In Chris Carter’s words “shippers were heard”, hinting at a romantic relationship between Mulder and Scully. The showrunner also stated that William “will come to the fore”. The season opener delves into the Cigarette-Smoking Man’s backstory and apparent family ties to Mulder, the second episode opens with a time jump to put distance from the events of the premiere, and the third episode is lighter. There is an insight on Reyes’ motivations and a new angle on Skinner.
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