After an uneven start, I thought the second episode of the new X-Files mini-series was rather good. It felt like one of the better old school monster-of-the-week episodes, and no wonder, since it was written/directed by James Wong, who was good at those. In terms of the first episode, my thoughts pretty much echo the feelings described in this review from the A.V. Club – I liked watching it, mostly to be with those characters again, even though it wasn’t all that great. I do really like that they are using the exact same opening credit sequence as the original show, with zero changes. Another thing that makes the second episode better is that clean-shaven suit-wearing Mulder is much better than scruffy-looking Mulder.