The X-Files Season 1 Episode 2: “Founder’s Mutation”
Written & Directed by James Wong
Created by Chris Clark
Starring David Duchnovy, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Robbie Amell, Joel McHale, Lauren Ambrose. FOX
Air Date: Monday, January 25th, 2016, 8:00pm
Mulder and Scully are back! After re-introducing us to our favorite FBI agents from the mid 90s, FOX decided not to make us wait too long and instead brings the second part of the series premiere one night later! In the first part we meet Tad O’Malley (Joel McHale), a Fox News-style TV host who uses his wealth and fame to dig deep into conspiracy theories, and offers Mulder an explanation for everything that’s happened since Roswell… it’s not the aliens… it’s us. The episode ends with Skinner (Mitch Pileggi) reopening the X-Files division, and we get an ominous view of the Smoking Man (Walter Davis), still at the front of the evil scheme after all these years. As the second part begins, a doctor shows up to work. His eyes are bleeding and he’s hearing high-pitched ringing in his ears, with occasional voices; “find her” they say. When the ringing gets too much, he sticks a letter opener in his ear, killing himself. Looks like a case for Mulder and Scully.
If the trailer and brief video previews just aren’t fully getting the job done when it comes to sating that nearly insatiable craving for new episodes of The X-Files you’ve been struggling with for years now, perhaps a newly released video can help a little.
The video is a behind the scenes featurette that runs a little over 20 minutes in length and features not only peeks at the show’s revival but interviews with cast and crew such as stars David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, and Mitch Pileggi, as well as creator Chris Carter and others.
Click on over to the other side to check it out along with a bunch of bonus videos in case you missed them.