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The Truth Revealed

michael posted more than 11 years ago | from the black-helicopter dept.

Television 494

usermilk writes "Now that the X-Files has finally ended, I recommend you all check out The X-Files Timeline. It has a list of all the episodes, chronologically, and what happened when. A very good utility in figuring out what the heck happened, and when." If it hasn't shown in your timezone yet, obviously, don't click through.

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Please remember - no spoilers 'till it's played on (1, Offtopic)

taniwha (70410) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547711)

3 more hours ....

Re:Please remember - no spoilers 'till it's played (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3547768)

The Lone Gunman are STILL DEAD.

Re:Please remember - no spoilers 'till it's played (2, Redundant)

56ker (566853) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547818)

At least the West Coasters can't compain that /. gave anything away in the article - they don't have to click on the links if they don't want to.

Re:Please remember - no spoilers 'till it's played (3, Insightful)

MathJMendl (144298) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547839)

Lol, after last time, do you really think anyone on the West coast is going to be checking Slashdot until after the ending? I mean, it was rather obvious that Slashdot was going to write an article about this. They have learned their lesson about this by now though. The only thing that surprised me was that article about The Lone Gunmen being possibly alive, based on a picture of them in the movie. Given the number of flashbacks in these episodes I doubted that they would be alive to begin with. Plus, how would they have survived that? It was very clear how they died, as opposed to other characters who died in more mysterious fashions, thus leaving it possible to bring them back.

Re:Please remember - no spoilers 'till it's played (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3547858)

8 months and 10 years until the alien invasion that will spell doomsday for humanity. :-)

worst episode ever. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3547713)

i repeat, worst episode ever.
chris carter, try harder next time... if there is a next time. like the lame ass movie you already writing.


Re:worst episode ever. (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3547837)

I agree

Chrs Carter == George Lucas of the TV world

The ending, in a headline (5, Funny)

bskin (35954) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547714)

Local FBI Agent Discovers Religion; Gets Laid

Re:The ending, in a headline (2)

Navius Eurisko (322438) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547830)

I had a tad baffled by this. Although Carter never made it explicitly clear in the show, isn't Mulder presumed to be Jewish?

Re:The ending, in a headline (1)

joshjs (533522) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547851)

Although Carter never made it explicitly clear in the show, isn't Mulder presumed to be Jewish?

He doesn't really claim to be Christian. I think that would be very out of character. It seems like he's just decided to try to "believe" there's some kind of higher power. That, to Mulder's character, might not be such a stretch.

Thank you, ChrisD (1)

cliffy2000 (185461) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547715)

For not posting this article with "The series finale ends with XXXXXXXXXXXXX." It is much appreciated.

Another episode (-1, Flamebait)

ObviousGuy (578567) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547716)

In Slashdot's neverending drive to reveal the plotlines of all your favorite shows before you get the chance to watch it.

Re:Another episode (2)

fishebulb (257214) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547732)

Dont click the link moron. It gives away nothing about the episode, unless you ignore the warning to not click the link

then its your own fault

Re:Another episode (0)

ObviousGuy (578567) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547747)

You're suggesting that one skip the entire discussion as well?

You think the trolls haven't already posted the pertinent information in this thread as well as other front page threads?

Re:Another episode (2)

dimator (71399) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547795)

You're suggesting that one skip the entire discussion as well?

Oh God forbid if you skip a discussion this time! Oh, the humanity!

Doomsday! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3547845)

Fade in text bearing the date "12-22-2012"... Scene fades in with a sunrise and huge obelisks that have been mysteriously placed in every major city. They have no markings on them save for the label "DO NOT PUSH RED BUTTON. GLOBAL THERMONUCLEAR ANNIHILATION WILL RESULT." There'll always be one moron who just HAS to press the red button to see if it's just bullshit. Bingo, humanity destroyed, aliens move in and take over. Who needs viruses?

Wow Right on Time (4, Funny)

shaunj (72350) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547718)

I don't know what is more amazing.

-Slashdot had an article about the end of the X-Files at EXACTLY 10:00PM


-I checked Slashdot for an article on the X-Files at EXACTLY 10:00PM :-)

More movies? (1)

Gilmoure (18428) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547719)

Looks like they left it open ended.

Re:More movies? (1)

IronTek (153138) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547781)

Yeah, but considering Chris Carter has stated that the upcoming movie will be a self-contained story and not a "mythology," I think this was simply a poorly constructed series finale.

...You'd think that, by now, Chris Carter would have figured out how to write a better series finale...As we all know he's had to do it many, many times.

