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A very good season indeed.
on 12 February 2004
While many people were writing the x-files off, after the move to California, and so many critics saying that we had seen the best of one of the greatest TV shows ever, season 7 although not one of the better seasons I thought was nevertheless a very good series indeed.
Yes I do have to agree that the story arcs on what had gone before had lost its way, but I think this is more that they had run the course rather than the so called mythology episodes had gotten a little thin. However the x-files are more than just about Alien conspiracies and Mulders lost sister (which has now been put to bed in this series) but the x-files are also about the other weird goings on in the world and just flying saucers, and I think the last 2 series has produced some of the best single part x files to date, inparticular in season 7 we have Millenium and Hungry, which for me are 2 of the best episodes of the x files ever and certainly for a long time, ok we might not have the superb episodes such as the cliffing hanging end to series 4 (redux)and the begining of series 5 but the individual episodes stand out to all that have gone before and are a tribute to the writers for being able to still churn out such terrific epsisodes, I would have given the Series 7 a 5 star rating, but for the dreary end to the sixth extinction, following on from the cliffhanger from season 6 the first epsiode of series 7 was just as good, but the way it was finished was like toothache, as Mulder lay infected by a virus turned on by an alien artifact that had landed,(second episode of season 7) and the painful dreams Mulder was having, while he was abducted by cancer man and used for testing, was honestly the most boring thing I had ever watched.
But the single episodes soon picked up speed as nealry every episode was fascinating bringing in much needed new aspects of things and changes that are made for the next 2 seasons, such as the episode the amazing maleeni, an extremly cleverly written episode which left you guessing as to who and what although at a very mildhearted pace, which again I found refreshing.
All in all, not everybody liked the season, but for one I enjoyed it as much as some and more than previous seasons of what has been a terrific show for nine long and happy years.