Breaking Down the X-Files Season 11 Trailer

It’s been so long since I watched the X-Files that this upcoming season seems almost like a reboot to me even though it’s so obviously not. I’d thought that the Smoking Man was dead and gone but obviously the web of deception in this show is much deeper than I recall since he’s going to show up pretty constantly it would seem. I had no idea that Scully had a son and then put him up for adoption, nor that Mulder had even left the X-Files.

Shows what happens when you go away for a while.

In any case, here are a few things that are evident from the season 11 trailer that we should be paying attention to.

There’s a new conspiracy.

Is this really even a surprise? When one conspiracy is found out another will arise without fail since that’s how conspiracies work. If you knock down one tower of lies the builder will create another two towers just to make the effort that much more difficult so as to defeat any chance that everything they’ve built will be wiped away. This has been a mainstay in the X-Files since its inception.

Scully’s become a target.

Again this isn’t too surprising but it’s a definite twist. Considering that the son she gave up for adoption is so vital to the alien takeover it’s no wonder that Scully would be in the middle of things. That makes her a definite target and will have her either running for her life or engaged in the biggest fight she and Mulder have ever seen. No matter what I don’t see Dana backing down.

The Smoking Man has been around for a long time, and has a lot more to do with the conspiracy than he lets on.

This guy has been an enigma since he first showed up, and he’s almost always got a cigarette glued to his lips. Wouldn’t you think that all that smoking would have done something to his body by now? Wait, that’s right, we’re talking about aliens and conspiracies so it’s possible that there’s something keeping him alive if not altogether healthy after all this time.

Fox and Skinner aren’t exactly on friendly terms.

Were they ever? I think Skinner tolerated Fox more than anything throughout the earliest episodes. But in this season it seems like they might alternate between working with one another and being at each other’s throats. Given that he looks to be working with the Smoking Man, it might be reasonable to assume that Skinner is not the wisest man to trust.

The X-Files are the alpha and omega of the show so to speak.

While the conspiracy obviously predates the X-files it’s been pieced together bit by bit until Mulder and Scully finally became a legitimate threat to the secrets that were being kept. Now it would seem that the X-files are the only method by which the world can be saved and the conspirators finally revealed.

When season 11 finally hits in 2018 it’s going to be a revelation unlike anything else that’s ever been seen on this show. Get ready for it.


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