Re:More movies? (2, Interesting)

jo42 (227475) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547827)

In the various entertainment blurbs, while flipping through the channels, it is official, there is a YAXM (Yet Another X-Files Movie) coming. Chris Carter, fscking bastard that he is, left the final episode wide open for a follow on: I predict it will be called "X-Files: A New Hope" [see the last few minutes of the finale]. I also thought the finale stunk like a wet suicide wing and beer fart. I so wanted to bitch slap Carter for not answering much of anything and having everyone ineffective as they have always been - argh!.

Well, at least we know for sure that Fox and Dana knocked booties and had a love child.

I love my satellite dish (2, Informative)

chrisbolt (11273) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547720)

If it hasn't shown in your timezone yet, obviously, don't click through.

Thanks to CIHF, a Global affiliate in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, I saw the finale 3 hours before most people did... :-)

for the west coast people (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3547722)

So Moulder doesn't die, They accuse him of killing a super soldier, but we all know that they are invincible, so the trial is a sham. They find him guilty and sentence him to death by lethal injection. He's broken out from the cell by his FBI friends.

That chain smoking FBI guy is still alive hiding out in the desert. Gets blown up by some helicopters. Blah, Blah, Blah....

The episode isn't all that great. Just like any other. Not worth seeing.

Please, Please all the west coast people don't have to thank me


Just finished watching (2)

BgJonson79 (129962) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547723)

To be honest, I really liked the ending. It summed it up well for those of us who missed various large chunks. And make sure you set some time aside on December 22, 2012 to see the fireworks.

SPOILERS Re:Just finished watching (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3547804)

What did it really sum up though? After watching it I'm just as confused as when the episode started. Is the lame ending leaving open more movies with Scully and Mulder or was it just supposed to be an ominous doomsday ending saying that there's no point in even trying to go on? The way CSM described 12-22-2012 it would be the end of human civilization. Can it be changed? Is Mulder going to try or is he content that he failed to convince people because the deck was stacked against him?

Re: December 22, 2012 (1)

joshjs (533522) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547809)

December 22, 2012 seems like a great movie-release kind of date, leaving plenty of time for the writing of said movie.

And if it's about an alien invasion...well, I'll say it'll probably be better than Independence Day, and leave it at that..

Re:Just finished watching (2)

MathJMendl (144298) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547828)

I very much didn't like the ending. The rest of the episode was good but the ending ranked high on The Cheese Factor (TM), and it didn't answer anything. The rest of the episode summed up things well, but it definitely didn't sum up the ending. I think they left things open ended in large part due to the movies that will come out. I bet there will be some kind of final movie with Mulder and Scully against the alien invasion. My expectations aren't too high for that though. The X-Files was a great series, but a lot of it feasted on leaving things open to the imagination. Once they answer everything, it just becomes something like the movie Independence Day.

What? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3547724)

No spoiler in the title? Why the hell does Slashdot post an X-Files story without a major spoiler in the title?!


like the comic book guy said... (0, Flamebait)

r00tarded (553054) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547727)


Re:like the comic book guy said... (1)

joshjs (533522) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547789)

I'm not very cynical these days, but I'm quite inclined to agree. The episode was great until it turned out the climax was nowhere to be found.

I'm glad I didn't watch for the past couple of years.

If only I could have the last two hours back...I could've used it for something more worthwhile... like playing Counter-Strike...

Re:like the comic book guy said... (2, Insightful)

MathJMendl (144298) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547855)

I agree that it was the worst X-Files finale ever. Of course, it was the only X-Files finale, so it couldn't be the best. And it definitely wasn't the worst episode ever, given all those cheesy ones a couple years ago with zombies and genetic weirdos. Still, it wasn't really a finale, given that they will bring the show back in the theatres. Plus, given all that has happened with the X-Files, what good way was there to finish it? The only comparable thing I can imagine was that time they had all the cars and people meeting together when they were attempting to get away from the aliens, and the aliens killed them. That episode could have been the finale if something different happened. Also, that episode where Mulder found someone who knew his father was quite good.

FOX FOUND GUILTY (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3547728)

Fox was found guilty.

Re:FOX FOUND GUILTY (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3547819)

Yes, Fox Television was found guilty of making a lame ass ending to a series that should have died three years ago.

