New The X-Files trailer asks the big question: 'Are we together?'

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Mar 8, 2018

Fox has released a teaser for the last two episodes of Season 11. As the resident X-Files obsessive, my brain has been imploding watching this.

There is a lot to unpack here, and let's be honest: there is a lot of shipper goodness here. I will admit, I have already seen Episode 9, "Nothing Lasts Forever," and a lot of the shipper goodness from the trailer is in that episode, so you won't have to wait too long for it. I am not going to say anything else about "Nothing Lasts Forever," for fear of giving away spoilers. You do not want anything spoiled. But I will say there is finally the "relationship" talk, and it is exactly as X-Filey as it should be. I think that true X-Philes shippers will be content with what is said.

So let's focus on the season finale (hey, the trailer said "last two episodes of the SEASON"). First off, the moment we have all been waiting for: Mulder and William meet, face to face. Their meeting has a very Star Wars "Luke, I am your father" feeling. "My name is Mulder. I'm your father." I love that he doesn't even offer his first name. Of course, a few scenes later, it looks like Skinner is about to reveal to Scully that Mulder's not the daddy. That is probably the "Truth that can't be ignored." I still don't want to believe that CSM is William's father. It's just too creepy and icky. If it turns out to be true, I don't think William needs to know that.

Then there is the voiceover of Scully saying, "Just come back to me alive." That is certainly directed to Mulder, and I still maintain that Scully is pregnant -- something I have said since "Plus One." And Skinner saying that he has been told to "shut you down" -- how many times has he been told that?

The action stuff, the stuff that is from "My Struggle IV" is just too incomprehensible. As it stands, I am still not really sure about what we saw in "My Struggle I-III." Some of it was real; some of it was part of Scully's fever dream; some of it was told from the viewpoint of a known liar. Clearly we are back on that bridge, and it looks like someone was blown up in a car, and Mulder is now in the position to look up to the sky and call Scully's name, similar to the way "My Struggle II" ended. Please do not end it like last season. I don't think my heart can take it.

I don't need all the answers; that is not the X-Files way. But the next two weeks are going to be hell.