Darin Morgan has created some of most bizarre ‘X-Files‘ episodes to date including the 2015 “Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster” so it will be interesting to see what he does for his next installment. The upcoming installment will contain Brian Huskey (‘Veep’) though it sounds clear that Morgan is still not a fan of Fox Mulder. Showrunner Chris Carter is thrilled about the work and describes the episode as “original, smart, funny… everything you expect” from Morgan’s writing and while he wouldn’t share the plot, he did tease that it has “a big link to previous ‘X-Files’ episodes.”
I can’t even imagine what that is going to mean!
As to the love and hate relationship with Mulder that Morgan seems to have, David Duchovny chimes in:
“What I personally love in [Darin’s episodes] is that he hates Mulder. He’s always trying to make Mulder an imbecile and the butt of every joke.”
The truth is out there in any of the episodes which Morgan has penned where we always see Mulder struggling to walk and talk at the same time let alone be able to solve a giant government conspiracy or investigate shapeshifters. Duchovny expands on this challenge stating:
“It’s very difficult to figure out how to play Mulder in those episodes because he’s such an ass, and I feel pressure to find that place where I can service how funny it is and still keep Mulder Mulder. It’s a bit of a pressure cooker for me because I love Darin and I want his episodes to have integrity. I don’t want it to just be this goofy thing like, ‘Oh, we’re not The X-Files this week. We’re winking. It’s not really Mulder.’ I want it to be more than that.”
I’m always on the fence about Morgan’s episodes. While they do tend to be fun, I’m not sure how much of that has to just be at Mulder’s expense.
Are you looking forward to the upcoming season of the ‘X-Files’? Do you tend to prefer Darin Morgan’s episodes or like the more serious ones? Share your thoughts below!
Source: TV Line