Re:FOX FOUND GUILTY (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3547856)

In other news, Fox won exclusive TV rights to broadcast "Attack of The Clones".

not a spoiler please read (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3547730)

May 2002

The Truth At the Mount Weatehr Complex at Bluemont, Virginia, a helicopter lands. Several men in suits exit the helicopter, including Fox Mulder. The men board a bus that takes them through a doorway into an underground complex. Inside, US Marine Corps officers meet them, but Mulder slips away. Using an electronic key card, he penetrates deeper and deeper into secure areas. In one room he activates a computer console and enters a password. The screen shows the text "December 22, 2012...Date for the mobilization of alien....." Knowel Rorer enters the chamber and finds the computer that Mulder was using. Mulder jumps him and they struggle, but Mulder breaks away and runs. At the end of a hallway, a figure opens a door, letting Mulder through, then locks it so Rorer can't get through. the figure is Alex Krycek. "No -- you're dead," says Mulder. Alarms sound and Mulder runs on. He is trapped on a catwalk and Rorer approaches him. They struggle again and Mulder manages to flip Rorer over a catwalk railing. Rorer falls several stories to electrical cables below and is electrocuted. As Mulder pulls himself back up onto the catwalk, Marine guards have their guns on him.

Mulder is in solitary confinement where is being brainwashed. He is abused and kept from sleeping by uniformed troops. They eventually get him to say that he entered the government facility illegally to find something that wasn't there and that he deserves the harshest punishment for his crime. Scully and Skinner enter the Marine Corps brig. They don't know how long Mulder has been there, but he is being held for the murder of a military man. When they enter his cell, watched by a Marine guard, Mulder is unemotional and it seems that the brainwashing has worked. He says they are treating him well and he is clear about the crimes he has committed. Scully is confused by his reactions. After Scully and Skinner leave, Krycek appears in Mulder's cell.

Doggett and Reyes talk with Scully and Skinner. Mulder is accused of killing Rorer, but Doggett saw Rorer killed earlier. They know that Rorer is a supersoldier and cannot really be killed. They won't be able to produce the body. Scully leaves the room, to beg for mercy with "the man upstairs." Kersh talks with a Marine Corps general. The general will allow the FBI to give Mulder a hearing in a military tribunal, but the general wants a guilty verdict. Mulder is a crusader but a lot of people don't like crusaders. Kersh reluctantly agrees. Scully and Skinner return to Mulder's cell. There is no guard present this time and Mulder makes a Hannibal Lector joke. Mulder says he has to put on an act because of what they do to him if he doesn't. Mulder and Scully engage in a long hug and an extended kiss. Skinner then tells Mulder that he is in big trouble. Mulder wants Skinner to represent him and says that they can't try him without exposing themselves. Doggett and Reyes enter and say that they have identified where Rorer's body is being held, at Fort Marlene. Later, Scully returns to Mulder's cell. She needs him to confide in her or they will lose. Mulder thinks he can't win. Scully is scared, but Mulder says he knows what he is doing. Skinner told him about William being given up for adoption. Scully is afraid Mulder will never forgive her, but he says he knows she had no chance. He has been in New Mexico, looking for the truth. When Scully asks what he found, Mulder smiles and says he cannot tell her.

The military tribunal is ready to begin in a spartan hearing room. The prosecutor is an FBI lawyer. The five judges are FBI executives. Kersh presides. The prosecutor will call no witnesses, but introduces the sworn statements of 30 scientists who witnessed Mulder killing Rorer. Skinner moves for dismissal or delay because he can't find his key witness, Marita Covarubius, but Kersh tells him that it is a military tribunal and he must proceed. Scully testifies first. As a scientist she came to believe in extra-terrestrial life and in a government conspiracy to hide the fact from the public. She believes that life came to Earth millions of years ago in a meteor from Mars, and along with it came an alien virus. It infected life on Earth, but that life died in the last ice age. The virus lay dormant in underground oil reservoirs. It resurfaced in contemporary times and signaled to other aliens who crashed at Roswell in 1947. The government captured aliens, obtained alien technology, and learned of alien plans to retake planet Earth. She also describes how she was abducted in 1994 by the military for experiments. The prosecutor demonstrates that Scully has no proof and accuses that she and Mulder were lovers and that she got pregnant and had Mulder's love child. Scully has no good response to that accusation.

Skinner calls Jeffrey Spender who testifies that his father led the conspiracy to hide the existence of extraterrestrials. Spender and Mulder are half brothers. He describes how Bill Mulder was killed and how Samantha was abducted and experimented on. Spender didn't know of his father's crimes when he went to work for the FBI. The prosecutor counters with Spender's FBI written reports about Mulder, which are not complimentary. In Weed Hope, NM, a Native American youth rides his motorcycle up to a shack. Gibson Praise is inside. They have learned about Mulder. Gisbon will get ready to leave. Scully enters Mulder's cell. She wants Mulder to make a plea bargain but he refuses. This is about the truth. Scully then urges Mulder to take the stand and testify, but he refuses. Scully is not just fighting for Mulder - she is fighting for the two of them, i.e, their relationship. After she leaves, X appears in Mulder's cell. X asks what Mulder is doing and Mulder says he is putting the truth on trial. X says "they" have too much power to be afraid. He gives Mulder a piece of paper with Marita's address written on it. Doggett, meanwhile, is at home on the phone to Fort Marlene, trying to track down the Rorer's body, but he is getting the run-around. Reyes, also there, tells him that somebody is outside. They draw guns and discover that it is the Native American youth. He didn't want to endanger "him," meaning Gibson.

