It’s that time again, when we look back at the best and worst of the last The X-Files season we rewatched. Season four wound up being more polarizing than we remembered, as this was a season where some of the best episodes were really top notch, while the worst were actually quite terrible. But that said, it’s still a pretty decent season of the show — part of the “classic” Vancouver years. The mythology, which still mostly made sense at the time, kept growing in this season. It was the year of Scully’s cancer, of some true heart-to-hearts between our favorite agents. And it was also a year for Mulder, occasionally obtuse and oblivious, to grow and face some of his own demons.
So, here we go. As usual, we list our top five favorites, along with our five least favorites. (Multi-part mythology episodes that make the list continue to count as “one” for the purposes of storytelling.) And before you know it, we’ll be onto season five! Continue reading