the writers wanted LGM to do the most heroic thing they could, show these guys were meant to be true heroes before the end of X Files. I think Carter and crew see themselves in the Lone Gunmen. I don’t think the crew saw it’s ending the same way some people do. I think it ended this way because they care about the character, not because they hate them.
And about Mulder not being there…
I bet ANYTHING the Lone Gunmen will be in the finale. Like Return Of the Jedi and like an X-Files made a while ago called The Blessing Way, they will come back as “spirits”, along with others. I’m almost sure they would do something like that.
This episode was great. It had a great idea for a storyline, and it was played out well… although I would try to have the LGM run for the doors that close or have them close faster, and have them cornering the terrorist, so he couldn’t just run (which he was sort of the case, but that part could have a bit more realistic somehow, maybe knock the dude out and hit the fire alarm THEN run for the doors and just miss them). But this show had a better story than most this season. I really think this season has been pretty good though. Better than the last 2 seasons IMHO. However, people don’t like the fact that Mulder isn’t in it. The future (to me) looks bright as well… for this season that is. I’m very excited for a change!! Some people get this feeling for Star Wars, I get it for the finale of the X-Files. Last year I HATED the show.
The Lone Gunmen episode on the X-Files were all GREAT, the series wasn’t. It was too slapstick, and SOMEHOW less believable than many X-Files. NO ONE would have the blind play football like that, NO ONE would get $ to set up a pet shop for roaches after getting out of jail. LGM episodes on The X-Files, including this episode, are good.
TRUST ME, LGM will be back for the finale… I don’t REALLY know for sure, but I bet they will just knowing CC and his “no one really dies” crud.