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Some dangling plot threads we’d like to see tied up in the new series…
When the show ended in 2002, we were led to believe that an alien force was going to invade and colonise dear old Earth on 22 December 2012. So when I Want To Believe hit cinemas in 2008, you’d have thought they’d have tackled that terrifying scenario, wouldn’t you? Naw-huh. So what did happen to those extra-terrestrial property developers and their delightful, eyeball-coating Black Oil?
In one of the new series trailers, there’s a glimpse of a phone screen with the word “William” on there. For those who may have forgotten this rather important (!) plot point, Mulder and Scully had a son, named for Mulder’s father, who Scully gave away in season nine. By our reckoning, the lad would be about 14 now. Is he the one calling up to say hi? And given his possibly alien origins (Scully was sterile until he came along), will he have any special powers?
For a while on the show, these guys were everywhere. Strong, remorseless and deadly, they went around killing folk for their alien masters and causing no end of trouble. So… what happened to them? Are they still alive? Are they still dangerous? Have they integrated into society as personal trainers, maybe?
The search for his sister was Mulder’s life-long mission, so when her death was apparently explained away as her being the victim of a serial killer in season seven, it was a bit disappointing. However, there were later hints that Mulder didn’t actually believe that explanation. So is Mulder still looking for her? Jayne nelson