Critic Consensus: The sloppy "Babylon" represents an unfortunate stumble, but Mulder and Scully's interactions still offer fans enough incentive to tune in.
as Fox Mulder
as Dana Scully
as Walter Skinner
as Agent Miller
as Agent Einstein
as Cigarette Smoking Man
as Mad Dog
as Angry Woman
as SP Agent Brem
Critic reviews for Babylon
There's nothing like Mulder and Scully united in partnership. It's not so much that we'd refuse to watch The X-Files without them, as that it wouldn't be The X-Files without them.
This episode was essentially high-camp, high-concept, only marginally intentional comedy.
Just when we thought we were getting somewhere came this episode, written by creator Chris Carter, that was both silly (Mulder on a drug trip!) and preachy .
While Einstein and Miller's closing scene felt like the million X-Files-lite series that have popped up since the iconic sci-fi drama began, this bit on the porch is the real deal.
It wasn't executed as well as I'd have liked, but I give it a 10 for the attempt.
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