As a mulder&scully fan I was ready to hate a season without Mulder and with a certain John Dogget who was going to be scully's new partner. It seemed impossible to me that the x-files could survive without Mulder. For it was the special chemistry between the characters what kept me interested. Dogget is an x-file, as the character managed to get to me so much that when Mulder comes back I do feel for Dogget. The best of this season is indeed Mulder and Dogget fight to be the leading man in the X-files. This was a season that surprised me in the most positive way.