The episode’s emotional epicenter is Bobby Briggs, now white-haired and working as a deputy for the department.
The season finale, written and directed by series creator Chris Carter, is charged with implicative catharsis.
The episode is tone deaf in a memorable what-the-hell-were-they-thinking sort of way.
“Home Again” pivots on two narratives, one of which is promising and occasionally quite chilling.
Duchovny has some wonderful moments in the prior episodes of the season, but this is the first time this season that he’s really come to play.
Mulder and Scully’s disregard for protocol is one of the more interesting, partially inadvertent frictions of bringing The X-Files into the present.
The episode’s most obvious sign of desperation is its reliance on slide shows to orient viewers.
It makes a classic mistake of trying to summarize an entire decade in America, with all its social tribulations and ideological transitions.
Never once does it project an intuitive understanding of how humans would behave or react in the midst of such a shattering misfortune.
The season’s contrived storyline is a forced and inelegant string of events that tries to come across as serendipitous.
Stop sawing logs, this is the definitive Twin Peaks DVD box set.