When we last saw Mulder and Scully, all hell was breaking loose, Cigarette Smoking Man (who’s not dead after all and still reeling off those dark, splendidly verbose speeches) was chuckling about his role in a looming apocalypse – and a wide-eyed Scully was staring up at an otherworldly bright light.
Two years on and the revived sci-fi drama is back for a new series – and it picks up right where it left off.
But wait – is everything quite as it seems? Of course not – this is The X-Files! Scully’s unconscious, Mulder is on a crazed mission and Smoking Man is still chuckling.
A daft but pacy opener that doesn’t let up and is packed with pleasing hints at insane plot developments to come.