X-Files Finale Teaser Shows a Different Kind of Apocalypse

Friday, 19 February 2016 - 5:03PM
X-Files
Friday, 19 February 2016 - 5:03PM
X-Files Finale Teaser Shows a Different Kind of Apocalypse
In the original X-Files theory, Mulder and Scully tried to thwart an oncoming apocalypse in which the government was cooperating with aliens who planned to wipe out humanity. Now, in the event series, they're going up against a very different kind of doomsday scenario, in which some sort of plague is causing people to drop dead all over the world.



In the little footage from the finale contained in this teaser, we see Mulder holding Cigarette-Smoking Man hostage (although we all know very well that he's unkillable by now), and Mulder, Scully, Ambrose, and Joel McHale's Ted O'Malley are exposed to a deadly virus. The virus may be the product of alien technology wielded by humans, judging from David Duchovy's statements in the above video:

Opening quote
"[Chris Carter] kind of twisted the old story, which was that there was this small cabal of humans, amongst whom was the Cigarette-Smoking Man, who was in league with these aliens that were going to come back at some point and colonize the Earth. This conspiracy is somewhat different. This conspiracy is a conspiracy of men. The same cabal of men are using alien technology themselves to enslave the rest of humanity."
Closing quote

Here's the official synopsis of the episode:

Opening quote
The investigations that Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) previously began with conspiracy theorist and web-TV show host Tad O'Malley (guest star Joel McHale) seem to have awakened powerful enemies. A widespread panic begins as people all over the country suddenly start falling gravely ill, and Scully must look within to try and find a cure. Meanwhile, Mulder confronts the man whom he believes to be behind it all, but another figure from Mulder and Scully's past may prove to be the key to their salvation in the all-new "My Struggle II" season finale episode of THE X-FILES airing Monday, Feb. 22 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Closing quote

The X-Files finale, "My Struggle, pt 2," airs Monday at 8pm ET on Fox.
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