The episode of "The X-Files" last Monday reminded all of us how long the series has been going on and just how much of an old man Agent Fox Mulder can be. Especially when it comes to dealing with using smartphones. Yes, Agents Mulder and Dana Scully finally met the were-monster, but they are just as baffled by technology as ever.
The Darin Morgan written and directed episode "Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster" also showed us just how funny the two agents can be around technology even without meaning to be.
Mulder has not quite got the hang of how to use the camera in his smartphone. While that is a bit distressing for the agent who wanted to take photos of a monster on the loose, his accidental selfies and burst shots are perfectly humorous for the viewers. Perhaps the older audiences probably experienced something similar when they first switched to smartphones.
Just take a look at how Scully was annoyed with the flash from Mulder's phone because he kept it in burst shot mode.
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Morgan's episode didn't only show how Mulder probably swore off convenient technology while he was in hiding prior to the resurrected "The X-Files," it also gave everyone a glimpse of the old Mulder back and even Scully acknowledged it.
"Yeah, this is how I like my Mulder," Scully says.
Of course, it wasn't a complete compliment since she calls him "batcrap crazy" afterwards, but we're pretty sure everyone would agree that we all like our Agent Mulder blabbering about some conspiracy theory or another, not the tired agent who seemed to have given up everything he worked for in the first episode.
It seems things are looking up for "The X-Files" halfway into its six-episode season. You're probably glad that you still believe.
In case you haven't seen the third episode yet, you can have a taste of Mulder's annoying phone camera flashes in the video below.