Tonight’s all new episode of THE X-FILES (“Mulder and Scully Meet The Were-Monster”) is much in the same style as some classic X-FILES episodes such as “Jose Chung’s ‘From Outer Space’”, which makes sense since they were both written by Darin Morgan.
Blending humor with a good old-fashiond monster hunt, the episode finds Mulder struggling with his beliefs. Now he’s despondent that everything supernatural and strange he ever believed in has a rational explanation and is no longer fantastical. And so Scully tries to perk him up with a case involving a dead body found in the woods…that may have been killed by a monster.
Rhys Darby plays Guy Mann, a curious sort of fellow who gives a fantastic monologue right in the middle of the episode (to tell you any more would spoil you!). It’s a series of scenes you absolutely don’t want to miss. And Kumail Nanjiani guest stars as Pasha, a deadpan animal control worker. Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny have settled well in to their older Mulder and Scully roles in this episode, equally adept at melding comedy with existential drama.