In true “The X-Files” fashion, Wednesday’s Season 11 finale is not going to be wrapped up with a pretty little bow. “Hope you tune in tonight for the cliffiest of all hangers,” cast member David Duchovny teased on Instagram. “Thank you to all the fans, old and new, for finding us, sticking by us for these 11 seasons, 2 movies, and 25 years. I don’t know what’s next, but this one’s for you.” What do YOU think this cliffhanger might be? Give us your theories down in the comments section.
Duchovny included a side-by-side photo in his post showing how his character, FBI Agent Fox Mulder, has aged over the past 25 years. (See the Instagram post below.) On the left, a picture of Mulder in the Season 11 finale. On the right, a screenshot from the pilot episode, which aired way back on September 10, 1993.
Titled “My Struggle IV,” the highly anticipated finale is written and directed by showrunner Chris Carter. In addition to tying up the season, Wednesday’s episode will also say goodbye to Gillian Anderson‘s FBI Agent Dana Scully. Anderson announced earlier that Season 11 would be her last hurrah as Scully, saying that she’s moving on to other ventures. It’s worth noting that “The X-Files” has yet to be renewed for Season 12, but in the event that it does, it will be the first season without our lovable redheaded skeptic.
How will Scully be written off the show? Fans may have gotten clues last week, when she whispered something mysterious to Mulder. “That’s my leap of faith forward,” she told him after whispering the ominous comment into his ear. “And I’d like to do it together.” Does Scully want to have another child with Mulder? Or will she track down her teenage son William and ride off into the sunset with him, leaving Mulder to fend for himself in the X-Files office?
“The X-Files” Season 11 finale airs Wednesday, March 21 on Fox, followed by the Season 1 ender of Ryan Murphy‘s new procedural drama “9-1-1.” Gillian Anderson won an Emmy for playing Scully in 1997 — watch a video her acceptance speech.