We were pretty excited when it was time to start season three — like the season before it, this is one that stands out in both of our minds as one of the strongest years of The X-Files. The show was getting a little sleeker in both style and substance, with a blossoming mythology and an ever-fascinating Mulder and Scully dynamic. And it was even more willing than before to play with the idea of comedy, bringing us some strangely absurd, but classic television moments.
In fact, we had a hard time coming up with our list of the worst episodes (minus one we really really hated), which is a sign of just how good this season was. When your “worst” episode picks are really the ones you feel indifferent about and sometimes even have a few nice thoughts about, that’s a really good sign of a TV season’s quality.
But sticking with our tradition so far, we are going to give you our top five, as well as our five least favorite episodes here. Just like we did with season two, multi-part episodes will count as one episode for the purposes of this list. And this time, we broke form a little bit and even included an honorary mention.
So let’s get on with it, shall we? Continue reading