Marita takes the stand. Her former position with the United Nations allowed her to further the interests of the conspirators, who called themselves The Syndicate. They were working to develop a vaccine against the alien virus, tracking subjects in the human population through their vaccination scars. She saw people in Russia actually amputate their arms to keep from being tracked. She came to hate the Syndicate but was found out and made a test subject. The Syndicate was trying to save only themselves but a group of renegade aliens who avoided infection by self-mutilation destroyed the conspirators. She resisted testifying before the tribunal because the conspiracy continues, conducted by others. The supersoldiers, like Rorer, are alien replacements. Krycek appears to Mulder, but nobody else in the room can see him. Krycek tells Mulder that "they" will kill Marita if she testifies further. Mulder insists that Skinner dismiss Marita, just as Skinner is beginning to press her for more details on the identity of the supersoldiers. Doggett enters the tribunal room and confers with Skinner, telling him that Gibson Praise is there to testify. Gibson testifies that he has been hiding Mulder in the desert for the last year. Gibson asserts that he can read minds. He looks around the room, reading the minds of everyone there. He says that one of the judges is an alien. Mulder jumps up, shouting that he wants the judge examined. Mulder struggles and is forcibly removed from the room. (End of the first hour of this two-hour episode.)

Marine guards deliver Mulder to a conference room to talk with Doggett, Reyes and Skinner. Gibson is with Scully and is safe. Gibson feels that three of the judges are wavering. They encourage Mulder to testify. When he again declines, Doggett and Reyes say they will testify. Doggett goes first. He testifies about the supersoldiers and says that Rorer was one of them. Mulder couldn't have killed him because the only way to do that is with a rare metal, magnetite. On cross examination, the prosecutor points out that it is the basis of Mulder's case tat these supersoldiers are aliens. Doggett is unable to swear that he believes that the supersoldiers are aliens. Reyes testifies. She describes how Scully was surrounded by aliens as she was giving birth, including one that was shot at point blank range but didn't die. Scully was one of many women who were used as surrogates. The child was important to the supersoldiers because of his powers. William, of course, cannot be produced to demonstrate these powers. When the prosecutor dismisses Reyes, she offers an outburst - what is the point here? To find the truth or to destroy the truth so nobody can find it? She looks directly at Kersh and says, "either way, you lose."

That night, Doggett and Reyes rush up to Scully's apartment. Doggett finally found somebody at Fort Marlene who didn't know he was supposed to give Doggett the run-around. The alleged body of Rorer has been moved to Quantico and Scully needs to examine it. Doggett will stay with Gibson. Scully and Reyes go to Quantico where they see the burned body. Scully sands Reyes to get Rorer's military medical records. Scully goes to the tribunal and testifies that based on her tests, the body isn't Rorer. Kersh orders her removed from the tribunal because she examined the body without authority. The room erupts and Kersh shouts that the trial is adjourned. Later, the five judges reenter the room. They have a verdict - guilty of first-degree murder. Mulder is allowed to speak before the sentence is passed. He congratulates them on succeeding where so many others have failed. Liars do not fear the truth if there are enough liars. No one lie can be buried forever. As much as they try to bury it, the truth is out there. Mulder sees the spirits of Krycek and X standing behind the judges as he speaks. Mulder tells the judges that they are getting rid of their headache, but only at the expense of cutting off their own heads. Scully, Doggett and Reyes wait at Scully's apartment for the news. Skinner phones. The sentence is death by lethal injection. Scully cries.

Rorer drives up to the Marine Corps brig and is admitted. Doggett and Skinner enter Mulder's cell - they are breaking him out. Skinner has keys and they run through the hallways. Rorer enters Mulder's cell, and finds him missing. The alarm is sounded. As the three fugitives try to escape, the meet Kersh who tells them that they will never get out the way they are trying. Kersh says he is doing what he should have done all along. He helps them get through a cut in the chain link fence of the Marine base and into a waiting vehicle. They drive to where Scully, Reyes and Gibson ware waiting with another vehicle. Kersh tells them to drive north to Canada and get an airplane. They must get off the continent to be safe. Mulder and Scully drive off, but Mulder heads south. He is going to see a man about the truth. Doggett and Reyes take Gibson to the X-Files office, but the file cabinets and furniture have been removed. Skinner knows and he is trying to get to the bottom of it. They all go the Kersh's office and are met at the door by an agent previously shown to be a supersoldier. Only Skinner is allowed to enter. Gibson says that the agent knows where Mulder and Scully are going and "they" are going to kill them.

