The X-Files' Darin Morgan had wanted to make last night's episode for a decade

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Feb 4, 2016, 6:52 PM EST (Updated)

Although The X-Files was canceled back in 2002, screenwriter and producer Darin Morgan continued to write for the show...in his mind. Morgan came up with the idea for last night’s episode, “Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster,” 10 years ago. The new miniseries gave him the opportunity to turn that idea into an episode.

In this X-Files “case files,” below, the cast and crew discuss “Were-Monster.” Morgan says, “[The episode] has to do both with confronting their age and confronting their life choices.” 

It’s true. Even though the episode is ostensibly a funny monster-of-the-week episode -- about a were-monster who is bitten and turns into a man -- many of the episode’s excellent moments come from the interactions between Mulder and Scully. 

The rest of the show’s excellent moments came from Morgan, himself (The many jackalope references had me laughing out loud). Morgan wrote some of The X-Files' most beloved episodes, “Humbug,” “Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose,” “War of the Coprophages” and “Jose Chung’s ‘From Outer Space.’” He also wrote two of the best episodes of spin-off series, Millennium, “Jose Chung’s Doomsday Defense” and “Somehow, Satan Got Behind Me.”

Interestingly, David Duchovny (Fox Mulder) says he enjoys Morgan’s scripts, but he finds them difficult to act in, “because the pressure to be funny is death to being funny.”

Check it out. And let us know in the comments what you thought of “Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster.”