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One of "The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat's" most intriguing attributes is its look back at past episodes.
It's funny, smart, irreverent, and, in keeping with a theme of this season, it playfully comments on the X-Files fanbase, who probably remember an episode or two differently than they actually played out.
This is the most political episode so far this season, and yet it never gets preachy.
"The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat" has a rip-roaring time taking the Trump administration-already the subject of some unsubtle digs this season-to task.
Morgan's humor is itself a rectifying tool, though it is always and ever undergirded by a deep sadness for things lost and potential not realized.
Shocker: Darin Morgan delivered another classic episode of The X-Files.
"The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat" is universal, in that we trust our memories to hold our own truth. Like Scully says, "I want to remember how it was."
[It] falls cleanly in line with the first three episodes of the season thus far, playing whack-a-Schrödinger's-mole with notions of doubles and alternate timelines and oneiric realities, but anchors itself to the core relationship between the two lead[s].
The quirky and quick-witted "Lost Art of Forehead Sweat" may have contained a few news cycle-y elements... but overall it was a masterful, and loving, lampooning of the series featuring hilarious performances from both Anderson and Duchovny.
Overall, this was one of the silliest hours of The X-Files in a while, but it was also one of the most enjoyable and still had a rather profound message to share.
"The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat" is a sci-fi farce for the ages, and will go down as one of the best episodes of a show that many (including me, I admit) thought had passed its prime 18 years ago.
"The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat"-is GREAT. In fact, like "Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster," it's probably one of the series' all-time bests.