Critic Consensus: "Founder's Mutation" gains ground and looks more like the original series, but the episode is still guilty of trying to accomplish too much.
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Critic reviews for Founder's Mutation
Lots of classic X-Files plotting; plus, Mulder and Scully remember their lost son, William.
The X-Files seemed in no hurry to give up its secrets. Situation normal, then. Welcome back, you two.
Check it out - a real and proper episode of The X-Files! This is what we remember fondly: a sometimes gross and sometimes scary (but ultimately fun) bit of science fiction vaguely built on fact.
You know what else would ease the residual fatigue of "My Struggle"? A nice, stand alone Monster of the Week episode. And what do you know, "The Founder's Mutation" was written and directed by James Wong... We're in good hands.
"Founder's Mutation" feels more like a strong episode of one of The X-Files' major scions, Fringe, where the wildness of the weird is simply accepted as part of the gears of the world.
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