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Some dan­gling plot threads we’d like to see tied up in the new se­ries…

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Alien Coloni­sa­tion

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?

Wil­liam

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?

su­per­sol­diers

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?

Sa­man­tha mul­der

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

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