Mulder and Scully are on the Texas-New Mexico border. Mulder stops the car, kissing Scully as she sleeps. He gets out of the car to urinate. The spirits of the Lone Gunmen greet him. They ask him why he would risk perfect happiness. Mulder needs to know if he can change the truth. He gets back into the car and drives on. Mulder and Scully arrive at an ancient Anasazi pueblo. They see smoke from a fire - someone is living on an upper level of the pueblo. Mulder and Scully climb the ladders. A Navajo woman is cooking. Mulder says he was sent a message and a key to the Marine facility by a wise man who lives in the ruins - the Keeper of the Truth. Doggett and Reyes are in a helicopter, flying across the desert, looking for Mulder and Scully. Mulder and Scully are ushered into the presence of the wise man - it is the Cigarette Smoking Man, with long gray hair and still with a tracheotomy device in his throat. He says that Mulder now knows the truth, which he found in the Marine base, but Mulder refuses to speak it, even though it could save his life. Indian wise men hid in this pueblo as their own culture was destroyed by the aliens. The pueblo contains magnetite, which makes it safe against the aliens. Those wise men were the first "shadow government." The Cigarette Smoking Man wants to tell Scully his story - a story that has terrified every President since Truman. The Mayans were so afraid that their calendar stops on the date of the final alien invasion, December 22, 2012. Mulder saw the date at Mount Weather where our own secret government will be hiding when the invasion happens. The Cigarette Smoking Man protected Mulder all those years, waiting for this final moment. Broken and afraid, now you can die, the Smoking Man says.

As two black helicopters fly through desert canyons, Doggett and Reyes are dropped off from their own helicopter. As they approach the pueblo, Rorer drives up in another vehicle. He approaches them and Doggett fires at him. Rorer is not affected by the gunshot to the chest, but as he continues forward, the magnetite affects him. He zooms into the rock and explodes with a puff of dust. Doggett and Reyes run on and meet Mulder and Scully, running out of the pueblo. They know you are here and you have to get out, Doggett tells them. Mulder and Scully won't get into their own vehicle, but grab Rorer's and drive off. Doggett and Reyes leave in Mulder and Scully's original vehicle. The black helicopters arrive and use rockets to destroy the pueblo. One rocket impacts directly on the room where the Smoking Man sits, exploding the chamber in a ball of flame.

In Roswell, New Mexico, Mulder and Scully are in a motel room. It isn't said, but the implication is that the government thinks they are dead, killed at the pueblo. Scully, in a bathrobe, is on the bed. Mulder sits on the floor. Mulder recalls sitting in a motel room like this when they first met. He wanted to convince her of the truth and he eventually did, but he has been chasing after monsters with a butterfly net. He didn't tell her what he had learned because he didn't want to accept defeat. He was afraid it would crush her spirit. She asks why she would accept it if he won't. You only fail if you give up and Scully knows Mulder won't give up, even now. If this is the truth he has been looking for, what else is to believe, she asks. He replies that he wants to believe that the dead are not lost to us, and if we listen to them they can give us the power to save ourselves. Scully says, "we believe the same thing." Mulder moves to the bed and they hold each other. "Maybe there's hope," he says as the episode and the TV series ends.

Re:not a spoiler please read (2)

apoKalypse (568147) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547773)

what part of 'people still have to wait 3hrs to watch the show' dont you get?


Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3547814)

Why the hell would you read this line if you haven't seen the movie... errr.. I mean finale yet. ;)

Nothing's been given away man, no one said anything

Re:not a spoiler please read (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3547832)

Anyone stupid enough to click though before watching the ending gets what they deserve. People who just finished watching the show want to talk about it now while it's still fresh in their minds. Let them. Let's not let the oppression of the stupid oppress the smart.

Yippy :-p (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3547734)

Am I the only one that thought that that was a horrible way to end the series?

Re:Yippy :-p (1)

ObviousGuy (578567) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547767)

Ever see the finale of Seinfeld? Now there was a waste of film. Though they did manage to cut down on wasting film be dredging up tons of old footage.

Re:Yippy :-p (2)

ASyndicate (159990) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547822)

Why do you think they did that.

