By popular demand from fans and critics, Fox aired the revival finale of their iconic sci-fi/horror series, The X-Files. After returning back to spotlight, do David Duchovny (Fox Mulder) and Gillian Anderson (Dana Scully) have a chance at earning the 2016 Emmy Awards nominations?
In our previous recap, though they have split apart, Mulder and Scully are reluctantly back together after Tad O'Malley (Joel McHale) provides physical proof of an alien abduction. Initially Scully had her doubts about Sveta (Annet Mahendru), Mulder believes she is the key. Because Roswell was misdirection, Mulder believes humans have been hoarding alien technology for their darker motives. After discrediting Tad to the press, Sveta is killed on the spot by a government-controlled alien ship. Cigarette Smoking Man (William B. Davies) has come out of hiding after heating The X-Files has been re-opened.
In our recent recap, Miller (Robbie Amell) and Einstein (Lauren Ambrose) rushed to Scully's aid as she discovered Mulder missing. While Tad O'Malley (Joel McHale) revealed to the nation about human/alien DNA, Scully raced against the clock find a cure for the Spartan virus. With former Agent Reyes (Annabeth Gish) reluctantly working for him, Cancer Man smiled as he watched Mulder slowly collapse from the infection. Though Scully had the cure inside her, the government-controlled alien spaceship put a sudden halt to everything.
According to TV Line, the Television Academy has made a slew of changes to rules regarding the rise of revivals, which also includes Netflix's Fuller House, and now states "Once a show is established as a series, if additional shortened seasons are added... it would still be considered a series, unless it was limited to one or two episodes (which would categorize it as a movie and a limited series respectively)."
This means Fox could push the revival in the regular series categories as opposed to a limited series. But don't worry if they don't get nominated, Duchovny and Anderson have won their Emmys for the show.
Check out our 5 reasons why we're going to miss The X-Files after its revival finale here:
Readers, would you like The X-Files to be Emmy nominated again?