I saw the final episode of the X-Files last night and truth be told, it wasn't that bad. There were some hokey moments but overall I like the way Carter resolved the story. And I say all this, of course, despite the criticisms I put forth in my article in Salon. I liked it when Gibson Praise, who appears to be headed for a puberty crisis of Screech-like proportions, revealed that one of the judges on the secret military tribunal was an alien. And I dug it when Kersh helped Mulder escape. Mulder and Scully sucked face. That was nice.
I think the fact that Mulder and Scully are now on the run together is a good way of tying up their relationship. One complaint would be that, while Carter was explaining the history of the aliens, he might as well have made it more comprehensible. Are the black oil virus aliens different than or the same as the flying saucer aliens? Hell if I know.
I have to admit that I got something wrong in the article, however. Fonzie jumped the shark tank in waterskis and not on a motorcycle, as I had it. And waterskis is so much better. The fact of the matter is Happy Days was before my time and of the many syndicated reruns I saw, the "jump the shark" episode was not one of them. And I'm thankful for that. I'm sure I would have been dumber for having seen it.