Fox Mulder and Dana Scully return as a new era dawns for FOX’s venerable X-Files dynasty. The 6-episode limited event series debuted Sunday night, and tonight the show continues as it settles into its Monday night time slot.
Series creator Chris Carter wants The X-Files to continue with more limited series in the future. This batch of episodes begins and ends with mythology-heavy episodes, while the middle episodes will give us the sort of monster-of-the-week fun that made the show a creepy hit in the 1990s.
Also this week: Supergirl takes on a White Martian, while the Flash is confronted by last season’s big baddie he believed to have been erased from the future timeline: Eobard Thawne, a.k.a. the Reverse-Flash! On The Expanse Miller’s investigation will finally cross his path with Holden and the Rocinate crew, and Friday night Grimm is back with a resurrected “Juliette.”Syfy is also launching a new fantasy series tonight: The Magicians (9/8c) follows Quentin Coldwater as he discovers that magic is real, and enrolls in the graduate program at Brakebills College for Magical Pedagogy. Syfy previewed the pilot several weeks ago and the show is definitely worth a look for those interested in the magical side of the fantasy sub-genre.
Here’s your complete schedule for this week in science fiction and fantasy television:
“Strange Visitor From Another Planet.” Kara must help Hank face his painful past when a White Martian, a member of the alien race that wiped out his people, kidnaps Senator Miranda Crane, an anti-alien politician. Also, Cat’s estranged son, Adam, arrives in National City.
“Founder’s Mutation.” When Mulder and Scully try to discover what unseen force may have driven a scientist to commit suicide, they turn up a laboratory where extreme genetic experimentation has bred subjects possessing dangerous powers.
The CW, 8/7c
“The Reverse-Flash Returns.” When Cisco gets a vibe of Eobard Thawne, Barry and the team don’t believe it. But, after an attack at Mercury Labs, Christina McGee confirms that the Reverse Flash is back. Meanwhile, Iris and Francine share a nice moment that brings Iris closer to her brother, Wally.
“Better Angels.” Peggy’s search for the truth about Zero Matter puts her on a collision course with her superiors as Howard Stark barnstorms in.
“Salvage.” The Rocinante crew come across a derelict vessel that holds a potentially devastating secret; a horrifying discovery is made after Holden finally crosses paths with Miller in Eros; and Avasarala receives some crushing news back on Earth.
“Reaper.” Amberle, Wil and Eretria must find common ground in order to survive the perils of their quest, which includes the nightmarish Reaper. In other events, at the palace, Ander tries to forge an unlikely alliance in order to find the Dagda Mor.
The CW, 8/7c
“A.W.O.L.” Diggle must learn to trust his brother Andy when an enemy of their wartime past, an agent of the criminal organization Shadowspire, pays a visit to Star City. However, Diggle learns more than he bargained for about their shared time at war. Meanwhile, Oliver has to learn a whole new way of life.
The CW, 8/7c
“Pilot, Part 2.” Tipped off to Vandal Savage’s whereabouts, the team infiltrates a munitions deal where a piece of the Atom’s suit falls off and into the wrong hands, which could potentially cause disastrous consequences in the future. Stein realizes the best way to retrieve the missing piece is to contact a brilliant man — his younger self.
The CW, 9/8c
“Wanheda, Part 2.” Bellamy and Kane risk life and limb to rescue Clarke. In an attempt to avoid worrying about her daughter, Abby focuses on whether to open Mount Weather as a medical facility. Meanwhile, Murphy plots to betray his former Chancellor.
“Eve of Destruction.” The surprise return of “Juliette” sends Nick on a quest for the truth; Trubel has information that could be valuable; Monroe and Rosalee turn to the Wesen Council for answers as the uprising escalates.
What are YOUR top picks for this week?