‘X-Files’ Series 10, Episode 5 – Babylon | TV Review
Last night was the fifth, and second last, in the series of the X-Files reboot, which aired on Channel 5. This was not strictly a ‘monster of the week’ episode, and neither was it one relating to the overall alien conspiracy.
This episode introduces Agents Miller (Robbie Amell) and Einstein (Lauren Ambrose), who are like younger versions of Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson). This goes even as far as the ginger hair of the latter, and the far our beliefs of the former.
The crux of the story in this one is that two suicide bombers have blown up an art gallery, and one of them still lives, in a coma. Mulder, knowing that Scully has just lost her mother, opts to work on the case with Agent Einstein.
Scully also ends up working with Miller. Two pairings of sceptic and believer, young and old, basically. Mulder pressurises Einstein to give him psilocybin mushrooms, believing them to potentially put him in contact with the unconscious bomber, on some sort of spiritual plain.
How both sets of agents arrive at their conclusions and save the day is rather curious, with a few twists here and there. Everything is not as it seems, and there are even a few questions posed that not even veteran watchers of the programme would have immediate answers for straight off the bat.
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