Home Again – X-Files text review

Episode 4/6 of the revived X-Files series is now getting covered.

Cast and Crew Information

Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully
David Duchovny as Fox Mulder
Alessandro Juliani as Joseph Cutler
Tim Armstrong as Trashman
Daryl Shuttleworth as Daryl Landry
Peggy Jo Jacobs as Nancy Huff
Sheila Larken as Margaret Scully
Chris Shields as Detective Gross
John DeSantis as Band-Aid Nose Man

Written and directed by Glen Morgan


Someone is killing those who do not respect the homeless, but that takes a back seat to Margaret Scully`s health issues.

High Point

“So who is speaking for them?”

Low Point

The most engaging story is structured as the B plot, making the episode feel a bit awkward.

The Review

This feels somewhat less original than the others thus far. I give it 3 out of 6.

The effects are well done in virtually every episode of this miniseries. I give it 5 out of 6.

The story held up, although it feels a little awkward as the “A” plot is much less emotionally connective than the “B” plot. I give it 5 out of 6.

The acting is great from the lead. This is a great opportunity to showcase Gillian Anderson. I give it 5 out of 6.

The production is solid. These guys haven’t forgotten how to put an episode together. I give it 5 out of 6.

The emotional response would have been better had the plot involving Scully’s mother been more tightly bound to the main plot. I give it 4 out of 6.

Overall, it’s a decent episode, but I think it needed one more pass of the script to restructure and bond the stories together. I give it 4 out of 6.

In total, Home Again receives 31 out of 42.

One reply

  1. I haven’t watched this one yet. The title had me wondering if we’d encounter the Peacock Family again, but this sounds like it might be interesting, too.

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