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The X-Files Finale: Chris Carter on Mulder and Scully's Happy (?) Ending, Skinner and What's Next

That is the tip of Mulder and Scully as followers understand it. Whether or not The X-Recordsdata returns for one more chapter of episodes or in one other kind stays to be seen, however the season 11 finale, the second occasion collection, ended with “My Battle IV,” and adjusted the dynamic duo…eternally? Warning, spoilers forward!

In “My Battle IV,” written and directed by collection creator Chris Carter, Mulder (David Duchovny) went on the hunt for his son, William (Miles Robbins), on the urging of Scully (Gillian Anderson). Solely William is not his son. As revealed within the season premiere, “My Battle III,” William—also called Jackson on the present—was a creation of the Cigarette Smoking Man (William B. Davis), implanted in Scully. Mulder’s hunt for William had him encounter shady figures (A.C. Peterson and Barbara Hershey) from earlier within the season and all the things culminated in an deserted manufacturing unit the place…

– Skinner (Mitch Pileggi) shot and killed Reyes (Annabeth Gish), however he could not cease CSM from coming at him full velocity in an SUV. Skinner dove below a automobile, however was it sufficient? Viewers noticed his legs, seemingly lifeless pinned between two vehicles.

– Scully had her encounter with William within the guise of Mulder.

– CSM shot “Mulder” within the head, but it surely wasn’t Mulder, it was William. The actual Mulder shot CSM many, many instances and threw his physique into the water the place William’s additionally landed.

– Scully revealed the reality about William’s parentage. A distraught Mulder was then introduced this information: He could be a father in spite of everything, Scully was pregnant along with his child.

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 “For therefore lengthy, I believed,” Mulder mentioned. “What am I now if I am not a father?” “You’re a father,” Scully instructed him, putting his hand on her abdomen. “That is unimaginable,” he mentioned. “I do know. I do know. It is greater than unimaginable,” Scully mentioned.

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After which William emerged from the water, a bullet complete in his brow, however very a lot alive.

The top of The X-Recordsdata? Not if Carter has his approach.

“I do not see it as an ending, I see it as a brand new starting. So it isn’t a conclusion for me, it’s a cliffhanger,” Carter instructed E! Information in a telephone interview. Carter mentioned Anderson’s need to finish her time as Scully didn’t affect the ending he crafted for the characters.

Learn on for extra!

Skinner’s destiny: Once I talked to Mitch on set he mentioned he wished Skinner to exit in a blaze of glory, however clearly we’re unsure if that’s what occurred. Do you need to clear something up?
[Laughs.] The reality is on the market. Actually we noticed him pinned below the automobile. However that motion sequence that led as much as it actually leaves lots to the creativeness. Did he dive? Was he run over? Regardless that we noticed him immobile, there’s lots that may very well be construed.

The Cigarette Smoking Man has overwhelmed demise earlier than. Why did Mulder push him over the sting after taking pictures him? Did not he need the physique as proof? Right here he’s, he is useless.
[Laughs.] He was so offended at that second. He had actually shot Mulder and Mulder had witnessed the tip of that. If this man may kill his personal son, I feel Mulder was overcome along with his personal feelings.

You mentioned this is not the tip of Mulder and Scully, however it’s form of a cheerful ending for them. It appears tidy. Like if this had been the tip, would you be glad?
You realize, I am by no means glad, so I am going to depart you with that. I am standing with them on the finish of the pier, that is the place I depart this season. I am in shock like they’re, my thoughts is reeling and ideas of the longer term are speeding by means of my head. I am as off steadiness as they’re.

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Scully says her being pregnant is unimaginable as a result of we realized within the authentic collection she’s infertile, is that what she’s speaking about?
Yeah, her first being pregnant was miraculous and definitely her second being pregnant is miraculous and much more so given the truth that she performs 53 years outdated on the present. That is not extraordinary. Ladies have given delivery on the age of 70. As she mentioned to Mulder on the finish of episode three, she was on the finish of that journey.

You mentioned there are such a lot of uncertainties with Gillian wanting to depart and [Disney buying Fox assets], however would you take into account one other film? An animated collection? Or would it not be extra live-action episodes.
Animated collection is fascinating. I am open to essentially all the things proper now. I am simply happy with this season, as I mentioned to you. I am completely satisfied to be completed and take a little bit break. I reside in an space that has been beset by fires and floods, so I am nonetheless digging out from that state of affairs.

Do you may have a message for followers after they’ve watched the finale?
I feel followers have come to know for over 25 years, that when this primary collection ended, there was one other film. When the second film completed, there was one other collection. I feel The X-Recordsdata nonetheless has a variety of life in it, not matter what that life is likely to be.

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