The Bland Not-Mulder and Scully FBI Agents Will Be Back for X-Files Season 11

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Hey, remember Agents Miller (Robbie Amell) and Einstein (Lauren Ambrose)? No? Well, try to dredge up some sort of memory because they’re coming back in season 11 of The X-Files.

According to TV Line, which broke the news, it’s still unknown how many episodes they’ll appear in. I’m laying money on the two mythology episodes that were recently announced, since a) those are the ones most likely to be written by Chris Carter and b) they premiered in one of his episodes and he brought them back for the mythology-heavy finale.


Miller (whose first name is “Kyd”—please send help) and Einstein first showed up in “Babylon,” better known as “the one where Mulder got high.” Thanks to that bit of craziness, Miller and Einstein absolutely did not leave a mark in their debut. If you thought about them at all, it was to notice the glaring attempt to backdoor pilot them into their own spinoff. Miller’s the believer and Einstein the skeptic. She even has red hair. Unfortunately, they suffered a case of terminal blandness and when they returned in the season 10 finale, they still barely left a mark.

I just don’t want to see Robbie Amell’s gormless face on this show anymore. If Chris Carter wants a spinoff that badly, he should make another swing. These two characters are not going to be his ticket.

[TV Line]

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