With such a good show, you cant meet the viewers expectations. Seinfeld didnt even try.

Re:Yippy :-p (1)

ObviousGuy (578567) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547843)

They could have done like Friends who ended their run by getting those two lovebirds Ross and Rachel married.

Re:Yippy :-p (1)

joel8x (324102) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547842)

It wasn't horrible because as lame as it sounds, who knew Mulder would find salvation in religion? So, for what its worth, I was completely surprised - something Carter and company have failed at for some time.

Born-again X-files (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3547735)

Wow. I watch the X-files for years, and the best ending they can come up with is filled with Christian dogma. I want that 15 minutes of pillow talk stricken from my mind forever.

come now (0, Troll)

llamalicious (448215) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547736)

let's not lonegunman the thing.
some people haven't seen it yet.

I'll just say... the ending works for me.

too bad I have this empty longing feeling. all the years having x-files by my side, and now...

... ~sniff~ alas...

dumbasses (0, Flamebait)

tiwason (187819) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547737)

Why don't you dumbasses wait 3 hours till everyone gets a chance to see it.... then post..

Nah.. that'd be too logical....

Re:dumbasses (2)

chazzf (188092) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547752)

Why don't you just not click through the link until you've seen the finale? There, was that so hard now?

ex-files? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3547739)

I always said "10-files". Damn you Steve Jobs and your MacOSX.

WTF? (-1)

The Lyrics Guy (539223) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547740)

I watched the show tonight for the first time in 4 years. I didn't understnd 80% of the references or plot. Is there a guide I can read somewhere that will clue me in on the last few episodes so I can know what this horrible truth is? Dec 22 '12 or whatever. Why were they so afraid of that date?

Re:WTF? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3547810)

thats a date many fear, not just an xfiles made up date. that is the date the Mayan indian calandar ends. It is also a date many prophets and psychics see as the end of the world.

I also remember reading about a guy who write a computer timeline program. He entered in every major event of the past and it found a pattern and then would generate a timeline into the future based on that same pattern, it ran up until dec 22, 2002 where it "flat-lined" for infinity.

Finally! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3547741)

After watching X-Files for 6 years, I'm glad it's over. Too bad we have to wait for the movie to find out what happened!


I'm surprised they didn't run the trailer... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3547743)

for the REAL ending via a movie. not going to reveal anything for teh folks who are waiting, but let's just say you aren't going to come across much truth tonight.


just watched it (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3547745)

The ending was a bit disappointing, but it's about time the series came to an end. The final message of hope was a bit cliche, but it was well acted. But then again, cliche often have a grain of truth. It's just that we are jaded these days, so such a simple thing as hope feel lacking. Some where along the line, the show lost it's freshness.


Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3547748)

You fucking idiot slashdot editors, dont you know there are timezones BEHIND YOURS!?

This is the fucking long gunmen all OVER AGAIN!



Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3547749)

Skinner and Dogget help Fox get out of the military prison where he is awaiting the death penalty.

Carter Should Die (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3547753)

This was the worst two hours of my life. Nine years worth of waiting and this is the crap that I. I mean they try to make this show so scientific and they end with a cross. In Roswell for gods sake could they get any more stupid. Yeah lets just go to where this all started. The bounty hunters wont think of looking for us here. The /. community should hunt Carter down and break his knee caps. And the next movie acording to TVGuide woont be about the conspiracy. What the hell is that all about. I hope they dont make a 2 hour long episode about about a NJ shit monster. This sucks.
Hey Ed.

Mark Your Calendars (4, Interesting)

Servo5678 (468237) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547754)

Spoilers ahead yadda yadda yadda...

So, anyone got plans for December 22, 2012?

Well, in all seriousness, now that it's all over - who's truth was out there? Did we learn anything new at all? Granted, I liked the extensive recap they gave us in the first hour. It refreshed my memory and got me caught up on a few things that I missed. The in the second hour we got a big chase and in the end nothing happened. What happened to Doggett and Reyes? Skinner? The rest of our players?

I guess what I'm getting at is: WHAT WAS THE POINT?!?

Re:Mark Your Calendars (1)

Xoro (201854) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547829)

Yup. The only way I could tell that was supposed to be a big revelation was by the clock.

We only learned what we've known for years: the X-Files is a great tease, but a terrible lover. They should've kept their secrets.

huh? (1)

caseydk (203763) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547757)

What the hell was that? So many loose ends?

Seems like they're setting up for a new movie, but as far as I can tell, there's nothing in the works (imdb search on david & gillian). Afterall, wasn't gillian recently quoted that the series should have ended a while ago?

