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A great season with classic episodes and big stars!,
By A Customer
This review is from: The X Files: Season 5 [DVD]  (DVD)
There are so many great episodes in this season - 'The Post-Modern Prometheus', 'Bad Blood', 'Kill Switch', 'Chinga', 'The Pine Bluff Variant'.....
This is the last season before the movie (as well as the last season to be filmed in Vancouver), and these 20 episodes really showcase the series at its peaks.
There are episodes written by legendary novelists Stephen King and William Gibson, as well as the return of movie director Rob Bowman (The X-Files Movie, Reign Of Fire). Not to mention an appearence by Jerry Springer!
This was also the year when the writers began to experiment and as a result we ended up with some wonderfully different hours of television including an episode filmed entirely in black and white (to a Cher soundtrack) and possibly the funniest epsiode ever in which Mulder and Scully each tell the tale of a vampire wannabe from their own unique perspectives.
The season starts out great with 'Redux' and 'Redux II' as we find out about the circumstances surrounding Mulder's apparent suicide. The themes of the season are heavy on the parent-child relationship with at least three examples of this being Mulder-CSM, Scully-Emily, and Jeffrey and Cassandra Spender. After the 'Redux' two-parter the mythology gets a bit bland and annoying, but the sheer greatness of the standalone episodes more than make up for it.
Of course there are a few dud episodes; 'Minds Eye', 'All Souls', 'Travellers', but most people would consider this the last of the great seasons of the show.
For fans still watching the show now, rewatching these old episode certainly bring a refreshing relief to what Scully used to be like when dealing with her emotions (such as her cancer).
In essense, buy this now!