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THE X-FILES
January 31, 2018  | By David Bianculli

Fox, 8:00 p.m. ET

 

Tonight’s new episode, “Ghouli,” is not the final installment of this Season 11 of The X-Files. Nor is it the final episode co-starring Gillian Anderson, who revealed in January that this would be her last year with the series, which began on Fox back in the 1990s. (She is slated for future appearances this year, however, so don’t be too spooked by the dire-looking photo from tonight’s episode.) But it is the last of the 2018 episodes sent by Fox for critics to preview. So I know that tonight’s plot hinges on two teen girls who try to murder each other – each of them perceiving the other as a deadly monster. And I know that it’s an okay episode, though not at all close to the oddball brilliance of last week’s “The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat.” But after this week, as the remaining new episodes of The X-Files roll out, I’m like Sergeant Schultz of Hogan’s Heroes: I know nothing. Nooothing….

 
 
 
 
 
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