Some of the recaps were appreciated since I haven't followed closely, but I guessed the occupant of the ruins (no spoilers here!).

Re:huh? (4, Informative)

Servo5678 (468237) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547802)

From what I've read Carter is planning another X-Files movie, but it will be a stand-alone film plotwise (like a monster-of-the-week episode) and won't have anything to do with the Mythology.

Check out this page at Coming Attractions [corona.bc.ca] for the latest details.

Hope? (3, Funny)

mcknation (217793) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547761)

That's what I'm left with? Hope? WTF?
Yeah, hope that Chris Carter gets abducted himself.....and soon.



Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3547763)

He's been hiding out in an Anasazi hut to escape the shadow government.

Oh, yeah, and he smokes through a tracheostomy.


Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3547783)

although i have a feeling, although i could be wrong, that he dies in that explosion... of course he could still be alive, its the xfiles remember.


Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3547806)

Sheeit. He's a supa-solja wearing some anti-magnetite teflon hair-weave. He's safe for a while.

ha (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3547764)

Worst episode ever.

That was the long-waited for ending???? (0)

boy_afraid (234774) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547765)

OMG! That ending was CRAP! Okay, I liked how they basically did a summary of the whole series. But, the last 30 minutes was nothing that I already didn't know. Yes, they did have an open ending, maybe Dana's baby is the savior (ie Christ Child) and Dec 22, 2012 will be the day of reckoning. But, I still hated the ending. Didn't they learn anything from the ending of Seinfeld??

Date Numerology (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3547776)

Anybody want to take some guesses as to what "12-22-12" means?

011101..... Whats that in binary?

what an amazing ending! (5, Funny)

jdbo (35629) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547777)

...that was fantastic! Yoda totally kicked ass!

oh, wait...

more info? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3547779)

Spoilers ahead don't read unless you have seen or dont plan on seeing the final episode.

Could someone with Tivo or who recorded it post up the computer read out in the beginning? I think it would be interesting if there was any info contained on it that may hint to future movies etc reguarding alien invasion Dec. 22, 2012 and what "End Game" project is about.

Hmm... (1)

ProppaT (557551) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547780)

Was there supposed to be some kinda parrallelism between the fact that "The Truth" was a date and Moulder got himself a date at the end? Cause, honestly, that would be the only thing redeemeing I could pull out of it.

Frickin' weak. We've been watching this show how many years, and The Truth was just a friggin' date? Friggin' frigg-it. I feel like Chris Carter just pulled me over, said "hey, close your eyes, open your mouth, and I'll tell you The Truth" and I actually fell for it...

New movie? (0)

Technosteve! (532508) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547784)

hoping to see an new xfiles movie. terribly enjoyed the first one, hope they make another to finish the saga....hope they have much more aliens in the new movie, i just had enough of bees and black oil.


Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3547786)

...or some date like that.I forget. That was Mulder's "ultimate truth".

Finally... (0, Troll)

realmolo (574068) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547787)

I haven't watched the show (except by accident), since the '95 season. And after watching the finale, I'm glad I didn't. Cuz I didn't miss a thing. You poor fuckers that have been watching it all these years, pretending it's good, hoping for a payoff, got what you deserved. Godo riddance.

Hmmm... (1)

ryanflynn (409718) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547791)

They missed one major revelation: Agent Dogget was the T-1000 -- an evil, shape-shifting , time-travelling terminator!

The series finale was pretty good. (5, Insightful)

Navius Eurisko (322438) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547794)

Considering how stale the last two season had become, I was worried that the finale would have been half assed just to finish off what was once one of the greatest dramas airing of TV.

The first hour of the finale IMO was the weakest part. I was worried when Skinner was pulling past characters as witnesses for Mulder's trial that Carter did a lame character reunion finale. Thankfully, the show picked up in the latter half.

I did have some problems with the finale, however:

1. The reason behind Kurst's sudden aid was never explained. His sudden character reversal was unsettling to me.

2. I think they overdid the Smoking Man's demise. Sure, Carter probably had that shot of his face peeling away to the skull to appease all the fanboys who would claim he escaped death again. But the fanboys would say that anyway if Mulder shot him several times in the face then relieved himself on his dead body.

The ending seem to fit the feel of the show. The protagionists now know the truth, but a little bit more of the picture remains out there. I can definately see a movie revolving around the alien invasion comming from this finale.

Re:The series finale was pretty good. (1)

joshjs (533522) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547835)

1. The reason behind Kurst's sudden aid was never explained. His sudden character reversal was unsettling to me.

I think it's kind of implied that he's under the control of higher-ups, like Skinner was at one point.

