Fans will not be disappointed. After being absent for the whole of season 9 so far, David Duchovny returns for this two-hour series finale spectacular. Plus, of course, there's a chance for lots of favourite old faces to pop up in ghost form such as Krychek and the Lone gunmen, giving the whole affair an air of Return of The Jedi (but without the ewoks).
The bottom line is that this is a great chance to say goodbye to The X-Files, which has been such a huge part of my life (and so many others' lives) across the world for almost a decade. Chris Carter seemingly wrote it in this way - it's clearly a for the fans affair - with Skinner playing a pivotal role - and Marita Covarrubias finally returns!!!
The first half has quite a lot of flashback sequences allowing you to remenice about the previous decade's best moments, although some fans understandably felt cheated and would have prefered 100% new stuff for this farewell episode. Overall the episode is great, dispite the fact that Agents Doggett and Reyes are relegated to extras; totally flying in the face of all the good things CC and Frank Spotnitz have been saying about them (and they deserved). Which is a great shame.
In face, the only weak point is towards the end of the episode when CC brings back one familiar face too many. It's a shame as well that the mythology has carried on too long, forcing Mulder to now deal with the 'Super Soldier' menace. When I think back to the good old alien-filled days of season three...
If you're a fan of the show you need to see this now (even though the most dedicated amongst you will probably buy the DVD boxset in a couple of years anyway). If you're just a casual viewer I'd reccommend you buy this anyway - jus so you can say you've got the final episode ever of the nineties' finest TV show.
Roll on the next movie... (And give Robert Patrick a decent part!)