Recap: The X Files S 05 E 20 The End


  • Downer Ending: CSM and the syndicate successfully kidnap Gibson, wound Agent Fowley and discredit Mulder and Scully, closing the X-Files. To add insult to injury, CSM burns down Mulder's office effectively destroying his work.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: The Well-Manicured Man reacts with utter disgust when CSM offers to blow Gibson's brains out. CSM was likely trolling but he has shown in the past that he is capable of doing it.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: CSM tells this verbatim to Agent Spender.
  • Myth Arc