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For a short while, The X-Files was at the top of the Chrystler Building doing the Charleston. Then... Seasons Six thru Nine happened. Where exactly did it all go wrong? You can trace it all the way back to the very beginning of the show itself. They had no idea where the show was going due to the Nielson ratings and Fox's itchy trigger fingers on the cancellation button. Due to that, the show writers didn't know if they were even going to have the show on for a year or two. The mythology of the show eventually didn't go anywhere but it was a hell of a ride for a few years when we got episodes like Jose Chung's From Outer Space, The Host (Damn you to hell, Flukeman), Beyond the Sea, and Scully's cancer arc (Damn you, Scully, for making me weep like woman. :().
Season Six is where you can actually point and say, "Yep, this is where it jumped the shark." The move to L.A. was a disatrous idea for the show. The tone of Season Six was also an awful idea. You can't lighten up the show this much. The majority of the monster of the week episodes cannot be light and airy. The mythology also began to slowly unravel like a television show's mythology that began to slowly unravel.
The Season Seven finale was actually pretty good. It would've made a good series finale for the show. The finale also marked Duchonvy's departure from the show. That was definitely a huge turning point in Season Eight to not have Mulder always on the show. John Doggett was a pretty meh character. He wasn't interesting. Robert Patrick did a good job playing him, though. The whole Super Soliders storyline was just god damn awful. The series finale was a disgrace to the series and to fans everywhere. It makes me sick realizing that damn series finale exists. Oh, well. The new movie will hopefully take some of that pain away.
The Point of No Return: Mulder has left the building.
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