans, leaving room for an underlying edge of humor that has pervaded the eleventh season of The X-Files. Which of them is correct about the murdered boy?
“Familiar” is directed by veteran Canadian director Holly Dale and is written by Benjamin Van Allen, who is getting his first solo crack at an episodic show, so the episode’s pedigree runs the full spectrum of experience. The episode synopsis reads, “Mulder and Scully investigate the brutal animal attack of a little boy in Connecticut while suspecting darker forces are at play.” Because of course there are…
Be sure to catch this no doubt entertaining episode of The X-Files Wednesday night, March 7, 2018 at 8/7c on FOX.