I was going to start a message with the exact same title, only a little more drawn-out… W…T…F???
I have to echo AudreyK because I think this is where they went terribly wrong. I couldn’t figure out if they were trying to be serious or not. I mean, Reyes walking into the office and everyone standing there applauding? The stuff with Burt was fine, even when Scully and Reyes were trapped in the garage, and were more than enough for comic relief. But the every-so-often scenes that simply didn’t fit were just jarring. Never mind the ending, which was so completely off-the-wall that Mr. Kitty thought for a few minutes that I’d accidentally changed the channel.
Their comedic episodes work because they’re consistently comedic. Take a look at the episodes with Charles Nelson Reilly, for instance. Or the aforementioned genie episode. This one was just… bad. Bad, bad, bad.
I just want to see Robert Patrick naked before the end of the series. Please.