Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) have returned to “The X-Files” and they’ve uncovered more secrets about the government. The two agents have agreed to resume their old jobs in the FBI for the greater good and for the memory of their son William. Before they get back to looking into a government conspiracy, Mulder and Scully will turn their attention to an unusual suicide case in episode two of the miniseries, titled “Founder’s Mutation.”
When episode 1 came to an end, Walter Skinner (Mitch Pileggi) was summoning Mulder and Scully back to his office after Tad O’Malley (Joel McHale) got shut down for speaking ill of the government. It now appears that Skinner will welcome back Scully and Mulder by sending them on out on their first mission with the FBI in eight years.
According to the synopsis, Mulder and Scully will try to figure out what “unseen force” could have made a scientist kill himself at work. The agents will discover that the laboratory is actually a place where experiments have been going on involving children and genetic experiments. As a result of these experiments, subjects now have “unexpected and dangerous powers” and have some “deep resentments.” The lab they’ll be looking into will be run by Dr. Augustus Goldman (Doug Savant), who might be hiding some secrets from Mulder and Scully.
In the episode 2 promo video, Scully and Mulder are preparing for to take on the case, which Scully believes can be "dangerous." It appears as though the Department of Defense could be working with some sort of alien DNA, which could lead to the next step in evolution. People with abilities were then shown, as a little girl breathed underwater and another was able to shatter glass with his hands. The idea of alien DNA was a major topic in the premiere episode and it appears as though this idea will continue throughout the miniseries event.
Mulder and Scully will also look to fight off personal demons from their past in the second episode. When the two see children are involved in experiments, they’ll be reminded of their son William, who they previously put up for adoption.
In the shocking final moments of the premiere, Cigarette Smoking Man (William B. Davis) was shown alive, after many thought he was killed in the Season 9 finale. He’s really not happy that “The X-Files” have been reopened and clearly has some bad intentions. Will episode 2 provide answers as to how he survived the explosion?
“The X-Files” episode 2 airs Monday, Jan. 25 on Fox at 8 p.m. EST.