2. I think they overdid the Smoking Man's demise. Sure, Carter probably had that shot of his face peeling away to the skull to appease all the fanboys who would claim he escaped death again. But the fanboys would say that anyway if Mulder shot him several times in the face then relieved himself on his dead body.

I agree. Very cheesy effects. Especially in a show that's always been well done, and largely so because they tend to know how to not explicitly show things.

It's Over? (0, Flamebait)

wcspxyx (120207) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547796)

You mean it's over? Done? No more X-Files?!?

Damnit! And in the subject, too! Right on the bloddy front page even!

Why'd you have to tell me that?!?!?!?!

I know it's overused, but... (1, Troll)

glwtta (532858) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547797)

... it is very appropriate in this case - worst. episode. ever.

Six Feet Under (1, Offtopic)

ajakk (29927) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547798)

For all o fyou who are gettin X-Files withdrawal, I would suggest that you watch the best Sunday night show (and possible overall show) that is on now, Six Feet Under. It is a show that has a few things that are sorely lacking on most shows. 1) Plot. 2) Emotion. 3) Interesting (understatement) characters. I don't know if HBO is going to be doing reruns, as the final episode for the season is showing in two weeks. But I highly recommend watching this show if you can.

The Truth! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3547799)

Yes! It was the best X-Files ever! I can't believe it! There was no conspiracy, it was all a dream Mulder had. That part when Doggett pulls off his face to reveal that praying mantis head thing. And when Scully morphs into that horse and rides away with her child, who was miraculously returned by six gray aliens, nine supersoldiers, four rabbits, eleven muskrats, and Cancer man. Wow, that was cool! And when the Lone Gunmen were RESURRECTED BY JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF. Neato!

Oh, sorry. You weren't supposed to read this yet.

Re:The Truth! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3547852)

wow calling the smoking man cancer man, the political correctness is taking effect. the governments plan is working. excellent.

Hmmmm (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3547800)

Looks like The X-Files producers are planning on a blockbuster movie in 2003....I wonder what movie that will be...gee. ;-)

good episode, bad ending (5, Insightful)

MathJMendl (144298) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547801)

I guess I might be against the river flow on this one, but I thought that that was a very good episode. I mean, it had the classic X-Files struggle between the conspirators and the truth, along with the normal dosage of action and science fiction. The only major weaknesses I found were that the deputy director (the guy Skinner reports to) switched, since I would deem that highly unlikely after all he went through, the smoking man returning (he was a good character but I think if anything his coming back raised more questions than answers). Also, the end scene with Mulder and Scully was cheesy, and a couple of explanations were not very good.

It was still a good episode though. As a series finale it could have improved, but since they have already stated that a movie is coming out, this definitely is NOT the last chapter.

Slashdot Effect Without Slashdot (1)

shadowcabbit (466253) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547813)

Tried going to thexfiles.com, but kept getting 403s. This is partially because Fox put the address on the screen with the heading "The Conspiracy Continues" or something to that effect. This would probably be one of the few times the core Slashdot audience raped and pillaged a site before it was even posted on Slashdot.

Timeline spoiler. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3547815)

For those of you who are in line w/me (and never saw more than 3 or so episodes) this is the spoiler you should read.

Start -> End (Boring).

You're welcome :)

Enjoy your Sunday.


Fapestniegd (34586) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547817)

I can't believe the lone gunman were actually alien boumty hunters. And who could have guessed that "Cancer Man" was really the father of Scully's love child.


Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3547824)

That's it. No kiss, no blowjob, nothin'. Just an embrace and they touch noses.


Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3547838)

He's takin' a piss, and the Gunmen try to talk some sense into him. Scully interrupts (the hallucination, not the pissin'), and they disappear.

Worst episode EVER. (spoilers) (1)

Morgahastu (522162) | more than 11 years ago | (#3547847)

Once again Chris Carter has screwed over his fans. Every year he claims that all will be revealed in the season finale, and of course it never is (except for that one time alot was revealed), after a few seasons I ignored it but I actually thought all would be revealed on the last episode, EVER. But no, nothing whatsoever is revealed and infact nothing happens. The first hour and half is pretty much a "best-of-x-files" thingy. A bunch of people testify about the x files while showing clips of older episodes. In my opinion Chris Carter just used this episode to let people who stopped watching catch up so they will know where they are in the future movies. Carter knew everyone would watch that episode and he's created a huge market or people ready to watch x files movies. he could of atleast given us one last good episode. fuck.

Thanks! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3547853)

Some of us live in very poor countries and still on episoide 1....
thank to you we know how many episoides are!..

(sorry people anther lame spoiler joke)
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