Fan-favorite Darin Morgan has taken some time this week to share what we can expect in his episode of the final season of ‘The X-Files’. Just like most of his previous work, we’re going to see Mulder a little out of his element in “The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat” as he takes a look at The Mandela Effect. This is when masses of people remember an event differently from how it actually happened. The episode also looks at how the current investigation came about.
To start with, Morgan talks about being able to include actor Brian Huskey (‘Veep,’ ‘People of Earth’) in tonight’s episode and that he’s always wanted to work with the actor:
“I’ve been a fan of Brian’s for a while. I just had to fight for him. “It was Fox or something. I don’t know. I had the same problem with my last episode with Rhys Darby. For some reason, they won’t let you have the person you want… They’re both great performances. I’m sure if I do another episode, I’m going to have the same problem.”
With this season likely being the last, this is a problem we won’t see Morgan running into. Onto the episode itself, we’re going to see a lot of nostalgia used, but one of the main viewpoints will be about “fake news” and those who believe it regardless if there are facts which can back it up:
“I don’t know what to say. I have very strong views about it, and yet it’s difficult for me to do anything in a straight, serious vein. Whatever someone’s political stance is, what party they belong to, they will be able to watch the episode and appreciate what it’s actually trying to say [without] having too knee-jerk of a reaction.”
As for this likely being the real end of the series, that doesn’t bother Morgan too much:
“In a weird way, the last three episodes I’ve written, I’ve written under the assumption that they could be the last episode I ever do for the show, and so they’re sort of written as if they are. I think this one kind of works.”
It sounds like we’ll have another fun look at Morgan’s work in this one. With Fox Mulder being one who could easily buy into “fake news” and The Mandela Effect being something that could directly link to it there should be a ton of fun moments in it.
Here’s a clip from tonight’s episode to give you an idea:
Are you looking forward to what could be Darin Morgan’s last outings on ‘The X-Files’? Do you feel that the political jab at “Fake News” one way or another will feel right for the series? Share your thoughts below!
Source: TV Line